• Okay, so I speak Russian. In the part of California where I am, it is many people's first languages before English, and some don't even speak English at all. It's not uncommon at all to see signs both in Russian and English side-by-side, or sometimes not in English whatsoever. As a result of such, it's more frequent I find myself speaking Russian than English when in public, even though most of my family and friends don't know the language at all (not including when I go nonverbal and can't bring myself to speak English regularly because my brain is fucking defective), and that leads to me then often needing to type Cyrillic stuff into online profiles and whatnot because not only is it the language I'm more comfortable with and find myself more "grounded" and immersed in, I think its structure and alphabet are more consistent and pleasing than English.

    However.

    It's not as cut-and-dry as simply typing with my Cyrillic keyboard into whatever text box I need to, и работе не сейчас здесь! Нет, of course not. Some places (Like the C3 Forum) will completely break if you type in Cyrillic text. I tried to look for a Russian song in their database, and it totally crashed, leaving me with this lovely error:
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    And since it saves search filters (Including search text), I genuinely cannot access the database anymore. Hurray.

    Sometimes, as is with the case of my Switch's Nintendo account, my username is set to "ЛунаКошка", resulting in some third-party games with online support showing my username as "���������" or something of the sort. Things like Splatoon 2 and Fortnite support it just fine, but Rocket League turns it into a bunch of unicode 'missing character' boxes, and the Smash companion app has no clue what to do with it, either.

    I'm also a fan of dropping Cyrillic characters into my passwords to ensure people would have a hard time trying to bruteforce or guess them, yet some sites/services refuse to let me do so, citing it as an "invalid character", or something similar.

    With the last example, I can understand it to some degree with how password sorting and storing works, but when we live in the day and age of Unicode being a wide-spread standard, how hard is it really to simply add support in your game so that a Russian username can appear properly, or your database doesn't crash when someone looks for a chart of a Russian song? (which does exist, or at least, did before they updated the database format)
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