TRUE TYPE FONTS

1. ELFIC FONTS

1.1 - TENGWAR345: this true type font was designed in three versions (Tengwar3, Tengwar4, and Tengwar5) by me in 1994 using the program Fontographer. The idea was primarily inspired by an article published by Ronald E. Kyrmse ["QWERTY meets Feanor: The Tengwar Typewriter", Quettar (Bulletin of the Linguistic Fellowship of the Tolkien Society) No. 21, pp. 3-5, 1984]. Click here to download the fonts and their corresponding keymapping [Tengwar345.zip (69 kB)].

1.2 - TENGWAR HERENO: this true type font was first designed by me in 1994 with the name of Tengwar 04 (see above). Ronald E. Kyrmse redistributed and completed the font according to the standard keymapping proposed by Dan Smith; he also called the font like this because the proper name Otto is interpreted as a variant of Odo, from Old German "prosperity, riches", in Quenya heren. Click here to download the font [Tengwar_Hereno.zip (25 kB)].

2. GERMAN (FRAKTUR) FONTS 

2.1 – FETTE FRAKTUR. Fette (meaning “Bold” in German) Fraktur was designed by Johann Christian Bauer in 1850. Another version was created in 1875 by the C.E. Weber Foundry in Germany; the version here presented was published by the Schriftgiesserei (“Type Foundry”) Stempel AG, also in Germany, in 1908. For the present ttf the program Fontographer was used. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [fette_fraktur.zip (217 kB)].

2.2 – GROBE FRAKTUR. Grobe (meaning “Coarse” in German) Fraktur was created using the program Fontographer. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [grobe_fraktur.zip (292 kB)].

2.3 – LUTHERSCHE FRAKTUR. Luthersche Fraktur is a typeface that was originally designed by Erasmus Luther in 1708 and produced during many years by the Luther-Egenolffschen Schriftgiesserei in Germany. The present ttf was made using the program Fontographer. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [luthersche_fraktur.zip (206 kB)].

2.4 - MUENCHNER FRAKTUR. This Fraktur font (Muenchner Renaissance Fraktur) was originally created in 1885 by Heinz Koenig for the foundry of Genzsch & Heyse in Germany. The present ttf was made using the program Fontographer. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [muenchner_fraktur.zip (290 kB)].

2.5 – SCHMALE ANZEIGENSCHRIFT FRAKTUR. Schmale Anzeigenschrift (meaning “Thin advertisement writing” in German) Fraktur was designed by Professor Rudolf Koch (1916-1923). The present ttf was made using the program Fontographer. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [schmale_anzeigenschrift_fraktur.zip (228 kB)].

2.6 - SCHMALFETTE FRAKTUR. Schmalfette (meaning “Narrow or thin bold” in German) Fraktur was produced during many years by the Schriftgiesserei (“Type Foundry”) Stempel AG in Germany. The present ttf was made using the program Fontographer. Click here to download three ttf versions (a normal, b thin, c thick) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b, c [schmale_anzeigenschrift_fraktur.zip (241 kB)].

2.7 – SUETTERLIN FRAKTUR. Suetterlin Fraktur or Deutsche Suetterlin Schrift (meaning “German Suetterlin writing”) was created in 1911 by Ludwig Suetterlin and used extensively in German elementary schools until the mid-forties. The present ttf was made using the program Fontographer. Click here to download two ttf versions (a normal, b inclined or italic) and pdf text archives of key mapping, original bitmaps used to create the ttf font, and complete sample of all characters in versions a, b [suetterlin_fraktur.zip (180 kB)].