Announcing Tengwar Parmaite version 2
A new version of the font Tengwar Parmaite is now available at Amanye
Tenceli. Version two has many revised characters and is extended by an
auxiliary font, Tengwar Parmaite Alt. Suggestions on Elfscript (most
directed at Johan Winge's excellent font Tengwar Annatar) have been
invaluable for the result; I have even included a <Rómen Nuquerna> in
the Alt font, following the discussion between J. Wust and myself on
Tengwar Parmaite v. 2 can be found at
- Måns Björkman wrote:
> Tengwar Parmaite v. 2 can be found at...
Johan Winge wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that a new version of Tengwar...
> Annatar has been released:
Within a few days, two of the best tengwar fonts have been updated.
For the first times, there are tengwar fonts that cover all attested
tengwar signs, so it's been directly from zero to two. Thanks a lot to
Måns Björkman and to Johan Winge! A great job of both of you!
Both fonts are now actually not single fonts any more, but double
fonts, that is, both have chosen to follow Dan Smith's example. This
makes typing more difficult, but it's also an advantage for those who
don't have full unicode support yet (e.g. me).
I'm working on Mac OSX 10.2, and therefore the fonts are not native to
my system, but they still work. I just can't view them in the built-in
Character Palette application (which I could with the previous version
of tengwar annatar), and I had troubles with tengwar parmaite alt
font, but I could solve them by opening it with a free demo of
BitFonter and save it as a mac ttf. The key mapping of the tengwar
parmaite font fits better on a mac, since I can access all the
characters from non-unicode applications, whereas there are a few
characters in tengwar annatar I can only access from unicode applications.
I've just finished a pdf that describes how the tengwar parmaite
characters can be accessed in non-unicode macintosh applications (on
the U.S. keyboard). I've uploaded it to the files section:
Thanks again for the wonderful work of both Måns Björkman and Johan
Winge! They've enriched everybody who types in tengwar!
j. 'mach' wust