Like the other two Hylian Scripts, the Hylian Alphabet was created to be used in the immensely popular video game series known as the Legend of Zelda. Specifically, it was used in the two versions of the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Like the other two Hylian scripts, this alphabet was created by an unknown graphics artist at Nintendo, though probably not the same one that created the other two, because while the other two were created using elements of the Hirigana and Katakana Japanese Syllabaries, this was based directly on the Latin Alphabet, and it bears no resemblance to the other two. In fact, it is simply a different way to write in English, just as the Ancient and Modern Hylian Syllabaries are alternate ways to write Japanese.
Hylian, which in this game, unlike in all others, is a form of English, not Japanese.
The top row letters are used when writing from left to right, while the bottom row are used for writing from right to left.
Transliteration - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Hylian Alphabet Fonts
Information about Skyward Sword - another Hylian script
The information on this page was put together by Jacob Adams.
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