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Further information about the UFPDB can be found below:
The UFPDB is displayed with a graphical user interface (GUI) generated by the Federation LCARS on the planet of Memory Alpha to be transmitted via a subspace communication link. In its initial state this GUI consist of items that either display information or allow you to navigate through the vast amount of information that has been gathered over centuries.
Because of this amount, information stored in database files (or short: databanks) has been organized into the following
The kind of filing
described above allows to set a filter on the many database files,
showing you only the entries needed at the very moment.
A filter can be invoked now by clicking one of the categories links above or anytime using the buttons on the outermost left edge of the UFPDB interface, the Categories Frame. When you use them, they will blink shortly to show your selection and then apply the selected filter on the Index Frame right next to the category buttons, displaying an entry for at least every database file. Selecting "FULL IDX" will force all filters to disengage, showing you all files regardless of their category.
You may also use the language buttons in the same area to set a language filter on the files. Since translation of all databanks is already underway, the amount of files in English language is the largest. English is also the default language setting. Whenever you decide to change language, all database filters will be disengaged.
The items below the category buttons provide both navigation and display control through the UFPDB. The BACK button allows you to return to the previously accessed database files, while the FULL SCR button allows the UFPDB display to occupy the whole terminal screen. When already in Full-Screen Mode, this button changes into an EXIT button that allows you to either exit Full-Screen Mode or to terminate the subspace transmission link, effectively exiting the UFPDB.
database index to select a topic, which content will
then be displayed in the outermost right part of the
LCARS interface, the Content Frame. The character
buttons above the database index will assist you in finding the
desired topic. Just click one of the buttons and the index will be
displayed with the entry that starts with the clicked character on top,
if there is any.
Please do note that the index contains sometimes more than one entry linking to the same database file in order to ease usage.
The information in the Content Frame show the content of a single database file. This will be also hypertext that allows you to get to cross-linked topics easily whenever possible. If your terminal and the current database filter supports that, when cross-linking the respective index entry will be hilighted and the header of the topic you selected will be displayed in the top area above the horizontal separator bars, the Header Frame. If not supported, the Index and Header Frames both remain unchanged and the topic header will be displayed within the Content Frame (see "Terminal Support" below.)
|Dr.||Doctor: academical degree|
|ca.||circa; see est.|
|cm||centimeter(s): measurement of length|
|est.||estimated, circa: not definitely specified amount of sth.|
|grk.||Greek: Terran language|
|lat.||Latin: ancient Terran language, used mainly in contemporary medicine|
|m||meter(s): measurement of length|
|µ||micro: prefix before measurements, means 10-6 times the original measurement|
|n||nano: prefix before measurements, means 10-9 times the original measurement|
In order to show a complete view of the Star Trek universe, I found it necessary to add some facts I considered to belong to the databanks and used the following premises:
When not explicitly mentioned, year numbers are
used from the Terran chronology based on the
Gregorian calendar, and mean years after the start of this
chronology, sometimes followed by "CE" (Common Era).
Year numbers before the start of that chronology are always followed by "BCE" (before Common Era). Please do note that there are many contradictions in the interpretation of this chronology, though it has been accepted by many historical and present-day sources.
Stardate, the new chronology used throughout Starfleet and the Federation, is sometimes abbreviated as "SD", where that will precede the date.
Included is historical data up to the current year and fictitious data from 1969 (start of the Star Trek series) until 2373.
All facts that had been presented to the TV/movies audience were able to report (especially about time-travelling stories.)
Although never shown but defined in Gene Roddenberry's first layout of the Star Trek series, Capt. Robert April is considered to be the commander of the first five-year mission ever of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.
The U.S.S. Voyager was able to transfer the entire ship's LCARS database to Federation databanks in the Alpha Quadrant (therefore we have so detailed knowledge of the adventures of its crew in the Delta Quadrant.)
Studies on Starfleet Academy take 4, on medical college usually 8 years.
In addition to these premises, some facts have been mixed both from the series/motion pictures and the novels published later, no matter whether they are defined canonical by Paramount (mostly based on a script) or not, as for example I used further information about Spock, his family and Vulcan in general from the novels "Vulcan's Glory" by D. C. Fontana, "Spock's World" by Diane Duane and "Ishmael" by Barbara Hambly. Refer the "Author's Note" section of the respective files for details.
As I am trying hard
to keep the files up-to-date, all information on this website is subject
to change. BTW, "up-to-date" means usually that they are related to the
airing of Star Trek shows and motion pictures in Germany which
are a few months behind the original air dates. Nevertheless, I use
material from U.S. sources whenever possible to complete the
Annotation for German visitors: The files in German language contain only what the German audience has seen to date, so you need not to be afraid that I am revealing any secrets. If you are a German follower and want the whole content incl. facts not officially revealed yet in Germany, then read the English site or send me mail to tell about your problem. If I get enough mails (from different users ;-), I will probably change that policy.
most "original" layout AND short loading time this site is designed
intensively, and therefore optimized for display with
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above and compatible
It uses Web Embedded Font Types (WEFT) as supported by Internet Explorer, version 4 and above. If your browser provides graphical display but misses WEFT support, you should install the Haettenschweiler and Webdings fonts (if available for your platform) for adequate presentation.
For best performance it is recommended to use the latest browser versions that you can download from one of the locations below:
It is recommended to set Netscape font resolution to "System setting", or to "72 dpi" with a display resolution of 1024x768 pixels (Edit/Settings/General/Fonts).
WARNING: UFPDB causes versions of Netscape Navigator
previous to 4.78 on all OSes to hang when stylesheet support is
See "Netscape Legacy Support" for details.
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