Re: Tengwar Font for Newbies - Evaluation
- Hi Dan, Thank you for your response. I am a big fan of your
work! Although I am a newbie to the group, I am not a newbie to
Tolkien or to Tengwar-- not by a fair bit. In the mid-late sixties a
friend of mine and I taught ourselves to use Tengwar to write
English. Since then, I've forgotten most of what I learned, but
have managed to retain some of the basic concepts. And now
that I have now officially entered my second adolescence,
(prompted in large part by PJ's adaptation of LOTR), I am
hopting to re-learning to use Tengwar. I particularly like your
"Tengwar Parmaite (True Type)" and "Tengwar Sindarin 1
(TrueType)" fonts, but, alas, I am using a Mac! And I've not been
able to find a Tengwar font for the Mac that pleases me. I'm
thinking of creating a Mac Tengwar font, but before I embark on
*that* journey, I wonder if you could point me in the direction of a
Mac version of your Parmaite or Sindarin font--or of something
really similar to either. Thanks again for responding to my
- On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:32:23 <middle_earth_dweller@...>
>[snip] ... I particularly like your "Tengwar Parmaite (True Type)" ...fonts ...
Thank you for your kind comments, but "Tengwar Parmaite" was created by
the gifted hands of Måns Björkman.
>... but, alas, I am using a Mac! And I've not been able to find aTengwar font for the Mac that pleases me. ...
My hope is that a simpler Tengwar font, with most or its characters
available on the keyboard, should be able to be easily converted to Mac
format by shareware tools like:
(I've also been told that MacOS/10 can use Windows truetype fonts!)
>... I wonder if you could point me in the direction of a Mac version ofyour Parmaite or Sindarin font--or of something really similar to
Try this: download my evaluation fonts, then try to convert them to Mac
format, and see if they work. I'd be curious to hear your results.
- Hi Dan, Thanks again for your response. I will definately check
out the translation programs. Mac OSX is out of the question
right now--hungry art student with inherited Mac... But I'm not
complaining; I'm having *way* too much fun being 15 again!
- --- In elfscript@y..., Dan Smith <dansmith@g...> wrote:
> I've attempted to create some Tengwar fonts (based on my TengwarSindarin
> fonts) specifically for these Newbies. I understand that these newfonts
> will not contain the variety of Tengwar letters that my morecomplete
> Tengwar fonts contain, but they should be perfectly usable for thenew
> Tengwar fan who only wants to write their "insert phrase here".these fonts,
> Those members of "elfscript" who wish to help me by evaluating
> can download the fonts and related PDF documents at:Perhaps you should try to devise a keyboard mapping to
some variant of the Mode fo Beleriand instead. There's
still the problem of language difference, of course,
but it might be worth a try to design som kind of
vanilla-flavoured Mode of Beleriand. Have a look at
mu guide for Swedish (Beleriand), it might be a good
start. Then remove stuff like diphthongs etc. See:
(temp URL until we get forodrim.org back).
But I must say that I'm doubtful to the whole idea.
It could very easily lead to widespread and
hard-to-exterminate misunderstandings. We should
be careful to avoid that. The "inzert c00L phraze"
tsunami will hopefully be over in a few years when
the movie is considered hopelessly uncool.
Gildir, Per Lindberg