In hahalruna runes, the number of diagonal strokes on the left side of the vertical stem denotes the Ã¦ttir, whilst the number of diagonal strokes on the right side of the vertical stem denotes the rune within the Ã¦ttir. Ligatured runes (also known as "bind runes"), where two, or rarely three, adjacent Runic letters are joined together (usually by sharing the same vertical stem), are common. The original "Common Germanic FuÃ¾ark" comprising twenty-four letters was developed on Continental Europe, but spread throughout Scandanavia, as far as Iceland, Greenland and Orkney; as well as to Anglo-Saxon England. the keyboard layouts cannot be installed or run on systems running Windows 95, 98 or ME). However, it is possible to override the normal LTR behaviour of a runic text by prefixing an RTL section of runic text with the RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE [U+202E] control character, which will ensure that the rendering engine displays the text following the RTL Override character up to the end of the line (or until a POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING [U+202C] control character is encountered) as if it were an RTL script such as Arabic or Hebrew. The extremely simplified HÃ¤lsinge runes (also known as "staveless runes") are not encoded separately, but are unified with the corresponding Nordic runes. The characters encoded within the Unicode Runic block are sufficient to represent most runic texts and inscriptions, but there are some points that must be born in mind when encoding runic texts : The following tables show what keystroke is used to produce what Unicode character in the various runic keyboard layouts. Based on an older version from 24-Feb-2006.  The symbol became so ubiquitous that it was frequently typeset using runes rather than letters; during the Nazi period, an extra key was added to German typewriters to enable them to type the double-sig logo with a single keystroke.. Units per Em 2048. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. These may be represented within Unicode by means of the Zero Width Joiner character [U+200D] (ZWJ), which should be inserted between runic letters that the rendering engine or font should render with a ligatured glyph. the rune á [U+16A0]). Have you ever wanted to be able to type in runes? For example, the Unicode sequence <16D6, 200D, 16B1> would be used to represent a ligature of the Common Germanic runes.