Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 11:57:25 EDT 2018


On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 1:48 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> On Sunday 15 July 2018 16:09:21 Chris Angelico wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:22 AM, James Lee <jlee54 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 7/15/2018 3:43 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> >> No. The real ten billion dollar question is how people in 2018 can
>> >> stick their head in the sand and take seriously the position that
>> >> Latin-1 (let alone ASCII) is enough for text strings.
>> >
>> > Easy - for many people, 90% of the Python code they write is not
>> > intended for world-wide distribution, let alone use.
>> >
>> > The smart thing would be for a language to have a switch of some
>> > sort to turn on/off all I18N features.
>>
>> Earlier I cited an example of round-tripping from human to human via
>> various web protocols. Here's an actual example of a Twitch stream
>> title:
>>
>> 🌱【 Stardew Valley Fanart 】🌱*:・゚✧【 800 Subpoints = NEW EMOTE
>> 】#devicat #anime #stardewvalley #fantasy
>>
> Ok, I'll bite. What font would be used to properly display the above?

Not sure, but the default fonts in my web browser, text editor, and
terminal all have no problems with it. I'm on Debian Linux running
Xfce, fwiw. Haven't had any issues anywhere.

ChrisA


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