JSesh Hieroglyphic Editor

About registration on this site:

  • It's not mandatory. You can use JSesh freely, without registration, even though I prefer users to register.
  • I appreciate registration, because it gives me a (faint) idea of who uses JSesh.
  • Registration allows you : a) to send messages to the forum on this site and b) to get a unique ID, useful if you intend to create your own signs and share them.
  • If you use JSesh a lot in a publication, it will be nice to say so in a footnote (but it's not mandatory). In particular, I suppose that if the journal you publish in requires the use of JSesh, it would be rather redundant.
  • I'm currently receiving about 80% of spams, and only 20% of actual registration, and checking this takes a lot of time. I'll improve this, but meanwhile I have desactivated automated registration. To register, you can send me a mail explaining the login you want, and, if you wish a few words about your use of JSesh.

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.

If you use JSesh, please register. Registering is free, and useful for everyone.

  • 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.