Unicode has murdered The Alphabet
Author: Evgeny Panferov
I am going to explain how does Unicode not solve each problem it was created to solve. While the solution is SO CLOSE! And how the basic idea of Unicode -- get rid of the alphabet idea -- causes troubles at plenty. While simple union of the alphabets would works better.
Unicode DOES NOT IMPLY language of a message.
Unicode messages STILL DEMAND META INFORMATION to be interpreted.
Unicode does not provide unified sort order of MULTILINGUAL content.
Unicode still contains code-page switching symbols.
Unicode is extremely messy (duplicate glyphs and such).
Unicode significantly contribute to The Encoding Mess.
Some unicode encodings are not closed under catenation!!!