( a script )
|Type of script:||Alphabet|
|Script category:||Greek script family|
|Number of characters:||24|
|Period of use:||50 C.E. - 1400 C.E.|
The origin of the Futhark is uncertain. It may have been Latin, but it may also have been one of the other Italic scripts. The Futhark was first used in Denmark and Northern Germany and spread from there into Scandinavia and to the British Isles.