The viking package provides fonts for the runic script used by the vikings in Scandinavia from about 700 AD to about 1200 AD. It is based on and meant as adn addition to Peter Wilsons collection of ancient fonts. The distribution consists of the following files: README.txt (this file) viking.ins viking.dtx try_vik.tex The distribution is provided under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL). To install the package: o run: latex viking.ins, which will generate: vik*.mf files *.fd files viking.sty o run: latex viking.dtx or: pdflatex viking.dtx o run: makeindex -s gind.ist viking o run: latex viking.dtx or: pdflatex viking.dtx o Print viking.dvi (or viking.pdf) for a hardcopy of the package manual o Move the generated files to locations where LaTeX will find them. For example: the vik*.mf files to .../texmf/fonts/source/public/viking the *.fd and .sty files to /texmf/tex/latex/local/viking On a teTeX distribution you might also have to add the following line to texmf/fontname/special.map: fut10.mf public viking On a teTeX distribution remember to run texhash after moving the files. On a MikTeX distribution you will have to refresh the filename database from the MikTeX options program. o run: latex try_vik or pdflatex try_vik for a testpage of this Runic font 2003/08/12 Uwe Zimmermann Uwe.Zimmermann@sciencetronics.com
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viking – Scandinavian runic alphabet as used by the Vikings
The package viking contains the two 16 letter runic alphabets as used by the vikings in Scandinavia.
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fonts for runic inscriptions