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Gerudo Typography - Font



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

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! ♥
© 2012 - 2023 Sarinilli
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Fish-with-a-Knife's avatar

Downloaded and installed, and it shows up in my font lists, but it's not displaying correctly (even though it did in the install). I know it's not on your end because the ancient Shiekah you made works just fine.

What did I do wrong?