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Tengwar Telcontar 0.08

After more than two years, an updated version of Tengwar Telcontar is finally available. For more information, head over to the Free Tengwar Font Project, or see the announcement on the Elfscript2 mailing list.


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Free Tengwar Font Project

We live in exciting times! The well known Tengwar enthusiast J. “Mach” Wust recently started the Free Tengwar Font Project, aiming at collecting free (as in freedom) Unicode Tengwar fonts and associated tools in one place. This I think is a great initiative, and I hope to make Tengwar Telcontar a part of this project.

Mach has also created a monospace font, FreeMonoTengwar, which, in the same spirit as Tengwar Telcontar, is intended to be a fully usable unicode font for Tengwar. Mach has quite ingeniously tried to solve the problem of tehta-alignment by means of ligatures, which have the not insignificant advantage of being supported by many more systems and programs than Graphite fonts.

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Omentielva Nelya

As I have mentioned in the introduction to my experimental font Tengwar Telcontar, the proposal to encode Tengwar into Unicode has lain more or less dormant for close to a decade. However, with the upcoming conference Omentielva Nelya, things seem to finally get moving, as there is going to be a workshop on this very subject led by none other than Michael Everson. Several other tengwar experts and font designers plan to attend, and, needless to say, I’m very excited and have great expectations on this seminar.

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