Kickstarter 2013 Revisited

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Mon May 11 16:06:07 CEST 2015

I wasn't trying to imply that everyone should work in english. For
starters, there are many languages besides english that use few or no
non-ascii characters. But also, I was just saying that since the language
*itself* is in english, how much of a difference does it make to work
entirely within the ascii character set? Obviously some (a lot?) but if
that were the only use-case for unicode it would be thin indeed.

</diggingTheHoleDeeper> ;-)

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at>

> On 05/11/2015 03:40 PM, Geoff Canyon wrote:
>> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 3:29 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at>
>> wrote:
>>  As a case in point, I just opened up revNavigator from the plugins menu -
>>> and it works in 7. Indeed, if I have objects with Unicode names,
>>> revNavigator still works perfectly, displaying precisely what you would
>>> expect. There was no need for me to modify the code, nor do anything to
>>> the
>>> stack.
>>>  Ha, way to hit me where I live :-) Are developers really naming objects
>> with unicode-only names? Why? It's not like "repeat" or "filter" are
>> localized, so how much of a benefit is it really that variable names and
>> object names can be in cyrillic?
> Well, it may be that your work goes a lot more smoothly if you can give
> your
> variables and objects names that are relatively easy to remember because
> they are
> in your native language.
> I don't know what you call your variables and objects, but I always give
> them names
> that make sense to me and have some sort of connexion to their function:
> flds such
> as "OOT", "DOONBY", "BIGGIN", "BYRE" mak a heil puckle o sense tae ma mind
> mair
> than Sudron yins, as well as aa those that aiblins hae nummers: yin, twa,
> three, fower,
> fife, sax, se'en, nichan, teen. Now, sud I wark fae a stoor mon that has
> Bulgarian fae his leid
> he mun find it mense fu gif I caa them names he kens: КОТИКА, ТОРБИЧКА,
> The unconscious arrogance of the English-speaking world never ceases to
> amaze me.
> It might not be a bad idea to meditate on the fact that an awful lot of
> people conduct
> their daily lives using non-latinate writing systems.
> Richmond.
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