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Rune Fonts

A selection of Runemaker-designed
True Type fonts


If you have been searching for rune fonts on the web you'll know they are often hidden away in strange hard-to-find places. The joy of finding a new one is soon crushed when you find it's the same old rune font given a different name.

I found that most of the fonts I downloaded had something wrong with them. Some are all mixed up, Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon Futhorc and Odin knows what else all jumbled together. Some have invented or  incorrectly drawn rune glyphs, mirror imaged runes, upside down runes and so on. Some are poorly drawn, different sizes within the same font, or just downright ugly! Many fonts that have rune-related names are nothing more than normal alphabet characters in fancy styles. But the most annoying thing is undoubtedly trying to find the right letter key for the rune you want. Every font has a different layout, and some of them are just idiotic.

Even the standard GNU Unicode fonts relied upon by academics contain silly errors in the runic sections. For example they do not include Elder Futhark versions of Uruz, Raido or Sowilo: nor the Anglo-Saxon versions of Naudiz or Dagaz. Gebo and Dagaz are drawn incorrectly amongst other inconsistencies. Besides that, I find them rather spidery and aesthetically unpleasing, even the bold versions appear insipidly thin. If carving runes on a stick of wood thin staves will suffice, but when writing with runes on paper or in a web page then visibility and readability must surely be paramount.

In the end I decided to design my own fonts for use on the Runemaker websites. These are also available for download here. They are not free, however. They took months to develop, so I am charging a nominal amount for each of the packages.

Each font contains not just the Elder Futhark runes illustrated here, but a total of 40 characters to provide all the runes of both the Elder Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, and a keyboard map showing what keyboard letter corresponds to each rune.

All my fonts have the same layout using logical and sensible key allocations that will soon become second nature to you. For example, with a couple of obvious exceptions lower-case keys are all Elder Futhark, upper-case are all Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, and the runes are allocated their letter equivalent keys. So you get Ansuz from the "a" key, Berkanan from the "b" key and so on - except Ingwaz and Thurisaz, of course. They do not correspond to any letters on the keyboard so I have made special arrangements for them.

There are also a couple of help files provided in case you are new to installing and using fonts.

I am told by one happy MAC user that the fonts were simple to install and work perfectly on his system, but I'm afraid I can't provide any help or support for MACs, they are a total mystery to me.

IMPORTANT
If you want to use rune fonts to send messages or documents to other people you should do so by sending a  pdf file with embedded fonts or a graphic image.

If you are writing a web page, sending an e-mail or any kind of text-based file such as a word processor document, please remember that your site visitors or the people you are writing to must also install the same rune fonts on their systems to see your work the way you wrote it in runes.

If they don't have the same rune fonts on their systems all they will see is a lot of jumbled English letters in their local computer default font - usually Times New Roman, Helvetica or Courier New.


 

RM48 - RuneMaker and RuneMaster Font Pack
best-value package - US$11.95 for 6 fonts

My first and original rune fonts

The RuneMaker and RuneMaster Font Pack zip file includes these items:
     Three versions of the RuneMaker Truetype Font - regular, bold and italic
     Three versions of the RuneMaster Truetype Font - regular, italic and outline
     Three versions of the keyboard map: as a pdf file,  as a web page, and as
        a graphic image.
     A beginners guide to working with zip files.
     A beginners guide to installing and using TTF fonts.

Zip file size: 75.6 Kb
 



RM47 - RuneCraft Font Pack
5 fonts - US$13.45
As used on the Rune Tattoos and Runecraft websites

The RuneCraft Font Pack zip file includes these items:
     Five versions of the RuneCraft True Type Font - Regular, Italic, Bold, Light
        and Outline.
     Three versions of the keyboard map: as a pdf file,  as a web page, and as
        a graphic image.
     A beginners guide to working with zip files.
     A beginners guide to installing and using TTF fonts.

Zip file size: 72.1 Kb



RM36 - RuneSans Font Pack
5 fonts -  US$13.45
A stylish sanserif font set for classy lettering

The RuneSans Font Pack zip file includes these items:
     Five versions of the RuneSans True Type Font - Regular, Italic, Bold, Light
        and Outline.
     Three versions of the keyboard map: as a pdf file,  as a web page, and as
        a graphic image.
     A beginners guide to working with zip files.
     A beginners guide to installing and using TTF fonts.

Zip file size: 73.1 Kb



RM37 - RuneGrafic Font Pack
4 special fonts - US$14.95
Fancy runes - especially good for use in graphic applications

The RuneGrafic Font Pack zip file includes these items:
     Four True Type RuneGrafic fonts - Bevel, Engraved, Ruins and Twigs.
     Three versions of the keyboard map as a Word document, a web page
        and as a graphic image.
     A beginners guide to working with zip files.
     A beginners guide to installing and using TTF fonts.

Zip file size: 191 Kb

 



RM50 - All-Fonts Discount Pack
all 20 of the above fonts - US$42.45

Save 20% when you buy all 20 of the above fonts as a single package.

Zip file size: 256 Kb

 


New fonts under investigation or in development:
RuneSerif, RuneGothic, RuneGrafic Burned,
RuneGrafic Woodcuts, RuneGrafic Decals, RuneGrafic
Handwritten, RuneGrafic Nailed, RuneGrafic Pebbles
 


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RM48  Runemaker and Runemaster FontPack (6 versions) 75.6 Kb 11.95
RM47  RuneCraft FontPack (5 versions) 72.1 Kb 13.45
RM36  RuneSans FontPack (5 versions) 73.1 Kb 13.45
RM37  RuneGrafic FontPack (4 versions) 191 Kb 14.95
RM50  All-Fonts Discount Pack. All 20 fonts as a single package (20% saving) 256 Kb 42.45
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No refund will be given for any zip file after it has been delivered.

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The download files are sold individually through ROQS CO UK (Runemaker Online Quantum Systems).
They are therefore not added to the shopping cart for other products on this website.
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