Re: Klingon anti-virus

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed May 20 2009 - 13:49:21 CDT

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    On 5/20/2009 9:21 AM, Rick McGowan wrote:
    > Jeroen,
    >> With the release of I guess
    >> the Klingon Unicode proposal gets more of a push? ;)
    > Well, no. Sorry. If you look at the Youtube video you'll see they're
    > using Latin script.
    > :-)
    > Rick
    At one time there was the (political) line of argumentation that
    encoding Klingon is inherently incompatible with the high-minded,
    business-oriented nature of the Consortium and contemplating such
    encoding would do irreparable harm to the Standard. If that has not been
    repudiated since, such evidence, as the one cited here should give
    impetus to have this stance re-considered.

    Up to now, there was the definite presumption among those contemplating
    and discussing the possibility of submitting proposals that encoding
    Klingon was going to have to clear a much higher bar than what was
    required for the encoding of similar "invented" scripts - some would
    say, an impossibly high bar. It's time for TPTB to clarify that for a
    universal character encoding there can't be any a-priori "undesirables",
    but that the normal rules of evidence of usage and documentation of
    support apply across the board.

    After that Klingon would cease to be a special issue and it would solely
    be s a matter of whether users exchange their texts in funny symbols, or
    in Latin "transcription", or not at all.


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