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[–] UsedToBeCujoQuarrel 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

God that was stupid.

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[–] a_fucking_dude 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That was retarded. Unicode is a pain in the ass which was devised for a reason: not all languages fit nicely into ascii. Duh.

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[–] captainstrange [S] 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The best part of ASCII is it didn't accommodate gooks so it forced other cultures to learn english.

'Not all languages fit nicely into ascii', because all languages that don't should be dropped in favor of english.

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[–] TechInfo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Unicode in domain names is especially nasty. Here's an example of how unicode in domain names lets you get phished with ease

Think you're on www.apple.com (and the HTTPS padlock appears), think again!

It only appears as if you're on www.apple.com because the "l" in apple is actually some unicode that is rendered visually similar.

ASCII for all commands / domain names / files names / anything that can be referenced from a command prompt. Unicode maybe if you want to put some special characters (math, etc) in a word processor document or PDF.

edit: fixed grammar

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[–] Men13 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The stupidest thing I could ever imagine someone would say about Unicode would still be better than this nonsense.

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[–] niggatron 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Unreadable. A wall of wank.

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[–] unlimitedrulebook 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This article is full of abstract reasons why Unicode is bad that seem to all boil down to "computers don't language", but what the hell is the point? Humans need to use computers to get things done, ergo, humans need to make computers speak their language, end of story. Getting things done is the only thing that matters in the end.

And he didn't even go after the low hanging fruit, UTF-16.

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[–] AlpineTree 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This article sounds like someone just learned about abstraction and is like, “see a computer only have 0,1 so it can’t language lol” binary is an alphabet used to make languages you twat

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[–] captainstrange [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ok.