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RE: Klingon orthography (was: Okrand at qep'a')

DloraH (seruq@bellsouth.net) [Hol po'wI']



> > If there is (which I doubt), it would have to use only the 26  
> > letters of the English alphabet, possibly with the apostrophe, as is  
> > the case now.
> 
> Why?

For me it would be because that is what is on my keyboard.


> All of the characters use the Latin script.
> 
> > Where's the "dotless question mark" key on a Latin keyboard?
> 
> The glottal stop? On my keyboard I type shift-option-. and 
> then space  
> to get it. ÊÊÊÊ

What do you mean by "option"?
Shift-. gives me ?

 
> > Your examples are full of untypeable characters, and a few  
> > unprintable ones.
> 
> I typed nearly all of them with the Irish Extended keyboard 
> that ships with Mac OS X. 

Ah!  I don't have an Irish Extanded keyboard.


I admit that sometimes Q and q are a problem.  Car license plates are in upper-case only; but fortunately the one I went with doesn't use either Q or q.


Some of your characters didn't show up on my computer.  On my PDA, those that do show up are completely different symbols.
If I made changes to the klingon writing, I would move the q to k.


DloraH







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