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Scott James Remnant (Canonical) (canonical-scott) wrote : Re: [Bug 650729] [NEW] Ubuntu Font should support Klingon

One thing to bear in mind is that there's no point simply copying existing
pIQad glyphs, since coverage for those is provided by other fonts already -
and it's not clear that the pIQad glyphs are modifiable.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:56 AM, Launchpad Bug Tracker <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> You have been subscribed to a public bug by Jonathan Carter (jonathan):
> Binary package hint: ttf-ubuntu-font-family
> While we don't have a huge Klingon community in Ubuntu (at least not
> according to the Klingon Translations Team[1]), it would still be nice
> to at least be able to display the Wikipedia Klingon Language page[2]
> properly without having the subtitle display as blocks. Also, it would
> be a nice exercise for the font designers and having at least some
> support for an obscure constructed language does allow some bragging
> rights.
> Having just a few glyphs initially would maybe inspire some Klingon
> speakers to get involved and develop some more glyphs.
> Also, when the Khitomer Accords will be signed in 2267 and the Klingons
> join the Federation, it will be nice to introduce them to Ubuntu and
> show them that their language is already fully supported, and may
> strengthen early relations. Some might note that this is against the
> Temporal Prime Directive, but technically that only takes effect in the
> 24th century[3].
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> ** Affects: ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Wishlist
> Status: New
> --
> Ubuntu Font should support Klingon
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> Klingon Translators, which is a direct subscriber.

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