Re: I'm not surprised most commenters against Unicode are anglophones
The last company I did any international language coding for the first thing I did was to write a DB for all the user interface text and a tool to allow whichever country was in control of their language interface to put their own translations of the english versions in. Even better they got to be in charge of their own CSS which I'd insisted on since the english master version had been working for nearly two years while the advertising department flip-flopped on colours fonts and images. Its amazing how easy coding is when you can fuck off this sort of random noise and penis waving from the design process. Give people ownership of their part of the process and the means to ensure you cant be to blame and they dont spend their lives trying to fuck you up.