we don't need text formatting because we have unicode babey

unicode font hackery is
✅ compatible with pretty much everything except on some devices where it just displays as white squares but thats good enough
✅ completely unintuitive so you can prove that you're cooler than other people by knowing how to make the 𝔀𝓪𝓬𝓴𝔂 𝓬𝓾𝓻𝓵𝔂 𝓵𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓼
✅ not actually formatting at all
✅ check it out you can do 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝 and 𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑐 and even 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 all using different character sets meaning that some devices support some and not others
✅ hey people with screen readers? get fucked

me, not providing an alternative to a horrible workaround: why is everyone using this horrible workaround

do not, my friends, become addicted to rich text. it will take hold of you and you will resent its absence.

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@Leradvor @trickster
I—XXX
II—XXX
III—XXX
IIII—XXX
V__XXX
+__LLL_CL
V×XXX=CL
Old school commutative

@dredmorbius aw, fiddlesticks, I knew I messed up something 😅 I mean, except for the Arabic numerals in there, but that would have been confusing, and, you know, the whole English thing

@trickster I am saddened that 'o' is not a Roman numeral. We have no numeric 'lol'.

But MDCCCLXXXVIII is the longest year, in Roman numerals, so far, on the Gregorian/Julian calendar.

It won't be beat until MMMDCCCLXXXVIII.

@trickster @lynnesbian You could do the same thing with the Chinese of only about one century ago.

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