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Elvish Tengwar - MkII by DCLeadboot Elvish Tengwar - MkII by DCLeadboot
Lord of the Rings mania again. And I've got a certain interest in code-breaking, so Tolkien's Dwarfish Runes and Elvish Script fascinate me. :XD:
As far as the tengwar was concerned, it was much more difficult to figure out, because the values of the letters varied in use between the main languages of Elves (Quenya and Sindarin) and Men.

The credit for sources that helped me make this font go to Tolkien and his appendices, first of all. I had further help from the Wikipedia and 'the Complete Tolkien Companion' - a book by J. E. A. Tyler that I had the good providence to find in a bookshop during a holiday in Scotland.
Also to :iconsnurtz:'s tutorial here: [link]

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's writings for Lord of the Rings.

Note, this is a new version!!
After all the stuff I've recently been learning about writing Elvish, I finally decided to give my old Elvish font a major overhaul.
This MkII version of my Tengwar font sees:
:bulletred: The character-shapes tidied up a bit.
:bulletorange: The tehtar (vowel accentuations) can now be placed under preceding characters, as well as over the next.
:bulletyellow: The additional characters for common words such as "the" have now been added, as have the plural-s loops.
:bulletgreen: The wavy-line characters have now been included for double-letters and nasal-blends.
:bulletblue: This version includes Elvish puctuation and numbers.
:bulletpurple: The preview pic has been completely redone to act as a (hopefully comprehensive) user's guide for the use of this font. Examples are also included.

To install this font, click Download and save the ZIP file. This file contains Tengwar.TTF and Tengwar-MrII.JPG - extract thes files. (The image-file is the user-guide)
Find your Fonts folder - it will probably be under Windows/Fonts - and click-drag Tengwar.TTF into this folder to install it.
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PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I ... will have to study this a bit ... might take some time .... :O
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... it's rather... complicated... ^^;
Thanks for the fave! :)
Weyandawik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent work putting this together. I taught myself Tengwar a couple months ago from a variety of random, sometimes inconsistent sources; I wish I had found this then. Thank you for putting this up, hopefully it will draw more people to the Tengwar's beauty :)
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I first worked on this a few years ago, I think... but yeah, this could be useful if you do another talk about the Tengwar hand in the future...? ;)
Thanks very much!
FosMoira Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
This is beautifully put together, thank you for all the work you've put into it
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
AlmostAige Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for putting this all together you perfect person!
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's one heck of a blessing! :XD:
But hey, I'm only as perfect as the average fallible human... ;)
MomokoStars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh, this is WONDERFUL! This is going to make attempting to figure out what the heck I'm trying to write so much easier. :D Thankyou!
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
Certainly makes all that research worthwhile, when you can get useful results like these.
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