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Tengwar Quenya font pack (release 1.9e)
TengwarQuenya_v19E.zip / 1,032,807 bytes / February 10, 2003
This font pack contains:
  • Tengwar Quenya fonts, Qty=4 (regular, capitals, doubled-stroked capitals, and alternate)
  • Tengwar Quenya Help files (tengwar modes and keyboard mappings)
  • Tengwar Sindarin font pack (release 1.9d)
    TengwarSindarin_v19E.zip / 1,080,469 bytes / February 10, 2003
    This font pack contains:
  • Tengwar Sindarin fonts, Qty=4 (regular, capitals, doubled-stroked capitals, and alternate)
  • Tengwar Sindarin Help files (tengwar modes and keyboard mappings)
  • Tengwar Noldor font pack (release 1.9d)
    TengwarNoldor_v19E.zip / 934,617 bytes / February 10, 2003
    This font pack contains:
  • Tengwar Noldor fonts, Qty=4 (regular, capitals, doubled-stroked capitals, and alternate)
  • Tengwar Noldor Help files (tengwar modes and keyboard mappings)
  • Copyright Information:
    These fonts are Postcard-ware. If you like these fonts, please read and comply with the copyright statement included in the font documentation.

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    Tengwar Macros for Microsoft Word (release 1.9f)
    TengwarMacros_v19F.zip / 379,912 bytes / February 10, 2003
    This "Tengwar Word Plugin" contains Microsoft Word 8.0 (Word 97) toolbar plug-ins to simplify using Dan Smith's Tengwar font packs. These macros have been tested with the American/English version of Microsoft Word 97 thru Word 2003. (Based on previous experience, they should also work with the British, French and Spanish versions of Microsoft Word - they may not work with other versions of Microsoft Word such as Russian, Greek or Japanese.) REQUIREMENTS: You must install all of my Tengwar fonts before you can use these macros. Please Note: The Microsoft Word toolbar plug-in contains WordBasic macros. These macros may trigger a FALSE positive when using a many anti-virus programs. Click here for more information.

    The Tengwar Scribe - Word processing program
    (2MB Download) Måns Björkman created the world's first Tengwar Word processor for Windows; TengScribe.

    Y.A.T.T. (Yet Another Tengwar Tool) - Word processing program
    (1MB Download) Tomás Nemec created Y.A.T.T. because he experienced problems running TengScribe under Windows/2000 and Windows/XP. Includes several Mode files. (Y.A.T.T Mode Files are 100% identical with TengScribe Mode files.) (Tomás Nemec's web site is here.)

    Windows Utilities for my Tengwar Fonts
    If you find using my Tengwar fonts difficult, you may be interested in some stand-alone Windows utilities created by other Tengwar fans.

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    Tengwar Help file (release 1.9j) in Adobe PDF format
    TENGH19J.ZIP / 518938 bytes / September 20, 1999
    This includes basic information on the history of the Tengwar, J.R.R.Tolkien's use of the Tengwar, and detailed keymappings for my Tengwar font packs listed above. Please Note: I am not a Tolkien language expert of any sort, and therefore I do not guarantee any of the information in these files to be correct. Those seriously interested in these matters are advised to seek information elsewhere. REQUIREMENTS: You must install Adobe's Acrobat Reader before you can view this document.

    Tengwar Font Tutorial
    Harri Perälä has written an excellent Tengwar Font Tutorial that explains how to write with Elvish Fonts, in easy to understand terminology. This tutorial will also work with other Tengwar fonts that have a keyboard mapping similar to Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts.

    Tengwar Texbook
    Chris McKay has written an excellent downloadable Tengwar Texbook (in Microsoft Word format) that explains most common writing modes, in easy to understand terminology. REQUIREMENTS: You must install my Tengwar Sindarin fonts before you can view this document.

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    The Lord of the Rings, Vol. III - The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien / ISBN: 039548930X / The starting point and primary reference for most students of Tengwar. Contains the lower title page inscription and Appendix-E which is all about the different alphabets of Middle-earth.

    An Introduction to Elvish by Jim Allan / ISBN: 0905220102 / Although written before The Silmarillion was published, this book remains the best and most reliable book on Tolkien's invented languages, a testimony to the scholarship of the various authors.

    J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull / ISBN: 039574816X / Contains several items of linguistic interest amongst a breathtaking treasure of Tolkien's artwork. Unfortunately, this does not duplicate all items of linguistic interest in the now out-of-print Pictures by J.R.R.Tolkien.

    Other Tengwar Fonts:


    Write your name in Tengwar
    Select the Tengwar writing mode (try English first), output format (PNG is recommended) and font style (Tengwar Sindarin looks great!); then enter your name or phrase and click [transcribe].

    Freeware/Shareware Fonts by Various People
    These fonts were created by a number of talented artists from all over the world, are generally freeware or shareware fonts. Each ZIP file should contain a 'READ-ME' file which will explain the distribution restrictions or shareware registration fees, if any. Links checked on: 08/FEB/2004

    Tengwar Cursive was developed by Harri Perälä as freeware. The style was based on the Tolkien's 'Ring Inscription'. The keyboard mapping of the font is based on Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts (some lesser used characters are missing). Applications developed for Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts should work with this font.

    Tengwar Parmaite was developed by Måns Björkman as freeware. The style is based on the Tolkien's 'Formal Bookhand'. The keyboard mapping of the font is based on Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts (some lesser-used characters have been substituted with different lesser-used characters). Applications developed for Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts should work with this font.

    Tengwar Elfica was developed by Enrique Mombello as freeware. The keyboard mapping of the font is based on Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts. Applications developed for Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts should work with this font.

    Tengwar Formal was developed by Michal Nowakowski as freeware. The keyboard mapping of the font is based on Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts. Applications developed for Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts should work with this font.

    Tengwar Annatar was developed by Johan Winge as freeware. Comes in regular, bold, italic & bold-italic. The keyboard mapping of the font is based on Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts (some lesser-used characters have been substituted with different lesser-used characters). Applications developed for Dan Smith's Tengwar fonts should work with this font.

    The following fonts are not compatible with Dan Smith's fonts and may be easier to use.

    MARZABUL.ZIP / 18902 bytes / June 15, 2002
    Tengwar Marzabul was created by Tom Redruth as freeware. It appears to be inspired by the Macintosh font: Lothlorien. Mr. Redruth attempted to match each Tengwar letter to the most appropriate key on the keyboard.

    TENGANDL.ZIP / 65785 bytes / August 17, 1993
    Tengwar Gandalf was originally developed for the Macintosh by Michael S. Elliott as postcardware. Mr. Elliott attempted to match each Tengwar letter to the most appropriate key on the keyboard. Some of the standard Tengwar letters are missing, and because of a weird Windows querk, most of the Tehtar are unusable. The only real error in the font is that the Tengwar letter for "L" (lambe) is backwards.

    RSMOROMA.ZIP / 50951 bytes / January 15, 1991
    Moroma was originally developed for the Macintosh by Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen as shareware. A company name "Reasonable Solutions" converted it to a Windows-compatible format and changed it's name to "RSMoroma". Dr Schoen also attempted to match each Tengwar letter to the most appropriate key on the keyboard. Some of the standard Tengwar letters are missing. I have found no graphical errors in the font.

    Today, Dr. Schoen is the Director of the non-profit organization: the Klingon Language Institute.


    TENG345.ZIP / 70291 bytes / April 6, 1997
    Tengwar 03, Tengwar 04, and Tengwar 05 TrueType fonts were originally created by Paulo Alberto Otto for his personal use. He has most graciously allowed me to share his creation with the rest of the world. Mr. Otto's fonts contain most every Tengwar character and is quite user-friendly, once you know the keymapping. If you find these fonts usefull, please send Mr. Otto a thank-you note.

    Do any more Tengwar fonts or links belong here ?

    Daniel Steven Smith
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