It is possible to have a fixed Tengwar text, so that anyone, even without the proper fonts, can compile a document with this text?

I have installed and followed this guide, and I can compile documents with Tengwar. I'm looking to put a fixed Tengwar text in Beamer document shared between others, that don't have the fonts.

  • Not sure why, once its installed, you can't use it in whatever documents you want. But, if nothing else, you can compile Tengwar as standalone documents and include elsewhere as graphics. – Steven B. Segletes Nov 19 '19 at 13:40
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    they either need the fonts, or you should include the text as an image, the other systems need something to tell them the letter shapes. – David Carlisle Nov 19 '19 at 14:07
  • You ought to be able to put a copy of the open-source font in the project directory. – Davislor Nov 20 '19 at 7:12
  • You say in the first sentence that you want people without the fonts to be able to compile the documents. They should be able to install them from CTAN, like any other font. You say in the second paragraph that you want to share the Beamer document. If it’s compiled to PDF, it would embed the font subset it uses. – Davislor Nov 20 '19 at 7:13
  • Yes @Davislor, but I would like to save the hassle of installing fonts, since the text is only decoration. Actually I'm sharing the Beamer source. – Tomás Concepción Miranda Nov 20 '19 at 10:59

Following the recommendation of Steven B. Segletes, I decided to compile a standalone Tengwar text. It is possible to specify a transparent background with \nopagecolor using the xcolor package.





tengwar with orchid color scheme

To get the right colors for a Beamer presentation using the orchid theme, I used this guide, and apply them to the text. Then, in the Beamer, I just \includegraphics the output Tengwar text PDF (named one_ring.pdf):

    This inscription says in Black Speech:

    \textit{Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,}\\
    \textit{Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.} \\~\\

    Translated, the words mean:

    \textit{One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,}\\
    \textit{One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.}

beamer with tengwar text

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  • Please use the edit link on your question to add additional information. The Post Answer button should be used only for complete answers to the question. - From Review – Sveinung Nov 19 '19 at 22:14
  • How should the answer be improved? – Tomás Concepción Miranda Nov 19 '19 at 22:39
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    Add an MWE and a example of the output – Sveinung Nov 19 '19 at 23:50
  • Ah yes, I was thinking about making one. – Tomás Concepción Miranda Nov 19 '19 at 23:51
  • As an alternative to specifying the background color, you could make the background transparent and overlay the text. – Davislor Nov 21 '19 at 2:23

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