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 by parallacks
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Younger Futhark

 by SymbioticDesign
Younger Futhark
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72 downloads72%20downloads7224 comments24%20comments24108 glyphs108%20glyphs108A favorite of 7 usersA%20favorite%20of%207%20users7'Younger Futhark', 'Younger Fuþąrk' or 'Scandinavian Futhark' are just a few of the names given to the runes used by the Nordic tribes from the 9th to 11th centuries. 

The full Norse runic symbol set consists of just 16 runes, but there is a 'long-branch' set used by Danish which resides in the uppercase letters, and a 'short-twig' set which was used by Norwegian and Swedish peoples that is lowercase. 

These runes are a reduced form of the 'Elder Futhark' runes of the 2nd to 8th centuries and was used when Proto-Norse evolved into Old Norse.

I wanted to make the 'Elder Futhark' runes a part of this font, but there are clashes between the runes used in each of these versions. 

The term 'Futhark' is derived from the pronunciation of the first 6 symbols of the name. 'Fuþąrk', which reflects the actual first 6 symbols, is also acceptable and there are even Anglo-Saxon variants, as well.  As having a Norwegian ancestry Myself, I named this font after the more often used phonetic version because the 'þ' (þurisaz¹) and 'ą' (ansuz²) would probably be challenging across languages, keyboard maps, devices and platforms as far as keeping the name straight. 

The Elder Futhark Runes were said to have been handed down by the Norse gods and came directly from one of Odin's (aka: Oden or Woden) conquests over the giants.  

Most believed that runes were magical or holy.  But they were used for everything, including graffiti.

This "Younger Futhark" font uses the Unicode Letter Sets (so that it will preview correctly on and other online font catalog sites).

The following letters were used, given in order of how they appear in the Younger Futhark runic alphabet...

Younger Futhark Long-Branch Runes:
F U Þ Ą R K   H N I A S   T B M L ʀ

Younger Futhark Short Twig Runes:
f u þ ą r k   h n i a s   t b m l ʁ

Notice that there are two R/r characters.  The last rune is the transliteration of a small latin capital R ('ʀ'), and since I needed 2 different versions of that one, I originally used the "R/r with stroke" ('Ɍ'/'ɍ'), because I couldn't find the small capital R and I knew I needed 2 versions of it for the long-branch and the short branch versions of the rune.  I thought if anyone derives something from it, that might be the least used character, and I am willing to listen to better suggestions.  But then, I found the small capital R and noticed it had an inverted version with it, so these two small capital R characters ('ʀ'/'ʁ', found in the IPA Extensions Letter Set/Block) are used after all.

Also, there are actually two versions of the A/a. The first A/a is actually an A/a with Ogonek ('Ą'/'ą'), but as stated I am still using an 'a' in the name for clarity. It seems everyone is doing the same, anyways.

Additionally, I used the following characters to allow easier access to the wayward characters in the Latin Supplemental and both of the first Latin Extended Letter Sets/Blocks:

(A with Ogonek) Ą: E
(a with Ogonek) ą: e
(Capital Thorn) Þ: P
(smaller thorn) þ: p
(small Capital R) R: Q (or Ɍ) 
(Inverted sm Cap R) ʁ: Q (or ɍ)

After all, there are so few runes it seems foolish to not take some of the space left over after the transliterations which is free in the Basic Latin letter set.  E because it was another nearby vowel which can sound similar, P because the Þ (Thorn) looks identical, and Q mainly because of its proximity to the R.

Since this version is dedicated to the Younger Futhark runes and does not include a set for the Elder Futhark runes, it just seemed moronic not to do it.

I believe that this is a faithful and true representation of the spirit of Younger Futhark runes used by the Norse Viking Hordes (the term 'Viking' actually is a verb that refers to "Raiding/Plundering", BTW).  However, these runes were carved into wood (usually the long-branch version) and stone (usually the short twig version) as a part of very circular and flowing designs, often within an overline and underline or scrolls accompanying art, and not so much used in straight lines.  Therefore Photoshop text warping effects are encouraged. 

Because these runes were often used with a line over/under or both, I have included those characters, as well.  I am also making a subscript Service Mark and superscript Trademark using the runes.


I've been working pretty hard on this since I started it on Monday, August 26th, 2013, only taking breaks for work, eat, sleep and my operation earlier today (Yep, just had to mention that).  

Released as conditional use Freeware (Copyrighted freely available software from this site or on August 28th, 2013, @ 9:09pm Central Time, under the condition that I get credit for my part in this work and that My contribution as the original artist remains intact and unaltered (see LICENSE, which follows below).

On August 29th, 2013, I finally checked out the finished font and was floored when I saw F's all over it.  Not just BIG BLACK ASS F's, but HUGE FontStruct LOGOS.  And not just as characters, but overwriting My runes so that you couldn't even see them.  So, I had to turn around and put a stupid dot in there as a place holder so that the Basic Latin Letter Block wouldn't be overwritten with more F's than I had runes.  

I gotta tell ya, that's a SPAM move if I ever saw one.  A guy can't make a set of runes in the Basic Latin Letter Set without being visually spammed and the all the art overpowered by F's!


We as businesses have to think about our brand.  The fact that FontStruct will overwrite every blank character in the Basic with their F'n logo is really smarmy.  I can't actually believe that anyone does this.

So, after putting one single dot block and changing the width of EVERY damn unused character, I found this site:

...which offered a few more alternative runes that I could include in the Basic Latin to fill that set up a little.  

So, now I have some extra alternatives.  I tried to continue to keep the long-branch runes in uppercase, and the short twig runes in the lowercase.  And apparently Norge had a whole few other options, as well.

There are variants of the M/m in the O/o (because there is a dot and a circle variant).  There are variants of the Norwegian A/a in the Y/y (because it kinda looks like that). 

I am a bit confused about the Norwegian 's', it looks like every variant is there in one character.  So it probably means that any of them will do.  But I figured I'd be safe and put the 3 variants in one character, the unused 'W' (since altogether they resemble it), and the 2 squiggly s runes together in the lowercase 'w' (which still looks similar).  Then, I took the inverted Norwegian 's' variant and stuck it in the 'z' hole (because if you turn it on it's side, it looks like it).

There is also an alternate short twig 'h' rune that sort of points down, I put in 'g'. 

I added another alternate, a Norwegian Futhark rune for 'ą'.  Because if you capped off the two lower left arms, it would look like a 'd', I put it there and in the 'D' because it isn't actually a short twig rune. 

I know, the logic is a little weird, but it all has to go somewhere, and that is My reasoning.

I finally added the subscript SM and the superscript TM as runes for the heck of it (but I doubt they would be legal/enforceable, even if added to runes).

I added the Solidus ('/'), Reversed Solidus ('\') and the Vertical Bar ('|') with an extra little length because those can be handy if needed in setting up those scrolly designs, and they will reach the overline and underline.

Then I read that sometimes dots would separate words so I started decorating the unused characters with dots and I can't believe the crap I just crapped out.


Needless to say, I won't be doing the Elder Futhark runes (even though there are more characters) because I absolutely hate having to have those lame dots anywhere in with the runes in the Basic Latin letter set.  Not unless there is a change in policy here.  Because I HATE SPAM!  And I don't want to be seen as a spammer, nor do I want to be seen as lame.


On September 9th, 2013; I went in and redid the dots.  I made dot style punctuation just because to do all the same dot configuration in every unused space seemed drull.  This time I used mostly bigger dots so that they did have a presence and didn't look like a piece of dust on the screen when I previewed them.

Umbreon126 pointed out the runic character code table I need...

...although I will probably have to read up a bit more (but the document points to the specific resources I need).

I have to reboot to get My browser cache cleared, will be back at it again later, copying the runes into their respective places in the actual runic alphabet character table according to the chart/table above.


Copyright Douglas Peters 2013 (contact Me through this profile or via  Conditional use Freeware, with donations accepted (I would love Fontographer).

Released as conditional use Freeware (Copyrighted freely available software from this site or  under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License with the condition that I get credit for my part in this work and that My contribution as the original artist and Copyright holder remains intact and unaltered for My part in it.  

Users/bearers of this font are allowed to use this font for private, public or commercial use, allowed to contribute to the work, alter it, append it, re-stylize it to suit their needs, rename it, port it to other font formats, computer platforms, and/or digital devices.

I do respectfully ask that My joined DP Trademark logos remain intact and untouched in the 2 replacement characters (available in the Specials Letter Set).

Redistribution is allowed, though this document should accompany any future distributions as a text file attached to the archive which includes the font file, named "Description.txt".


Currently, I have the Overline in the Macron character, I need to find where it's actually supposed to be.  ;) 

I still have to find an accurate map of the runes letter set, then I will copy the runes there, but I created these to specifically have keyboard access to them in the first place.

I'm also looking for the list of words these runes represented (like the Elder Futhark runes have). 


¹) 'þurisaz' is the rune name, which is a Latin Letter Thorn ('Þ' or 'þ').
²) 'ansuz' is the rune name, which is a Latin Letter A with Ogonek ('Ą' or 'ą'), and ansuz also became the Latin Letter ('Æ' or 'æ').

Most of this info comes from referencing 'Runes' in Wikipedia...

Again, this is another font project that I've always wanted to do because of My Nordic heritage, that I finally could do thanks to Fontstruct and the awesome Fontstructor.

I apologize if I typoed, misunderstood or miscommunicated anything presented, I'm on pain-killer drugs today.  ;)%27Younger%20Futhark%27%2C%20%27Younger%20Fu%C3%BE%C4%85rk%27%20or%20%27Scandinavian%20Futhark%27%20are%20just%20a%20few%20of%20the%20names%20given%20to%20the%20runes%20used%20by%20the%20Nordic%20tribes%20from%20the%209th%20to%2011th%20centuries.%20%0D%0A%0D%0AThe%20full%20Norse%20runic%20symbol%20set%20consists%20of%20just%2016%20runes%2C%20but%20there%20is%20a%20%27long-branch%27%20set%20used%20by%20Danish%20which%20resides%20in%20the%20uppercase%20letters%2C%20and%20a%20%27short-twig%27%20set%20which%20was%20used%20by%20Norwegian%20and%20Swedish%20peoples%20that%20is%20lowercase.%20%0D%0A%0D%0AThese%20runes%20are%20a%20reduced%20form%20of%20the%20%27Elder%20Futhark%27%20runes%20of%20the%202nd%20to%208th%20centuries%20and%20was%20used%20when%20Proto-Norse%20evolved%20into%20Old%20Norse.%0D%0A%0D%0AI%20wanted%20to%20make%20the%20%27Elder%20Futhark%27%20runes%20a%20part%20of%20this%20font%2C%20but%20there%20are%20clashes%20between%20the%20runes%20used%20in%20each%20of%20these%20versions.%20%0D%0A%0D%0AThe%20term%20%27Futhark%27%20is%20derived%20from%20the%20pronunciation%20of%20the%20first%206%20symbols%20of%20the%20name.%20%27Fu%C3%BE%C4%85rk%27%2C%20which%20reflects%20the%20actual%20first%206%20symbols%2C%20is%20also%20acceptable%20and%20there%20are%20even%20Anglo-Saxon%20variants%2C%20as%20well.%20%20As%20having%20a%20Norwegian%20ancestry%20Myself%2C%20I%20named%20this%20font%20after%20the%20more%20often%20used%20phonetic%20version%20because%20the%20%27%C3%BE%27%20%28%C3%BEurisaz%C2%B9%29%20and%20%27%C4%85%27%20%28ansuz%C2%B2%29%20would%20probably%20be%20challenging%20across%20languages%2C%20keyboard%20maps%2C%20devices%20and%20platforms%20as%20far%20as%20keeping%20the%20name%20straight.%20%0D%0A%0D%0AThe%20Elder%20Futhark%20Runes%20were%20said%20to%20have%20been%20handed%20down%20by%20the%20Norse%20gods%20and%20came%20directly%20from%20one%20of%20Odin%27s%20%28aka%3A%20Oden%20or%20Woden%29%20conquests%20over%20the%20giants.%20%20%0D%0A%0D%0AMost%20believed%20that%20runes%20were

Younger Futhark

 by -Werewolf-
Younger Futhark
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Last edit: 05.05.2013
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6 downloads6%20downloads674 glyphs74%20glyphs74Accurate Younger futhark runes.Accurate%20Younger%20futhark%20runes.

Elder Futhark (Easy)

 by Vfhtagn
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Last edit: 15.01.2013
Tags: Runes, Futhark
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4 downloads4%20downloads457 glyphs57%20glyphs57Based on the proto-norse runic alphabet "elder futhark". Mayús. will box the glyphs ("." and "," included).
Some latin characters which don't appear in futhark are:
"C": will write "K"
"Q": will write "NG" sound
"V": will write "U"
"X": will write "TH" sound
"Y": will write "ï"Based%20on%20the%20proto-norse%20runic%20alphabet%20%22elder%20futhark%22.%20May%C3%BAs.%20will%20box%20the%20glyphs%20%28%22.%22%20and%20%22%2C%22%20included%29.%0D%0ASome%20latin%20characters%20which%20don%27t%20appear%20in%20futhark%20are%3A%0D%0A%22C%22%3A%20will%20write%20%22K%22%0D%0A%22Q%22%3A%20will%20write%20%22NG%22%20sound%0D%0A%22V%22%3A%20will%20write%20%22U%22%0D%0A%22X%22%3A%20will%20write%20%22TH%22%20sound%0D%0A%22Y%22%3A%20will%20write%20%22%C3%AF%22

Elder Futhark Full

 by Nightfury
Elder Futhark Full
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Last edit: 14.02.2013
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13 downloads13%20downloads1399 glyphs99%20glyphs99A favorite of 3 usersA%20favorite%20of%203%20users3This font only has capitol letters, so you should have caps lock on when you use it. The letter (Q) is actually not Q, as this language does not have this letter, but I have replaced it with (ng), like at the end of using. I also replaced (X) with the letter (th), also called thorn, as in the beginning of thing. The "C" and "c" have been replaced with a guttural sound, similar to "gh."
This alphabet is a nearly exact copy of the original made by the inhabitants of Iceland.This%20font%20only%20has%20capitol%20letters%2C%20so%20you%20should%20have%20caps%20lock%20on%20when%20you%20use%20it.%20The%20letter%20%28Q%29%20is%20actually%20not%20Q%2C%20as%20this%20language%20does%20not%20have%20this%20letter%2C%20but%20I%20have%20replaced%20it%20with%20%28ng%29%2C%20like%20at%20the%20end%20of%20using.%20I%20also%20replaced%20%28X%29%20with%20the%20letter%20%28th%29%2C%20also%20called%20thorn%2C%20as%20in%20the%20beginning%20of%20thing.%20The%20%22C%22%20and%20%22c%22%20have%20been%20replaced%20with%20a%20guttural%20sound%2C%20similar%20to%20%22gh.%22%0D%0AThis%20alphabet%20is%20a%20nearly%20exact%20copy%20of%20the%20original%20made%20by%20the%20inhabitants%20of%20Iceland.

Nu Runish

 by jasbales
Nu Runish
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Last edit: 13.11.2012
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26 downloads26%20downloads2699 glyphs99%20glyphs99A favorite of 3 usersA%20favorite%20of%203%20users3A simple runish script. These are the runes I write with. The more common Dagaz rune is a capital 'D' while the lowercase 'd' is a doubled thorn. Capital 'N' is the Ing rune.

This is my first full font and I may make additions and improvements to it.A%20simple%20runish%20script.%20These%20are%20the%20runes%20I%20write%20with.%20The%20more%20common%20Dagaz%20rune%20is%20a%20capital%20%27D%27%20while%20the%20lowercase%20%27d%27%20is%20a%20doubled%20thorn.%20Capital%20%27N%27%20is%20the%20Ing%20rune.%0D%0A%0D%0AThis%20is%20my%20first%20full%20font%20and%20I%20may%20make%20additions%20and%20improvements%20to%20it.


 by runesmithy
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Last edit: 22.04.2012
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13 downloads13%20downloads132 comments2%20comments277 glyphs77%20glyphs77A favorite of 4 usersA%20favorite%20of%204%20users4A Blackletter Runic font based on the New English Runeset. Much runes here, plenty for enthusiasts! *A NOTE ON PUNCTUATION: ? = runic initials 'F'+'T' for 'Freyntoeken' (means 'inquisition token/sign'), ! = 'A'+'B' for 'Autberstoeken' (means 'outburst token/sign'). & = 'et' and harks back to the traditional Latin ligature. However a purist justification can be than it is infact a contraction of 'unt(and)' - still commonly used throughout Northern England (home of Old English scripture) in the form of 'un'. The number of dots for the various clause seperators indicates duration of pause.A%20Blackletter%20Runic%20font%20based%20on%20the%20New%20English%20Runeset.%20Much%20runes%20here%2C%20plenty%20for%20enthusiasts%21%20%2AA%20NOTE%20ON%20PUNCTUATION%3A%20%3F%20%3D%20runic%20initials%20%27F%27%2B%27T%27%20for%20%27Freyntoeken%27%20%28means%20%27inquisition%20token%2Fsign%27%29%2C%20%21%20%3D%20%27A%27%2B%27B%27%20for%20%27Autberstoeken%27%20%28means%20%27outburst%20token%2Fsign%27%29.%20%26%20%3D%20%27et%27%20and%20harks%20back%20to%20the%20traditional%20Latin%20ligature.%20However%20a%20purist%20justification%20can%20be%20than%20it%20is%20infact%20a%20contraction%20of%20%27unt%28and%29%27%20-%20still%20commonly%20used%20throughout%20Northern%20England%20%28home%20of%20Old%20English%20scripture%29%20in%20the%20form%20of%20%27un%27.%20The%20number%20of%20dots%20for%20the%20various%20clause%20seperators%20indicates%20duration%20of%20pause.


 by runesmithy
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Last edit: 16.04.2012
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7 downloads7%20downloads746 glyphs46%20glyphs46A favorite of 4 usersA%20favorite%20of%204%20users4'NiewRouns' is the bespoke runic alphabet, engineered to suite the Modern English speaker perfectly. It is firmly based off of traditional runes, however, their appearance or value may have been updated. If you require further information on the ACTUAL vales of the rounshapes, please do not hesitate to be in touch. Comments welcome - Runesmithy x%27NiewRouns%27%20is%20the%20bespoke%20runic%20alphabet%2C%20engineered%20to%20suite%20the%20Modern%20English%20speaker%20perfectly.%20It%20is%20firmly%20based%20off%20of%20traditional%20runes%2C%20however%2C%20their%20appearance%20or%20value%20may%20have%20been%20updated.%20If%20you%20require%20further%20information%20on%20the%20ACTUAL%20vales%20of%20the%20rounshapes%2C%20please%20do%20not%20hesitate%20to%20be%20in%20touch.%20Comments%20welcome%20-%20Runesmithy%20x

Elder Futhark

 by Tasorius
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Last edit: 06.04.2012
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4 downloads4%20downloads473 glyphs73%20glyphs73A favorite of 2 usersA%20favorite%20of%202%20users2......


 by flansburg_design
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22 downloads22%20downloads225 comments5%20comments542 glyphs42%20glyphs42A favorite of 6 usersA%20favorite%20of%206%20users6VIKING is a false-historical font evolving from Elder Futhark Runes. This runic typeface is based upon the ancient Germanic symbols later adapted by the Goths, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, The Third Reich, and within Fantasy genera, depicted as Dwarven Runes.

ELDER VIKING is almost an exact interpretation of Elder Futhark plus a few extra characters corresponding as a best fit to the basic 26 upper-case Latin characters.

MIDDLE VIKING is the second generation evolution Rune based upon Elder Futhark. Designed as a semi-cryptic, visually interesting type but intended to be almost-readable as a Latin equivalent (unlike ELDER VIKING), MIDDLE VIKING contains numeric runes and basic punctuation.

YOUNGER VIKING is the third generation rune type which is a fully modern interpretation of Elder Futhark. YOUNGER VIKING, a.k.a. "SPACE VIKING" contains all upper and lower-case fonts as well as numbers and various punctuation.VIKING%20is%20a%20false-historical%20font%20evolving%20from%20Elder%20Futhark%20Runes.%20This%20runic%20typeface%20is%20based%20upon%20the%20ancient%20Germanic%20symbols%20later%20adapted%20by%20the%20Goths%2C%20Anglo-Saxons%2C%20Vikings%2C%20The%20Third%20Reich%2C%20and%20within%20Fantasy%20genera%2C%20depicted%20as%20Dwarven%20Runes.%0D%0A%0D%0AELDER%20VIKING%20is%20almost%20an%20exact%20interpretation%20of%20Elder%20Futhark%20plus%20a%20few%20extra%20characters%20corresponding%20as%20a%20best%20fit%20to%20the%20basic%2026%20upper-case%20Latin%20characters.%0D%0A%0D%0AMIDDLE%20VIKING%20is%20the%20second%20generation%20evolution%20Rune%20based%20upon%20Elder%20Futhark.%20Designed%20as%20a%20semi-cryptic%2C%20visually%20interesting%20type%20but%20intended%20to%20be%20almost-readable%20as%20a%20Latin%20equivalent%20%28unlike%20ELDER%20VIKING%29%2C%20MIDDLE%20VIKING%20contains%20numeric%20runes%20and%20basic%20punctuation.%0D%0A%0D%0AYOUNGER%20VIKING%20is%20the%20third%20generation%20rune%20type%20which%20is%20a%20fully%20modern%20interpretation%20of%20Elder%20Futhark.%20YOUNGER%20VIKING%2C%20a.k.a.%20%22SPACE%20VIKING%22%20contains%20all%20upper%20and%20lower-case%20fonts%20as%20well%20as%20numbers%20and%20various%20punctuation.

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