The Theban alphabet…

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, it’s just an alternate set of letters for the English language.  It’s not terribly difficult to learn, it just takes a bit of practice and persistence.  The reward you get from learning it is that casual observers will have no clue as to what you’re writing.  This can be great for taking notes about your magic, building a Book of Shadows, or just to unsettle people when they see it.  As of the time of this writing, there is even a bit of it in the site header on this page.

I had a desire to use Theban more in my daily life, so I set about making a font for it that I liked.  The ones that I found commonly available on the net had problems; they were missing letters instead of substituting, they left blanks if you used a capital letter, and other similar things.  So, I made my own font that should be fairly complete, and quite usable for just about everything.  I did have to manufacture a set of symbols for punctuation, numbers, and other such things, but it seems to all flow fairly well.  I don’t have any pro font software, so I just did all the characters by hand in iFontMaker on my iPad.  Feel free to download it and use it all you want.  There is no attribution needed at all, I just hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Another fun idea to help you lean the Theban alphabet is to take a text file of something you know (book, story, article, etc) and convert it to Theban for reading.  I have done this with several different documents, and found it to be a great way to get some good experience using it practically.  I had to turn these documents into a pdf so I could read them on my iPad because ePub and other formats can only use device fonts.  Just to mess with people, I have a Theban KJV Bible on my iPad; I’m not sure why it bothers people so much, that book is in every other language on the planet.

Enjoy the font, enjoy the Theban copy of Genesis, and enjoy shaping reality to your will.

**Update:  The links to the font and the pdf were dead, so it’s now hosted in a new location.  PLEASE leave me a comment if the link is not working, it’s about the only way I’ll know. =D