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Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian Alphabet Decoded – Downloable Font!

Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian Alphabet Decoded – Downloable Font!

by Jeremy HardinJanuary 4, 2012

As you can tell from the title of this article, the Ancient Hylian alphabet found in Skyward Sword has been translated and made readily available as a font for everyone to download, now!  Just check out the source link below the quote to get to the site and download the font file.  Then, you and your friends can correspond in the language of the ancient Hylians like the geeks/nerds you are (I am!)


“Alphabet existing from the reign of the goddess Hylia. It can be seen in various locations such as in Skyloft and the pedestal of the Goddess’ Sword where it is enshrined. This ancient text can not be translated.”

…Until now!

It’s finally here! The complete Skyward Sword Hylian Alphabet, and as a font to boot!

All characters are assigned accordingly, even J, Q and X which had previously eluded readability.

In light of Hyrule Historia claiming that the alphabet was “too ancient to translate”, the small text in the Lanayru images in fact were hiding the full alphabet, right under our noses.

— Here’s an image showing how to see the alphabet in game:[link] —

This is free for personall use. It is also free to upload elsewhere so long as credit for the font creation is given. A link back would be nice, too. ;3

Info & FAQS:

* Font installation on windows: Drag & drop the font file into the C:\WINDOWS\Fonts folder
* Font installation on a mac: place the font file in the Home Folder > Library > Font Folder

Q: Some of the letters are using the same character, is it supposed to be this way?
A: Yes. The alphabet used throughout the game has some of the characters doubling as more than one letter. The doubled ones are supposed to be that way, and are as follows:
D & W – E & K – G & Q – I & X – O & Z – P & T


Source: DeviantArt

About The Author
Jeremy Hardin
Jeremy's love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80's when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he'll answer, "the day I beat Zelda 2." To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers. Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.
  • January 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Cool! Time to learn this so I can read things in the game lol.

  • Anonymous
    January 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I have only a small handful (about five) letters left to decode, and I’ll be done. I’d have figured them out by now if I had played the game more over the past few weeks.

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