Re: Rosetta Stone and Klingon

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jun 17 1999 - 11:39:37 EDT

Ar 08:15 -0700 1999-06-17, scríobh Markus Kuhn:
>The cover of the Unicode 2.0 Standard shows a photo of the Rosetta
>stone. I am curious whether Unicode 3.0 or ISO 10646:1999 will allow us
>to encode the entire inscription of the stone. Any idea?

It will not. No hieroglyphs for a while yet, though we are working on it.
And it will be ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 I think.

>Another curious side note: Prof. Robert Dewar of NYU claimed in a
>discussion with me a few days ago that Ludwig Zamenhof's Esperanto is
>now only the second most popular artificial language and that Marc
>Okrand's Klingon has caught up recently very significantly, with
>millions of Star Trek fans all over the world who have learned and
>started using it, especially children. <>

More people actually speak Esperanto than do Klingon, I am sure.

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