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Poll: Tengwar or generic white letters?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by PsychoI3oy, 16 May 2004.

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tengwar or generic lettering?

  1. tengwar in gold

    34 vote(s)
    69.4%
  2. generic white

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  1. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    as posted over in my LOTR themed mod project log, i'm at the point where i'm ready to put letters on the keyboard, should I use handwritten tengwar

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    (shown here practicing on another keyboard)

    or the premade white rub-on lettering?
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    I'm unsure of how steady my hands are to do all the keyboard in tengwar, but I really want it to look good....

    j00 decide!!!!
     
  2. Carbon

    Carbon Banned

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    Tengwar :thumb:
     
  3. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    tbh.. get some decal paper, and make some transfers..
     
  4. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    tengwar all the way
     
  5. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    but will it work on black? I'd be getting the clear decal paper and printing with a standard epson inkjet. the whole basis of CMYK printing is that it starts with a white background and adds color from there. If it's starting on clear (going onto black) then it'll be really dark and won't look good.

    That and i don't feel like spending $10-20 for the kit and fixative and paper (including software i won't use cause i'm in linux) on something that's that much of an unknown.

    but thanks for the response, I may do that eventually but the money just isn't there right now.
     
  6. SuperFreak

    SuperFreak What's a Dremel?

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    Tengwar should look great, I think! (BTW, my first post on this great forum! :thumb: )
     
  7. Luhny

    Luhny What's a Dremel?

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    if you have a steady hand then do it
     
  8. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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  9. kh15

    kh15 What's a Dremel?

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    no offence but the whole lord of the rings thing is so geeky, but thats just my oppinion if anyone wants it
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    surely the computer modification scene as a whole is just as geeky :hehe:
     
  11. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    I have 3 words for this response:

    Pot.

    kettle.

    black.
     
  12. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    well thanks to all (most?) for voting/replying, i guess i'll try my hand at the tengwar this afternoon after work
     
  13. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    Where do you get the white rub on letterings? I've been looking for those for a freaking year and haven't ever found them locally, and don't know what to search for on the intarweb!!
     
  14. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    office depot didn't have them so i went to hobby lobby.

    the particular ones i got (if it helps with googling) are made by Chartpak Alpha Graphics and are part number AG13G 'SM Alphabet WHT' upc 0 14173 29230 8

    also try searching on just AG13 or other numbers to find other variations. these were the only white ones they had and i'm darn lucky they are small enough. They had gold letters that were bigger and black ones in all sizes. Free popsicle stick included with the lettering :)

    hope that's enough info
     
  15. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    I remeber a while ago I saw a guy who made custom white decals in photoshop for his black keybaord. If I remeber correctly, he took white ink for stmamps and whatnot and used an inkjet refill kit (those syringe type kits) and filled the black ink catigde (after thoroughly cleaning it). Think you could do something like that with gold ink?
     
  16. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    possibly, but i have an epson printer, and the heads don't change with the cartriges. So i don't wanna screw up my printer heads trying nonstandard inks. it is a good idea though, i hadn't thought of that.


    on another note, in an effort to make the tip of my gold pen smaller to fit better on the keys, i have officially mangled it so that it's now more of a sharpie tip than it is calligraphy. i don't know if i can kep messing with it to get it back to a chisel tip, so it might be the white letters for now but possible gold lettering later. :wallbash: :wallbash: :sigh: :wallbash: :sigh:
     
  17. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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  18. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    ooh i like that idea, could just get some crazy colours of ink and refill and print all sorts of keeeerrraaaaaaazy things. and im soon to have 6 empty cartridges as well :naughty:

    sweet

    OT: where in IL are you morphine? native Chicagoan meself (well close enough anyway). w00t for IL :worried:
     
  19. unclean

    unclean SMP obsessive

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    how would you use the tengwar?

    its not a,b,c,d,e, and so forth.
     
  20. kh15

    kh15 What's a Dremel?

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    yea but common its not as bad is learning some elf language out of a movie lol
     

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