The above message is repeated. The first appearance shows Tengwar as
encoded into the Basic Multilingual Plane of Unicode in the Private Use
Area according to the ConScript Unicode Registry. The second appearance
is encoded to Plane Fifteen (a private use plane) according to the proposal
being considered by Unicode/ISO for inclusion to Plane One, the Secondary
Multilingual Plane. The code points are extrapolated from the proposal
along with the Roadmap, but are placed in Plane Fifteen rather than Plane
One because the script has not yet been accepted. The proposal is still
under review and experts are debating topics such as proper handling of
combining marks in the encoding stream.
Converting from the Conscript Basic Multilingual Plane Private Use Area
encoding to the experimental encoding involves simple addition. Add
933888 to the decimal character number, just like for the Cirth.
If Tengwar is accepted into Plane One exactly as it is proposed, a similar
math operation would be used to convert existing non-Standard material into
an officially approved format.
Will Tengwar be accepted under the format used in the most recent proposal?
Probably not. So, pages like this one are primarily for testers, implementers,
and innovators to explore future possibilities of the encoding standard beyond
the Basic Multilingual Plane.
The Private Use Area in the Basic Multilingual Plane (Plane Zero) and the Private
Use Plane itself (Plane Fifteen) represent code points which will never be assigned
by the various standards organizations. Web sites like the ConScript Unicode Registry
offer one way of using some of those code points. But, there are various groups,
small and large, who also use the Private Use Area. This means that the display
of any Private Use Area material depends on the font(s) installed on your system.
If your system is using a font which has different characters or no characters
at all assigned to those private code points, you'll either see gibberish or null
To see another experimental example of Plane Zero and Plane Fifteen encodings
for Tengwar, please visit this page by Tom Gewecke:
If you wish to learn what...
(Plane Zero PUA)
... means, please visit
To learn more about Тенгвар (not to mention
Кертар, which is sometimes called Ангертас
Мориа), please visit:
Jazyky a písma-Tengwar:
Mellonath Daeron, an impressive web site:
For a careful study of how Tengwar might be used to write English,
My home page