The Rune Converter transforms Roman alphabet, as used in modern English, into five systems of Germanic runic writing: Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon runes, Long Branch Younger Futhark, Short Twig Younger Futhark and staveless runes note that it does not translate the words themselves, it only converts letters into runes. A possibility to choose between these allows to establish a connection with a certain bloodline, tradition or historical period: for instance, if one wishes to emphasize the Viking connection, why use the Elder Futhark, if Vikings did not use it? One should choose between one of the Younger Futhark options instead. Note that the present converter works with modern English only. Letters with Old Norse or any other diacritics will not be converted into runes. For more creative solutions and complex phrases one may find helpful to read about the magic runes or runic love quotes.
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In his book 'The Hobbit', J. Tolkien uses a variant of the anglo-saxon runes for the writing on Thror's map. The translator on this page uses these runes to translate an English text into runic script. To use the translator simply enter your text in the text box and click the 'Translate' button. The runic text will appear in the area below the buttons. You can use the 'Clear text' button to erase the English text, and the 'Reset text' button to restore the last translated text.
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I often receive requests to write in runes an Old Norse word or phrase. People naturally tend to expect that nothing could be easier, since runes were initially created for the Old Norse language. There should be rules as for how to write with runes in that language. There should be some kind of table.