How To Read Enchanting Table Language in Minecraft

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Minecraft has a lot of magic and monsters about. Players have to spend their time learning the ins and outs of the game’s world, and how things work. The Enchanting Table is one of the most useful tools in your arsenal. It can give your weapons and armor a ton of unique and powerful abilities, giving them a new way to help you out in-game. Some of the enchantments might be more useful in combat, while others help make mining more efficient.

How To Read Enchanting Table Language in Minecraft

When you first put an item to be enchanted into the table, you will get a mix of random enchants that can be fixed to it. You need to spend XP and Lapis to get them, and the enchants you get will be randomized. The key here is to fully surround the Enchant Table with stacked bookshelves, which will unlock the full range of possible enchantments. When you put an item in, you will notice that there are multiple enchants listed on the right-hand side, all in some strange script. If you have ever used an Enchanting table in Minecraft, you must have noticed the cryptic text within.

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The Enchanting Table Language in Minecraft is otherwise known as Standard Galactic in the game’s lore. It’s a rather confusing mix of runes that most players don’t understand. Recent updates have actually standardized the language into something that can be easily translated. Most players have already figured out how to read it, and even developed tools to help other players do so. That’s where this guide comes in. The only way to read and understand these cryptic writings on an Enchanting Table is to manually translate the script using a tool of some kind.

First and foremost, take a screenshot of the table using F2(only for Java Edition) or the default Windows + Print Screen. Compare the writings of the screenshot with the below chart and translate it letter by letter.

What is the language on the Enchanting Table?

Image via Reddit

You don’t have to implement the translation manually though, there’s a faster way. If you know the name of the enchantment you want, you can use a tool to generate the name. That way you can know to look for it in the list of options. There are plenty of automated tools that can do this. The most popular website is the LingoJam SGA translator. Just put the name of the enchant you want in the left box, and it will spit out the right translation in SGA.

Using this tool, we can see bane of arthropods becomes ʖᔑリᒷ ?⎓ ᔑ∷ℸ ̣ ⍑∷?!¡?↸ᓭ.

Do this for any enchantment you want to find and you’ll have a much easier time.

If you want to translate Enchanting table language while playing MCPE (Minecraft Pocket Edition) these web-based solutions aren’t ideal. The web browsers on phones may not support them, so you need an alternative. If you’re playing on the mobile version, there’s a better option than that. There’s a free app called the Standard Galactic Alphabet on the Google Play Store & Apple App Store. It does basically the same thing as the above apps, just natively on your phone.

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