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


i would like to use the official pIqaD fonts and locales because i am trying to make a new Klingon distro of ubuntu and i would like to know if there is some waty to create my own font for use with ubuntu using the kli glyphs so that way i can move on because the kahless font is fun but not truly klingon and the bernyklingon font is not truly klingon either when this gets resolved let me know at PTWCompWrks@xxxxxxxxx. the windows font pIqaD installed but displays as a standard font type (not sure which font) i have the langpack for thl installed but i cant set it as a defalt language due to being an incomplete locale trust me when i say there are more klingons using ubuntu than there are osx and the only reason anyone uses windows is for compatability and conveiniece. also if anyone knows how to get ahold of this "Chris" guy who made the other Thlingbuntu it would be nice to know that as well.
Andrew C Cross
Pyro The Wicked

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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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