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Re: Dictionary Formats

Doq (doq@embarqmail.com)



Oh, and I create a sorting field that works like this:

mu' is represented as {muz}, since the apostrophe comes last in the  
Klingon alphabet.

tlhIngan is represented as {t2in2an1}, because to sort well, the  
alphabet in Klingon is:

a
b
c (represents ch)
d
e
g (represents gh)
h
i
j
l
m
n1 (n)
n2 (ng)
o
p
q1 (q)
q2 (Q)
r
s
t1 (t)
t2 (tlh)
u
v
w
y
z (')

If you sort by the field with this representation of the words, then  
it will sort the same as TKD, but you must be careful and EXTREMELY  
consistent. Never type a "t" or an "n" without the number after it.  
Never put the "h" after "c" or "g".

Doq

On May 26, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Fiat Knox wrote:

>
> A note if you're considering using a database or spreadsheet format  
> for your words.
>
> Spreadsheet cells need to be specifically formatted as  
> "text" (select the column for your Klingon words and go to Format/ 
> Cells, then select the Text option for the entire column) because,  
> unless you set them as such, they will consider an initial ' as a  
> quote and strip it from any Klingon word you enter. Also, the  
> sorting functions of spreadsheets do not recognise the difference  
> between "q" and "Q," they will insert "ng" between "ne" and "nI",  
> and words ending in ' will be put at the front of each block of  
> words, so ru' appears before, say, ruch.
>
> Just so you know.
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