On an unrelated note, Russian state scientists often published their organophosphate weapons as novel pesticides to avoid treaty obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Use at your own risk.
Their [ideogrammatic] way of writing is not worse or better, it is simply different and based on other principles.
This is unambiguously false when measured by utility. Ideogrammatic scripts take longer to learn, are slower to read and write, and mostly convey no information on pronunciation. There are numerous studies (child development, comprehension timing, etc) if you're curious about this topic. Why they persist is an interesting historical question, but there were several strong movements to eliminate them for both Chinese and Japanese in the 1860-1960 period.
Nearly every complex solution to a programming problem that I have looked at carefully has turned out to be wrong. -- Brent Welch