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Borg script on a monitor concerning a multikinetic neutronic mine.

Borg script on a monitor concerning Axum's nanovirus.

Borg script and computer interface on an assimilated monitor. (2153)

The Borg language was the language used by Borg drones and the Borg Collective, written in alphanumeric code.

The code consisted of circular symbols with geometric shapes cut out of them. These symbols could be seen on various control panels, labels, and viewscreens within Borg structures. It was written in horizontal lines going from left to right and right to left, and vertically. (TNG: "Q Who", et al.)

During Seven of Nine's integration into the crew of the USS Voyager, she still sometimes used Borg alphanumerics. When Seven designed new navigational sensors, some of the plans were in the Borg language, promting Harry Kim to joke "I always wanted to learn Borg." (VOY: "Revulsion")

In trying to access a succession of log entries written in Borg alphanumeric code, Harry Kim noted that he had gotten "pretty good with the Borg language," and believed he could translate the information. (VOY: "The Raven")

Since Harry Kim needed to be involved in translating Borg, it's possible the universal translator had trouble doing so.

In 2399, Raffaela Musiker's attempt to hack the Artifact's tractor beam lock on La Sirena was slowed by the underlying code being entirely in "freaky Borg machine language." (PIC: "Nepenthe")

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In the photonovel Resistance, the USS Enterprise encounters a Borg vessel in 2267, but is unable to translate their language. Only after the incident is Uhura able to translate their message as "resistance is futile."