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[Bug 650729] Re: Expansion: Ubuntu Font should support pIqaD (Klingon)


I am a member of the Klingon Language Institute and avid user of the
pIqaD alphabet.

I'm not a very experienced Ubuntu user (I mostly use it for schoolwork),
so I'm not sure how much I can help with development, but I'd be more
than happy to help with composing and reviewing texts!

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  Expansion: Ubuntu Font should support pIqaD (Klingon)

Status in Ubuntu Font Family:
  Won't Fix
Status in “ubuntu-font-family-sources” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  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

  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] https://translations.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-l10n-tlh
  [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon_language
  [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Directive#Temporal_Prime_Directive

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