Published: 9th June, 2011
Last edited: 9th June, 2011
Created: 2nd June, 2011
HOW TO USE THIS FONT
This is a medieval Rune Alphabet and it contains 27 letters (Runes). This font contains some additional characters.
The medieval Rune Alphabet is developed from the Viking time long twig (långkvist) and short twig (kortkvist) Futhark Runes.
The Rune Alphabet is not written in the order of the older Rune “alphabets”, f u th a r k, but in the same order as the Latin Alphabet.
There are no special upper or lower case Runes. Using this font you should generally speaking just use lower case keys.
Some Runes are used for more than one Latin letter in this font.
The i-rune is used for i and j in this font.
The k-rune is used for k, q and x in this font.
The s-rune is used for c, and z in this font. If c have the sound value "k", use k instead.
The v-rune is used for v and w in this font.
These uppercase keys have special Runes connected to them
The A-key will get you the "ae"-Rune.
The D-key will get you the "dh"-Rune.
The O-key will get you the "oe"-Rune.
The T-key will get you the "th"-Rune. This rune also represents the “dt”-sound.
These Upper Case Keys will get you alternative Runes to the once given by the same Lower Case Keys;
P, S, Y and Z
Other Upper Case Keys gives you the same runes as the same Lower Case Keys.
The space-key will give you a dot that sometimes was used between words. The point-key will get you a double dot.
There are no special Runes for numbers. Runes have however been used to represent numbers in medieval Almanacs
In the Gyllental (the aureus numerus) Runes
1=f, 2=u, 3=th, 4=o (which originally was “a”), 5=r, 6=k, 7=h, 8=n, 9=i
10=a, 11=s, 12=t, 13=b, 14=1, 15=m, 16=R
Which basically is the longkvist younger Futhark (except that l and m have switched places).
The Gyllental Runes contain three extra runes for the numbers 17-19. These are bindrunor, Runes constructed out of two other runes.
In this font you will find the Gyllental Runes;
1-9 at the 1-9 keys
10 at the A-key,
11 at the S-key,
12 at the &-key (långkvist t, the Rune Alphabet t is a kortkvist t),
13 at the b-key,
14 at the l-key,
15 at the m-key,
16 at the y-key,
17 at the /-key,
18 at the (-key and
19 at the )-key.