Government Website Speaks Klingon For 'Star Trek' Premiere

The government website added the fictitious language to its regular list of translations for the "Star Trek Into Darkness" premiere

By Lisa Balde
|  Friday, May 17, 2013  |  Updated 11:54 AM CDT
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Do you speak Klingon? The Illinois Department of Employment Security’s website does, at least for a little while.

In connection with the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness," the government website added the fictitious language to its regular list of translations, which also includes Chinese, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

The update was part of an automatic language update launched last year to give more people online access to unemployment insurance applications. The initial update added languages to the translator button in the upper-right corner of the homepage with the ability to add other languages upon request.

As of January the IDES has been asked to translate information into more than 60 languages. As of Friday one of them was the Star Trek universe's Klingon.

To try it out, head to the homepage, click on the translator button and choose Klingon.

Greg Rivara, spokesman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, said it didn't cost the state anything and the language was added as part of the update system. 

Illinois wasn't the only one. Bing added Klingon to its translator earlier this week.

Check it out while you can. It won't be available for long.
 

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