"tlhaq" is the Klingon word for "chronometer".
If you do not have a Fossil or Abacus WristPDA, then you should
If you do have a Fossil or Abacus WristPDA, then download the latest version of tlhaq here:
then simply install the .prc application using the supplied Palm Desktop software that came with your WristPDA and perform a Hotsync.
You can launch tlhaq by tapping its icon, as you would with any other application. The Rocker switch or the "Page Up" & "Page Down" buttons can be pressed up or down to switch between Klingon numerals and Roman numerals (in case you've not yet learned to read time in Klingon).
To enable tlhaq as your default Watch Mode application, launch the "Prefs" application and choose the "WristPDA" category from the upper-right drop-down menu. Next to "Watch App:", select "tlhaq" from the available choices.
If you choose "Watch" as the "Auto-Off Display Mode", then tlhaq will display the current time whenever your WristPDA goes into "Auto-Off" mode. As with other watch applications, the rocker switch and the "Page Up" and "Page Down" buttons can be used to switch between the different watch faces.
If you choose "Off" or "Current" as your "Auto-Off Display Mode", then tlhaq will display you the time when you press the rocker switch up or down.
Please consult your WristPDA manual for more information about using Watch Applications on your WristPDA device.
Please note, that I have really only done a modicum of research on the Klingon language. I am not an expert. For instructions on how to pronounce Klingon words, such as "tlhaq" (chronometer) or "HovpoH" (stardate), please refer to the pronunciation guides at the Klingon Language Institute.
The watch only displays time in 24-hour format because that's the way Klingons tell time (apparently, however, the Klingon day starts at dawn, not at midnight, so it won't tell "true" Klingon time -- but since most of the users of this application are on planet Earth I thought that a watch that displays Earth time would be a bit more useful).
Also, I know that the "stardate" displayed at the bottom of the screen is not a "real" stardate, it's just the year, month and day written in decimal form. So it sort of looks like the stardates used in Star Trek, but has no actual correlation to the stardate numbering system (or lack thereof) used in the movies or TV shows.
More watch faces may be added in the future, including different fonts, graphics, and possibly an analog watch face or two.
tlhaq was written by Theodric Young and is considered "freeware". This software may be used, copied, and distributed at no charge. All other rights are reserved by Theodric Young.
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