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Klingon: U+F8D0 - U+F8FF

Registered 1996-05-09; augmented 1997-02-14; augmented 2004-01-15

This encoding at derives from the Linux kernel source code ("Documentation/unicode.txt" by , H. Peter Anvin), from which some of the description here has been taken. This proposal differs from the Linux registration by including an additional character, KLINGON MUMMIFICATION GLYPH (formerly called KLINGON SYMBOL FOR EMPIRE) at U+F8FF. Two punctuation characters have also been added in the positions before that.

Several glyph forms for the Klingon alphabet are extant. The Qo'noS font, designed for Star Trek: The Motion Picture by the Astra Image Corporation, is the standard font used by the Klingon Language Instutute and Paramount (though Paramount explicitly uses the characters unsystematically when it represents the Klingon language). The Klinzhai font, derived from The U.S.S. Enterprise Officer's Manual (1980), predates Marc Okrand's Klingon Dictionary and does not have a standard relationship to tlhIngan Hol (which was published without pIqaD in 1985) or to the Qo'noS font.)

Klingon has an alphabet of 26 characters, a positional numeric writing system with 10 digits, and is written left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Punctuation appears to be only used in Latin transliteration. The standard Okrand transliteration for Klingon runs as follows:

a b ch D e gh H I j l m n ng o p q Q r S t tlh u v w y '

In the names list below, "q" is written Q and "Q" is written QH.

This encoding has been endorsed by the Klingon Language Institute (http://www.kli.org/).


U+F8D0	KLINGON LETTER A
U+F8D1	KLINGON LETTER B
U+F8D2	KLINGON LETTER CH
U+F8D3	KLINGON LETTER D
U+F8D4	KLINGON LETTER E
U+F8D5	KLINGON LETTER GH
U+F8D6	KLINGON LETTER H
U+F8D7	KLINGON LETTER I
U+F8D8	KLINGON LETTER J
U+F8D9	KLINGON LETTER L
U+F8DA	KLINGON LETTER M
U+F8DB	KLINGON LETTER N
U+F8DC	KLINGON LETTER NG
U+F8DD	KLINGON LETTER O
U+F8DE	KLINGON LETTER P
U+F8DF	KLINGON LETTER Q
U+F8E0	KLINGON LETTER QH
U+F8E1	KLINGON LETTER R
U+F8E2	KLINGON LETTER S
U+F8E3	KLINGON LETTER T
U+F8E4	KLINGON LETTER TLH
U+F8E5	KLINGON LETTER U
U+F8E6	KLINGON LETTER V
U+F8E7	KLINGON LETTER W
U+F8E8	KLINGON LETTER Y
U+F8E9	KLINGON LETTER GLOTTAL STOP
U+F8EA	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8EB	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8EB	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8ED	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8EE	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8EF	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8F0	KLINGON DIGIT ZERO
U+F8F1	KLINGON DIGIT ONE
U+F8F2	KLINGON DIGIT TWO
U+F8F3	KLINGON DIGIT THREE
U+F8F4	KLINGON DIGIT FOUR
U+F8F5	KLINGON DIGIT FIVE
U+F8F6	KLINGON DIGIT SIX
U+F8F7	KLINGON DIGIT SEVEN
U+F8F8	KLINGON DIGIT EIGHT
U+F8F9	KLINGON DIGIT NINE
U+F8FA	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8FB	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8FC	(This position shall not be used)
U+F8FD	KLINGON COMMA
U+F8FE	KLINGON FULL STOP
U+F8FF	KLINGON MUMMIFICATION GLYPH
 
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