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The information in this page might be not up to date, last update was 2003.

Google is a well-known internet search engine that is availiable in tlhIngan Hol (1). What not everyone realizes is that it takes Klingon-speaking volunteers to translate and type the Klingon.

Situation as of 2003

The Google Klingon Translation is falling short of what it could be (the Elmer Fudd and Pig Latin Translations are further along).

These are the current statistics for the translation of the site (2003):
  • Google's Main Search Site (100 % complete)
  • Google Toolbar (100 % complete)
  • Google Wireless (100 % complete)
  • Google Toolbar Help Pages (15 % complete)
  • Google main site help pages (34 % complete)

The numbers are slightly off. Someone signed up as a Klingon translator and "translated" the English into non-Klingon. And also decided that English and Klingon are close enough that it didn't need a translation, and so English comes up as the translated version.

Somebody ([citation needed]) changed the tlhIngan Holqoq to English for the sake of anyone coming across it on the Google site, but we still have a long way to go to get this done.

For those of you who have always wanted to get involved in a Translation Project (like the KSRP or the KBTP), but just don't have the time or patience to sit down and translate a book, this is for you! The Google site will give you 1 phrase, sentence, or word at a time to translate. Translate as little or as much as you desire. Or spend your time editing the previous translations for errors (when you have a handful of people all translating computer terms that don't exist in Klingon, you're bound to have a few descrepencies).

Actual Situation 2014

In 2013, there was a try to reboot the translation process, in cooperation with Google. Apparently this project had been stopped shortly after(?).


1 : Google frontpage in klingon, retrieved 18 Sep 2014

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