Re: Klingon anti-virus

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 15:22:39 CDT

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    On 26 May 2009, at 21:09, Edward Cherlin wrote:

    Quoting "Michael Everson" <>:

    >> Klingonists use the Latin alphabet. And they haven't even worked
    >> out a decent way to deal with data exchange, since <q> and <Q> are
    >> different letters in the Latin alphabet for Klingon. Klingon
    >> definitely needs a spelling reform.

    > The linguistic community does *not* want us meddling in how their
    > transcriptions are encoded. That way lies madness. They do *not*
    > want every possible character combination encoded, and they do *not*
    > want us defining new casing classes.

    Latin orthography for Klingon needs a spelling reform. vuDwIj 'oH.
    That is my opinion. It is not functional and it is badly lossy, and
    you do not find examples of it on the internet "marked up" to preserve
    the distinction between q and Q.

    Michael Everson *

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