Most of you must be aware of J. R. R.Tolkien, the author of "The Lord of the Rings". The author invented a language for one of the races(=Elves) in the LOTR universe, namely Quenya.

Of course this is a language on its own, but I was wondering if there is a way the output (the pdf file generated after compilation) of an English written essay, to be in Quenya characters.

Of course I do not mean a translation, just the change of characters.

  • perhaps this helps: tex.stackexchange.com/a/56517/24834 – georgd Sep 21 '13 at 14:33
  • Does tex.stackexchange.com/questions/56487/… give any help? – Joseph Wright Sep 21 '13 at 14:34
  • @JosephWright It seems that I have to write characters one by one plus the dots using that way. My question is if there is a way such that an English word to be automatically written in Quenya. – Pantelis Kazakis Sep 21 '13 at 14:37
  • Panteli, can you give us a small example? What do you want written in LaTeX and what to appear when typeset? My ears are not very pointed and wikipedia doesn't help much. – nickie Sep 21 '13 at 15:27
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    BTW, I came accross a page written by Ignacio Fernández Galván which suggests using the tengwarscript LaTeX package and a Perl script called ptt for doing what you want. I suppose you can do something similar directly in LaTeX, without the ptt script, but it will be tedious (the Perl script is 800 lines long). – nickie Sep 21 '13 at 17:51

Have a look to http://www.ctan.org/pkg/tolkienfonts ... There is an extended documentation included.

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