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About sign E240

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Sign E240 E240 is one of those weird old-kingdom signs which puzzle the reader. While looking at one of Ḥsy-rꜥ beautiful panels, I decided to write a short notice about it for JSesh sign information list.

The beginning is a bit pessimistic :

Unsure value and reading, Dilwyn Jones (o.c.) p...

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Nice (simple) play on determinative

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As I was reading Pierre Tallet and Mark Lehner's book on their recent discoveries, Les papyrus de la mer rouge, I decided to encode for the JSesh libraries the text of a small stela in Serabit el-Khadim, for an official called Sobekḥerḥeb. You can find a nice photo of it p. 122 of Valbelle, Bo...

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Thoughts about glyph encoding (V0; work in progress...)

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In this article, I will try to explain what I think ideal encoding of hieroglyphic text should be. I will then proceed to explain what it would mean in practice.

I will probably write multiple versions of this page, after discussion with users.

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Installing JSesh on Linux

A number of people have asked me how to install JSesh on Ubuntu. As Linux users are a bit more expert than usual Windows and Mac Users, and as I had to revert to very specific formats for those two systems, the current "generic" distribution (that is, linux distribution) is very raw.

Anyway, runn...

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