The hieroglf bundle provides a Postscript Type1 version of about 80 Egyptian hieroglyphs from Serge Rosmorduc's comprehensive hieroglyph package. Hieroglyphic writing was used between about 3000 BC and 400 AD. Sufficient glyphs are provided for writing a few names like Cleopatra and Ptomemy (together with cartouches), and there is a command for transliterating into a modern alphabet. The bundle is not for serious Egyptologists. The bundle is one of a series for archiac scripts. The hieroglf package requires the oands package for some symbols used in the transliteration. Changes in version 1.3 (2005/04/02) o Font supplied as Postscript Type1 instead of MetaFont Changes in version 1.2 (2000/09/23) o Added another bunch of glyphs Changes in version 1.1 (2000/08/26) o Added 6 more glyphs Changes in version 1.0 (2000/08/19) o First public release ------------------------------------------------------------------ Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press) herries dot press at earthlink dot net Copyright 2000--2005 Peter R. Wilson This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Latex Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of the license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2003/06/01 or later. This work has the LPPL maintenance status "author-maintained". This work consists of the files: README (this file) hieroglf.dtx hieroglf.ins hieroglf.pdf and the derived files hieroglf.sty ot1pmhg.fd t1pmhg.fd hieroglf.map and possibly some pmhg*.mf files ------------------------------------------------------------------ The distribution consists of the following files: README (this file) hieroglf.dtx hieroglf.ins hieroglf.pdf (user manual) trypmhg.tex (example usage) trypmhg.pdf pmhg.afm pmhg.pfb pmhg.tfm To install the package: o run: latex hieroglf.ins, which will generate: hieroglf.sty *.fd files hieroglf.map o Move *.sty and *.fd files to a location where LaTeX will find them e.g., .../texmf-local/tex/latex/hieroglf o Move *.afm, *.pfb and *.tfm files to where LaTeX looks for font information e.g., .../texmf-var/fonts/afm/public/archaic/*.afm .../texmf-var/fonts/type1/public/archaic/*.pfb .../texmf-var/fonts/tfm/public/archaic/*.tfm o Add the *.map information to the dvips/pdftex font maps o Refresh the database (for more information on the above see the FAQ). o run: (pdf)latex trypmhg for a test of the font To generate a second copy of the manual (which is already supplied as a PDF file): o run: latex hieroglf.dtx o (for an index run: makeindex -s gind.ist *.idx) o run: latex *.dtx o Print *.dvi for a hardcopy of the package manual 2005/04/02 Peter Wilson herries dot press at earthlink dot net
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hieroglf – The "poor man's" Egyptian Hieroglyphic font
The hieroglf bundle provides a Type 1 renidition of some of the
ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Hieroglyphic writing was used
between about 3000 BC and 400 AD.
The bundle is based on Serge Rosmorduc's comprehensive hieroglyph package, but only provides about one tenth of his 650-odd hieroglyphs. Sufficient glyphs are provided for writing a few names like Cleopatra or Ptolomeny (together with cartouches) and some numbers, but the package is not for serious Egyptologists.
The bundle is part of a set of archaic fonts, and requires use of the oands fonts from that set.
Sample of hieroglyphic font
Samples of entire archaic bundle
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Maintainer||Peter R. Wilson|
|Contained in||TeXLive as archaic|
|MiKTeX as archaic|
fonts reproducing archaic scripts or inscriptions|