I have been using unicode for a while now, mainly to help people with their reading comprehension issues, and I am very happy with the results. I often use it to add text to my presentations, and to the way I write emails.
I’ve been using unicode since I first started using it in my own writing, and I used to keep a collection of unicode characters in my head. I was happy with the results, it was easy to learn and the words I could write were easily readable. This is probably why those words are still in my head. (I’m sure I’ll be using unicode again in the future too, but for now I like the way my speech is written.
The good news is that unicode characters have become more and more natural to use as words. They have no special meaning in a sentence, they just appear as words whenever you want to say something. That makes them pretty easy to remember, and as a result, easier to learn and use. Not only that, but the characters are actually spelled correctly, so even people who know little about computers will easily be able to write and type a sentence with a particular unicode character.
The other side of this is that some readers find it easier to tell the difference between words and letters, and that’s why I’m calling it “transliterates” (not to be confused with “transliterators”). Transliteration is a lot more effective than words. It’s the least of my concerns.
When I was a kid, I used to take classes in phonics, but one of the teachers told us we’d be learning to spell by the time we were done. I used to think that was just a joke and I would have to take the class again, but now I think it was a pretty valid point. It would be great if unicode and its characters could actually be written and spelled correctly, but it’s only a dream.
To be completely honest, I think the problem with unicode is that it is so new that the developers haven’t really perfected it. It’s not as simple as just encoding a set of characters and using those to create a “unicode string” that is then interpreted as HTML. There are a lot of steps and the output will be error-prone. I wonder if this is why so many people feel so betrayed when unicode is finally made available in a usable fashion.
Not only is it not a perfect solution for writing or spelling, it really doesn’t help you with HTML, which is why it’s such a pain to work with. I can’t imagine that the actual developers are going to care enough about the output of their code to care if things are spelled correctly.
It is worth noting that many of the unicode-related questions we get here on Ask An Editor are about unicode and CSS. It’s not that unicode is terrible, but we have to admit we’re not very good at understanding it.
The fact is, if you can’t spell unicode, you’re really not going to understand what unicode is. There are a few important unicode characters and they are all spelled differently. For example, the letters `Ῥ` and `ῠ` are pronounced the same way, but the letters `ῥ` and `ῥ` are pronounced differently. You can read more about this in the Wikipedia article on the Unicode Consortium.
The unicode character is a string of code points that represent a text character. It is used to represent more than just a single character, such as the “w” and “e” in “welcome”. There are a lot of unicode characters, and as a general rule there are 4 main ones.