This script will transliterate written Quenya from the Roman alphabet into tengwar -- please note that this script does not transliterate English into tengwar! Also, the output requires that you have version 1.9d of Dan Smith's Tengwar font, "Tengwar Quenya", installed on your system. Otherwise, the output will look like gibberish.
To use the script, just enter your word or phrase in the text box, then press "Encanta tengwainen" ("Re-shape [it] using tengwar") to see your transliteration. (A sample phrase is already there for you.)
You can use any of three methods for indicating accents (long vowels):
However, you may not mix the different methods. The script will assume that the first style it finds holds true for the entire text sample.
Note that diereses (thë twö döts) are unnecessary, and can be left off in all cases.
This script will understand both old-style "Qenya" spellings (such as Qenya and Kalakirya) and LotR-style "Quenya" spellings (Quenya and Calacirya). You can even mix the two together with no ill effects.
The requirement for Dan Smith's font is annoying, I know -- that font may not even work on non-Windows systems. I'm working on a version that will create a GIF, PNG, or other graphic file for better platform-independence. Expect it by the end of June, 2002.
Tecindo was written in Perl by Kai MacTane. Feel free to contact him with: bug reports; suggestions for new features; preferences on default options; and other mail relating to tecindo.