Microsoft's ongoing efforts to top Google have seen it approach the final frontier, with a new service that translates written text from various terrestrial languages into the fictional language of Star Trek's Klingon race.
The translator service will also be available from Bing's Windows Phone app.
The introduction of the translator coincides with the US release of some new movie with Klingons in it.
Google may offer maps of Mars but does not, at the time of writing, offer translation to or from fictional alien languages. Microsoft, by contrast, can translate into both Klingon script and transliterated Klingon using Roman
That's surely enough to have Redmondians quoting the Klingon proverb 'Dujeychugh jagh nIv yItuHQo'.” to their foes at Mountain View: “There is nothing shameful in falling before a superior enemy”. ®