Rune writer

Rune writer

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This program translates Latin letters in some ancient or fictional alphabets. Write and post runic messages as pictures directly on Facebook or Google+ or use the pictures as your logo or background for your home screen.

Alphabets included in the free version
- Elder Futhark Proto-Norse runes (1th–9th centuries AD).
- Theban (witch) runes (from 16th century).

In the full version these alphabets are available:
- Elder Futhark Proto-Norse runes (1th–9th centuries AD).
- Theban (witch) runes (from 16th century).
- Danish younger Futhark runes from viking age (9th-10th centuries AD).
- Swedish-Norwegian Rök runes from viking age (9th-10th centuries AD).
- Anglo-Saxon runes (4th–10th centuries AD).
- Medieval runes (1100-1500 AD).
- Aryan Armanic runes.
- Gothic alphabet (4th–7th centuries AD).
- Celtic Ogham alphabet (4th–10th centuries AD).
- Klingon pIqaD (fictional from 'Star Trek').
- Etruscan alphabet (8th–1st centuries BC).
- Ugaritic cuneiform (from around 1400 BCE).
- Phoenician alphabet (from 1050 BCE).
- Slavic Glagolitic alphabet (from 863 AD)

Translated text can be transferred over copy/paste to another programs or exported as PNG image.
You can change the background color and font color and size.

Output text is UTF encoded. Please note that not all programs can display the translated text copied from 'Rune Writer', because not all apps have the needed fonts installed. You see then only question marks or empty squares.

Not all Latin characters can be translated directly into ancient alphabets, as appropriate characters are missing (eg all or some vowels in Ugaritic cuneiform and Phoenician alphabet). If you see a not translated characters, then it is no error - the target alphabet is missing the required letter.

Let me know if you needed some other translations or features.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.2
- Elder Futhark is now for free


Comments and ratings for Rune writer
  • (45 stars)

    by Dragon Murdock on 02/09/2014

    Works on my LG

  • (45 stars)

    by Sue D. Nym on 03/08/2014

    Only one slight flaw. Theban runes are written from right to left. U, V, and W vary from one coven to the next. A . or Period can simply be expressed as an upright pentagram. Aside from that, a great app well worth buying.

  • (45 stars)

    by John Harding on 03/08/2014

    This version includes two Viking age rune sets which is incredibly useful for us Viking reenactors. It would be great if the sets could support some of the accented and other characters you come across when reading about runes. Support for þ đ à and a number of other accented characters would be brilliant. Excellent job though!

  • (45 stars)

    by Colin McIntyre on 29/07/2014

    Are you sure the "S" is correct in the Elder Futhark Runes? It does not seem to be correct on my S4.

  • (45 stars)

    by Serge Bulayev on 07/07/2014

    Like it, A LOT!!!

  • (45 stars)

    by Ana Von Bunners on 28/06/2014

    ...not even a single version of RUNES.

  • (45 stars)

    by Keith Crawford on 23/06/2014

    It copies my text to the clipboard and not the ruins... No fun in that!