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Hesperides is an adaptation of Didier Willis' Dragon Flame, a sindarin (the grey-elven language, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien) dictionary, to Mac OS X.

So, Mac Lovers can now be lambendili too : Hesperides integrates Didier's sindarin dictionary, distributed on his Web site as a XML file, with a state-of-the-art Mac OS X interface and the Narmacil engine (to display the words using Tengwar).
What's New
Version 1.2.1:
  • adds Intel and 64-bit support in order to reduce the executable size (and now requires Mac OS X 10.5 as a consequence).
  • fixes a bug where one could select the "Sindarin Classic" mode when an English word was selected.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Jimw commented on 11 Jul 2010
Oel ngati kameie
Eywa Ngahu
[Version 1.2.1]


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Yoshinatsu commented on 11 Jul 2010
Thank you!! This will be really interesting!!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Jimw commented on 11 Jul 2010
This is not about the app but about the subject.

The most current "fictional" language of strong interest seems to be Na;'vi. It will gain even more interest after Aug 27,2010.

FYI: It took a PhD linguistics professor 4 years to create it! He already has indicated that he plans to expand it. It already has a complete dictionary, on-line translator, grammatical rules, and pronunciation guide as well as manuals and virtual classes. It actually seems to be currently headed into becoming a "real" language.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Tim27 replied on 11 Jul 2010
What does it matter if the language is "current"? Tolkien spent most of his life creating different languages and an entire world not even remotely tapped by Peter Jackson's movies. An amazing accomplishment, which will be revered far longer than one movie (Avatar) in which we are given no back story. It's is a cheesy ripoff of Ferngully and Pocahontas. Can I also ask why the aliens kiss like humans even though they are light years away from Earth? And why, even though they took all this time creating a special language, they didn't feel the need to explain how mountains can hover in the air? Ridiculous. James Cameron needs to retire.
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Bugsman (i Zap Germs) commented on 11 Jul 2010
Crashes on launch. OS 10.5.8, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.83 GHz, 2Gb RAM

Crash report:
Process: Hesperides [2516]
Path: /Applications/Hesperides/Hesperides.app/Contents/MacOS/Hesperides
Identifier: org.nousoft.Hesperides
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [93]

Interval Since Last Report: 5925761 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 23
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2

Date/Time: 2010-07-11 12:22:10.790 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L30)
Report Version: 6
Anonymous UUID: B6B5E536-D102-4CD8-9C88-25BCEA381583

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0

Dyld Error Message:
unknown required load command 0x80000022
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
Hesperides needs Mac OS X 10.3 Panther to run. Why?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2004
Thanks for explaining. I sort of understand ;-)

Don't make more work for yourself, if only a few will appreciate it.

However, if you're up to it, I know that my kid would be thrilled to get your software!
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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
A lot of people aren't able to upgrade to Panther, because Apple dropped support for the Beige G3s and, well, I've got all these upgrades in mine (including a G4) and the only supported machines I could afford (after selling this one and buying a copy of Panther) would be an early iMac or maybe a low end B&W G3... and I suspect I'd take a performance hit.

Yes, I tried XPostFacto and a borrowed copy of Panther. No dice.
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
Bain a lûmen!

I'm just getting into Sindarin, after many years tinkering with Quenya on and off. This is going to save me some eyestrain :-)

I'd like to see a text file explaining at least what "Sindarin" and "Sindarin Classic" means. It's not obvious, but looking at the screenshot of Dragon Flame, I see it controls how the Tengwar are rendered. Not a big problem :-)

**lûmen is the best attempt I can make at "timely": "occasion" lû (borrowing an "m" from the OS form *lûme) + adj. suffix -en.
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:1,058
Type:Education : Language
License:Free
Date:11 Jul 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Hesperides is an adaptation of Didier Willis' Dragon Flame, a sindarin (the grey-elven language, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien) dictionary, to Mac OS X.

So, Mac Lovers can now be lambendili too : Hesperides integrates Didier's sindarin dictionary, distributed on his Web site as a XML file, with a state-of-the-art Mac OS X interface and the Narmacil engine (to display the words using Tengwar).


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