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by | Jan 29, 2023 | Manifesto | 13 comments

Now I’ve seen it all. 

Lukasz K. in Sweden contributes this version of the Typewriter Manifesto in runes.* Not just that, but runes typed on a typewriter!

*There are several different runic alphabets. This one, I believe, is the alphabet used on the Rök runestone, the origin of Swedish literature. For my post title, I used a different alphabet, the Younger Futhark.

Where do you get a typewriter that types runes??

You build one. More precisely, you print a runic typewheel for your Blickensderfer. Lukasz was inspired by Leonard Chau’s 3D-printed typewheels to create his own, with tips from Leonard. I just love these international, collaborative innovations in typewriter technology!

You can read Lukasz’s account of creating his own Blick typewheels here, and read about his runic typewheel here. He also has other fascinating posts about typewriters.

Now … who will be the first to identify the language of the manifesto Lukasz typed?  ;)

13 Comments

  1. Ted

    Wow! This is moving *fast* :D

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  2. Anonymous

    Appears to be Norse Runic from what I can find looking it up. . . I half-hoped it would be Elfdalian, a Swedish Runic language used as recently as 100 years ago, but it doesn't fit. Will ask around. Very fun. Thanks for this! –WL

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  3. Schmasch

    I'd bet there is already one with egypt hieroglyphics in the making somewhere …

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  4. Mary E

    Maybe this is Tolkien's Cirth runic alphabet used for the Dwarves' Khuzdul language?

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  5. Richard P

    No one has identified the language yet.

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  6. Anonymous

    Is it Old Norse? I wish I had more time to get this right. . . –WL

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  7. RobertG

    English!
    Now there's a goal for my Hammond :-)

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  8. Anonymous

    Ha, ha!!

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  9. Anonymous

    Your guess/half-hope is actually quite close (in terms of the types runes used, but not the language)!
    This set of runes are the closest ones to the Dalecarlian runes (you might say that this set of runes is the precursor to the Dalecarlian/Elfdalian runes). The set used here is actually an adapted runic alphabet used in the Codex Runicus (a very rare medieval example of runes being written on parchment instead of carved into stone or wood. Check it out, it is very cool!).
    /Lukasz K's colleague

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  10. Anonymous

    It is not, but what a fun guess!
    It is a genuine medieval set of runes used around year 1300, so it is a successor to the younger Futhark.
    /Lukasz K's colleague

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  11. Anonymous

    3D printing at its best.

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