Yule gifts: Tengwar Eldamar v.1 and Sarati Eldamar v.2
As of today, the fonts Tengwar Eldamar v.1 and Sarati Eldamar v.2 are
available for downloading from Amanye Tenceli.
Tengwar Eldamar is, transparently, a Tengwar font that follows the
style of the earlier released fonts Sarati Eldamar and Valmaric
Eldamar. It makes use of the same keyboard layout as Tengwar Parmaite
and Tengwar Annatar, and includes an Alt font with a large number of
Sarati Eldamar version 2 is a greatly improved version of the font
family. Every glyph of the original fonts has been more or less
adjusted for greater consistency and faithfulness to the source
documents. A few alternate forms and a number of ligatures have been
added. The letter-spacing has also been improved(*).
Both fonts are now also available in PostScript Type 1 format. As
always, comments and suggestions are more than welcome.
Link to Tengwar Eldamar: http://at.mansbjorkman.net/tengwareldamar.htm
Link to Sarati Eldamar: http://at.mansbjorkman.net/saratieldamar.htm
The website Amanye Tenceli: http://at.mansbjorkman.net/
Merry winter holidays to you all!
(*) In Sarati Eldamar version 1, the character widths were adjusted so
that diacritics would look as good as possible over and beneath all
characters, but that approach made the letter-spacing inconsistent. In
version 2 the sarati are spaced consistently, but at the expense of
the positioning of diacritics around wide sarati. This problem can
however be solved by kerning, and will hopefully disappear in a
future, OpenType version of Sarati Eldamar.