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Links to sites with information on runes from a linguistic, archaeological or technichal aspect.


Runic inscriptionsRunic fontsEncoding and typing runes

Runic inscriptions

An English dictionary of runic inscriptions in the younger futhark
Lexical database at the Nottingham University which presents the vocabulary in younger runic inscriptions.

Arild Hauges runer
A website containing information on all kinds of runes, the Viking age and Norse mythology.

Bussmickes Runrike
Michael Nilsson has a large collection of photographs of runic stones, mainly in the Uppland, Sweden.

Christer Hamp
Photographs and transcriptions of hundreds of Swedish runic insriptions, mainly in Uppland.

Nordiskt runnamnslexikon
Lena Peterson in Uppsala has compiled this dictionary of all personal names and placenames found in Nordic runic inscriptions.

Nytt om runer
International journal of runic research, published by  the runic archive at the Universitety of Oslo.

Nytt på runfronten
Jan Owe has compiled news in the runic field. There are also many useful links.

Rena rama forntiden
Facts for children at Utbildningsradion.

The Swedish archaeological authority.

Runenprojekt Kiel
Linguistic database of elder runic inscriptions, compiled at the University of Kiel.

Runstenar i Sverige
Staffan Blixt presents pictures, transcriptions and facts about runestones.

Samnordisk runtextdatabas
Downloadable database containing Nordic runic text, published by the Uppsala University.

Svenska runristare
Erik Brate's book Svenska runristare from 1926 digitized by Projekt Runeberg.

Svenskt runordsregister
Dictionary of all words (except proper names) in Swedish Viking age runic inscriptions, compiled by Lena Peterson. PDF file.

Sveriges runinskrifter
Erik Brate's book Sveriges runinskrifter fron 1922 digitized.


Runic fonts

The Hnias runic font contains the 81 runic characters in Unicode, which makes it suitable for web publishing of normalized runic texts.

Rätt satt Hård & Lagman
Svante Lagman's runic fonts are the most used fonts in modern runologic literature.

Gullhornet och Gullskoen
Odd Einar Haugen's runic fonts Gullskoen and Gullhornet contains many shape variants and are widely used in the scholarly world.

Christer Hamp has made a font containing the runes used on the Kensington stone.

A font containing two variants of Viking age secret writing.

David McCreedy's Gallery of Unicode Fonts
Overview of free fonts containing Unicode runes.


Encodning and typing runes

Evert Mouw in the Netherlands has made a PHP script which translates from latin letters into runes.

Rune Tool
Alan Yates in Australia has made this JAVA script for typing runic characters.

Runic keyboards
Lars Törnqvist's keyboard files for Keyman Desktop. 

Runic Unicode
Jan Egil Kristiansen on the Faroe Islands gives information about runic encoding in the Unicode standard.

Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
Alan Wood's test page for runic characters in Unicode.

Thomas J. Webb’s Ecology Blog
Links to runic keyboards for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.


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