To arms, citizens!

To arms, I say! I just realized the enormous scandal that is the presence in Unicode of the emoji character TOKYO TOWER (U+1F5FC), which you should be able to see if you are equipped with a color set after the colon: 🗼. Scandal, I say, as this thing, which we never talk about at home whenever we talk about Tokyo, and for good reason, as it is in truth a pale imitation of our national tower, the Eiffel tower, that the Japanese made at a time when they found success in imitation… Where was I? Oh, yes, so, that thing managed to steal a spot in Unicode even though our Eiffel tower isn’t in there! Scandal, I say!

Worse yet, this was done with the yankees’ complicity, who shamelessly dominate the Unicode consortium; the collusion is obvious when we see they themselves took advantage of it to slot in the statue of liberty. And I say, no, this shall not pass! Say no to the US-Japan cultural domination! That is why, from now on, my blog will be in French. Too bad for you if you can’t read it. I even started translating my previous posts, starting with my greatest hits, namely A few things iOS developers ought to know about the ARM architecture, Introduction to NEON on iPhone, Benefits (and drawback) to compiling your iOS app for ARMv7 et PSA: Do not release ARMv7s code until you have tested it. And I have no intent of stopping there.

Join me in the protest to demand that the Eiffel tower be added to Unicode! To arms!