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Gerudo Typography - Font
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Published: January 8, 2012
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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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Kuroiseki's avatar
I used both this and the Ancient Hylian font!
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Kuroiseki's avatar
Couldn't resist using it again :D
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Twilightwindwaker777's avatar
I'll just call the Gerudo language Geldo from now on.
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Sarinilli|Professional General Artist
Haha I have been, too; kind of like an in-joke sort of thing. x3
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onemario1234's avatar
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|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's avatar
Yeah, I haven't seen it show up at all after installing it...
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Sarinilli|Professional General Artist
Should be in font drop lists as "Gerudo's Typography"... how did you install it?
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onemario1234's avatar
Cool, thanks!
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davey3223's avatar
Hello just wondering but where can i download it. their is no link that i could find.
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Sarinilli|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's avatar
Why won't this properly download to my mac?
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Sarinilli|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's avatar
this is a screenshot of what happens when i try to install it:

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Sarinilli|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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patricko1999's avatar
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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silverlunawolf6's avatar
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|Professional General Artist
Hehe thank you ^_^
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MillieBee|Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant!  Thank you! :)
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Sarinilli|Professional General Artist
Of course! :3
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WBIsland's avatar
Thank you so much for this. It adds the perfect flair for my fan-fiction cover.
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Sarinilli|Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
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jackiespaz13's avatar
Okay call me a LOZ nerd, but I have a tattoo in the Gerudo alphabet. It's sick
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Sarinilli|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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