Hacker news brought me the delights of this post on the point that the Chinese language can express more in fewer characters then English. Something I can vouch for which makes translation from English to other languages painful for me.
Anyway, the scary bit, Twitter doesn’t allow 140 Unicode characters !?!
Look, if you say character, you should mean you support any Unicode character! And yes, that may in fact be 560 bytes, but come on, English is not the only language in the world.