[Python-uk] Klingons in Colliers Wood
Sun, 5 Nov 2000 20:36:05 -0000
It was briefly mentioned at the Python-UK meeting
that the Klingon alphabet was in Unicode.
Well, I checked; it is one of
a number of submitted proposals to go in the
surrogate pair area (a hack to add an extra million
characters to Unicode), and like all properly
documented proposals, the ISO is required to
consider it. There are no indications of its
acceptance or rejection in the last 3 years.
I was very disappointed to see that their writing
system is single byte, and has almost our alphabet.
However, since Klingon fonts are available, we
should be able to output it within ReportLab
by the end of the year. Look right at the bottom of
Not sure whether I want to support a million
trekkies in our user group.
CEO and Chief Architect, ReportLab Inc.