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Old 06-20-2019, 03:42 PM   #11
jason taylor
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Default Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Originally Posted by Astromancer View Post
The Imperial Orthographic Congress

Basically, every twenty years the Empire issues new standards of spelling for all Official Imperial documents and schools. This keeps the spelling of Gallan, Sylean, and other languages vital to the Third Imperium both standardized and phonetic.

They also work to keep the typefaces of the 3I standardized and readable.

As agents studying the languages of the 3I can show up anywhere, it's a solid cover for other sorts of agents.
Couldn't any lesser noble sneak his own agents into the system for his own purposes? In fact, except on Sylea proper, that may be more of an annoyance to private subjects than the Emperor's agents who can only afford to be interested in the doings of important people.
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