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(New page: '''Daniel Steven Smith''' is a programmer and science fiction hobbyist who maintains a "http://www.acondia.com/fonts/index.html Fantasy Fonts for Windows]" website. In 1997 he created...)
 
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In [[1997]] he created [[Tengwar]] [[fonts]], the first being titled "Tengwar Quenya" and "Tengwar Sindarin" (the fonts have the same keymapping, the names have nothing to do with the languages themselves). Since then he created other variants (ornamental/capital tengwar shapes etc) and [[Cirth]] fonts.
 
In [[1997]] he created [[Tengwar]] [[fonts]], the first being titled "Tengwar Quenya" and "Tengwar Sindarin" (the fonts have the same keymapping, the names have nothing to do with the languages themselves). Since then he created other variants (ornamental/capital tengwar shapes etc) and [[Cirth]] fonts.
  
Dan Smith had to devise a keysetting to fit the tengwar into the keyboard. He decided to divide it into [[tyeller|rows]] and [[témar|series]] like the tengwar table. That way for example, the first 4 Tengwar are assigned to the leftmost row of the keyboard: '''1''', '''q''', '''a''' and '''z''' correspond to [[Tinco]], [[Parma]], [[Calma]] and [[Quessë]].
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Dan Smith had to devise a keysetting to fit the tengwar into the keyboard. He decided to divide it into [[tyeller|rows]] and [[témar|series]] like the tengwar table. That way for example, the first 4 Tengwar are assigned to the leftmost row of the keyboard: '''1''', '''q''', '''a''' and '''z''' correspond to the Row I ([[Tinco]], [[Parma]], [[Calma]], [[Quessë]]), the next 4 keys correspond to the Row II etc.
  
This philosophy has been followed by other font makers for their tengwar fonts, therefore establishing compatibility to Smith's unofficial "standard".
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This system has been followed by other font makers for their tengwar fonts (for example Parmaite, Elfica and Annatar), therefore maintaining compatibility to Smith's unofficial "standard".
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.acondia.com/fonts/dansmith/index.html Who is Dan Smith?]
 
*[http://www.acondia.com/fonts/dansmith/index.html Who is Dan Smith?]
 
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Revision as of 22:11, 30 January 2009

Daniel Steven Smith is a programmer and science fiction hobbyist who maintains a "http://www.acondia.com/fonts/index.html Fantasy Fonts for Windows]" website.

In 1997 he created Tengwar fonts, the first being titled "Tengwar Quenya" and "Tengwar Sindarin" (the fonts have the same keymapping, the names have nothing to do with the languages themselves). Since then he created other variants (ornamental/capital tengwar shapes etc) and Cirth fonts.

Dan Smith had to devise a keysetting to fit the tengwar into the keyboard. He decided to divide it into rows and series like the tengwar table. That way for example, the first 4 Tengwar are assigned to the leftmost row of the keyboard: 1, q, a and z correspond to the Row I (Tinco, Parma, Calma, Quessë), the next 4 keys correspond to the Row II etc.

This system has been followed by other font makers for their tengwar fonts (for example Parmaite, Elfica and Annatar), therefore maintaining compatibility to Smith's unofficial "standard".

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