- English spelling is notorious in (literary) language learning for being chaotic. It would be better for reading and writing learners if the spelling were reformed to a more phonetic spelling like Italian or Finnish.
- other language spellings have had success with spelling reform. Chinese writing was 'simplified' in the PRC and was adopted universally in the PRC (mainland China) but notoriously not in ROC (Taiwan). Turkish converted from the vowel-less Arabic script to the vowelled Roman alphabet.
- there have been some unsuccessful reforms, for example German in the 1990's, which attempted to change some small handful of word spellings, which were used in newspapers and schools but just didn't catch on.
My question is why haven't any attempts at spelling reform worked out for English?