Formatting of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic text

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For encoding of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic text, a central issue is the choice of primitives to express how hieroglyphs are positioned relative to one another. Different such primitives have been used for preparing printed documents and for compiling electronic corpora. Recently, nine control characters were introduced in Unicode for formatting of hieroglyphic text. The adequacy of such control characters can be determined by systematically encoding texts from different periods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of digital egyptology
Subtitle of host publicationtexts
EditorsCarlos Gracia Zamacona, Jónatan Ortiz-García
Place of PublicationAlcalá de Henares
PublisherEditorial Universidad de Alcalá
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9788418979644
ISBN (Print)9788418979095
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMonografías de Oriente Antiguo (MOA)


  • Ancient Egyptian
  • hieroglyphic text
  • typography
  • Unicode


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