CHANGE PLATFORM TO UNICODE TO ACCEPT ACCENTS AND OTHER ALPHABETS

Hello,

I have been critical of this platform for about ten years (2010-2020), because the admins are unwilling to hear or admit that changes are needed.

I find that trueNudists is highly English-centric: it does not allow for accents (French, Spanish, etc.), let alone for other non-Roman alphabet languages (Greek, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Punjab, etc.). This is unacceptable in the XXI century, and it technically amounts to racism, silencing voices.

I am really tired of asking so I am turning this into a public forum plea and I hope that most will support this initiative: CHANGE THE PLATFORM TO UNICODE.

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Please, please. Even for English-language posts it matters. I've been in struggle to dumb down opening and closing quotation marks from text I'm copying, into the single ASCII quote mark. I hate having to misspell proper names that have accents on them. Let alone if I want to exchange messages in French, which is almost as hard to read without accents as nglsh s wtht vwls.

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I perfectly agree with the topic! I myself reported this issue without getting any kind of response, as usual. Saying that the administrators of the site are ignoring the members' requests, suggestions and reports has become just useless, it has been said and proven so many times that it doesn't even matter anymore! My personal idea is that their only duty is to count the money they're getting from the subscriptions and doing the minimum to keep the site working. I regret my lifetime subscriprion, for those of you who are not paid members, save your money!

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Hello,I have been critical of this platform for about ten years (2010-2020), because the admins are unwilling to hear or admit that changes are needed.I find that trueNudists is highly English-centric: it does not allow for accents (French, Spanish, etc.), let alone for other non-Roman alphabet languages (Greek, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Punjab, etc.). This is unacceptable in the XXI century, and it technically amounts to racism, silencing voices.I am really tired of asking so I am turning this into a public forum plea and I hope that most will support this initiative: CHANGE THE PLATFORM TO UNICODE.

Silencing voices its a little dramatic and exaggerated. Calm down. But certainly would be great to improve the site by allowing accents and other characters.

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Hello,I have been critical of this platform for about ten years (2010-2020), because the admins are unwilling to hear or admit that changes are needed.I find that trueNudists is highly English-centric: it does not allow for accents (French, Spanish, etc.), let alone for other non-Roman alphabet languages (Greek, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Punjab, etc.). This is unacceptable in the XXI century, and it technically amounts to racism, silencing voices.I am really tired of asking so I am turning this into a public forum plea and I hope that most will support this initiative: CHANGE THE PLATFORM TO UNICODE.

Silencing voices its a little dramatic and exaggerated. Calm down. But certainly would be great to improve the site by allowing accents and other characters.

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Hello,I have been critical of this platform for about ten years (2010-2020), because the admins are unwilling to hear or admit that changes are needed.I find that trueNudists is highly English-centric: it does not allow for accents (French, Spanish, etc.), let alone for other non-Roman alphabet languages (Greek, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Punjab, etc.). This is unacceptable in the XXI century, and it technically amounts to racism, silencing voices.I am really tired of asking so I am turning this into a public forum plea and I hope that most will support this initiative: CHANGE THE PLATFORM TO UNICODE.

That would probably get your post mostly ignored, if the majority of people can't read what you wrote. They probably are not going to spend the time to copy and paste the text into a translator program.

Someone mentioned paid membership. I see a life time membership here is $99.99, A trip to the local grocery store will show you just how little that buy's and how quickly it is gone.

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It's not just the forums. The same language problem applies to messages, and to groups - even groups specifically dedicated to non-Anglophone venues and locations.

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I would say that calling it racism is a bit strong! Perhaps, have you thought, that their might be difficulties that the programmer is facing? If you know how, offer to help make the changes required.

I find that so many people who cry racism are often ones who are not fully aware of challenges someone is facing in making change. Now, before that statement gets taken out of context, I know and have personally seen lots of racism, derogatory comments - you name it, I have seen just about all of it, sexism included. It all comes down to ignorance, lack of willing to understand and accept change etc. In a sense, perhaps we all are a bit to blame, -I don't know, can we all who claim to be non-racist etc really claim to be 100%? It is what we would like, but we are all human, and humans make dumb mistakes. Perhaps that is one reason why I like nudism/naturism because in a sense, it does remove one more layer to hide in.

I don't know if any of that makes sense. And if the mods want to remove this post, go right ahead. Perhaps this post is not even relevant in this thread. enough rambling on and on!

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I'm an Anglophone but also a linguist and can fully understand the frustration of those who don't speak English as a foreign language. Whilst maybe not as strong as racism, the stance that nothing can be done to even go part way and allowing for the use of accents (hence forcing people to misspell words and place names) is completely disrepectful and typical of the Americo-centric attitude of the site.

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Two words: BULL! (Fill in the blank) I'm and american, I speak a form of english, a spattering af Japanese and a little
spanish. I havee messagedmembers f this group im German and Dutch, which I do not speak. There ae sites to translate messages.available to those not too lazy to use them.

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Two words: BULL! (Fill in the blank) I'm and american, I speak a form of english, a spattering af Japanese and a little
spanish. I havee messagedmembers f this group im German and Dutch, which I do not speak. There ae sites to translate messages.available to those not too lazy to use them.

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