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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:… ---

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:…

Info & FAQS:

You'll need to unzip the archive before you can install the font. I recommend using 7-Zip:
* 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…, all the way to sites like Kotaku… , ScrewAttack… , and even IGN's UK site… .

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:…


Check out the "full" Ancient Hylian alphabet font, altered by yours truly for use with the Hylian Language!
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Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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?
Sarinilli Featured By Owner 1 day ago  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
Voltra-The-Lively Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
The writing in question in a normal font.…

And here it is in SS Ancient Hylian.…
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.
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
TributalPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
OK, thanks! :D
Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! :D
Mitsu-Magica Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using your font for the pattern on my OC's robe for :iconzelda-realms: ouo/ Thanks!
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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