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Glyphs are the language of the Shapers, the race that seems to be authoring the crisis on earth. Glyphs namely appear in the game as part of Glyph Hacking, but may have a deeper meaning in the Ingress Lore.

Glyphs are a language comparable to Anglo-Saxon and Norse runes, where characters stand alone as words rather than as letters, like in most modern languages on Earth. Glyphs are written on an eleven-dot matrix by connecting adjacent points with straight, unbroken lines. The Glyph language so far seems to be limited to nouns and verbs, which are combined to make simple yet entirely understandable phrases.

Glyph HackingEdit

Main article: Glyph Hacking

Glyph Hacking is a mini-game Agents can enable when hacking both enemy and friendly portals. It involves memorizing a sequence of glyph characters and tracing them back on the array as quickly as possible. Sequences can range from one to five characters long, depending on the level of the Agent and the portal being hacked. If a glyph is repeated back correctly, the Agent gains 50 AP. If an entire sequence is repeated correctly, the Agent gains 100 AP and a bonus for speed, if applicable.

Glyph hacking rewards the Agent with bonus item drops and possible medals.
Glyph

Glyph Channel CommandEdit

Glyph Channel Command is a feature that is added since version 1.90.1 that activates before glyph sequence started. You can send some commands / glyph that will change the result of the hack just after the "COMMAND CHANNEL OPEN" message.

Known commands that work are:

More Glyph
More


Potentially rewards 1 or more Portal KeysPortal Key, even with keys already in Inventory.
Less Glyph
Less


Never give any keys.
Simple Glyph
Simple


Slower glyph sequence.
Complex Glyph
Complex


Faster glyph sequence.

Glyph PhrasesEdit

Glyph Hacking sequences often make phrases related to Lore or gameplay. All of the words in the Glyph dictionary are related to the Ingress Universe, The Enlightened, The Resistance, or the war for humanity. The phrases they make up give us insight into the purposes of the Shapers. Phrases vary from one to five glyphs long.

Some glyphs have antonym pairs. These pairs are direct antonyms such as less \ more, attack \ defend, and create \ destroy. The glyphs in the pair are mirror images of each other- i.e. attack is drawn as a chevron, defend is drawn as a 'V'.

Glyph TranslationsEdit

Glyphs have one or more meanings. The known meanings of the glyphs are shown below.

Abandon Glyph
Abandon


Adapt Glyph
Adapt


Advance Glyph
Advance


After Glyph
After


Again-Repeat Glyph
Again​/Repeat


All Glyph
All


Answer Glyph
Answer


Attack-War Glyph
Attack​/War


Avoid-Struggle Glyph
Avoid​/Struggle


Balance-Perfection Glyph
Balance​/Perfection


Barrier Glyph
Barrier


Before Glyph
Before


Begin Glyph
Begin


Being-Human Glyph
Being​/Human


Body Glyph
Body


Breathe-Live Glyph
Breathe​/Live


Capture Glyph
Capture


Change-Modify Glyph
Change​/Modify


Chaos-Disorder Glyph
Chaos​/Disorder


Civilization Glyph
Civilization


Clear Glyph
Clear


Clear All Glyph
Close All


Complex Glyph
Complex


Conflict Glyph
Conflict


Consequence Glyph
Consequence


Contemplate Glyph
Contemplate


Courage Glyph
Courage


Create Glyph
Create


Danger Glyph
Danger


Data Glyph
Data


Defend Glyph
Defend


Destination Glyph
Destination


Destiny Glyph
Destiny


Destroy Glyph
Destroy


Deteriorate Glyph
Deteriorate


Die Glyph
Die


Difficult Glyph
Difficult


Discover Glyph
Discover


Distance-Outside Glyph
Distance​/Outside


Easy Glyph
Easy


End Glyph
End


Enlightened Glyph
Enlightened


Equal Glyph
Equal


Escape Glyph
Escape


Evolution Glyph
Evolution


Failure Glyph
Failure


Fear Glyph
Fear


Follow Glyph
Follow


Forget Glyph
Forget


Future Glyph
Future


Gain Glyph
Gain


Grow Glyph
Grow


Harm Glyph
Harm


Harmony-Peace Glyph
Harmony​/Peace


Have Glyph
Have


Help Glyph
Help


Hide Glyph
Hide


Human Glyph
Human


I-Me-Self Glyph
I​/Me​/Self


Idea Glyph
Idea


Ignore Glyph
Ignore


Imperfect Glyph
Imperfect


Improve Glyph
Improve


Impure Glyph
Impure


Intelligence Glyph
Intelligence


Interrupt Glyph
Interrupt


Journey Glyph
Journey


Knowledge Glyph
Knowledge


Lead Glyph
Lead


Legacy Glyph
Legacy


Less Glyph
Less


Liberate Glyph
Liberate


Lie Glyph
Lie


Live Again-Reincarnate Glyph
Live Again​/Reincarnate


Lose Glyph
Lose


Message Glyph
Message


Mind Glyph
Mind


More Glyph
More


Mystery Glyph
Mystery


Nature Glyph
Nature


New Glyph
New


Not-Inside Glyph
Not​/Inside


N'Zeer Glyph
N'Zeer


Nourish Glyph
Nourish


Now-Present Glyph
Now​/Present


Old Glyph
Old


Open All Glyph
Open All


Open Glyph
Open


Past Glyph
Past


Path Glyph
Path


Perspective Glyph
Perspective


Portal Glyph
Portal


Potential Glyph
Potential


Presence Glyph
Presence


Pure Glyph
Pure


Pursue Glyph
Pursue


Question Glyph
Question


React Glyph
React


Rebel Glyph
Rebel


Recharge-Repair Glyph
Recharge​/Repair


Resistance-Struggle Glyph
Resistance​/Struggle


Restraint Glyph
Restraint


Retreat Glyph
Retreat


Safety Glyph
Safety


Save Glyph
Save


Search Glyph
Search


See Glyph
See


Self Glyph
Self


Separate Glyph
Separate


Shapers Glyph
Shapers


Share Glyph
Share


Simple Glyph
Simple


Soul Glyph
Soul


Stability-Stay Glyph
Stability​/Stay


Strong Glyph
Strong


Technology Glyph
Technology


Together Glyph
Together


Truth Glyph
Truth


Unbounded Glyph
Unbounded


Us Glyph
Us


Use Glyph
Use


Victory Glyph
Victory


Want Glyph
Want


Weak Glyph
Weak


Worth Glyph
Worth


XM Glyph
XM


You-Other Glyph
You​/Other


The Imperfect Glyph Edit

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Drawing the Imperfect glyph

With one exception, each Glyph is drawn by connecting adjacent nodes, without backtracking. That is to say, the lines that connect two nodes never overlap another node.

The Imperfect Glyph is the sole exception. To correctly draw the Glyph, the agent must connect the left node of row 5 directly to the right node of row 3, bypassing the center node at row 4. Then, the agent must backtrack and connect the right node of row 3 to the center node at row 4, then connect that to the left node of row 5.

Symmetries and Similarities Edit

Many glyphs come in sets of two, being rotated or mirrored with respect to each other, or have some other relationship. These are listed here to make them easier to memorize.

You-Other Glyph
You​/Other


I-Me-Self Glyph
I​/Me​/Self


Breathe-Live Glyph
Breathe​/Live


Die Glyph
Die


Attack-War Glyph
Attack​/War


Defend Glyph
Defend


Create Glyph
Create


Destroy Glyph
Destroy


Before Glyph
Before


After Glyph
After


Gain Glyph
Gain


Lose Glyph
Lose


Less Glyph
Less


More Glyph
More


Recharge-Repair Glyph
Recharge​/Repair


Nourish Glyph
Nourish


Forget Glyph
Forget


Ignore Glyph
Ignore


Distance-Outside Glyph
Distance​/Outside


Destination Glyph
Destination


Path Glyph
Path


Barrier Glyph
Barrier


Courage Glyph
Courage


Fear Glyph
Fear


Trivia Edit

There are several glyphs that are not active any more:

Chase Glyph
Chase


Contract-Reduce Glyph
Contract​/Reduce


Creativity Glyph
Creativity


Sustain Glyph
Sustain


Sustain All Glyph
Sustain All


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