New Tengwar font available: Tengwar Annatar
- Hello everyone,
I'm happy to announce that a new Tengwar font, called Tengwar Annatar, is
available. It is a type family of four styles: regular, bold, italic and
bold italic - the italic styles are based on the ring inscription, while
the upright are my take on the formal book-hand style, with some elements
in common with the italic style.
The Tengwar Annatar font package can be downloaded from my homepage:
At the moment a few characters, mainly those used by Tolkien to write Old
English, are missing, but apart from that it should be fully compatible
with other fonts, e.g. Tengwar Quenya and/or Tengwar Parmaite.
- I just wanted to say that I think this is a beautiful _Tengwar_ font,
perhaps the most attractive I've yet seen. Thank you very much, Johan,
for your hard work, and for making it available for others to use and
On Jan 31, 2004, at 11:42 AM, Johan Winge wrote:
> The Tengwar Annatar font package can be downloaded from my homepage:
- Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
> I just wanted to say that I think this is a beautiful _Tengwar_ font,I second that, and I'd like to add that I'm particularly happy that
> perhaps the most attractive I've yet seen. Thank you very much, Johan,
> for your hard work, and for making it available for others to use and
people who want to write in the Ring-inscription style using a font are
no longer stuck with Tengwar Cursive.
- At 17:42 31.1.2004, Johan Winge wrote:
>Hello everyone,It's great! Too bad only that the reverse overcurl is not included,
>I'm happy to announce that a new Tengwar font, called Tengwar Annatar, is
since it is needed for my preferred mode of writing Swedish!
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> Carl F. Hostetter wrote:Harri Perälä wrote:
>> I just wanted to say that I think this is a beautiful _Tengwar_ font,
>> perhaps the most attractive I've yet seen. Thank you very much, Johan,
>> for your hard work, and for making it available for others to use and
> I second that, and I'd like to add that I'm particularly happy thatOn Sat, 31 Jan 2004 14:40:22 -0600 (CST), <d_daniel_andries@...>
> people who want to write in the Ring-inscription style using a font are
> no longer stuck with Tengwar Cursive.
> Very nice! In fact, these are the truest representations of Formal BookOh, thank you everyone! I'm flattered! *blushing* I don't know what to
> Hand and Ring Inscription Cursive that I've seen in fonts. No disrespect
> intended to Måns Björkman, Harri Perälä, Dan Smith, et al.;
> Tengwar Annatar just appears to follow Tolkien's examples more closely.
say, other than that I am very happy that you like it, and I hope you find
some use for it.
> There are, however, two points where Harri's Tengwar Cursive fontYes, I'm aware of that, and I had liked them to be included. However, I
> corresponds more closely to the inscription of the One Ring: the double
> curl ('û') and the lambe joining to the following tengwa.
ran out of codepoints to place those characters in, and I wanted to give
priority to other things. (Yes, I know that there are a few empty slots,
but the _intention_ is to fill them with other stuff some day.)
I have already started to look at other font technologies, which would,
amongst other, enable me to include as many ligatures I want. I can almost
promise, that Tengwar Annatar version 2.0, which will likely be unicode
based, will include those variants. Until then Tengwar Cursive is the
better choise if one is desperate to have those details.
> (BTW ... onYou are right, it is wrong -- thanks for pointing it out. I have corrected
> your example of the Ring inscription you made a mistake: you used
> extended stem anca where you should've used extended stem unque in the
> word _agh_!)
-- Johan Winge
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Johan wrote:
> Oh, thank you everyone! I'm flattered! *blushing* I don't know whatto say, other than that I am very happy that you like it, and I hope
you find some use for it.
Wow! The font is just great! Thanks a lot for this beautiful piece of
work, Johan. Be sure we will find some use for it :o)
- On Feb 2, 2004, at 4:33 AM, calwen76 wrote:
> Wow! The font is just great! Thanks a lot for this beautiful piece ofSpeaking of which, I've now specified Annatar as the preferred
> work, Johan. Be sure we will find some use for it :o)
_Tengwar_ font is the style sheets for _Tengwestië_ (the online journal
of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship:
<http://www.elvish.org/Tengwestie/>). There's a small sample of it in
the "Submissions Guideline", in the section discussing the tag for
Tengwar text. (You'll have to have the font installed on your system to
view it, of course.)
(Johan, I would like to make sure that this sort of use is OK with you.
I expect I'll also have use for your work in future issues of _Vinyar
Tengwar_, and would like to clear that with you as well.)
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
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