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( a script )

Type of script: Alphabet
Script category: Greek script family
Number of characters: 24
Period of use: 50 C.E. - 1400 C.E.
Writing-direction: Variable
Names: Futhark, Runic

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.

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Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian.