From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 20 2009 - 13:49:21 CDT
On 5/20/2009 9:21 AM, Rick McGowan wrote:
>> With the release of http://www.sophos.com/klingon-anti-virus/ 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.
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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