Hesperides is a complete rewrite of Dragon Flame for Mac OS X, contributed by Thomas Deniau. Hesperides integrates Hiswelókë's Sindarin dictionary (currently
based on lexicon 0.994), with a state-of-the-art Mac OS X interface and the Narmacil engine
(courtesy of the YaTT project and used to transcribe words in Tengwar).
Hesperides requires Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.
Hesperides includes a "Transcribe to Tengwar" feature. However, to make it work correctly,
you will have to install the Tengwar fonts system-wide (they are ncluded in Hesperides
for your convenience, but can only be only used from within the application if you
don't install them system-wide). So use "Font Book" to install the fonts located in the
"Fonts" directory of the disk image.
If you want to add additional modes (that is, more TengwarScribe modes) to
Hesperides, or additional fonts as well (as long as they are TrueType), put them in
your "Library/Application Support/Hesperides" folder (located in your home folder).
Hesperides is free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General
Download Hesperides for Mac OS X and simply enjoy!
You may also want to contribute to the future development of Hesperides:
Any comments or suggestions about Hesperides should be addressed
to thomas AT nousoft DOT org.
Hesperides is named after the
Garden of the Hesperides in the Greek mythology, where trees giving golden
apples grew. It was garded by a hundred-headed dragon... A suitable
name for the Mac OS version of Dragon Flame, isn't it?