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Runic

U+16A0 – U+16FF   (5792–5887)

The Runic range was introduced with version 3.0 of the Unicode Standard. The characters (runes) were designed for ease of carving into wood or stone and were used in ancient Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. You can find out more about Runic at The Runic Journey site.

Microsoft Windows incorporates support for Runic Unicode from Windows 7 onwards.

The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts Aboriginal Serif, ALPHABETUM Unicode, BabelStone Moon Runes, Cardo, Caslon, Chrysanthi Unicode, Code2000, Dialekt Uni, EversonMono, Fixedsys Excelsior, Free Idg Serif, Free Monospaced, Hnias, Junicode, LeedsUni, Quivira, Segoe UI Symbol (in Windows 7), Sun-ExtA and TITUS Cyberbit Basic; in the Macintosh OS X Unicode font Junicode; and in the Unix Unicode font Caslon and ClearlyU.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

If you are not familiar with the characters, you can check the characters displayed here with the graphical display at http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U16A0.pdf.

Character
(decimal)
DecimalCharacter
(hex)
HexName
579216A0RUNIC LETTER FEHU FEOH FE F
579316A1RUNIC LETTER V
579416A2RUNIC LETTER URUZ UR U
579516A3RUNIC LETTER YR
579616A4RUNIC LETTER Y
579716A5RUNIC LETTER W
579816A6RUNIC LETTER THURISAZ THURS THORN
579916A7RUNIC LETTER ETH
580016A8RUNIC LETTER ANSUZ A
580116A9RUNIC LETTER OS O
580216AARUNIC LETTER AC A
580316ABRUNIC LETTER AESC
580416ACRUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-OSS O
580516ADRUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-OSS O
580616AERUNIC LETTER O
580716AFRUNIC LETTER OE
580816B0RUNIC LETTER ON
580916B1RUNIC LETTER RAIDO RAD REID R
581016B2RUNIC LETTER KAUNA
581116B3RUNIC LETTER CEN
581216B4RUNIC LETTER KAUN K
581316B5RUNIC LETTER G
581416B6RUNIC LETTER ENG
581516B7RUNIC LETTER GEBO GYFU G
581616B8RUNIC LETTER GAR
581716B9RUNIC LETTER WUNJO WYNN W
581816BARUNIC LETTER HAGLAZ H
581916BBRUNIC LETTER HAEGL H
582016BCRUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-HAGALL H
582116BDRUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-HAGALL H
582216BERUNIC LETTER NAUDIZ NYD NAUD N
582316BFRUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-NAUD N
582416C0RUNIC LETTER DOTTED-N
582516C1RUNIC LETTER ISAZ IS ISS I
582616C2RUNIC LETTER E
582716C3RUNIC LETTER JERAN J
582816C4RUNIC LETTER GER
582916C5RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-AR AE
583016C6RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-AR A
583116C7RUNIC LETTER IWAZ EOH
583216C8RUNIC LETTER PERTHO PEORTH P
583316C9RUNIC LETTER ALGIZ EOLHX
583416CARUNIC LETTER SOWILO S
583516CBRUNIC LETTER SIGEL LONG-BRANCH-SOL S
583616CCRUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-SOL S
583716CDRUNIC LETTER C
583816CERUNIC LETTER Z
583916CFRUNIC LETTER TIWAZ TIR TYR T
584016D0RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-TYR T
584116D1RUNIC LETTER D
584216D2RUNIC LETTER BERKANAN BEORC BJARKAN B
584316D3RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-BJARKAN B
584416D4RUNIC LETTER DOTTED-P
584516D5RUNIC LETTER OPEN-P
584616D6RUNIC LETTER EHWAZ EH E
584716D7RUNIC LETTER MANNAZ MAN M
584816D8RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-MADR M
584916D9RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-MADR M
585016DARUNIC LETTER LAUKAZ LAGU LOGR L
585116DBRUNIC LETTER DOTTED-L
585216DCRUNIC LETTER INGWAZ
585316DDRUNIC LETTER ING
585416DERUNIC LETTER DAGAZ DAEG D
585516DFRUNIC LETTER OTHALAN ETHEL O
585616E0RUNIC LETTER EAR
585716E1RUNIC LETTER IOR
585816E2RUNIC LETTER CWEORTH
585916E3RUNIC LETTER CALC
586016E4RUNIC LETTER CEALC
586116E5RUNIC LETTER STAN
586216E6RUNIC LETTER LONG-BRANCH-YR
586316E7RUNIC LETTER SHORT-TWIG-YR
586416E8RUNIC LETTER ICELANDIC-YR
586516E9RUNIC LETTER Q
586616EARUNIC LETTER X
586716EBRUNIC SINGLE PUNCTUATION
586816ECRUNIC MULTIPLE PUNCTUATION
586916EDRUNIC CROSS PUNCTUATION
587016EERUNIC ARLAUG SYMBOL
587116EFRUNIC TVIMADUR SYMBOL
587216F0RUNIC BELGTHOR SYMBOL
587316F1RUNIC LETTER K
587416F2RUNIC LETTER SH
587516F3RUNIC LETTER OO
587616F4RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET OS
587716F5RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET IS
587816F6RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET EH
587916F7RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET AC
588016F8RUNIC LETTER FRANKS CASKET AESC

Copyright © 1999–2014 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 7.0.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–2014 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 2014.

Created 4th October 1999   Last updated 28th October 2014

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