This font represents the Tengwar/Tehtar alphabet of the late Prof. J. R. R. Tolkien as it may have been written by the Sea-Elves of Tol Eressa (ref. The Silmarilion, JRRT). They were said to be fond of sailing and of the sea, and to have ahd a great fleet of swan-ships which were their prized posession. Cirdan the Shipwright, a Sindarin elf, was kin to them, as the Sindar were descendants of Teleri who did not leave Middle-earth for Valinor. To reflect their love of swans and the sea, I have stylized the Feanorian Tengwar to look like swans or other waterfowl, and several of the Tehtar to look like feathers.
The keymap follows the Windows Tengwar Standard keymap established by Daniel S. Smith. All characters are present and approximately to scale. The size ration of Dan Smith's standard Tengwar font, Tengwar Quenya, and the current font is approximately 10::6.65, or 3::2 for a near approximation. Thus when using Tengwar Quenya at 16 pt, Tengwar Teleri looks best at 24 pt, and so on. Because of the stylization, some users may wish to initial other Tengwar fonts with Teleri. In this case, Teleri tehtar are to be used and not scaled versions of other fonts' tehtar.
Tengwar Teleri font contains 221 defined characters and 108 unique glyphs.
The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (5), Latin Extended-B (1), Spacing Modifier Letters (3), Greek and Coptic (1), General Punctuation (16), Letterlike Symbols (1), Mathematical Operators (3).
- Font Name:Tengwar Teleri
- Trademark:© 2003 Redruth's Basement Software. All Rights Reserved
- Manufacturer:Redruth's Basement Software
- Designer:Josh Griffing --- Redruth's Basement Software
Tengwar Teleri is based (somewhat loosely) on the elven runes of J. R. R. Tolkein. The Teleri were one of the the three races of the High Elves, a portion of whom remained in Beleriand with Elwë Thingol and became the Sindarin, the Grey Elves of Middle Earth, while many others were carried to within sight of Valinor by Ulmo of the waters. There they dwelt in Tol Eressëa under the stars, and built tall swan ships and sailed the Sundering Seas. I have designed this font to reflect this; there is no precident for cygnoform tengwa in Tolkien's own work. Character Map ©1998 Daniel Stephen Smith [Redruth's Basement is in no way affiliated with the Tolkein Estate.]
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