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As LaTeX works on so many machines, I can't really give you detailed informations. So I assume you know a little about it. You should copy the files EgypUtil.sty egypto.sty hierLtx.sty hiero.sty, and OT1diacr.fd where they belong. You might need to rename OT1diacr to
[3] T1diacr.fd. If you are using a Unix system, these files should be on your TEXINPUTS path. The directory where your own LaTeX sources are should do in most cases, anyway.

Then, put your fonts where they can be used. On Unix systems, you will need to put the .tfm files in one of the directories listed in the TEXFONTS environment variable, and the pk files in one of the directories listed in you PKFONTS environment variable. Or TEXPKS. Or something else. It depends on your printing program.

If you need another base resolution than 300dpi, you should get the metafont sources (HieroFonts) of the fonts and then make a 1.2, 1, , magnificated version of each hieroglyphic font (A-Z and; you should also build the diacritic fonts diacr7,8,9,10 and 12, and a magstep 0 version of the Egyp font (parts of cartouche and others). To do this you need to have the metafont program installed. Actually, if you have the GNU font utilities, I distribute all files needed to redraw the fonts.

Then you should go to the SeshNesout directory and build the sesh program (read the README file). It is a text to latex converter, with a `` manuel de codage''-like syntax.

Serge Rosmorduc
Tue Apr 11 14:51:55 MET DST 1995