tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jun 24 06:23:47 2009
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Re: Klingon orthography
David Trimboli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
>>>>> 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.
>> It is not hardware. My hardware keyboard is the Apple standard UK
>> keyboard (same as the Apple standard US keyboard except for two
>> small differences irrelevant here). If you are running Mac OS X the
>> Irish Extended keyboard (software keyboard driver) is in there.
> The "option" label is hardware. I didn't know about that key. Is it
> next to the "any" key?
There is a lot of information on computer keyboards on Wikipedia for the
genuinely interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_keyboard
>>> Some of your characters didn't show up on my computer.
>> One would have to ask what computer it is, and what operating
>> system. Not "showing up" means most likely that you don't have a
>> font installed that covers them.
> But on some computers, like if I read my mail at work or in a hotel
> lobby, I can not install some other font. What ever system we use
> would need to work with the "default" install.
This is a good point. While a system administrator may honor a request
to install Chinese, Russian, or even Maori support, few will take a
request for Klingon support seriously.
tlhIngan Hol MUSH