@inata a “weird image name” that’s the word for ‘image’ in a language spoken by over 120 million people, what is wrong with them
@inata I'm actually totally OK with that.
ASCII is the present typographic Lingua Franca.
("Lingua Franca" referred to French, the one-time international language, in Latin, the previous international language.)
There can only be one unitary global standard. If you've got a suggestion for an alternative typographic system which is widely known, widely supported, unambiguous, and enables the greatest number of people worldwide be able to avoid malware or other hostile content, feel free to suggest it.
Unknown-text and homoglyph attacks are both concerns.
Oh: and a universal language is highly likely to be associated with a dominant power (or prior one). As with French and Latin previously. You'll find similar patterns in other parts of the world prior to the modern era.
@dredmorbius i saw the word french and stopped reading immediately. can you say this again but without using the word french
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