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kazinator is wrong, decidedly so, but let me take this opportunity to opine my own impractical list of gripes that require going back in history and redesigning Unicode in fundamental ways ...

What a comic thread!

That 'list of gripes' is all about the single change of having UTF-8 from the start. It's not multiple separate problems.

Also why are you implying that any gripes automatically prove you right? It's kind of ridiculous to suggest that not having UTF-8 was people "deciding to make it complicated to bolster their egos".

What we are contesting is your characterisation that the people in charge of Unicode added complexity in order to puff up there egos. Rather then them making decisions that with the benefit of our present knowledge was the incorrect ones.

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