Difference between Klingon and Tengwar

Mark E. Shoulson mark at kli.org
Thu Sep 16 20:06:33 CDT 2021

On 9/15/21 9:54 PM, Asmus Freytag via Unicode wrote:
> Somebody on "team Klingon" would have to start a dialog with the 
> rights holders; perhaps they would welcome getting the script encoded?
> That someone better speak legalese or work with someone who does, so 
> such a request doesn't get turned down before they understand what 
> this is about and also so that anything received will be acceptable to 
> people watching out for IP encumbrance on the standard.

Don't think I haven't tried.  The KLI worked on the Klingon in the Star 
Trek: Discovery series, and thereby had some contacts in the Paramount 
castle.  And I wrote to them, who said I should write to others, who 
said I should write to others, and so on, and I climbed the ladder until 
the top person, that people seemed to agree would be the one who could 
say so, and who never answered back (despite several attempts—but not 
lots and lots to the point of spamming).  Does that mean such an 
approach is hopeless?  Not necessarily, but does that mean the approach 
here should be hopeless?

Thing is, Paramount also has no motivation to do anything about this.  
Why should they care?  Who cares about people being able to write stuff 
on computers?  Oh yeah, Unicode.


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