The runes were used by the Germanic people to fix language in writing in a period from the 2nd century to the late Middle Ages and beyond. Today, the epigraphically preserved characters form an essential source of information for the development of the Germanic languages and are the basis of ever more detailed scientific studies. The digital typeface Runica is designed as a universal runic font for scientific publishing. Its extensive character set and the integration of a large number of alternative character forms should simplify the typographic reproduction of complex historical runic inscriptions in the future. The development of the typeface is intended as a long-term visual research project. In this master thesis, the first of a total of six planned Runica font families has already been developed, as well as an accompanying publication as a result of the extensive investigation.
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