Re: Klingon anti-virus

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Thu May 21 2009 - 16:15:59 CDT

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    John H. Jenkins wrote:

    > b May 21, 2009 12:53 PM ɡA Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven gG
    >> If the Consortium is adamant on adding the emoji stuff to the
    >> standard, I
    >> honestly cannot see why something like Klingon, which actually has
    >> speakers,
    >> could not be encoded.
    > Fundamentally it's because the speakers don't use the script.
    So I know for future reference, how much do I have to show as a
    counterexample for that? has not been updated
    in a long time (neither has Linear B), but it's still there. is there so as to
    enable such usage. Apparently (I only just discovered this) at least
    some of the pages in list pIqaD as well as
    Latin transcriptions (e.g. shows what
    appears to be an honest attempt to translate a locale (the words are not
    gibberish). has a lexicon for looking
    up words in each system. presents the
    issues of Qo'noS QonoS in pIqaD.

    I realize that this is a pretty small selection (Keep in mind the
    chicken-and-egg issue, though). I just want to know sorta where the
    dividing line is between "nobody uses it" and "people use it" so I'll
    know when it gets crossed.


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