Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

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Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

Postby DrM on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:11 pm

How do I install and use runic fonts (Elder Fuþark, Younger Fuþark, AngloSaxon Fuþorc) in Linux Mint? I like the Old Germanic way of writing.
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Re: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

Postby DrM on Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:09 am

andklein wrote:You need a .ttf file and should place it (with sudo rights) in the folder:

/usr/share/fonts/truetype

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andklein


Can I also install Runic fonts with Synaptic or apt-get?
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Re: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

Postby Flemur on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:34 am

If they're TTF fonts:

$ sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/runic
('truetype' is 'TTF' on some systems)
$ sudo cp runicfonts*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/runic/.
(obviously replace "runicfonts*.ttf" with the correct names.
$ sudo fc-cache -fv
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Re: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

Postby DrM on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:32 pm

There a three different Runic inscriptions: the Elder Fuþark, the Younger Fuþark and the AngloSaxon Fuþorc. The AngloSaxon Fuþorc was developed because in the development of the AngloSaxon language from the proto-Germanic parent language some sound changes had occurred.

Which one should I use to write the Dutch Language in Runic? The Dutch language is closely related to the OldEnglish language of the AngloSaxons, both have developed from the West-Germanic branch of the proto-Germanic.

But I have a problem with the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/runic/anglosaxonrunes.ttf, when I want to write in LibreOffice Writer the following letters in Fuþorc: þ,ð, æ they don't appear in runic, even when I have selected the Anglo Saxon Runes as font in LibreOffice Writer. And how do I write the Runic font 'yr' u-umlaut (i-mutation) correctly in LibreOffice Writer?
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