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Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli Skyward Sword Ancient Hylian - Font by Sarinilli
July 08 2014: Here we go again with fixes and updates... sorry guys, I keep doing this to you! I went and fixed some issues in ALL my fonts. Enjoy!



"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: fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201… ---


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: sarinilli.deviantart.com/journ…


Info & FAQS:

You'll need to unzip the archive before you can install the font. I recommend using 7-Zip: www.7-zip.org/
* 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 www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-ne…, all the way to sites like Kotaku kotaku.com/5872604/zelda-skywa… , ScrewAttack www.screwattack.com/news/skywa… , and even IGN's UK site uk.ign.com/wikis/the-legend-of… .

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:
Cracked.com's "6 Pop Culture Mysteries That Were Solved by Fans" has listed my work and font here as number 4. Thanks guys! Article here: www.cracked.com/article_19684_…


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Check out the "full" Ancient Hylian alphabet font, altered by yours truly for use with the Hylian Language!
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:iconazure-rose-cosplay:
Azure-Rose-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't remember if I posted these in the comments or not but I used your font to write the Ballad of the Goddess onto some bracelets for my Skyloft Zelda. Better pictures will eventually make their way to dA but for now it's just on Facebook. Thank you so much for making this font. www.facebook.com/2715951529846…
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! :3

But...you might want to change the description on there.. I made the font, yes, but this version of the alphabet is actually in Skyward Sword; the script/alphabet isn't fan made, it's the official Hylian alphabet in game as opposed to my language adaption/expansion of the alphabet. :3
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Azure-Rose-Cosplay Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Updated the description on the photo. :) Thanks again!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! ^_^
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:iconkeniakittykat:
keniakittykat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey, I used your font as a placeholder font in my book preview:
keniakittykat.deviantart.com/a…

Thanks!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :D
Glad you found a use for it; and it looks awesome so far! ^_^
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lizbethf11 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Photographer
how do I download it cx
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
There's a download link on the right side of the page; it has a green arrow on the button. :3
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:iconardosthehedgehog:
hey a doubt this alphabet its based on the english alphabet or the japanese?????
and thanks by the way
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The official game version is based off of English. This one and the Twilight Princess alphabets both are; whereas the OoT official Hylian and the Wind Waker era are both based on Japanese.

Likewise if you want something a little different there are my alphabet adaptions for my language project which aren't technically based off of either but can be used for both as they're combination singular and syllabary alphabets. :3
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CoopWolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
THIS FONT IS SO AWESOME!! Spirit Tracks Link And Zelda The HD Groose is loose Violet Link Smile 
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You worked so much, good work! :')
Thank you for the font, too! *A*
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course! And thank you, too! :3
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:iconcombo89:
Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someday I will link you my work with font inside! :')
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:iconkeijn:
Keijn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see... but can't believe... :o....

You are simply MARVELOUS!!!!! :squee:
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awwww thank you! So glad you like it! ♥
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:iconkeijn:
Keijn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved! You are simply a genius! Awesome linguist.

Actually, how many marriage proposal you've got? Hundreds? ^_^
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:iconshazaca:
Shazaca Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I can't seem to be able to see the download link on the right. I know it's supposed to be between "More from Sarinilli" and the fav button, but for some reason it's not there. Did you remove it ?
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh no... it looks like I accidentally did...it should be working again. So sorry about that!
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:iconshazaca:
Shazaca Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Ah, indeed it's there again. Thanks !
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:iconvoltra-the-lively:
Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
First off, let me thank you so much for all the hard work put into this.

However I seem to have a problem. Spaces? They don't work. They come out as squares with numbers in them. Is that intentional (as there is no spacing in the text itself) or an error?
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Like when you hit the space bar it's giving you weird characters instead of spaces? That...shouldn't be happening. Can you show me an example? o.o
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:iconvoltra-the-lively:
Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
The writing in question in a normal font.

38.media.tumblr.com/91e387b79a…

And here it is in SS Ancient Hylian.

31.media.tumblr.com/b131b4b928…
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok that's weird, and shouldn't be happening... it's not the first time I've seen weird errors crop up for no apparent reason; did you have any trouble unpacking or installing it? 

There's a possibility that when I was reuploading all the fonts recently there was a minor error, so I've taken the liberty to reupload it again. It's weird because you would think if it was a corrupt file it wouldn't have unpacked, but it could have been in packing them all as well; it's happened before with something else. So could you redownload and reinstall it and let me know if it was that or if it's still showing the weird boxes?
*crosses fingers* I hope it works this time~

OH, and so you know, the commas showing up as default is purely because I ONLY made the font to be the alphabet it's self; since it doesn't have any punctuation, I just didn't include them. Though I realize now that it might be a little weird if you're translating full texts, it's at least as simple as taking out the commas and punctuation that doesn't exist in this alphabet.
If you want a version that does have punctuation though you can always give my language adapted alphabet a try. ^~
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Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
There was no problem installing it at all any of these times.

When I redownloaded the font... and the boxes lingers I completely wiped the font and redownloaded it... and again, spacing is still off. I'm suspect that the issue is something on my end, but what I don't know. I will be able to manually take out the boxes with picture editing but this is a bizarre issue here.

I've actually been writing with the font. I run a blog featuring the Golden Goddesses themselves and they use the old text sometimes as a representative of their age. But I'll keep that tip in mind when writing.
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
o_O What the heck... That's insanely weird.

Mind telling me what operating system and version you're running on?
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:iconvoltra-the-lively:
Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64-bit OS

I'm not too tech savvy on these sort of things so if you need more information, please let me know.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I...have no idea at all why it's doing that to you. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit and this is what I made my fonts on.. Safe to say I'm more than a little confused right now. o__o;;
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TributalPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi, I tried to install the font to my mac, but I got an error :( It installed to my mac, but when I open word and try to write with your font the top half of the text is cut off :( Please help.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! Actually I finally found out what I believe is the cause of this issue a little while ago and sorry to say I've been so busy with real life that I totally forgot to make the changes and upload the revisions... oops! I'll get right on that and make an announcement in my DA journal when the updated files are available. :3
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TributalPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
OK, thanks! :D
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Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! :D
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:iconmitsu-magica:
Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using your font for the pattern on my OC's robe for :iconzelda-realms: ouo/ Thanks!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Go for it! Thanks for letting me know~ If you ever decide to use the Hylian Language Project version feel free to ask me if you have any spelling questions or want to write anything in Hylian that I don't have the vocabulary up for yet. :3
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Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I just typed each letter in .o.; So it might not even be accurate xD But oh well, it's the idea of it that matters right? :'D
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh no, with the actual Skyward Sword version that's the only way to go, so you're fine. :3
It's the language adaption that you have to be more careful with because spellings are highly dependent on pronunciation, especially when writing "foreign" words ie anything in English. But yeah, the Skyward Sword version (this one) is basically just English anyway. x3
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:iconmitsu-magica:
Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's interesting o: Thanks for the tips c:
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course! :3
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:iconsleemonc:
Sleemonc Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used it here:sleemonc.deviantart.com/art/Ho…

Awesome font :D
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner 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
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:iconsleemonc:
Sleemonc Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha yup!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner 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
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Sleemonc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha
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NinShroom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General 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
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner 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
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NinShroom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks :3
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure thing ^_^
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heey1888 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I have the font download link please I cant find the right link :/
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