Gothic runes were used to write Gothic an extinct eastern Germanic
language. One theory of the origins of runes is that they were invented
by the Goths, but this is impossible to prove as very few inscriptions
of writing in Gothic runes survive. These runes were replaced with a
new alphabet in the 4th century AD.
Gothic runic alphabet
Sample text in Gothic Runes
Allái manna freihals jah samaleikō in waírþidái
jah raihteis waúrþans. Fraþei jah miþwissei gibnans
jah libandau swē broþrjus.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)