pIqaD Font for Bing’s Klingon Translator

[Halloween, 2013, updated link, Bing fixed the script code for pIqaD] People have asked me where to get a pIqaD font to use with Bing’s Klingon Translator http://www.bing.com/translator/?from=en&to=tlh-Qaak&text=Hello%20Earth,%20I%20made%20the%20font That’s actually a font I made.  (I’m not a font designer, so it has some rough spots, but it seems to work for most purposes). The pIqaD…

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Bing Translator, Klingon High Council, and Klingon Language Institute announce support for Klingon as a Bing Translator Option!

The Bing Translator folks have announced support for Klingon as a translator option.   This was also proclaimed by the Klingon High Council. I’ve blogged about making a Windows Klingon Custom Locale and Klingon font fallback for the Windows 8 lock screen, and now you can translate all those Klingon web pages too! You’ll never guess who gave them the font 😉 -Shawn  

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Klingon Win8 Lock Screen: Might Sell Qurgh on Win8 After All :)

A while ago I blogged about Klingon in pIqaD in a Custom Locale – that worked OK in Vista & Win7 using Uniscribe font fallback, but Win8 uses DWrite in a lot of places, and DWrite really would prefer EUDC (End User Defined Character) fallback.  So my pIqaD didnʻt work so hot on Win8 🙁  Fortunately…

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The Square Boxes in My Blog’s Title

Someone pointed out the boxes in my blog’s title.  That’s a script some fans use for Klingon, but since it’s not in Unicode, you need a pIqaD font to see it correctly.  If you really want to see the square boxes, then grab the pIqaD.ttf font from the .zip in my earlier post: http://blogs.msdn.com/shawnste/archive/2006/02/17/klingon-in-piqad-windows-vista-custom-locale.aspx  You…

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 

A helpful reader pointed out I don’t really know Klingon. PS. I just checked out your blog (very nice by the way, lots of stuff I need to read) and I noticed along the top of the page you have  (jItlhInganbe’) for “I’m not a Klingon”. The translation your looking for would be …

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Klingon in pIqaD Windows Vista Custom Locale

[Updated 11 Aug 2006, changed tlh-pIqaD-US names to reflect IETF standard] Cool, they let us post files now I’ll have to try that out.  The example only works for Windows Vista, although the culture would work for Microsoft .Net 2.0. Creating a custom locale for a script that isn’t in one of the existing system…

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