That’s correct @riddim , but I guess you see that the proposal that guy is making is that since those letters are more used in the human vocabulary (assuming english) then potentially they are easy to read and write when used in any string you are encoding with them than others, regardless if you are encoding xornames.
Since we touched on standards a bit, perhaps it’s a nice chance for me to share some thoughts I was having about it in the last few months, not that important for this discussion maybe, but why not share it here, this is all my own personal especulation and how I perceive it.
I think standards, in many cases in the past have been designed and worked out by big organisations which were able to not only invest/spend the money for having people in many long meetings where those standards were defined and documented, but also which were monopolising (well not exactly of course as they’d be a group of organisations) in some way many fields with their products; so if you were a small company or an individual you simply didn’t have the chance to participate in there, and you don’t have much choice but just follow those standars with no vote if you wanna sell anything you produce.
Nowadays, and I think more as we move forward with decentralising several things, I believe small companies or just individuals have more chances to compete with these companies and organisations since they can reach the end users directly, and when that happens they are in a good position to start pushing for any new “standard” that perhaps wasn’t available or defined before. Other projects, companies, individuals may follow that new spec almost immediatelly, to be able to participate in a potentially new wave of sucessfull type of application/service/product, and they won’t wait for any commitee or organisation to gather and agree on the new “standard” they can use, they will just move forward. So I guess I see a decentralisation in this regard as well, who defines a standard? …just some random thoughts