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Serif Anglo Saxon Rune font by Naeddyr Serif Anglo Saxon Rune font by Naeddyr
My first actual font. I decided to take the bull by the et cetera, and actually try to make a font... And it was surprisingly easy. *scratches head*

Ok, this is basically a simple serif version of Anglo-Saxon runes with majuscules and miniscules, similar to the blackletter futhark I made earlier, but with much less deviation/evolution from the original.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Looks more like Slavic runes to be honest.
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
... epic and awesome.
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conciliarityoftepat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Cool. Maybe I'll get around to actually making a font now
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME.
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
*Is super excited*
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konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Looks a little like Glagolithic.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Not enough balls for that.
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konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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inner-outsider Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think these are wonderful runes - just what I was looking for. Featured on my alien spaceship [link]
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ss4vegarot Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
good job on the runes, but I do wonder why dæg is turned 90 degrees is it to save on space? or did you think it looked a bit like the stan rune?
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grunagach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
very cool. Need to brush up on my futhark/old norse.
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Raedmund Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful...definitely using this in my next bookbinding project...thanks for sharing!
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ruru-san Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
huaaaaa me wants too!!! *searching for a program to make fonts*
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Cali-Cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Try Softy font creator, it's free and is easy to use.
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Cali-Cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I've created a few Serif and Blackletter Furthorc fonts, the horizon stylus is reminiscent of the Cyrillic, Try the 45 degree stylus, also, you can look to other rune sets and even other alphabets for inspiration for the minuscule. ie. Cyrillic ж (zhe) for lower case Calc or Younger Furthark Man Like a decapitated Jear, for lower Man. Just putting it out there.
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Cali-Cowboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I've created a few Serif and Blackletter Furthorc fonts, the horizon stylus is reminiscent of the Cyrillic, Try the 45 degree stylus, also, you can look to other rune sets and even other alphabets for inspiration for the minuscule. ie. Cyrillic ж (zhe) for lower case Calc or Younger Furthark Man Like a decapitated Jear, for lower Man. Just putting it out there.
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know nothing about Anglo-Saxon runes but this looks really nice o.o
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks a bunch. :)
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Tangl345 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not perfect, but close. i need this because im typing "The Dragonology Handbook" by Ernest Drake... so others can read it.
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LordWobbler Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. As if the Latin alphabet never happened to English :)
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TentenGirl14 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yay, Anglo Saxon! Can't wait to try it out!!
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Mind that it's not a "real" or accurate rendering of any rune-script, it's just a decorative con-script semi-loosely based on runes (but close enough).
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TentenGirl14 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yeah, cause I have my little handbook next to me and I'm comparing them. It looks close enough.
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herr-garrett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Well, well, well. What could I say? As a student and ardent lover of anything even remotely connected with Old English and Nordic stuff, I fell in love with this at the first sight. It's only right you made this, for I've been comtemplating getting the poem "Éalá Éarendel engle beorthast" tattoo'd upon myself, and it is only meet that it should be done in the old Runes...

You have some rune-kenning, my friend, are you sure you haven't got Wotan somewhere in your linage? :)
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
As a Finland-Swede, I can go for the double-deal of Väinämöinen and Odin both. Thanks a bunch for the faves and the watch. :)
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herr-garrett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Most welcome, thou art.
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tink-blsm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you used the Lord's prayer (at least that's what I think it is) to represent the language. I'm taking a course in Medeival lit. So I got a brief taste. It's a really cool font!
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
It was a simple snippet that I had around. It's one Old English version of it. I didn't particularly choose it for any reason, I am atheistic myself.
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tink-blsm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm. well it is a beatiful lyric no matter what you believe or don't believe.
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ruinedsoul Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
its very nice. so making your own font eh? do you have it for download. anyway all this anglo-saxon, true old english has always intrigued me. once purchased a book about old english, the grammar in there was so rediculously high-level you pretty much had to be a professor or an old english major to understand the half of it.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
This is the font, just click on Download. :)

And hah, Old English is easy as piss for English-speakers, compared to any really foreign language. I'm on a course for it right now, and it's usually just figuring out all the cognates with Swedish and Modern English. Even the morphology isn't that important. Of course, I'm not a native English-speaker, and Finnish has a boatload of stuff English-speakers consider difficult (much of which you can find in Old English), so I may be a bit biased. :D
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ruinedsoul Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Yeah, unfortunately nobody knows how to speak it properly today, but there's a lot of people who give it their best. Yes I can understand some old english when i read it, a lot of the grammar reminds me of swedish, and german, as well as a hint of modern day english :D looks like misspelled words haha.
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MarcosCeia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Ver very damn good sir! I've wondered about making some fonts myself, but lacked the final push (i.e. I got lazy =D)
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vampyresmiles Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Nifty I like them. Don't know if I'll download it but it is pretty spiffy.
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Craewynn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I read Serif Anglo Saxon Rune font, it pretty much sucked.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
no u suk
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Craewynn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Ohhhh burrrrrrrrrrn.

But in all seriousness, I like it. How did you create an actual font file though?
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Using the Font Creator trial, following a few basic tutorials. It was actually pretty damn simple.

First, I made a bitmap "font", which was the design, I didn't actually have plans for a font:

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Then I enlarged this x2, and did some pixelling:

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These I then imported into Font Creator using this tutorial:

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The importing looked like MAJOR ASS because the resolution of the pixel font was so absurdly low (the font is basically 40 times the DP of the original image), and so I had to fix everything in the character editor by hand. The help has a few shortcuts: A adds a node after the selected active node, F turns a node into an "Off curve", which is basically a bezier-puller node.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Sidenote, to anyone seeing this in the FAR FUTURE, I didn't delete or move the above: photobucket is just shit, and will wipe you if you aren't active there for three months or so.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
*Then I enlarged this x2, and did some pixelling:

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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Interesting interpretation of the runes. The minuscules kind of scare me a little.

The curves in peorth are a little weird, and maybe some of your diagonals could be thinner, particularly in m, ia, k and kk (what, I didn't feel like writing their names).

And is that Lorem Ipsum in the back?
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
:3 What scares you about them in particular?

Yeah, the curves in peorth *are* a bit weird. Come to think of it, I should've just done simple curves there instead of going all fancy.

Yeah, I didn't really keep that much in mind when minding thinness. It's an artifact of the originals, which were very small pixel-by-pixel glyphs. Shoulda thinned them more.

Yes, it's Lorem Ipsum.
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
They scare me because they're unfamiliar to me and hard to read. I like my runes to all be the same height, you know.

I like the fancy curve. They're just kind of pointy on the inside, and they have lumps on the outside.

When I started fonting, I had lots of problems with lines being too thick. I would settle on a consistent size for the heavy lines, but I ignored the thin ones.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Well, I didn't set out to make a runic font, I was thinking more of an apriori script like my blackletter Futhark.
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
This is simply awesome!
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
HM YES I THINK I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT GOOD SIR *SMOKES PIPE*
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164-eXist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
very interesting
Great job :D
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El-Moppo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Cool font! I love it! :D ;) :)
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