In recent years, researchers involved in projects representing the Runic writing system electronically have discovered that the repertoire in the Unicode Standard / ISO 10646 is insufficient. In order to address this shortcoming, we hereby propose establishing a Runic Font Initiative.

Like the Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI) and other, similar initiatives, which have been successful on just this sort of issues in the past, we would like to bring together interested scholars to work on a general comprehensive Runic character set and aim at making a proposal for a future Runic Extension in Unicode.