New version of Tengwar Telcontar
- Hullo everyone!
An updated version of the Tengwar Telcontar font has now been published as
part of the Free Tengwar Font Project:
Of course, Tengwar Telcontar is compatible with Mach's FreeMonoTengwar
font, and with the keyboard layout we discussed some days ago. Additions
compared to earlier versions include Cristopher's QU-tengwa (which is
really from the pre-Feanorian alphabets), reversed osse from DTS 78, the
dot tehta inside the tengwa from DTS 71 & 78, the "quotation" marks from
DTS 51, and the exclamation sign from DTS 71. Glyphs for the tengwar
numerals have been copied from FreeMonoTengwar.
For an in-depth discussion on the Tengwar characters included in Tengwar
Also, I have now filled out the basic set of characters (Latin-1 and
Windows ANSI), which includes digits and the Latin alphabet. Note that
many of these characters, such as the capital Latin letters, were drawn
very hastily, and should be regarded as mere placeholders.
You may remember that Tengwar Telcontar demands special software with
support for so called Graphite fonts. This is still the case; however, an
important milestone is that Graphite technology is now incorporated in the
upcoming release of OpenOffice.org, version 3.2, which means that Tengwar
Telcontar will be usable "out of the box" for users of OpenOffice!
(Unfortunately, this applies to the Windows and Linux version only.) A
preview of OpenOffice 3.2 has been published at
http://download.openoffice.org/all_rc.html . This is a release candidate,
which means that, unless a serious bug is found, it is identical to the
one that will be published as the official release in January.
A manual is available which serves to demonstrate the capabilities of
Tengwar Telcontar in OpenOffice 3.2: