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7th Year +

CELEBRATION TIME!

Quenya101 starts its 7th year of life!

It began in a February, 3rd…just like this one here, but it was in a different world, in a different life, many things are left behind there and they are never coming back.

It began with a Welcome! post with no pretension at all. Actually, I had no idea what to do, what to write, how I would build this place wherein I would deposit everything that I love about this language.

It began with my words. My keyboard and words. Love was the fuel and in time, things started to grow, to develop, like an embryo.

One section here, another page there, let’s help people with this, now with that…and here I am, years later with millions of faithful elves joining the multitude of devoted Tolkien fans.

Now, Quenya101 has 61 special dates converted into the elvish calendar, 471 famous quotes translated, 524 posts published, 556 names etymologically composed, 4,084 words translated into Quenya, 8,892 comments and thousands (I really can say that) thousands of hours of my FREE time dedicated to Quenya101 Language Institute site.

But…

Why?

Because of YOU!

I’m here because of you. You are the ones who want it. You are the ones like myself who urge to learn, to understand, to have that written, pronounced, translated and explained in Quenya.

You want it, you got it!

Forgive me if I cannot deliver the amount you want and deserve. Millions of you are too many for one of me.

But I am here and I’m gonna try my best. Be sure of that.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for being there at the other side of the screen.

Year 6 brought some many new things! We were back with regular posts (some months almost in a daily basis…something never saw here), the creation of our OWN exclusive Tengwar Fonts as well as a new Tengwar Font Guide compiling the best there is currently. A SHOP was opened! New services directed to tattoo fans who wish to get theirs. A new full-time project to follow the Ainulindalë Quenyanna legacy now covering Eärendillinwë (thanks to Jonathan Britton)…

Wow, man….if you only knew what is coming this 7th year! But I cannot spoil the surprises. You’ll have to sit down and enjoy at the right time what’s in store for you. Stay tuned here where you know you get everything in Quenya…

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A new Tengwar fonts collection

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I present to you the 4th Tengwar Fonts Collection: Silvan-elven! It brings you more 6 Tengwar fonts for our compilation, enabling us all to find, locate and download all Tengwar fonts we need in one single place: The Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide! Here’s a preview of what you’re gonna find in the new collection:

In one single collection, you’re gonna find fixed and adjusted Tengwar fonts (such as Tengwar Gandalf the White) as well as new and exclusive ones! Don’t forget the multi-faced Tengwar Telcontar which is awesome once you start typing with it. The easiest of all!

Enjoy!

I Tauriquendi!

 

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Elizabeth, my Tengwar is thine…

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And here it is!!!! The 3rd original and exclusive Quenya101 Tengwar font to be released, Tengwar Bathory.

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As dark as it can get, Tengwar Bathory is dedicated to Elizabeth Bathory (kind obvious huh?), the blood countess who has inspired many songs and movies due to its cruelty and brutality when killing young women only to bathe in their blood. [OUCH! Nasty!]

Wow, dude! What a fantastic font to write in red blood and pure white in the darkest of pics. By the way, credits must be given to Mariam Zakarian and Jessica Lundberg! You can see their beautiful art here.

With a gothic style and dripping blood with its sharp corners, Tengwar Bathory is ideal for translating that black metal lyrics into Quenya. The writings in the image above is an example. You can check their meanings here and here.

Below, a Quenya pangram so you can taste the flavour of Tengwar Bathory:

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There you go. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more!!! The 4th Tengwar Font is out in the oven…hmmmm, so delicious….

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Tengwar Burger! Yummy!

But WAIT! You can get Tengwar Bathory RIGHT NOW! No need to wait. (As well as Tengwar Kornography and Tengwar Kids). Click below and enjoy your fancy Tengwar typing!

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THE definite Tengwar Fonts Guide

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Voilà! The guide is among us. Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide has been released today and now you can get ALL the Tengwar Fonts there are in the internet in one single place. HERE!

Updates will come, additions will be made and all the new and original Tengwar Fonts I’m developing right now (and some have already been displayed like Tengwar Kornography and Tengwar Kids) will be there!

This will also affect Fast Line and X101 requests! Oh yeah! And it’s for the better. Now, new packs with new fonts will be available and you just need to ask it to have them written for you!

I told you, didn’t I? BEHOLD, it’s a new Tengwar Fonts era! Right here, right now…

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Tengwar fonts FUN FUN FUN!

Well, I’ve been working a lot these couple of days creating fonts nonstop and I got some more already finished and ready to be used! I present to you all the new Tengwar Kids:

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I’m not sure if that was inspired in Spongebob Squarepants, but well I can’t hide the fond feelings I have for that cartoon. I wanted this new Tengwar font to be funny, less serious than all others around the internet.

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Soon, very soon all these fonts will be available for download in the new Tengwar Fonts page I’m developing here. Also, don’t think this is it. There’s so much more to come! Fonts in concept phase and others already finished, like:

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Tengwar Bathory

As you can realize by the image above, all my fonts following a friendly mapping unlike Tengwar Annatar (which I enjoy typing even though some people don’t like it) which you definitely need to study its character mapping before typing anything. Tengwar Kornography, Tengwar Kids and the coming Tengwar Bathory follow the same pattern where you get what you type! T stands for T, not another thing. Easier for beginners, easier to type, easier to learn! It’s a win-win!

To finish, let’s celebrate the creativity festival I’m having these days with a song, shall we? It’s HwandeCalion TéracornaLanni time! (you can even listen the singing clicking this link)

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Tengwar Fonts are HERE TO STAY!

are-you-readyThis is historical! For ages, for years I have wanted to develop my own Tengwar fonts but I had never ever got the skills and knowledge to do that!

09/13/16 changed everything! I did it! I sat down, did my homework and now A NEW ERA of customized and original Tengwar Fonts has arrived!

Prepare yourselves, buckle your seatbelts and let’s ride with an infinite amount of new Tengwar designs.

And the first one, who took me the whole night….(I was literally awaken 24 hours to finish this first baby):

Tengwar Kornography 2.0

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And I tell you honestly, MANY MORE will come. I can create anything now! A new page will be added to Quenya101 with everything you need to know and get concerning Tengwar Fonts. Stay tuned. Meanwhile…check the odyssey towards Tengwar Kornography:

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The exact moment my first Tengwar font is born:

Well, I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Anyway, talking about being born, baby and stuff…you might wonder what’s the next Tengwar font coming….(here’s an initial glimpse):

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Tengwar Kids 😀

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Tengwar Kornography

Tengwar Cornotécina

As a metal fan, I like metal fonts and as a Quenya fan, I like Tengwar alphabet. You can see where I’m going here, right? To the infinite and beyond, to the new frontier, to nobody has ever dared to be before…(at least that I’m aware of)….

Anyway, I’ve been trying to make new fonts for a long time now but I don’t have what it takes to really make them. I have limited knowledge of computer and I know somebody will eventually make my vision come true so everyone can type weird and new Tengwar fonts. My #1 vision involves Korn and Tengwar. I present to you officially, Tengwar Kornography:

Tengwar Kornography

 

Do you see the point here? You know…this style may not please you like it pleases me, but the point is: ANY Tengwar font is possible! There’s no limit to where creativity may take you. If I knew how to work with font creating softwares, I’d have designed tons of fonts and I want to stimulate the ones who got skills and knowledge for that. Create and be joyful with the work of your hands! (like I am now)

If you like this particular font, check How do we say (…) in Quenya? section where some sentences were already written with…

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Tengwar (Broken) Fonts Guide 4

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts there is right now including original and exclusive ones.

So far so good. We have had 18 Tengwar fonts compiled so far, excellent ones to choose from according to your taste BUT now, I present to you….the handicapped lil’ siblings, the Tengwar Broken Fonts. Why do I call them that way? Lots of reasons!

Well, to start with, whoever designed them didn’t follow the conventional Tengwar keyboard mapping. Not only that, some Tengwar fonts are missing…tengwar! Some are just little punctuation details some are extremely important. Is that it? NO. Some Tengwar fonts have an alternate different way of typing them altogether. I really think the intention when doing it might have been good, but it’s confusing once you get used with the real well-design and mapped Tengwar fonts.

Anyway, if you’re an advanced Tengwar writer, you should fare quite well with those “broken fonts”, if not….AVOID THEM! They won’t help you understand how Tengwar works, they won’t help you typing them even if they look like easier and it’s very very likely you end up with gibberish stuff and perhaps it’s not even your fault…it’s the font that is broken somehow.

This time I won’t add the links to download the fonts (they are no good for writing anyway) but if you still wanna get them…check the internet. It’s not hard to find those. Also, they will NEVER be used as written text in Quenya101, so don’t worry about being Middle-Earth ready too.  This is just an informative post well-fitted to be part of this Tengwar Fonts Guide series.

Tengwar Fonts Guides

Part I
(Annatar, Annatar Italics, Noldor, Gothika, Quenya & Sindarin)

Part II
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)

Part III
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)

Check the pangram image and most of the times it’ll be very clear why and where the Tengwar font is broken.

Tengwar Cursive

Tengwar Cursive

Tengwar Cursive is a tiny font with little problems to be honest. Punctuation most of the times. It’s easy to solve them making the font usable.

Tengwar Naive

Tengwar Naive

Tengwar Naive has got minor problems with punctuation too. The only big issue is the lack of the tengwar calma as you can see in the 4th line the word “Cuiviénello” written without C.

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Tengwar Gandalf

Tengwar-Gandalf = HUGE problem. Alternate mapping, missing tengwar, one single tehtar position…it’s hard to use this one. Most people do….wrongly! The positive point is the stylish inverted lambë.

Tengwar Mazarbul

Tengwar Mazarbul

Tengwar Mazarbul feels like how an orc would (try) to write Tengwar. It’s pretty cool, except for the alternate mapping, all the missing stuff and the nonsense “C’s” full of dots. A pity.

Tengwar Typewriter

Tengwar Typewriter

Tengwar Typewriter has good intentions. It’s basically the alternate mapping that screws everything. It can be used with care and attention though.

RSMorona

RSMorona

This is the WORST of all. RSMorona is just a unorganized collection of symbols that follows nothing. Impossible to use unless, you don’t wanna make sense. Such a shame.

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NO!…never ever!

As said before, there’s no Middle-Earth ready test as the fonts above will never be used in Quenya101 texts (only images if ever).

Stay tuned for more….

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Tengwar Fonts Guide 3

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts there is right now including original and exclusive ones.

Oh ho…..3 in a row, but yeah…I hope you’re enjoying the ride with our Tengwar Fonts collection! We have already had 12 tengwar fonts on the 2 previous posts (links below) and now more 6 to be added. Keep counting!

Tengwar Fonts Guides

Part I
(Annatar, Annatar Italics, Noldor, Gothika, Quenya & Sindarin)

Part II
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)

Part IV – The Broken
(Cursive, Naive, Gandalf, Mazarbul, Typewriter & Morona)

Like before, here you’ll find the Fonts’ names, a pangram with of all tengwar, files to download and even a test to check if your internet browser is Middle-Earth ready!

OBS: If you don’t know how to type using Tengwar, please read THIS before downloading the fonts and typing like a regular keyboard. That’s not how it works!

(Click at the heading to download the font file)

Tengwar Elfica

Tengwar Elfica

Tengwar Elfica resembles a little bit Tengwar Beleriand but the tehtar as well as its tengwar are slight modified to give a different feel to the font. A good one.

Greifswalder Tengwar

Greifswalder Tengwar

Greifswalder Tengwar is different even in the name. It feels like a mixture of Armenian/Georgian alphabet to me. Its Tengwar are interestingly linked when written.

TengwarOptime

TengwarOptime

TengwarOptime (yes, altogether) is a block font, mechanic and it feels like a robot would write that way.

Elfic Caslin

Elfic Caslin

Surprise, surprise! A Tengwar font that is not called Tengwar! I love this one! It’s like a typewrite version of what Tengwar should look like. Perfect for writing newspaper!

Tengwar Formal

Tengwar Formal

Tengwar Formal is a very thin and elegant font. Its form is delicate and it reminds me a feminine calligraphy.

Tengwar Hereno

Tengwar Hereno

Tengwar Atari this one should be called! It’s definitely a font for old vintage computer games!

NOW,

The test!

Middle Earth Ready

Can you read them as they are? Check below and see if your computer shows you the correct Tengwar fonts? If not, don’t despair! Follow the instructions here and get your PC elvish friendly!

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Tengwar Fonts Guide 2

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts there is right now including original and exclusive ones.

Resuming the previous post, let’s check more Tengwar fonts and add them to our catalog! Yeah….they are not that few (although I always think there should be MORE) and here it comes new 6 ones! This is just part II of the series and the links to the other parts are (or will be) given below.

Tengwar Fonts Guides

Part I
(Annatar, Annatar Italics, Noldor, Gothika, Quenya & Sindarin)

Part III
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)

Part IV – The Broken
(Cursive, Naive, Gandalf, Mazarbul, Typewriter & Morona)

Like part I, here you’ll find the Fonts’ names, a pangram with of all tengwar, files to download and even a test to check if your internet browser is Middle-Earth ready!

OBS: If you don’t know how to type using Tengwar, please read THIS before downloading the fonts and typing like a regular keyboard. That’s not how it works!

(Click at the heading to download the font file)

Tengwar Beleriand

Tengwar Beleriand

Tengwar Beleriand has a nice standard visual with stylish curvy ends in some tengwar and tehtar. Well balanced and the favorite of most Avari!

Tengwar Eldamar

Tengwar Eldamar

Tengwar Eldamar feels like a dagger. It’s a sharp font with pretty marked tehtar. To me, it’s the most “Arabic” of Tengwar fonts. I can’t explain, I just feel that about it!

Tengwar Galvorn

Tengwar Galvorn

Tengwar Galvorn is a crystal, hollow and perhaps shiny font. It’s huge also. (It’s size 12 like the others, but can you see the difference?).

Tengwar Mornedhel

Tengwar Mornedhel

Tengwar Mornedhel is the twin sister of Galvorn. The only difference is the darkness. Mornedhel means Dark Elf in Sindarin, so it makes sense.

Tengwar Parmaite

Tengwar Parmaite

Tengwar Parmaite is a formal, well styled and pretty tiny font. I didn’t mess with the size again, that’s its natural size 12 like all other fonts presented here.

Tengwar Teleri

Tengwar Teleri

Tengwar Teleri is not a proof that Elves have bad calligraphy. Take a close look: it’s swans you see! That’s right! A weird looking, original font from that Teleri people!

NOW,

The test!

Middle Earth Ready

Is your computer ready to read correctly those Tengwar fonts? Check the text below and if you see them with their proper Tengwar fonts you’re good to go! Yay! And if not, well….follow the instructions here and get elvish friendly!

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Tengwar Fonts Guide

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts from the whole freaking internet AND also original and exclusive ones.

After the new promising feature of Quenya101 presented in the previous post, this guide is more than needed to help everyone with Tengwar Fonts. With this guide, you’ll have a complete catalog of all existing Tengwar fonts out there. Names, a pangram with of all tengwar, files to download and even a test to check if your internet browser is Middle-Earth ready!

Here you have only part I of this series. More is to come. When they do, links will be displayed here for easy navigation.

Tengwar Fonts Guide

Part II
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)

Part III
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)

Part IV – The Broken
(Cursive, Naive, Gandalf, Mazarbul, Typewriter & Morona)

So, let’s start! (Click at the heading to download the font file)

OBS: If you don’t know how to type using Tengwar, please read THIS before downloading the fonts and typing like a regular keyboard. That’s not how it works!

Tengwar Annatar

Tengwar Annatar Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Annatar as you see in the image above is a standard writing, balanced and with a neutral elvish style.

Tengwar Annatar Italics

Tengwar Annatar Italics Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Annatar Italics is the #1 choice of Tolkien fans as it’s the One Ring inscription and it flows beautifully in a cursive and “liquid” way.

Tengwar Noldor

Tengwar Noldor Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Noldor is the most Dwarvish Tengwar can get! Full of straight lines, it’s perfect for chiseling stone and perhaps make amends with that stunted bearded people!

Tengwar Gothika

Tengwar Gothika Quenya Pangram

Elves in Middle-Ages? Unusual combination, but why not? Tengwar Gothika is one of my favorite ones! It adds an air of medieval taste to the already beautiful alphabet.

Tengwar Quenya

Tengwar Quenya Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Quenya is a serious font with stern face and balanced visual. It’s good for documents or history specially those related to…Alqualondë burning ships! (Trolling Thingol)

Tengwar Sindarin

Tengwar Sindarin Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Sindarin may be called cousin to Tengwar Quenya. Both are alike but this one here is merrier, almost handwritten one might say, with a rounded quality stressed in it.

NOW,

The test!

Middle Earth Ready

Can you see the tengwar below as you see above? If you download the fonts you should be able to. If not, try using Windows 7 and Google Chrome 26. That’s what I got here and I  can see pretty well all the Tengwar writing! If you have problems even after downloading the fonts, please tell me! We’re gonna try to solve this riddle and help you turning your computer elvish-friendly and Middle-Earth ready! 🙂

(PS: Mobiles? Forget it!!! No hope on the horizon yet!)

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