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The hard way

If you want to use only LaTeX, and nothing else, you must include the option hierLtx in your \documentstyle line, like this:


To type a hieroglyphic text directly, you can use the \hieroglyphe macro. You type the signs like this: \hieroglyphe{A/1}
to get:

Beware! the numbers aren't exactly the one in Gardiner's grammar. To find which number gives you which sign, you may use the testfont TeX source, like this:

let's suppose you want the sign list for ``man''. You type (on a unix box, but the idea is the same elsewhere. Your input is slanted, the computer's output is in typewriter font) : tex testfont
This is TeX--XeT, Version 3.1415--1.0 (C version 6.1)
TeX--XeT Copyright (C) 1992 by Dante e.V.
Name of the font to test = A
Now type a test command (\help for help):)
* table
* bye
Output written on testfont.dvi (1 page, 6088 bytes).
Transcript written on testfont.log.

Then, you can print the table.

To type a complicated text, you can , like in the ``manuel'', type : `-' to separate two groups horizontally, and `:' to separate two groups vertically. Accolades allow you to group signs.


nice, isn't itgif?

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