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   RE: [xml-dev] But is it fair? - An exploration of alphabets and ideogram

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William J. Kammerer wrote:
> But then is it "fair" that English requires a whopping 19 bytes to
> transmit "microencephalopathy," or even 13 bytes for the Germanic
> "pinheadedness," when there's probably an efficient ideogram or two
> (requiring only 6 to 8 bytes total) for the same concept in Chinese?

Recent compression breakthroughs have tilted the fairness scale back towards
English:  "m17n" or "p11s" can whoop even a single ideogram.



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