This tool can be used to encode and decode messages using a Al Bhed Language in Final Fantasy.
The Al Bhed are a tribal group of technologists in Final Fantasy x and Final Fantasy X-2. They have their own unique language (made up) which is a simple cipher. This Al Bhed translator will convert Al Bhed to English and English into Al Bhed.
This fantasy language translator isn't the only way to figure out the language. In addition to using an Al Bhed translator, there are primers scattered through the game. Once you find the al bhed primer locations, you will learn the letters of their alphabet and al bhed letter translation will become automatic. Al bhed letter translation is just a substitution cipher, so this is relatively simple once you know the pattern.
It works like this. Within the game, a player can learn the language by picking up Al Bhed Primers. For ever primer you acquire, you will automatically see a translated view of a single letter of their alphabet. In Final Fantasy X-2, you will discover Primer by listening (to the language) or digging in the Bikanel Desert. In Final Fantasy X, Primers are given by NPC's or can be discovered in the field. The player can also use an Al Bhed Compilation Sphere to load Primers from another saved game.
This is pretty common, where a game maker uses a basic pen and paper cipher to create a faux game language.
ec pnit (No, seriously, that is what is translates into).
No, it is a substitution cipher based on English. This Al Bhed translator gives a shortcut to figuring this out.