Features of Glyphotext

Structured Documents

Glyphotext documents are structured, which allows logical separation of the different content types in typical hieroglyphic texts.

Documents are first divided into sections, which are themselves divided into sequences. Each sequence can contain not only a hieroglyphic text block, but also translitteration and translation blocks that directly refers to the hieroglyphic text of that sequence.

When combining this approach with Glyphotext's printing engine, it allows to clearly separate the content from its presentation. You can therefore edit a single source document and produce many different versions of it without having to modify it each time.

Embedded Groups

To simplify sharing of documents between users, Glyphotext documents embed the definitions of glyph groups they use. You can therefore send a document to any Glyphotext user and the groups it contains will always display correctly!

LPDH: advanced encoding of hieroglyphic texts

LPDH is the encoding language used by Glyphotext. It is inspired by the Manuel de Codage (to facilitate learning), but offers more features and control by introducing new modifiers and display functions which are made possible by the more advanced graphics engine of Glyphotext.