Re: That was oh, more than 30 years ago.
"FFS MS! You should have had RTL support in before you wrote Office for Mac!!! Some features are important enough to warrant pre-dating the product they're implemented in!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!"
Original ASCII doesn't have support for é, which even exists in words in English, never mind other languages. I think you're expecting a bit much of the early days of computing.