An assessment of the Unicode standard

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Sep 1 21:42:14 CEST 2009

r wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2:39 am, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:
> (snip)
>> 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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