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Gerudo Typography - Font by Sarinilli Gerudo Typography - 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!


9 Jan. 2012: someone pointed out that I had a typo in the preview image, and when I went to fix it, low and behold the spacing in the font (when you hit the space bar) wasn't what I had intended... must have been the last save that messed it up, oops! Gerudo SHOULD have a fair amount of spacing if you look at the exceprt in Hyrule Historia, so I reuploaded the font with the slight update. It doesn't effect the font usage, but it looks a bit better now. Sorry for the trouble! ^^;



This is a font for the official Gerudo Alphabet, or "Geldo" Typography according to Hyrule Historia.

This alphabet dates back to the original release of Ocarina of Time, but was used so obscurely in the game that it was never properly discovered by fans as being a proper alphabet. Thanks to recent releases in Japan we finally have an official Gerudo alphabet!

* Note: According to the Japanese texts, this is actually called GELDO'S Typography. While Geldo is apparently the proper official name of the Gerudo, I have stuck with Gerudo due to this being the long thought official translation.

This font contains letters A through Z, a hyphen which substitutes ad a period, and a comma which substitutes as an apostrophe, as well as the letters 1 and 5.

It's obvious that Gerudo numerics are highly inspired by Roman numerals. The usage of these two single numbers would be as the roman Numerals I and V are used. It's not entirely clear, but with only the two numbers, it's safe to assume that "ten" in Gerudo, would be written with two fives "55"... Meaning "fifty five" would be written in Gerudo with fifteen eleven* consecutive 5's but let's not think about that right now. *lol*
(*Thanks Dekler for the correction, I shouldn't do math without coffee first. LOL)

Please remember like all of my fonts, this IS free for personal use only, and I prefer requests for permission before allowing any outside hosting.

Otherwise... I hope everyone enjoys this font!


I'd like to send a personal shoutout and big thanks to CalicoStonewolf for helping with the vectors for this font so I didn't have to use the character scans themselves. :3



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Please remember like all of my fonts, this IS free for personal use only*, and I prefer requests for permission before allowing any outside hosting.
  • My "made for an official alphabet" Zelda fonts technically still belong to Nintendo so I HIGHLY recommend against using them for profit!
  • cannot be held responsible if you use this font inappropriately. For your own sake and safety, you have been warned.

Otherwise... I hope everyone enjoys this font! ♥
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:iconkuroiseki:
Kuroiseki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
I used both this and the Ancient Hylian font!
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Kuroiseki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018
Couldn't resist using it again :D
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:icontwilightwindwaker777:
I'll just call the Gerudo language Geldo from now on.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Haha I have been, too; kind of like an in-joke sort of thing. x3
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onemario1234 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
So, how does the font thing work? I'm new to using alternate fonts on... well... anything aside from sites that have it hardwired.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, this will be your first ever installed font?
Depends on your operating system; if it's windows just unzip it, double click the file GerudoTypography.ttf and it will open a window showing the text...there'll be a button at the top that says "install". Once installed it'll show up in the list of any word processor or text editor on your computer. :3

If it's mac..err..... google..I always forget how to install fonts on mac. ^^;
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onemario1234 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Yeah, I haven't seen it show up at all after installing it...
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Should be in font drop lists as "Gerudo's Typography"... how did you install it?
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onemario1234 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
The way I was told to.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
hmm.... hit the windows key and e; that'll bring up the file explorer... navigate to C: / windows / fonts and see if it showed up in there... if so, try restarting and see if it'll work. If not, or if it's not in there, you can copy and paste the font directly into the fonts folder.
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onemario1234 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Cool, thanks!
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davey3223 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Hello just wondering but where can i download it. their is no link that i could find.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
DeviantArt has such an old download button that's not easy to see for new users. Look on the FAR right side, just under the little adds box; there's a green arrow pointing down on it. 
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patricko1999 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Why won't this properly download to my mac?
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:iconsarinilli:
Sarinilli Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Won't download..? Or won't install?
Can you walk me through what you've tried to do so far?
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patricko1999 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
this is a screenshot of what happens when i try to install it:

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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hmmm.... it says not installed though? Have you tried actually installing it? I think I remember someone once saying they had a weird issue with the preview not showing properly but the font working fine once it was installed fully. Might be that the same is happening with you?
Let me know if it works, if not, I'll see if I can debug. There is a slim chance it might have something to do with my font creator program being severely outdated...it should work fine, regardless, but I have had some strange issues reported that I can't explain or figure out, so there is an off chance it may have to do with some odd versioning issue. I sure hope that's not it..

Good luck!
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skovstilhed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
After having the same problem for a long while, and ultimately fixing it, here is my best (but still very limited) understanding of what's going wrong.

Macs have a separate way of naming and locating fonts. A Mac-specific name is missing from Gerudo's Typography, so it is completely possible to successfully install Gerudo's Typography and promptly have the Mac lose track of it, which means it can't make use of it and (incorrectly) reports that it is still not installed.

If you have something able to edit fonts, though, you can go in and supply the missing name to the 'Mac name' field of font information, save the font, reinstall it, and all seems to work fine. I've done this in Typelight (pick 'Names...' from the 'Fonts' menu bar, click advanced, add in the mac name).

I don't know what program you use to edit fonts, or if this is at all helpful to you, but here's hoping!
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh lord... this may be why I really NEED to look into getting the newer release of the font program I use. I have version 3; version 9.something is now available... I just checked the font in my own program and the only mac naming options I have available to me are in fact set. So the only answer I have is that my program is just far too old and is missing vital information for newer mac systems specifically. Exactly what I was afraid of.
Thank you SO MUCH for providing this information! Sadly, it means I can't currently fix the issues, however I now know that I was right. Well, time for me to start saving a bit for the newer version. haha
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skovstilhed Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Ah! I thought I'd replied to this ages ago -- sorry! A short term fix might be to get a limited-feature freebie font editor like Typelight and then, after editing fonts in the fancier, not-free editor do the last fixes to file info in the free editor? Or, heck, I could do the fine info stuff and just send you the files? Or I could post the mac versions (with links and clear statement that they were yours, obviously) or... I guess all these options -do- sound a bit Byzantine, but they are options. 
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
That... is actually quite the brilliant idea. I'll definitely look into Typelight; seeing as how my current font editor is so old, a newer version of even free software might actually be better at this point. Shoot, Font Creator Program is amazing, and I dream of getting the newest version.. but there is a gaping hole between version 3.something and the +9 versions out now. *sheepish look*

If it doesn't quite do what I want and ends up more trouble using multiple programs, or the windows version of Typelight doesn't have the recent compatibility that Macs need to properly load the fonts, I'll let you know. I'm not beyond accepting your offer if I end up needing some help on this. :3

Thanks so much for the suggestion and offer!
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patricko1999 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
i then proceeded to install it thinking that it might just be a fluke, but when i type using the font in word, it just fills the document with spaces essentially.
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patricko1999 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
here is another screenshot to show you what's going on:

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thank you for your time
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silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The fact that this is a thing makes me feel fuzzy on the inside. It tells me that no, I am not alone in my nerdiness. :3
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hehe thank you ^_^
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MillieBee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant!  Thank you! :)
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Of course! :3
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WBIsland Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thank you so much for this. It adds the perfect flair for my fan-fiction cover.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
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jackiespaz13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Okay call me a LOZ nerd, but I have a tattoo in the Gerudo alphabet. It's sick
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok...if you insisdt, you LOZ nerd.

But I mean that in a good way, lol. Zelda tattoos are awesome. :D
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I just found these fonts today (thank you Cracked), and everyone seems to think that the numeric digits in the official Gerudo font stand for 1 2 3 4 5, and we'd need a buttload of consecutive 5s for high numbers. And I'm thinking... That's Base 5. Why can't those digits be 1 2 3 4 0? Or 0 1 2 3 4, rather?

Where 5base 10=10base 5, 610=115, 1010=205, 2510=1005, 5510=2105, etc.

That's gotta be easier than 55 equaling 5,55555,55555

Wikipedia calls it Quinary, apparently.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Umm... Something tells me you haven't got yourself a copy of Hyrule Historia. There are only numbers for 1 and 5. Nothing for 2, 3 or 4, and it says clearly that the only two numbers mean 1 and 5. So..doesn't work, sorry. ^^;
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Well crud. And if they're just 1 and 5, that rules out binary...no it doesn't. 1 5 51 55 511 515 551 555 5111 Binary works. I think.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol I still think that relating it to roman numerals makes more sense. Since I is 1 and V is 5.. I think if it was binary it would have been a 0 and a 1, not specifically 1 and 5. That's why I didn't suggest a connection to binary in the first place.
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It makes less sense for them to be 1 and 5 in Roman numeral equivalents, than 1 and 0 in binary. But if that's what the good book says...

Still doesn't make much sense. Maybe it's a good thing we don't see too much of the Gerudo culture. Translating the math is confusing enough.
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patricko1999 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
What Sarinilli is saying about it being roman numerals was the same conclusion i came upon first glance. Binary might make more sense to YOU than roman numerals, but if you ask me the idea that you would write out THAT much stuff for one number in your binary theory is ridiculous. Regardless, I REALLY wish they would develop the Gerudo culture a little more in these games. Why are the Gerudo forced to live in the desert, the land not blessed by the Goddesses and the Triforce? Why is it that the Gerudo are the only race that show any prowess in "magic" except for the goddesses, deities, and the Twili? Of course there is the fact that Zelda can do a little magic and so can Link but only with the help of the goddesses and magical items. Why is it that they don't show up AT ALL in Twilight Princess? Why is it that the twilight mirror is located in THE DESERT? Why is the desert in OoT is described as the place of exile from the Goddesses blessings for the Gerudo and in TP the Twili are described as being exiled to the Twilight Realm, from the land of the Goddesses blessings? ARE THE TWILI REALLY JUST THE DEFORMED DESCENDENTS OF THE GERUDO???
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Binary for the Gerudo numbering system made sense to me two years ago. Now, rereading that conversation, I have no idea how I came to that conclusion.
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WesJK Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I have no idea how to use this .__.
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
How so? Have you never installed fonts before or do you mean how the alphabet works?
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WesJK Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I've never installed fonts before lol
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
If you're using Windows 7, just double click and open the ttf file, there's a nice obvious "install" button. :3
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WesJK Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I have another question though
How does one make one of these?
I have a cypher of my own that I would like made into a font, but I have no idea how to go about doing that
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have an old version of "font creator program". Really need to get the newest version, but 80 dollars is "wish list" for me right now. ^^;
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WesJK Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Ah, alright, I got it! Thanks :)
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Trillo-Lillo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
omg this is so perfect for my valentines!!! he loves zelda so much!!!
But I can't decide in what "language" should I write him!!!hahahaha
thanks for the amazing font!
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha you're welcome! ^__^
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XDown2EarthX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YESS! :D THank you!
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Jujulica Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I'm really sorry I almost forgot to credit you!
I used your Gerudo font for my History of Hyrule calendar piece, here: [link]
Again, really sorry I almost forgot to credit you <___>

Anyways, thanks a ton for making this! It's a very beautiful font and I love it!
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aaah! I hardly ever get people telling me about things whether they credit me or not~ That looks WONDERFUL! ^___^
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