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New version of Tengwar Telcontar

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  • Johan Winge
    Hullo everyone! An updated version of the Tengwar Telcontar font has now been published as part of the Free Tengwar Font Project:
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 20, 2009
      Hullo everyone!

      An updated version of the Tengwar Telcontar font has now been published as
      part of the Free Tengwar Font Project:

      http://freetengwar.sourceforge.net/

      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
      Telcontar, see
      http://freetengwar.sourceforge.net/html-files/tengtelc-discussion-008.pdf

      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:
      http://freetengwar.sourceforge.net/html-files/tengtelc-openoffice-008.pdf

      Yours,
      Johan Winge
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