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Avoid Anglocentrism

This is not likely to be hugely relevant to our class, but you should avoid making the assumption that the code you write will only ever need to operate over English text unless explicitly told otherwise.

For example, if you ask a user to enter their name, what if they say something like "張三" or "Matti Meikäläinen"? If you ask a user to provide a text file, what if they provide one containing French or Turkish text?

For the sake of simplicity, we will ask you to work only with English text in 143 and will not require you to have to care about internationalization. That said, you should keep this idea in mind when working on your own personal projects or perhaps when writing comments for your code.