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Fez Alphabet

Tool to decipher the alphabet from the video game Fez (Zu alphabet, square symbols, sometimes written vertically)

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What is the Fez alphabet? (Definition)

The alphabet used in the video game FEZ is a fictional writing system, used by the Zu folk, written using square geometric shapes with some inside lines.

Sometimes the language is called Zuish.

How to encrypt using the Fez alphabet?

The Fez alphabet has 24 letters and 10 numbers corresponding to the Latin alphabet according to the table:

Achar(65)Bchar(66)Cchar(67)Dchar(68)Echar(69)Fchar(70)Gchar(71)
Hchar(72)Ichar(73)Jchar(74)Kchar(75)Lchar(76)Mchar(77)Nchar(78)
Ochar(79)Pchar(80)Rchar(82)Schar(83)Tchar(84)Uchar(85)Wchar(87)
Xchar(88)Ychar(89)Zchar(90)0char(48)1char(49)2char(50)3char(51)
4char(52)5char(53)6char(54)7char(55)8char(56)9char(57)
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NB: The letter Q is missing because it is the same as the letter K. The letters U and V are identical and interchangeable.

Example: FEZ is written as char(70)char(69)char(90)

The Fez game also offers a series of 16 symbols corresponding to the 10 usual numbers (0 to 9) and the number 10, note that the numbers 3,4,5,6 and 7 have two possible representations:

0char(48)
1char(49)
2char(50)
3char(51)char(57347)
4char(52)char(57348)
5char(53)char(57349)
6char(54)char(57350)
7char(55)char(57351)
8char(56)
9char(57)
10char(57354)

In the game, texts are usually written from right to left and from top to bottom (in columns)

How to decrypt the Fez alphabet?

The Fez decryption consists of a substitution of the square symbols by the corresponding characters.

Example: char(71)char(79)char(77)char(69)char(90) is translated GOMEZ

How to recognize the Fez alphabet? (Identification)

The characters of the Fez alphabet are white squares (or cubes) with some black strokes inside.

There is a variant with inverted colors (negative) where the squares are black and the lines white.

In the game, a room called Rosetta Stone Room contains a rune with the pangram The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog written on it.

Any references to the video game Fez, its riddles, its Zu writings, or its main character Gomez are clues.

The game refers to the Rosetta Stone in a room describing the alphabet.

The D'ni numeral characters (from the Myst game) are visually quite close to the Fez numerals.

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