Unicode Rune ᚠ

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Unicode Rune Characters


Franks casket

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What is Runic Script

Runic Script were used for several rune alphabets around year 150 to 1500.

Rune alphabets was used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet.

Germanic languages includes:

4 major Runic alphabets are:

Note, there's also Tokien rune. It is based on Anglo-Saxon rune and used in the novel the Hobbit. Reference: 11096r-n4013r-runic-additions.pdf

Elder Futhark

Anglo-Saxon Runes


Younger Futhark, long-branch

Younger Futhark, short-twig

Medieval Runes

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Runic Silver Animal Head zns45
Runic Silver Animal Head.
Half of a gilt silver mount. Length: 18.8 cm. With a uninterpretable (cryptic or magic) runic inscription:
ᛋᛒᛖ‍ᚱᚫᛞᚻᛏᛇᛒᚳᚪᛁ ᛖ‍ᚱᚻ‍ᚪᛞ‍ᚫᛒᛋ
Date: ~800.
Found in the Thames, near Westminster Bridge, London.
Codex Runicus 97y36
Codex Runicus, year 1300. a vellum manuscript containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian law (Skånske lov), written in medieval runes. [image source [ 2019-05-23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CodexRunicus.jpeg ]]

Franks Casket

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Franks casket, year 700s.

The Franks Casket (or the Auzon Casket) is a small Anglo-Saxon whale's bone chest from the early 8th century. The casket is densely decorated with knife-cut narrative scenes in flat two-dimensional low-relief and with inscriptions mostly in Anglo-Saxon runes. Generally reckoned to be of Northumbrian origin, it is of unique importance for the insight it gives into early Anglo-Saxon art and culture. Both identifying the images and interpreting the runic inscriptions has generated a considerable amount of scholarship.

[from Wikipedia, 2019-06-03]

Ultimate Hacking keyboard ab16c
Ultimate Hacking Keyboard with runic keycaps. [image source [ 2018-12-03 https://twitter.com/ElDanDanito/status/1064362523456004096 ]]

Emacs: Latin to Rune (ᚱᚢᚾᛖ)

See also: Emacs: Latin to Rune (ᚱᚢᚾᛖ)

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