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Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli
"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

If you want to read my story about how this started, and ended... my blog post is here: [link]

Info & FAQS:

You'll need to unzip the archive before you can install the font. I recommend using 7-Zip: [link]
* Font installation on windows: Drag & drop the font file into the C:WINDOWSFonts folder, or double click to open the font file and click the "install" button.
* 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

Update: 11:30am MST on 3 Jan 2012:
Anyone who had trouble with the font not showing up in certain programs should redownload the zip file. I got help from a friend and found out that apparently the first upload got broken somehow. Go figure. SO sorry for the trouble! It should work just fine now for everyone.

You will need an unzipping tool like 7zip or WinRar to open the archive.

The news of this font has made it from my little hidey hole over on Zelda Universe [link], all the way to sites like Kotaku [link] , ScrewAttack [link] , and even IGN's UK site [link] .

You guys have no idea how shocked and happy I am to see this spread so quickly. Thank you all. ♥

Please forgive me if I don't reply to every comment or thank everyone who favourites this. I am reading the messages, but it's a bit overwhelming to try and keep up with. Thanks go out to everyone who views, favs, downloads and comments. ♥

Update! Feb. 13th 2012:'s "6 Pop Culture Mysteries That Were Solved by Fans" has listed my work and font here as number 4. Thanks guys! Article here: [link]


Check out the "full" Ancient Hylian alphabet font, altered by yours truly for use with the Hylian Language!
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Sleemonc Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used it…

Awesome font :D
Sarinilli Mar 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

And that looks awesome, you did a good job! Love how you wrote it in Japanese. x3
Sleemonc Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha yup!
Sarinilli Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Believe it or not it took me a minute to realize.. I didn't recognize it as English and was thinking "but I don't have those words online ye..ooh it's not Hylian". xD
Sleemonc Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NinShroom Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I got a new computer recently and I want to download it because my old computer didn't work. But now it won't let me download 7-zip...
It won't let me install it on my computer. It says
"Error opening file for writing:
C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\descript.ion"
It makes me have to abort the file...arghhhh
Sarinilli Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's weird... maybe you need to try something else? I mean, any unzipping tool will work, 7-zip just tends to work really well (well, when it installs anyway).. I mean, I don't know if they still have a free version but you could also look into winzip. I'm sure you'll find something that will work. :3
NinShroom Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thanks :3
Sarinilli Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure thing ^_^
heey1888 Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I have the font download link please I cant find the right link :/
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