JSesh Hieroglyphic Editor

If you use JSesh in a scientific work, you can reference it the following way :

Rosmorduc, Serge. (2014). JSesh Documentation. [online] Available at: http://jseshdoc.qenherkhopeshef.org [Accessed 12 Jun. 2014].

Look at the new sign library module for this site.
You can look for example at all sketches for G43 or for signs found in Faulkner's Concise Dictionary.


JSesh is a free, open source, editor for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. It's currently quite powerful, and it covers most of the so-called Manuel de Codage.

  • JSesh is a complete and professionnaly usable hieroglyphic editor.
  • JSesh texts can be copied and pasted into other softwares (as MS/Word or Openoffice). It is also possible to create pictures in various graphical formats (jpeg, png, pdf, svg, emf, macpict, etc...)
  • It is is definitly allowed to use JSesh for publication. Mention of its use (in the same way one does mention fonts used in a book) would be nice, but is not an absolute requirement.
  • JSesh is free: you can download and use it at no cost, and give copies of it.
  • JSesh is opensource: its java code is freely available (under the CeCill license). For the user, it's definitly safer, as it means that, even if its present author was unable to work on it, other computer scientists might take on the development.