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FS Futhark

 by Noahvbro
FS Futhark
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Last edit: 05.02.2014
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2 downloads2%20downloads259 glyphs59%20glyphs59Elder Futhark, but fontstructized.
NOTES: •There are 2 variations on the S rune that were used in Scandinavia. The common one, with 3 strokes, and looks like modern S, is set in lowercase.  The other one, with 4 and looks like an E, is set in uppercase.

 •An H can be written with one cross or 2. The uni-crossed H is in lower, and the one with 2 is majuscule.

 •There in no X, use KS instead.

 •There is no C, use K or S instead.

 •There is no QU, use KW instead.

 •If you want to type TH, AE or NG, use the unicode.

 •I had a little trouble with the O.Elder%20Futhark%2C%20but%20fontstructized.%0D%0ANOTES%3A%20%E2%80%A2There%20are%202%20variations%20on%20the%20S%20rune%20that%20were%20used%20in%20Scandinavia.%20The%20common%20one%2C%20with%203%20strokes%2C%20and%20looks%20like%20modern%20S%2C%20is%20set%20in%20lowercase.%20%20The%20other%20one%2C%20with%204%20and%20looks%20like%20an%20E%2C%20is%20set%20in%20uppercase.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2An%20H%20can%20be%20written%20with%20one%20cross%20or%202.%20The%20uni-crossed%20H%20is%20in%20lower%2C%20and%20the%20one%20with%202%20is%20majuscule.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2There%20in%20no%20X%2C%20use%20KS%20instead.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2There%20is%20no%20C%2C%20use%20K%20or%20S%20instead.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2There%20is%20no%20QU%2C%20use%20KW%20instead.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2If%20you%20want%20to%20type%20TH%2C%20AE%20or%20NG%2C%20use%20the%20unicode.%0D%0A%0D%0A%20%E2%80%A2I%20had%20a%20little%20trouble%20with%20the%20O.

24 Futhark, stungna

 by Treiiq
24 Futhark, stungna
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Last edit: 06.01.2014
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4 downloads4%20downloads450 glyphs50%20glyphs50The 24 type Futhark (runes) used in Scandinavia before the 16 type reformation.
I took the liberty to add the letters 'Y' 'Å' 'Ä' and 'Ö'. It's just the 'U' 'O' and 'A' letters that have been modified a bit but it fits right in. Makes it feel like a-step-between the 24 and 16 systems.
Now, since runes are a phonetic system and this is the Scandinavian version - it won't work for every language out there.The%2024%20type%20Futhark%20%28runes%29%20used%20in%20Scandinavia%20before%20the%2016%20type%20reformation.%0D%0AI%20took%20the%20liberty%20to%20add%20the%20letters%20%27Y%27%20%27%C3%85%27%20%27%C3%84%27%20and%20%27%C3%96%27.%20It%27s%20just%20the%20%27U%27%20%27O%27%20and%20%27A%27%20letters%20that%20have%20been%20modified%20a%20bit%20but%20it%20fits%20right%20in.%20Makes%20it%20feel%20like%20a-step-between%20the%2024%20and%2016%20systems.%0D%0ANow%2C%20since%20runes%20are%20a%20phonetic%20system%20and%20this%20is%20the%20Scandinavian%20version%20-%20it%20won%27t%20work%20for%20every%20language%20out%20there.


 by neilserikson69
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Last edit: 03.12.2013
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3 downloads3%20downloads328 glyphs28%20glyphs28Based Off Elder Futhark alphabet but with full 26 characters plus SPACE (.) and separator (:)Based%20Off%20Elder%20Futhark%20alphabet%20but%20with%20full%2026%20characters%20plus%20SPACE%20%28.%29%20and%20separator%20%28%3A%29


 by neilserikson69
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Last edit: 03.12.2013
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4 downloads4%20downloads428 glyphs28%20glyphs28Stem Ogham Based Off Elder Futhark 24 CharactStem%20Ogham%20Based%20Off%20Elder%20Futhark%2024%20Charact


 by Xampayne2012
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Last edit: 23.10.2013
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3 downloads3%20downloads31 comments1%20comments165 glyphs65%20glyphs65A favorite of 2 usersA%20favorite%20of%202%20users2A pixel-style Elder Futhark runic font (plus a few non-Futhark symbols). WORKS BEST IN ALL CAPS -- lowercase characters bring up smaller runes or alternate rune forms. Please see comments for more info.A%20pixel-style%20Elder%20Futhark%20runic%20font%20%28plus%20a%20few%20non-Futhark%20symbols%29.%20WORKS%20BEST%20IN%20ALL%20CAPS%20--%20lowercase%20characters%20bring%20up%20smaller%20runes%20or%20alternate%20rune%20forms.%20Please%20see%20comments%20for%20more%20info.

rc Hobbit Sans

 by rilencavy
rc Hobbit Sans
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Cloned from Younger FutharkCloned from Younger Futhark
Last edit: 30.09.2013
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5 downloads5%20downloads5108 glyphs108%20glyphs108A favorite of 1 userA%20favorite%20of%201%20user1Sans version of the Hobbit RunesSans%20version%20of%20the%20Hobbit%20Runes


 by parallacks
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Last edit: 20.09.2013
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3 downloads3%20downloads354 glyphs54%20glyphs54A favorite of 1 userA%20favorite%20of%201%20user1this is a work in progress let me know what you think and how it could be improvedthis%20is%20a%20work%20in%20progress%20let%20me%20know%20what%20you%20think%20and%20how%20it%20could%20be%20improved

Younger Futhark

 by SymbioticDesign
Younger Futhark
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25 downloads25%20downloads2524 comments24%20comments24108 glyphs108%20glyphs108A favorite of 4 usersA%20favorite%20of%204%20users4'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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3 downloads3%20downloads374 glyphs74%20glyphs74Accurate Younger futhark runes.Accurate%20Younger%20futhark%20runes.

Elder Futhark (Easy)

 by Vfhtagn
Elder Futhark (Easy)
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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

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