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Tengwar Fonts for Windows and OS/2
Two Microsoft Windows-compatible Tengwar fonts were created for this project. Both of these fonts share the same keyboard mapping and can be used interchangeably.
The first font is "Tengwar Quenya". It was designed to be an easily readable and usable Tengwar font. It's style is loosely based on the "Times New Roman"
which is included with Windows. Here is an example of this font:
The second font is "Tengwar Sindarin". It was designed to be a more artistic and calligraphic Tengwar font. It's style is loosely based on Tolkien's own writing style. Here is an example of this font:
Both of these fonts can be downloaded. They are available in Windows 3.1 Truetype and Adobe Type Manager (postscript type-1) formats. Also included
is a Windows Write document listing the keyboard mapping and containing an example of each font.
A 34 page Microsoft Word document that approximates the Tengwar entry in the Hypertext Tolkien Encyclopedia can also be downloaded. It requires the
two tengwar fonts listed above. Although created with Word 6.0, it has been saved in a Word 2.0 format to allow easier compatibility with other word
processors. This document's pages have been formatted to fit both American and European paper sizes.
A collection of Microsoft Word 6.0 WordBasic utilities (macros and toolbars) can also be downloaded. These utilities will not work with earlier versions of
Word. The toolbar contains several icons. There's an icon for each of the Tengwar language/modes (Quenya, Sindarin, Mode of Beleriand, English-JRRT, and English-CJRT). Clicking on each icon opens a dialog box
filled with push-buttons. Each push-button is labeled and represents an individual Tengwar letter, Tehtar symbol or punctuation mark. Using these macros greatly simplify using the Tengwar fonts.
To download both Tengwar fonts, docs and Word utils click here.
If you want to view the Microsoft Word document mentioned above but you don't have Microsoft Word or your word processor can't read Word documents, you may be interested in Microsoft Word Viewer, a freeware Word
To download Microsoft's Word Viewer click here.
Tengwar Utilities for Windows
Tengwar Typewriter 1.2
Created by Lasse and Antti Rasinen (firstname.lastname@example.org), this utility uses the
fonts listed above and is very similar Microsoft Word 6.0 WordBasic macros described above, except it does not require Microsoft Word and is user configurable. It allows Windows users to create and preview Tengwar
inscriptions and copy them into the Windows clipboard, where they are available to be pasted into any other Windows application. Requires Microsoft's Visual Basic 1.0 run time library 'VBRUN100.DLL' to run.
Tengwar Generator 3.0
Created by Mans Bjorkman (Lars-Einar_Fryklof@online.idg.se) this utility uses
the fonts listed above and when run, displays a window with two parts, one part displays the an ASCII text string using a normal Windows font, and the other
part displays the equivalent text string using a Tengwar font. It supports the Quenya mode and the Mode Beleriand. For example, if using the Quenya
mode, you type 'GHW' in the ASCII text window, the Tengwa for 'GHW' will appear in the Tengwar window. It allows Windows users to create and preview
Tengwar inscriptions and copy them into the Windows clipboard, where they are available to be pasted into any other Windows application. Requires Microsoft's Visual Basic 3.0 run time library 'VBRUN300.DLL' to run.
Microsoft Visual Basic run time libraries
If you don't have the Microsoft Visual Basic run time libraries mentioned above,
you can visit Microsoft's Web site and download the files you need - free of charge.
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Last Modified: 12 October 1995