Arguments to support Junicode:
- it is a freely licensed font
- it has a clearly defined use case
Arguments against the use of Junicode as a web font:
- it is really big
- it does not target one script
- it is only one font for a script
When you read the Wikipedia article on the Runic script, it becomes abundantly clear that the Runic script evolved over time. Not only does the shape of characters change, the number of characters used is different as well. This is perfectly normal and it argues against the use of a single font for a single script.
As Junicode is freely licensed, it is possible to break the font up in pieces and have a separate font to be used for Runic and another for Gothic. When other fonts for Runic are available as well, we can show sources with a font that resembles the original best and provide a more familiar font for easy reading as well.