Tengwar on a general purpose translation site

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Fri Mar 11 22:49:56 CST 2022

On Mon,  7 Mar 2022 21:15:24 +0000 (GMT)
Julian Bradfield via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org> wrote:

> On 2022-03-07, James Kass via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org>
> wrote:
> > What’s the estate’s stance on Tengwar in the CSUR?  
> You would have to ask them, and explain what the CSUR is.
> My guess would be that the answer would be neutral, as CSUR is
> entirely unofficial and has no legal baggage associated with it.
> In practice, the Tolkien Estate does not interfere with fan activities
> provided (a) they're not commercialized, and (b) they do not bring
> Tolkien's name into disrepute (in the opinion of the Estate).
> Whether they even go so far as to admit this, I don't remember, but by
> observation it's been their practice for the last fifty years.

Might there be a copyright protection on 20th century additions
to the Cyrillic script that prohibits their use to bring the Russian
government into disrepute?


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