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Futhark Runes Font by Athey Futhark Runes Font by Athey
This is a font I created for the Futhark Rune alphabet. I tried to find one for the longest time and couldn't.

It's as close to accurate as I could get it. If you type R you're going to get the elder futhark character for R.

There are still a few things that couldn't be accomplished perfectly.

For example, if you want a th () you need to type v. There is a t and an h in Elder Futhark, but there is also a character for th (). There is not a character for v, so I figured it was a good compromise.

Also C, K, and Q all use the same character (which is for K). I considered making C the same as S, since a C can sound like an S or a K in english depending on how it's used (It is a rather redundant letter) but went with K for the safe side. In general, just know that you probably don't need to write out a C for any reason with this font. It's a redundant character.


For more details on Elder Futhark, go here: [link]


The numbers are the Pentadic Rune Numerals. It was the system used in Scandinavia, usually in conjunction to runes. I went with it over the Roman Numerals because it seemed to fit better with the theme.

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Edit - So a few people have pointed out a couple errors - which doesn't surprise me at all since I'm most definitely not an expert on runes, and was muddling my way through this with a few sites for references (a couple of which were slightly contradictory). I hope to go back and make a few changes at some point soon. I certainly never expected this to get near this much attention, so I didn't think it mattered too awful much if I made a mistake or two.

Anyway, thanks loads for the interest.
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SLIGHTLY contradictory!!
This is fun and yes, there are errors but who cares?
I have , in the past managed to get my keyboard to print runes but, sorry, I can't remember how it worked.
Keep looking and thanks for the fun. I love the bottom line. Is some of it Ogham? Sorry, I won't live long enough to read all the replies so, if I repeat things you have already addressed, I apologise.

Blessed be,
Allen
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Khudozhnik-Stock Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I featured your font here > [link]
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AaronQuinn Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have not been studying Elder futhark long but I realised a few mistakes. In the word "Elder" you have spelt it Elmer. The D and M are very similar but the M has longer legs on either side. not sure but the S on is always sounds like a harsh S like in cousins so Algiz might have to be used. Also in Runes I don't think you need the E as it is silent.
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Ragnarok6664 Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat :)
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Kaasimolaar Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it. Please, show me the way to download this font so I can use it for myself. Bitte schonn.
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Athey Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
To the upper-right side of the page is a Download link. It's just a ttf file- standard truetype font. Nothing special. Just install it the way you would any font. In win7, you can right-click and Install should be one of the options. In Mac you just double-click the file and then Install Font from the window that pops up.

For older versions of windows you have to drag the file into the fonts section of the control panel, or for really old versions of windows, you copy it into the windows/fonts directory.
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flyingdoombunny May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET!!! i found this while playing a little game, and have used it ever since!!! and now its on the pc!!! thank you!!! (we replace the word f*** with futhark)
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MarinusLamia May 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I have 12 different variations of the runic alphabet in my folder right now o.o The saddest part? I just realized I've never seen the Scandinavian one you're talking about. Must. Go. Do. More. Research.
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LunaDarasu May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can write in that...I have conversations with my friends in school during class with it.
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PedTuron May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Same here ;) that's cool.
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