Minecraft Enchanting Table


Minecraft Enchantment Table Letters: How to Read

Abhimannu Das
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Minecraft’s Enchantment Table shows players cryptic words from an unknown language when crafting.
Players have decided what the Minecraft Enchantment Table letters mean and you can decode the words with ease.

Ever tried using an Enchanting table in Minecraft? You've probably noticed that it's not your typical English text and it looks like some kind of secret code. It is possible to learn the language if you are invested in Minecraft and want to understand what the secret language means when using the enchanting table. Each symbol corresponds to a letter from the English alphabet, so you can decode the symbols using external tools or by using your memorizing skills.

Minecraft Enchantment Table Letters

The letters you see in Minecraft are part of the “Standard Galactic Alphabet.” 

Standard Galactic Alphabet

You can refer to the symbols above to know exactly what the Minecraft Enchanting Table language is trying to say. Do note that the things that show up on the table are not related to what you are crafting. You can craft the same items repeatedly and get different codes to show up. 

You can either memorize the symbols and their corresponding English alphabets or you can online tools like dcode to find out what the symbols mean. 

Minecraft Enchantment Table language

When playing Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE) with friends, using a website for translating the Enchanting table language might not be the most convenient option. Luckily, there's an alternative available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store called the Standard Galactic Alphabet. While the app is developed by different developers for each store, its functionality remains consistent. These apps enable you to effortlessly input, copy, and translate the Enchanting Table Language used in Minecraft.

What do the words in the Minecraft Enchanting Table language mean?

In practical terms, the words used in Minecraft's Enchanting table language lack any inherent meaning. The words are essentially placeholders with representative values. It's important to note that these words do not hold any direct significance to the enchantments or any in-game activities. While you can view the enchantment names associated with the SGA (Standard Galactic Alphabet) text by hovering over it, this translation is not a direct one-to-one correlation.

Interestingly, the non-English words present in the Enchanting table language exhibit a certain pattern rather than being entirely random. Some of these words refer to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu novels. Notably, close to half of these words are derived from the phrase "Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn." In English, this phrase translates to "In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming." It's worth mentioning that these words are included in Minecraft as an Easter egg by the game developers and do not bear any connection to gameplay.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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