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
(*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!
- I 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! ♥
Sorry for the late reply... trying to catch up here.
If it's characters looking funny or not working like in the preview, check the pdf that came with it; the vowel functionality is a bit tricky because of how they work, and the pdf has instructions and key mappings to show you how to use the font properly.
If that doesn't help, please give me a more detailed description (or show me what it's doing if you can?) and I'll see if I can help you figure it out. :)
It just shows up as default arial when used in gimp, as far as I can tell I installed it correctly, because like I said, other fonts from you work just fine. It's possible that it's software issues on my end.
I also seem to be having some issues with it. It just shows as defualt font when using it in GIMP and/or Inkscape. It shows fine when testing in the Windows Fonts section. Not sure why it wont work outside of that.
Anyways, still thank you @Sarinilli for you work on these. They're amazing and greatly appreciated.
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.
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..
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!
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