Pfeffer Mediæval zur Darstellung des Hildebrandsliedes auf langobardisch

Pfeffer MediŠval, applied for reconstruction of the Lay of Hildebrand in lombardic language.

PFEFFER MEDIÆVAL also contains the complete set of Germanic runes provided by the Unicode system. As Pfeffer Mediæval reflects a hand written script, its runes are slightly rounder than those of Skeirs (albeit not as round as in the Codex Runicus).


OpenType feature for the Runic alphabet

In programmes that support OpenType features, enabling stylistic set “ss04” offers an easy way of typing texts with runes or of transcribing them into Runic script. Yet, as no uniform use of Runic script can be inferred from the extant Runic inscriptions, not every conceivable way of transcription could be considered when creating this feature, of course. Glyph substitution by stylistic set 04 is especially suggested in situations where scientific rigour doesn’t rank first. Based on the Elder Fuþark, Latin letters are replaced by Runes according to the table below:


Punctuation marks are replaced by a special mid-dot and a special colon.

Text Example

From the presumptive Lombard archetype of the Hildebrand’s Lay (text according to WILLY KROGMANN, Das Hildebrandslied – in der langobardischen Urfassung hergestellt, Berlin 1959):

Textbeispiel 1

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