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    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 1.5 (2015/07/29)
o Fixed a typo concerning accents with T1 encoding 

Changes in version 1.4 (2015/06/02)
o Improved accents with T1 encoding (with thanks to
  David Carlisle)

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--2015 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
  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)
  and the derived files
    and possibly some pmhg*.mf files

     The distribution consists of the following files:
README (this file)
hieroglf.pdf     (user manual)
trypmhg.tex      (example usage)

    To install the package:
o run: latex hieroglf.ins, which will generate:
       *.fd files
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
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

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.

Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Main­tainerPeter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeX Live as ar­chaic
MiKTeX as ar­chaic
Topics font avail­able in Adobe Type 1 for­mat
fonts re­pro­duc­ing ar­chaic scripts or in­scrip­tions
fonts them­selves
hi­ero­glyph fonts
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