Hylia Serif features a full Latin alphabet in capitals and small caps, monospaced Arabic numerals, and select punctuation, making it suitable for headlines and short strings of text.
Spacing & Kerning
Hylia Serif is optimized for consistent perceived spacing between letters. Letter pairings that are often problematic have been accounted for and kerned accordingly.
Hylia Serif will be updated incrementally as new references are found containing previously unseen characters. These changes will be released as new versions of the typeface.
Hylia Serif is derived from a variety of reference materials, including direct feed game footage and photos of signage associated with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As such, the accuracy of the replication of each letter varies based on what reference materials are available. For instances where no reference material exists, some characters were drawn from scratch by extrapolating design elements of other characters.
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These are things are already planned, and will roll out in future versions.
- Character revisions and additions (upon discovery of new reference material)
- Adjusted kerning pairs (gradually & upon request)
- An italic (oblique) font variant
- Diacritical character variants
- A distressed font variant based on the BotW logo
These are things that may or may not get done. Who knows?
- A logo-style font variant (with bevels)
- Additional language support
The table below indicates what sources were referenced for each individual letterform.
with no modification
From photo with
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Hylia Serif is not an exact reproduction of the actual font file used by Nintendo in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but is rather a close approximation, with some differences.
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Hylia Serif will always be free to download as long as this site remains active, and may not be distributed for profit under any circumstances. However, there is no guarantee that this site will always remain active.