There's an amusing twist on Twain's plan to improve English spelling here. Well, it amused me!
Italian is naturally pretty much phonetic apart from knowing where to stress a word. English spelling is a nightmare to learn especially if you're learning it as a second language but I'd find it hard to recognise words if they were spelt fənetikly.
Would it be worth going to a sensible phonetic spelling for the sake of future readers? Or is our spelling too entrenched for that?