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Anquietas by WurdBendur Anquietas by WurdBendur
This is a font for the Ancient alphabet from Stargate. It isn't entirely complete, but it should have enough characters to be useful in most GUIs running in English if you should decide to use it this way.

I didn't create this alphabet. I only created the font. The alphabet is not mine, but the font is, so please don't steal it. But feel free to use it in your deviations or whatever personal uses you'd like. If you intend to use it commercially, you could contact me, and you probably need to contact MGM and whoever else who might be involved with Stargate and would need to know. Otherwise, I don't really care.

Edit: This is an updated version that includes the newly discovered letter Z and two other letters which are assumed to be Q and X. Note that these two letters may be incorrect. This font also has all of the punctuation and extra symbols you'll probably need to run in English. Other languages may not be supported because of the lack of diacritics in Ancient.

Edit 2: It has been brought to my attention by sgeurika [link] that the Ancient equivalent of K is more narrow than I had made it in my font. This mistake has been fixed. So, the font is no longer monospaced, if that makes a difference.

Edit 3: I've fixed the position of the Q and Z, which were previously reversed, as well as the size of the numbers. So, until we find out the new F or U (whichever it is that changes), this should be the final update that you've all been waiting for. Let me know if I missed anything.

Edit 4: Some people have experienced problems with the font file becoming corrupted when downloaded, so the .ttf file has been compressed and reuploaded as a .zip archive. Please comment to let me know whether this solved your problem or if it created new ones.
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:iconstrawberrybunny4341:
strawberrybunny4341 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
FINALLY!!
I've been looking for this font!
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casiopeja Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I have one question, isn't the Ancients writing orientation top-bottom ?
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
It usually runs in horizontal rows, from left to right and top to bottom, just like ours. However, there are cases where the orientation is different, with lines going from the bottom up, or letters running vertically instead of horizontally, but those are exceptions.
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Slayer-of-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I'm a big fan of Stargate, and I adapted a home-made Stargate and used your font in my Journal. Hope you approve!
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ReyvinVinnex Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Ya' know, the character used for the letter "F" is the same as the one for "U". I always found that odd.
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ReyvinVinnex Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
sorry, old topic. do ignore please!
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theflib Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Great work on this thing and thanks!
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blue-dragoon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
id love to be able to use this file, but for some reason Vista isnt recognizing it :(
sadens me cuz thats an awsome job u did
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
That's weird. I don't know anything about installing fonts on Vista, but other people have reported problems with my fonts as well. I think they're getting corrupted when they're downloaded by browsers that are doing something wrong. I've updated with a .zip file now, which should fix that problem, so maybe now you can get it to work. :fingerscrossed:
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slifer2534 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
how do i dl it?
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Actually, the download seems to be working fine now. The download button on the left should give you the file.
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Hmm, the download seems to be broken again. I'll reupload it later and see if that works.
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Merrik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
oh yes you may contact me at merrik86@hotmail.com
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Merrik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
hello Wurdbender, I like this font, and guess what? I want to share with you the final update for U and F, as I have the new letters for each. The only one you have to change is F, once I find your email address, I will send you the updated font as a JPEG and let you do the rest.
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MoonGazerCat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
just fond this and id thout id comment on it and also if youd like to see the full alphabet [link] i put it up a bit ago hope you like it
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liam81 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Awesome :)
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Gilfinder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I think I used your font [link]
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:iconwurdbendur:
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Awesome! It might be mine, but it's hard to tell. What's the last letter that's cut off at the bottom?
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SGAlteran Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! I made my own Alteran font a long time ago.
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vanilla-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
i saw this and instantly thought "thats the ancient script from stargate!"

i was excited =p
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Meirelle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
OMG! I love you. Do you know how long I've been waiting for an Alteran font to come up?
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AMCDeathKnight Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Nice. This has been around the net like 500 times.
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:iconwurdbendur:
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
I know! I'm actually surprised at how popular it is. :)
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ApolloNik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
did you know that it translates to:
tripudire
estirritus
nuanilunatas
:confused:
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:iconwurdbendur:
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
Yes, that's what I wrote. With the spaces and punctiation put back in it looks like this:

Tripudire
est irritus.
Nu ani Lunatas.

It's a mix of Ancient and Latin and translates thus:

Jumping
is useless.
We are the Mooninites.
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ApolloNik Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
where did you find ancient language?
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:iconwurdbendur:
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
Well, I just took some that was used in one of the episodes and adapted it. They haven't used much, and a lot of it hasn't really been deciphered, but you can find a lot of examples here.
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SandyFortune Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I so totally forgot to comment when I saw this so long ago...

Well now that I'm back (a bit late) for the latest version, I have to say this is one of the coolest things I've found on dA. I've always wanted to learn how to at least read Ancient script and I've come to print these off onto little flashcards and go through them every once in a while.

This is just amazing. Great work! :)
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valkyrja Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Congradulations.. ;)
I was just getting started on figuring out the alphabet when I thought to check on gateworld.. and you already have.. I'm both glad, proud, and jealous.. let me know if you need any help ;)
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Mysty-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Hey, cheers for maknig this font. :D
(found this link via Gateworld)
:+fav:
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Thanks for the favorite. I hope you find it useful. There are some corrections I need to make, so watch for that soon.
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Mysty-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
No probs... I'm sure I'll find it useful. :D
'Kay, will do! :)
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Tsukaia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
I love stargate, and to have made my own language that is at about 1,000 words right now, and I'm working on it more, I love Stargete and am a language freak, I've been looking for an anquietas font ever since I saw the alphabet on stargate, yours is supurb ^ ^ very cool,

Best regardes,

Tsukaia

(je suis tres amusant!)
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SGAlteran Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I have my own ancient language aswell! maybe we have the same words in a few places, I also created my own font. both are on my site [link]. I hope we could collaborate soon
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
Thank you! I started this intent on creating the best, most proportionate Ancient font available. It's also the most complete with all the numbers, and hopefully soon more letters and even punctuation (not used in StarGate). I'm going to keep working on it, and I really hope you enjoy it!
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smiddy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
I cant believe you didnt get more comments for this. Well done man! I love stargate.
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
Thanks! I guess most people don't care to write in Ancient, but I'm a g33k like that. :)
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