An Open Source Hieroglyphic Editor

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JSesh is a word processor, for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. It's
used in many professional egyptological publications: the IFAO, the JARCE, and all kinds of books.

Citing JSesh

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].

Origin of the Name “JSesh”

From time to time, users wonder whence the name of the software comes. Reality is probably a bit disappointing :-)

Any Egyptologist will, of course, understand that “sesh” is the root for “to write.” But the “J”? Well, my previous software was called “TkSesh,” because it was written in TCL/TK, a fairly practical, though limited, programming language.

JSesh is written in Java, hence the “J”.There is no other reason behind this “J” than my glaring lack of imagination in inventing names.