Research Group for Medieval Philology


The Unicode standard supports an increasing amount of characters used within medieval studies, but there is still need for specific fonts. The research group was an instigator for the development of special runic fonts, and has contributed to the promoting and facilitating the use of special characters in the Latin alphabet.

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The runic font Gullhornet contains a wide selection of older runes and their variants, whereas Gullskoen contains a comparable selection of younger runic characters including many variants. The fonts are available free of charge and compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows. You can download the fonts from here

MUFI (Medieval Unicode Font Initiative) is a usefor resource for those who need to reproduce characters from Old Norse medieval manuscripts. The website offers an overview of all characters, MUFI character recommendation, an a selection of fonts which can be downloaded free of charge.