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Hylian Language (Breath of the Wild)

Tool to decode/translate the Hylian language/writing present in the game Breath of the Wild (BOTW) of the Zelda series.

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# Hylian Language (Breath of the Wild)

## Hylian Encoder (Breath of the Wild)

### What is the Hylian language in Breath of the Wild? (Definition)

The Hylian language is an imaginary language used in the Zelda game universe, specifically in Breath of the Wild it is found in the Hyrule world.

Hylian has several versions, this one is a modification of the Hylian language present in previous games: Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword but identical to A Link Between Worlds.

### How to write in Hylian, as in Zelda Breath of the Wild?

Hylian writing is similar to classical writing but replaces letters with Hylian symbols.

Example: G becomes , H becomes , etc.

This alphabet is imperfect because it has duplicate symbols D = G, E = W, F = R, J = T and O = Z.

Uppercase and lowercase letters and punctuation are ignored. Writing the numbers involves writing the numbers in letters.

Example: HYLIAN becomes

### How to decrypt Hylian from Zelda Breath of the Wild?

Each Hylian symbol corresponds to a letter of our alphabet, so reading/decoding a word is translating each symbol by its equivalent letter (A,B,C…).

Example: translates ZELDA (but also OWLGA due to the alphabet)

### How to recognize an Hylian Breath of the Wild ciphertext?

A hylian message is composed of fairly rounded glyphs with different line widths.

Allusions to the Zelda game, to the episode Breath of the Wild (BOTW), Link's character, or Zelda's universe are clues.

The Hylian language has seen several variations during the series.

### What are the variants of the Hylian Breath of the Wild cipher?

In Breath of the Wild, the hylian symbols are identical to the A Link Between Worlds hylian, but the game also contains writings in Sheikah Language.

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