Runic (Unicode block)

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Runic
Range U+16A0..U+16FF
(96 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Runic (86 char.)
Common (3 char.)
Major alphabets Futhark
Assigned 89 code points
Unused 7 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 81 (+81)
7.0 89 (+8)
Note: [1]

Runic is a Unicode block containing characters for writing Futhark runic inscriptions. Although many of the characters appear similar, they should not be confused with the J.R.R. Tolkien-designed Cirth, which has a separate ConScript Unicode Registry encoding. However, in Unicode 7.0 some additional Runic characters were added, including three Runic characters that were used only by Tolkien, for example in the maps of Hobbit: these are different from Cirth.[2]

Runic[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+16Ax
U+16Bx
U+16Cx
U+16Dx
U+16Ex
U+16Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

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