326Re: [elfscript] Ascii transliteration for tengwar
- Nov 27 4:11 AMLisa Star wrote:
> **Harri Perala, I would like to first thank you for making your tengwar fontThank you.
> available. That was both useful and generous of you.
> >kElEbr<ib-Or O ErEg<iO) tE"TAt- <i T<iw h<i)\I guess the amount of learning needed to use this kind of representation
> >Not very pretty, but I think this is fairly easy to write,
> **Well it gets the big "eeek!" (expression of dismay and horror), though I
> do not dismiss it.
might be too large compared to the benefit. On the other hand, it would
(in principle) make it possible to discuss the exact spelling of texts
in any mode, even longer ones, quite efficiently.
> I would just like to point out that it looks rather likeThat method must often be the best one in private email. I also agree
> Dan Smith's transcription, (before the font has been changed to tengwar),
> which is often used to send messages--that is, people type the message in
> such a transcription as will be readable in tengwar when the font is
that it cannot be used everywhere. On lists like Elfscript there is
still need for representations that can be read and written even with
some ancient misconfigured terminal. Whether the current methods are
enough, I do not know. I must admit I am perhaps more excited about
creating the system that about its practical uses. :)
> **oh, another, simple type of transcription is to write the tengwar numbersYes, that seems quite straightforward, though personally I find it even
> in parentheses (2)a-tehta (21)(18)a-tehta, or something like that. Also
more difficult to figure out.
Harri Perälä perala@... http://www.sci.fi/%7ealboin/
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