BabelStone Fonts


BabelStone Younger Futhark Fonts

Description

BabelStone Runic is a generic Unicode runic font covering all runic characters in the Unicode Standard version 7.0 (see the Unicode code chart for the Runic block). As this is a generic font, the glyph forms for some characters may not be ideal for some contexts, but is should be a useful fallback font for Runic text. There are two versions of this font:

Both fonts support a variety of bind runes as Zero Width Joiner (ZWJ) ligatures. Both fonts also include mirrored glyphs for right-to-left layout. Right-to-left layout can be applied to Runic text set with these fonts by putting U+202D (LEFT-TO-RIGHT OVERRIDE [RLO]) at the start of the text and putting U+202C (POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING [PDF]) at the end of the text (PDF is not required at the end of a line, as the directionality of the text is reset at a new line, but for the same reason RLO is required at the start of each line of RTL text). This works as expected in Firefox and Chrome browsers, but in IE11 and Edge browsers the text is reordered from right to left, but the mirrored glyphs are not applied.



Samples

BabelStone Runic (24 points)


BabelStone Runic Ruled (24 points)



Character Repertoire

BabelStone Runic covers all Unicode runic characters, including those added in Unicode version 7.0. The table below provides a comparison of the various BabelStone Runic fonts, showing each Unicode runic character as displayed in each BabelStone runic font, either using the BabelStone fonts installed on your local machine or using WOFF fonts for fonts that are not installed on your local machine.


Runic [16A0..16FF]

Code Point Character Name Generic Runes Elder Futhark Younger Futhark Staveless Runes Dotted Runes Anglo-Saxon Runes Moon Runes
Runic Runic
Ruled
Short
Twig
Long
Branch
Norse Norn Staveless Staveless
Ruled
Beagnoth Beorhtnoth Beorhtric Beowulf Berhtwald Byrhtferth
16A0 RUNIC LETTER FEHU FEOH FE F

16A1 RUNIC LETTER V

16A2 RUNIC LETTER URUZ UR U

16A3 RUNIC LETTER YR

16A4 RUNIC LETTER Y

16A5 RUNIC LETTER W

16A6 RUNIC LETTER THURISAZ THURS THORN

16A7 RUNIC LETTER ETH

16A8 RUNIC LETTER ANSUZ A

16A9 RUNIC LETTER OS O

16AA RUNIC LETTER AC A

16AB RUNIC LETTER AESC

16AC RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-OSS O

16AD RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-OSS O

16AE RUNIC LETTER O

16AF RUNIC LETTER OE

16B0 RUNIC LETTER ON

16B1 RUNIC LETTER RAIDO RAD REID R

16B2 RUNIC LETTER KAUNA

16B3 RUNIC LETTER CEN

16B4 RUNIC LETTER KAUN K

16B5 RUNIC LETTER G

16B6 RUNIC LETTER ENG

16B7 RUNIC LETTER GEBO GYFU G

16B8 RUNIC LETTER GAR

16B9 RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W

16BA RUNIC LETTER HAGLAZ H

16BB RUNIC LETTER HAEGL H

16BC RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-HAGALL H

16BD RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-HAGALL H

16BE RUNIC LETTER NAUDIZ NYD NAUD N

16BF RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-NAUD N

16C0 RUNIC LETTER DOTTED-N

16C1 RUNIC LETTER ISAZ IS ISS I

16C2 RUNIC LETTER E

16C3 RUNIC LETTER JERAN J

16C4 RUNIC LETTER GER

16C5 RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-AR AE

16C6 RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-AR A

16C7 RUNIC LETTER IWAZ EOH

16C8 RUNIC LETTER PERTHO PEORTH P

16C9 RUNIC LETTER ALGIZ EOLHX

16CA RUNIC LETTER SOWILO S

16CB RUNIC LETTER SIGEL LONG-BRANCH-SOL S

16CC RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-SOL S

16CD RUNIC LETTER C

16CE RUNIC LETTER Z

16CF RUNIC LETTER TIWAZ TIR TYR T

16D0 RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-TYR T

16D1 RUNIC LETTER D

16D2 RUNIC LETTER BERKANAN BEORC BJARKAN B

16D3 RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-BJARKAN B

16D4 RUNIC LETTER DOTTED-P

16D5 RUNIC LETTER OPEN-P

16D6 RUNIC LETTER EHWAZ EH E

16D7 RUNIC LETTER MANNAZ MAN M

16D8 RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-MADR M

16D9 RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-MADR M

16DA RUNIC LETTER LAUKAZ LAGU LOGR L

16DB RUNIC LETTER DOTTED-L

16DC RUNIC LETTER INGWAZ

16DD RUNIC LETTER ING

16DE RUNIC LETTER DAGAZ DAEG D

16DF RUNIC LETTER OTHALAN ETHEL O

16E0 RUNIC LETTER EAR

16E1 RUNIC LETTER IOR

16E2 RUNIC LETTER CWEORTH

16E3 RUNIC LETTER CALC

16E4 RUNIC LETTER CEALC

16E5 RUNIC LETTER STAN

16E6 RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-YR

16E7 RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-YR

16E8 RUNIC LETTER ICELANDIC-YR

16E9 RUNIC LETTER Q

16EA RUNIC LETTER X

16EB RUNIC SINGLE PUNCTUATION

16EC RUNIC MULTIPLE PUNCTUATION

16ED RUNIC CROSS PUNCTUATION

16EE RUNIC ARLAUG SYMBOL

16EF RUNIC TVIMADUR SYMBOL

16F0 RUNIC BELGTHOR SYMBOL

16F1 RUNIC LETTER K

16F2 RUNIC LETTER SH

16F3 RUNIC LETTER OO

16F4 RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET OS

16F5 RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET IS

16F6 RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET EH

16F7 RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET AC

16F8 RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET AESC



Ligatures

The table below lists ZWJ ligatures for bind runes that are currently supported in this font. Additional ligatures will be added on request.


Ligature Code Points Glyph
A-Z 16A8 ZWJ 16C9

ᚨ‍ᛉ

G-A 16B7 ZWJ 16A8

ᚷ‍ᚨ

H-A 16BA ZWJ 16A8

ᚺ‍ᚨ

H-E 16BA ZWJ 16D6

ᚺ‍ᛖ

H-A 16BB ZWJ 16AA

ᚻ‍ᚪ

H-W 16BB ZWJ 16B9

ᚻ‍ᚹ

I-NG 16C1 ZWJ 16DC

ᛁ‍ᛜ

A-Þ 16C6 ZWJ 16A6

ᛆ‍ᚦ

E-R 16D6 ZWJ 16B1

ᛖ‍ᚱ

E-M 16D6 ZWJ 16D7

ᛖ‍ᛗ

M-A 16D7 ZWJ 16AA

ᛗ‍ᚪ

M-Æ 16D7 ZWJ 16AB

ᛗ‍ᚫ

M-E 16D7 ZWJ 16D6

ᛗ‍ᛖ

M-M 16D7 ZWJ 16D7

ᛗ‍ᛗ

D-Æ 16DE ZWJ 16AB

ᛞ‍ᚫ

D-D 16DE ZWJ 16DE

ᛞ‍ᛞ



OpenType Features


Script Language Features Explanation
Runic <runr> Default <dflt> Glyph Composition Decomposition <ccmp> For producing ligatured "bind runes".
Right-to-Left Mirrored Forms <rtlm> Mirrored glyphs for right-to-left layout.


Version History

Font Version Date Notes
BabelStone Runic 7.000 2018-02-15 Initial release
7.001 2018-02-18 Added 16 ligatures; added mirrored glyphs.
BabelStone Runic Ruled 7.000 2018-02-15 Initial release
7.001 2018-02-18 Added 16 ligatures; added mirrored glyphs.


Download

BabelStone Runic is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, which means you are free to use it for personal or commercial purposes, and to redistribute it by itself or as part of a free or commercial software package, just as long as you do not sell the font on its own. The license also allows you to modify the font in any way you like, as long as the modified font does not use "BabelStone" in its name. Please read the license for details.




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