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White Stag Script

The White Stag Script is based on an ancient Hungarian script used by the Magyar people during the Early Middle Ages. Reminiscent of the runic alphabet, the 'Szekely-Hungarian Rovas' script has also popularly been called "Hungarian runes" or "Hungarian runic script." Its use within White Stag was popularized in the early history of the White Stag program by our founder Bela Banathy.

Hungarian Runic alphabet

Similarly, numbers can be represented with runic characters. The numbers are read from left to right, as in the example below.

Hungarian Runic numbers

Because the letters Q W X Y were not used in the ancient Hungarian language, there is no modern equivalent. White Stag authors today create random characters in place of these letters.