Oh it's not awkward. It's just that the tengwar
are mapped under Dan Smith's system, which interpret's Tolkien's table in the appendix of The Lord of the Rings
onto a traditional keyboard. But since the keys on a keyboard aren't arranged like a table, the mapping isn't that obvious, so you have to either search for or just memorize the key placement. That's not so bad for the tengwar
themselves, but when it comes to the tehtar
, it's problematic. There are four versions of each tehta
that each work best with a particular size of tengwa
. All of them are mapped to Shift+ keys, so you end up using the Shift button a lot. It gets tiring on your hands after a while. Incidentally, that's the same complaint I have with writing the text in the mode of Beleriand. The Telcontar font is mapped pretty well to a QWERTY keyboard, but it's obviously designed for the tehtar
mode of writing Sindarin. The variations in glyphs used in the Beleriandic mode often fall on Shift+ keys, making them more difficult to write and more tiring on the hands.
But since I've already written out all of the text using Annatar, it's no problem to delete the "uglier" text.