An assessment of the Unicode standard
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Sep 1 21:42:14 CEST 2009
> On Sep 1, 2:39 am, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
>> There is, of course, an international system of measure. The US is the
>> only major holdout. (I recall Burma, or somesuch, is another.) An
>> interesting proposition would be for the US to adopt the metric system
>> in exchange for the rest of the world adopting simplified basic English
>> as a common language.
as a common *second* language.
> Bring on the metric system Terry, i have been waiting all my life!!
> Now, if we can only convince those 800 million Mandarin Chinese
> speakers... *ahem* Do we have a Chinese translator in the house?
They already pretty much are convinced as regards to English as a second
language, which is what I meant.
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