runic character mapping (v2)

What's 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 Tolkien rune. It is based on Anglo-Saxon rune and used in the novel the Hobbit. (11096r-n4013r-runic-additions.pdf)

Unicode Rune Characters


franks casket

calendar symbols


Elder Futhark

Anglo-Saxon Runes

Younger Futhark, long-branch

Younger Futhark, short-twig

Medieval Runes