WikiHiero Encoding Demo

Encoding Basics

Codes can be entered either by their 'Gardiner number' or by a unique phonetic value. M20 can be encoded either as M20 or as sxt.

In a sequence, each sign is separated from its neighbour by a dash "-" or a space " ".
m [G17]a [D36]t [X1]tr [M6]s [S29]n [N35] can be encoded as:

Superposition

To position glyphs above one another, use the colon character (":") instead of the hyphen.
Y5:N35

Y5
N35

Juxtaposition

To position glyphs beside each other when stacked with another glyph, use the asterisk character ("*") with the colon (":").
R4:X1*Q3

R4
X1 Q3

W9:X1-F4:X1-

W9
X1
F4
X1

End of line

To make a new line of text, use the exclamation character ("!"). Normally, the "end-of-line" must be surrounded by separators (as -!-), but space or nothing are also allowed.

Cartouches

Cartouches can be constructed using "<" (beginning) and ">" (end) followed by an additional number code giving the cartouche type and orientation, as is shown in the following examples:

<-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-> results in

<
imn
n
mHAt
t
>

<1-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-2> results in

<
imn
n
mHAt
t
>

<2-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-1> results in

<2
imn
n
mHAt
t
1>

Serekhs

<h1-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-h2> results in

<h1
imn
n
mHAt
t
h2>

<h2-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-h1> results in

<h2
imn
n
mHAt
t
h1>

<h1-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-h3> results in

<h1
imn
n
mHAt
t
h3>

<h3-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-h1> results in

<h3
imn
n
mHAt
t
h1>