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README

28/06/91  As a concession to those who for some reason don't have Metafont,
the following files are now included: teng10.tfm and cirth.tfm (the font
metric files), and {teng10,cirth}.pk{300,360} (the pk files generated
with mode imagen (i.e. Laserwriter) at normal size and at magstep 1).


(README changed 13/06/90; conditions relaxed)

*** Important Note ***

These files are copyright (c) 1987 J.C. Bradfield.
They are distributed on the following conditions:
 (a) You may make the source and generated fonts available at your site.
 (b) You may use the generated fonts in any academic or non-commercial
     publication. You may not charge, or allow any other user at your 
     site to charge, for use of these fonts.
 (c) You, or any user at your site, may make modifications for his or
     her own use. If you distribute any modified form of these files, you
     must include the original files clearly labelled as such.
     If you produce modifications that seem useful, you are asked to
     send them to me, so that they can be incorporated into the master
     files.
 (d) You may redistribute these files to single individuals (who are
     asked to act on the note below), but you may *not* place these
     files in a public archive site without my permission.

The tengwar font is still under development; when I consider that a
reasonably final version has been produced, conditions (c) and (d) 
will no longer apply; but until then I ask you to comply.


*** PLEASE *** If you use these fonts, let me know (at the contact
address below). One day, I may actually get round to the necessary tidying 
and improvement, at which time I shall want to replace all earlier versions.
In particular, I hope that the facilities of TeX 3.0 will allow a great
improvement in the "user interface" to the fonts.


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The only file that needs to be input is teng10.mf ; all the other
files are called by it. Hence, on a Unix system, the following 
should generate a tengwar font at magnification \magstep1 for
the Apple Laserwriter:
mf '\mode:=imagen; mag := magstep1; input teng10'

If you have difficulties, contact your local Metafont guru in
the first instance.

*****************************************

The cirth font is rather hastily put together, and is not properly
organized as yet. It is therefore distributed as a single stand-alone
file, so again all you have to do is:
mf '\mode:=imagen; mag := magstep1; input cirth'

*****************************************

The file teng.tex contains the macros I use for setting tenwar
when using TeX. I'm afraid they're not commented---tough! The general
idea is that the ^ character is used to put a vowel over its consonant,
so for example to print 
 Ai! laurie lantar lassi s\'urinen
in tengwar, I would type
{\quenya ^Ia l^Ua^ri^@e ^la^DaR ^la^Zi s^*u^ri^nen}

You'll have to note which ASCII character corresponds to which
tengwa for yourself; I don't have a table prepared. A point to watch
out for is that in Quenya, 'v' usually transcribes vilya, which is 
represented by the ASCII character  w ;  v  represents the tengwa
amba  (i.e. the encoding is basically set up for use with English).

*****************************************

Contacting me:

I can be contacted by post at:
 J.C. Bradfield
 Dept of Computer Science
 The King's Buildings
 Mayfield Road
 EDINBURGH
 U.K.          EH9  3JZ

I can be contacted by electronic mail as:
  jcb@lfcs.ed.ac.uk   (in Internet domain ordering)

If that doesn't work, you should kick your postmaster, and then
get him/her to tell you how to reach that address. (Well, maybe
you kick after you get the info!)


Happy typesetting,
Julian Bradfield.
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