What is cooler than an open source software project with an incredibly cute mascot? Software that has a Klingon translation of course!
I actually fantasized about having Feri be in Klingon when I made the multilingual part of her code. As more people have discovered her, they’ve submitted translations for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Swedish. This is super awesome of course yet… my Star Trek loving soul still pines for Klingon. To me, it is the ultimate badge of honor for a piece of software!
So, if you happen to be a magical combination of a Klingon speaker and a web developer or just want to help Feri make the world a better place, check her out at https://github.com/ForestMist/feri
If Feri looks interesting to you and you’d like more details on making a translation, check out Feri’s Translation Guide.
If it helps any I will gladly shower you with Feri stickers (in production), Star Trek Blu-Rays of your choice, laud your awesomeness on all my social networks and generally bend over backwards to help in all possible ways.
I may not yet know Klingon myself but I hope you have seen a glimpse of my programmer heart! Qapla’
kli (at) forestmist.org
Feri is tool targeted at web developers who need to build files, usually for a website. Feri is very different from popular solutions like Grunt, Gulp, and NPM Scripts because she does not require hours and hours to learn to use. Feri actually works immediately after a install and comes ready to do most things a web developer would want to do.
As for the second question, I would hope for a world where the Klingon language can become more and more common. The more places it is, the more awareness and possible interest people will have in it. As a Star Trek fan I’m already very interested in it, albeit with no mastery of the language yet.
Feri is an open source project made possible by the efforts of many talented contributors and other open source projects that she is comprised of. My full on fantasy as it pertains to the Klingon language is that a web developer who knows Klingon will fall in love with her as a tool. Then obviously, said person would probably be very interested in making a translation so they could use Feri in the coolest way possible, native Klingon mode. 😉