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Hylian Alphabet by IJKelly Hylian Alphabet by IJKelly
I've looked all over the place for a downloadable hylian font that's for Mac but unfortunately couldn't find any! The Ocarina of Time font, specifically. So I decided to put the alphabet together myself. I made this for the purpose of usage on the SoS website and the show itself. Sure, to drag and drop one letter at a time does take a while, but I don't mind. 

I thought it would be nice to share this alphabet with other Mac users who're also unable to find the font. This is a png file with a transparent background so you should be able to just bring it into photoshop and select each letter separately with the Marquee tool =)

Now, I understand that the hylian alphabet is based off of the Japanese language. Since I'm unfamiliar with the language, I'm trying to use this alphabet translated into English the best way that I can! Hope you'll forgive me for the possible inaccuracies <3

I'm gonna feel like a real idiot if there is a downloadable font for Mac out there, but it is nice to have the hylian characters in my style anyway :-P 

It's important I acknowledge the genius person who took the time to put the translation sheet together that I used as a reference 
Hylian Helper - Wallpaper by Sarinilli Thank you!! <3 :iconsarinilli:
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:iconyukinitta:
YukiNitta Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, but uh... Think I'll stick with the Madoka Runes.
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
I'll stick with the Matoran Alphabet...
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BabyLeon Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
cool my friend :iconfangjertic: has designed his own runes and alphabets. you should totally take a look :D
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Tomboy-Trash Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat
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Morespringbunnies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i speak korean  BTS Jungkook clap 
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Alizera62 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
cool!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hey... long time no see; have you tried downloading my font in a while? I SHOULD HAVE gotten it working for mac; if not, note me and let me know and I'll check into it again. But it SHOULD be working. ^^
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:iconijkelly:
IJKelly Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there!! I'm late as heck to this comment, but I've been meaning to respond to you for a while ;O; Thank you for your notification! :heart: Would you happen to have the link to this thing? It's so kind of you to think of me!! :heart: Sorry for my lateness!! TTwTT
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh my!

Your lateness is understandable and actually, in the time since my original comment, I've gotten a LOT more done and out; the font(s) and lessons for my language project ( :D! ) are all here:

sarinilli.deviantart.com/galle…
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:iconijkelly:
IJKelly Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart: These resources of yours are fantastic ;w; ~ I appreciate the time and care you've put into them. Is it correct the Hylian language uses Japanese sounds, and are they able to be translated into English? 

I'd like to be able to include written Hylian in my project, and I want to make sure the translations are correct TTwTT
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank YOU!

To answer your question; typically yes, if you're talking about the canon in-game variations.
My language project is a little different... some sounds (such as the soft r) are more akin to Japanese, but in essence the sound can be related to a more flowing Germanic. Imagine if you can, if the German and Japanese languages had an Elven love child. *laughs* That's about how it sounds.

As for the alphabets; again, relating to my language project, the alphabets are more phonetic. So when writing in English, make sure to keep a close eye on how the characters are supposed to sound; write by sound, not by how English is meant to be spelled. If you have any questions about spelling, feel free to run your written works by me for a proof read! But don't forget to check the lessons first. :3
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CrisisHalfPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes yes
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DarkRainey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
eniguima  útil!!!
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eniguima Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Muito útil mesmo.
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DisneyFanJulia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*uses to read signs in the game* :D
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TokkiMochi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Ro, ru, and s look like hangul XP very cool!! :iconeweplz:
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do they? Hah, you're right! I hadn't even noticed. x3
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TokkiMochi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist
XP
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NEKOLOVER1111 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Turns out Hylian is just an extended version of Japanese (a i u e o, ka ki ku ke ko, sa shi su se so, ta chi tsu te to, etc. etc.).
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
The official version, yes; but this one's an adaption for the Hylian Language Project. :3
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D3M0NHUNT3R117 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Nice! :wow:
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J05 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Artist
I use to own Hylian in my Microsoft Office Word.
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:iconk0ritsi:
k0ritsi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! The Ł symbol for W actually makes a W sound in Polish!
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha it actually does..and I had no idea when I made the original alphabet, either. haha

The other weird but fitting sound similarity is when I made the font, I mapped "sh" to the small x. Since then I decided why not let "sh" be the substitute for x in English... well, in Chinese, x actually sounds like sh. haha
So without realizing it, or meaning to do so, Hylian has a lot of mix-match with real world languages; not just English or Japanese or runes or whatever. ^_^
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:iconijkelly:
IJKelly Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! How interesting! =D
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delvallejoel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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SethSorenson3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
epic!!!
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Dreams-of-Impact Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Thank you so much.
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Moonmask999 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AHA!
I WILL TRY TO MEMORIZE THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND BECOME A HYLIAN!

YESESESESESESEESESESESESESES!
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
*poke* You should check the lessons then too. ^~
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StarrBerry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is actually a website you can use that will turn this entire alphabet into a font you can type with! Instead of dropping and dragging each letter. (you can use that site to make hand-written fonts too)
But nice nice. / w \
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
What we (or rather I) need, is a reliable site or program that can convert ttf fonts into mac fonts. That would make it so much easier for everyone. ^^;
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StarrBerry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.
idk but does this work?
www.myscriptfont.com/
It's got two other options aside from ttf. :>
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mmm...doesn't help the mac situation, unfortunately. But thanks! :3
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Ginger-Bean Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is so great! Nice work! Do you have a copy of the Hyrule Historia? There are several alphabets in there, including the OoT alphabet but is based off of Japanese. The one used in Twilight Princess is translatable to English. 
I always loved looking at the letters in OoT and MM when I was a kid, trying to understand how the heck they worked, haha.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
This version is actually not based on Japanese, it's for my fan language project; just thought I'd point that out since this isn't the OoT "official" version of the alphabet. 

Also I really should point out that if you're going to share this around, you should be using the lettering properly. ^~ In the language project there's a proper way to write "Hylian" (the "li" character should replace the singular l and i letters), and the two i's have different sounds; the one you used is for sounds like "it" and the box and lid looking i is for words like "link". Might want to check that out on my DA page since I have lessons on that works. :3

I have to say though, this is an interesting way of writing a calligraphy-esque version. I like it, though the bottoms of the characters being thinner than the tops seems a little strange to me. May just be because I've gotten so used to seeing the perfectly formed block version.

And no, you're not an idiot... I'm sorry to say that I haven't ever had the chance to make a mac version of this. Since I don't have a mac, I don't know what formats would even work.. and sadly, the version of the program I have to make fonts with can only make ttf type. :(
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:iconijkelly:
IJKelly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! I feel so embarrassed > o< Truth is, I may never be able to understand how this language works = ^ =;; But I will check out your other lessons to help me better understand. Thank you very much for your advice! It's no problem about the mac issue, I often run into inconveniences like this, I'm used to it ; v ; <3 Oh yus, the boxiness of the original version, I couldn't help but add my thick-to-sharp style of writing x-P
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha don't say that! What I have up right now are basic lessons on the alphabet and a few things; I haven't gotten into the vocab or grammar yet, and hopefully (that's my plan anyway) it should be simple enough to learn. :3

That's probably one of the bigger, more annoying "Mac vs PC" issues... fonts! I can imagine how annoying it must be, even if you're used to it by now. You know, I may have to jump on this png idea with you as a simple fix for all of my alphabets. Better than nothing, right? ^_^
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool dear! Cannot wait to see this in the future! :D
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FaerieMayden Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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