Simply Jonathan

I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name 

[W]e can’t ignore the composition of the Consortium’s members, directors, and officers, the people who define the everyday writing systems of all languages across the globe. They are comprised largely of white men (and a few white women) whose first language was either English or another European language.

It is easy to think of Unicode, with its stated mission of enabling “people around the world to use computers in any language”, as world-orienting, but its makeup of mostly U.S. companies gives it an inherent bias that goes against its mission.

One thing I did take note with, however:

Even though many of the letters look similar to Latin characters used in English, nobody would try to use them interchangeably. ҭЋаt ωoulδ βε σutragєѳuѕ.

Aditya has clearly never been on Twitter.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.