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2 definitions found
 for runes
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  runes
   pl.n.
  
      1. Anything that requires heavy wizardry or black art to parse: core
      dumps, JCL commands, APL, or code in a language you haven't a clue how to
      read. Not quite as bad as line noise, but close. Compare casting the
      runes, Great Runes.
  
      2. Special display characters (for example, the high-half graphics on an
      IBM PC).
  
      3. [borderline techspeak] 16-bit characters from the Unicode multilingual
      character set.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  runes
  
     1. Anything that requires heavy wizardry or black art to
     parse: core dumps, JCL commands, APL or code in a
     language you haven't a clue how to read.  Not quite as bad as
     line noise, but close.
  
     Compare casting the runes, Great Runes.
  
     2. Special display characters (for example, the high-half
     graphics on an IBM PC).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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