High quality vector-graphic engine: each glyph was conceived and
drawn expressly for Glyphotext in order to take advantage of its vectorial graphic
engine with antialiasing, ensuring the best quality, no matter the
viewing or printing resolution.
A library of nearly 2500 glyphs, as well as 323 predefined groups,
1076 cartouches (up to Ramses II), more than 6000 references to glyph sources and
more than 5000 words, with references, illustrating their usage in context.
Complete control over document formating: glyph height,
line spacing and glyph spacing, line thickness, margins, line numbering, etc.
Embedded groups : any group appearing in a document is owned by the document.
This enables documents to be shared without missing glyphs or elements.
GLY file (WinglyphTM) importation.
Creating texts in line or column mode, from left to right or conversely.
Multiple document interface: possibility to open and edit more than one document
at a time.
Structural document management and content creation, in XML format,
allowing to structure a text according to its internal components
(with title and subtitles) : parts, chapters, sections, etc. This is used as a
basis for document printing. The document also carries rich meta-informations
(such as document creation date, author, details on the source, title, subject, notes and comments).
- Multilingual: French, English and German (the interface only for now)
A word about the Glyphotext Library and the glyphs
All the hieroglyphs (glyphs) in Glyphotext are original. They were created
using two specific Vector Graphics editor applications (Real Draw and Inkscape).
Created graphics were saved in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format.
The data is then optimized and used by Glyphotext's own graphic engine.
As for the design of the glyphs, it rests on an analysis of the hieroglyph style from
the New Kingdom period, starting with the glyphs found in the tomb of Rekhmire
(XVIIIth dynasty). To supplement these, other sources were used: the tomb of Queen Nefertari,
the texts from the pyramid of Ounas and some stelae from the Middle Kingdom.