Hesperides
Hesperides
1.2.3

5.0

Hesperides free download for Mac

Hesperides

1.2.3
03 April 2018

J.R.R. Tolkien`s Sindarin language dictionary.

Overview

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).

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Hesperides

Version 1.2.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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6 Hesperides Reviews

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Anonymous
12 July 2004

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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.
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Version 1.0
Jimw
12 July 2010
Oel ngati kameie Eywa Ngahu
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Version 1.2.1
Yoshinatsu
11 July 2010
Thank you!! This will be really interesting!!
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Version 1.2.1
Jimw
11 July 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.
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Version 1.2.1
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Tim27
Tim27
11 July 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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Version 1.2.1
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
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
12 July 2004
Hesperides needs Mac OS X 10.3 Panther to run. Why?
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Version 1.0
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Thomas Deniau
Thomas Deniau
13 July 2004
Because I use Cocoa Bindings and WebKit, which only exist in Panther... Well, with more code I may be able to make it work on Jaguar with Safari installed, if people ask...
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
13 July 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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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
28 November 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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Version 1.2
Anonymous
12 July 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.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Thomas Deniau
Thomas Deniau
12 July 2004
The differences between the modes are explained here ; in short, Sindarin is a Beleriandic mode, whereas Sindarin Classic is a Gondorian one. By the way, I've been told that the word you are trying to make would be **lúven because of the two voyels around the old "m"... furthermore, why should "timely" be derived from "time" in sindarin ? This is not the case in French, for example...
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Version 1.0
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