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Jelly is one of those languages that doesn't use ANSI text in its code. Why should we score Jelly by its character count when each character can take up to 4 bytes?
For example, take this answer (Authored by Dennis):
From a character counter, one can see that this is exactly 28 characters (which is how Jelly is currently scored). However when I save this into a txt file (with no metadata in the file size), it could be up to 112 bytes (28*4). However, when saved onto an uncompressed disk, it is 60 bytes. This is still many times more than what is currently scored. I may reference my Excel scoring thread, with users agreeing that excel can be scored by file size in indeterminate cases. It seems that the same should be done with Jelly- as its' characters DO take up more than one byte.
IF as a community we somehow decide that this isn't the case, and we should judge jelly by its character count alone, Then I will have something to introduce to the community soon-ish.