Glyphotext Features

The Glyph Library

The library used by Glyphotext features a rich structure and advanced categorization, allowing fast and efficient browsing.

  • Over 3500 glyphs (to date) and constantly enriched.
  • Basic glyphs (Gardiner) and several extended glyphs (based on reknown standards).
  • Multiple classification modes (26 base categories, 620 sub-categories, forms, primitives, numbers, plurals, compisite signs).
  • 323 usual groups.
  • 1076 cartouches (up to Ramses II).
  • 531 phonemes, which can be typed directly (closely ressembling natural language)
  • More than 10 000 references to sources texts where glyphs are seen.
  • More than 6000 vocabulary words, with references, making them easier to read.

A rich source of information

Each sign in the Library is accompanied by a description, a bibliopgrahic reference to their source, their phnetic representation and vocabulary words in which they are seen (when applicable).

Each glyph is also color-tagged depending on their type (black for standard signs, green for additionnal glyphs and blue for extended glyphs).

With a single mouse click, you can toggle the display of additionnal and extended glyphs, leaving only the standard glyphs visible.

Another mouse click and you can see a large scale picture of the selected glyph to make them easier to identify.

A refined classification system

Not only are glyphs classified by the "classic" Gardiner categories, but each one of those categories is itself divided into more precise sub-categories, making it much easier to locate the glyphs you are looking for.

The Library also allows to browse for glyphs based on their general geometric form: the forms category (vertical signs, horizontal signs, small signs, composite signs), primitives (circles-ovals, squares-rectangles, triangles, lines)