Help:WikiHiero syntax

HieroglyphsEdit

There are two ways of encoding hieroglyphs:

  • using Gardiner's sign list code (e.g. A12)
  • with the more frequent phonemes (e.g. xA)

Gardiner's sign listEdit

A hieroglyph is encoded by:

  • a letter that represents the category
  • a number that represents rank within the category

NB until the appropriate software is enabled, the encoding will be displayed instead of the hieroglyph.

A. Man and his OccupationsEdit

Expected quantity: 55

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A11 A12 A13 A14 A15 A16 A17 A18 A19 A20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A21 A22 A23 A24 A25 A26 A27 A28 A29 A30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A31 A32 A33 A34 A35 A36 A37 A38 A39 A40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A41 A42 A43 A44 A45 A46 A47 A48 A49 A50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A51 A52 A53 A54 A55 A56 A57 A58 A59 A60
 
 
 
 
 
 
A57
A58
 
A60

B. Woman and her OccupationsEdit

Expected quantity: 7

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16 B17 B18 B19 B20
 
 
B13
B14
B15
B16
B17
B18
B19
B20

C. Anthropomorphic DeitiesEdit

Expected quantity: 9

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C11 C12 C13 C14 C15 C16 C17 C18 C19 C20
 
 
C13
C14
C15
C16
 
 
 
 
C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 C26 C27 C28 C29 C30
C21
C22
C23
C24
C25
C26
C27
C28
C29
C30

D. Parts of the Human BodyEdit

Expected quantity: 63

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 D16 D17 D18 D19 D20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D31 D32 D33 D34 D35 D36 D37 D38 D39 D40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47 D48 D49 D50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D51 D52 D53 D54 D55 D56 D57 D58 D59 D60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D61 D62 D63 D64 D65 D66 D67 D68 D69 D70
 
 
 
D64
D65
D66
D67
D68
D69
D70

E. MammalsEdit

Expected quantity: 34

E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E19 E20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E21 E22 E23 E24 E25 E26 E27 E28 E29 E30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E31 E32 E33 E34 E35 E36 E37 E38 E39 E40
 
 
 
 
E35
E36
E37
E38
E39
E40

F. Parts of MammalsEdit

Expected quantity: 52

F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F11 F12 F13 F14 F15 F16 F17 F18 F19 F20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F21 F22 F23 F24 F25 F26 F27 F28 F29 F30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F31 F32 F33 F34 F35 F36 F37 F38 F39 F40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F41 F42 F43 F44 F45 F46 F47 F48 F49 F50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F51 F52 F53 F54 F55 F56 F57 F58 F59 F60
 
 
F53
F54
F55
F56
F57
F58
F59
F60

G. BirdsEdit

Expected quantity: 54

G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 G16 G17 G18 G19 G20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G21 G22 G23 G24 G25 G26 G27 G28 G29 G30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G31 G32 G33 G34 G35 G36 G37 G38 G39 G40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G41 G42 G43 G44 G45 G46 G47 G48 G49 G50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G51 G52 G53 G54 G55 G56 G57 G58 G59 G60
 
 
 
 
G55
G56
G57
G58
G59
G60

H. Parts of BirdsEdit

Expected quantity: 8

H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 H7 H8 H9 H10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H9
H10

I. Amphibious Animals, Reptiles, etc.Edit

Expected quantity: 15

I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8 I9 I10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I11 I12 I13 I14 I15 I16 I17 I18 I19 I20
 
 
 
 
 
I16
I17
I18
I19
I20

J. NoneEdit

There is no J category, perhaps to avoid confusion with I.

K. Fishes and Parts of FishesEdit

Expected quantity: 7

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K8
K9
K10

L. Invertebrates and Lesser AnimalsEdit

Expected quantity: 7

L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L9 L10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L8
L9
L10

M. Trees and PlantsEdit

Expected quantity: 44

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 M17 M18 M19 M20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M21 M22 M23 M24 M25 M26 M27 M28 M29 M30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M31 M32 M33 M34 M35 M36 M37 M38 M39 M40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M41 M42 M43 M44 M45 M46 M47 M48 M49 M50
 
 
 
 
M45
M46
M47
M48
M49
M50

N. Sky, Earth, WaterEdit

Expected quantity: 42

N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N21 N22 N23 N24 N25 N26 N27 N28 N29 N30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N31 N32 N33 N34 N35 N36 N37 N38 N39 N40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N41 N42 N43 N44 N45 N46 N47 N48 N49 N50
 
 
N43
N44
N45
N46
N47
N48
N49
N50

O. Buildings, Parts of Buildings, etc.Edit

Expected quantity: 51

O1 O2 O3 O4 O5 O6 O7 O8 O9 O10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O11 O12 O13 O14 O15 O16 O17 O18 O19 O20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O21 O22 O23 O24 O25 O26 O27 O28 O29 O30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O31 O32 O33 O34 O35 O36 O37 O38 O39 O40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O41 O42 O43 O44 O45 O46 O47 O48 O49 O50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O51 O52 O53 O54 O55 O56 O57 O58 O59 O60
 
O52
O53
O54
O55
O56
O57
O58
O59
O60

P. Ships and Parts of ShipsEdit

Expected quantity: 11

P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
P11 P12 P13 P14 P15 P16 P17 P18 P19 P20
 
P12
 
P14
P15
P16
P17
P18
P19
P20

Q. Domestics and Funerary FurnitureEdit

Expected quantity: 7

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q8
Q9
Q10

R. Temple Furniture and Sacred EmblemsEdit

Expected quantity: 25

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30
 
 
 
 
 
R26
R27
R28
R29
R30

S. Crowns, Dress, Staves, etc.Edit

Expected quantity: 45

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26 S27 S28 S29 S30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37 S38 S39 S40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47 S48 S49 S50
 
 
 
 
 
S46
S47
S48
S49
S50

T. Warfare, Hunting, ButcheryEdit

Expected quantity: 35

T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 T10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T11 T12 T13 T14 T15 T16 T17 T18 T19 T20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T21 T22 T23 T24 T25 T26 T27 T28 T29 T30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T31 T32 T33 T34 T35 T36 T37 T38 T39 T40
 
 
 
 
 
T36
T37
T38
T39
T40

U. Agriculture, Crafts, and ProfessionsEdit

Expected quantity:

U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 U6 U7 U8 U9 U10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19 U20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U21 U22 U23 U24 U25 U26 U27 U28 U29 U30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U31 U32 U33 U34 U35 U36 U37 U38 U39 U40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U41 U42 U43 U44 U45 U46 U47 U48 U49 U50
 
U42
U43
U44
U45
U46
U47
U48
U49
U50

V. Rope, Fiber, Baskets, Bags, etc.Edit

Expected quantity: 38

V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 V7 V8 V9 V10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V40

W. Vessels of Stone and EarthenwareEdit

Expected quantity: 25

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18 W19 W20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W21 W22 W23 W24 W25 W26 W27 W28 W29 W30
 
 
 
 
 
W26
W27
W28
W29
W30

X. Loaves and CakesEdit

Expected quantity: 8

X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 X10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X9
X10

Y. Writings, Games, MusicEdit

Expected quantity: 8

Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Y9
Y10

Z. Strokes, Signs derived from Hieratic, Geometrical FiguresEdit

Expected quantity: 11

Z1 Z2 Z3 Z4 Z5 Z6 Z7 Z8 Z9 Z10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Z11 Z12 Z13 Z14 Z15 Z16 Z17 Z18 Z19 Z20
 
Z12
Z13
Z14
Z15
Z16
Z17
Z18
Z19
Z20

Aa. UnclassifiedEdit

Expected quantity: 31

Aa1 Aa2 Aa3 Aa4 Aa5 Aa6 Aa7 Aa8 Aa9 Aa10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aa11 Aa12 Aa13 Aa14 Aa15 Aa16 Aa17 Aa18 Aa19 Aa20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aa21 Aa22 Aa23 Aa24 Aa25 Aa26 Aa27 Aa28 Aa29 Aa30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aa31 Aa32 Aa33 Aa34 Aa35 Aa36 Aa37 Aa38 Aa39 Aa40
 
 
Aa33
Aa34
Aa35
Aa36
Aa37
Aa38
Aa39
 
Aa41 Aa42 Aa43 Aa44 Aa45 Aa46 Aa47 Aa48 Aa49 Aa50
 
Aa42
Aa43
Aa44
Aa45
Aa46
Aa47
Aa48
Aa49
Aa50

PhonemesEdit

See separate article.

CodesEdit

Codes are characters that:

  • Separate hieroglyphs
  • Notify about hieroglyphs' space organization (position of hieroglyphs into a block)

SeparatorEdit

The official hieroglyph separator is the hyphen character ("-", also called block separator) but you are also allowed to use a space because it is a widespread practice.

ExampleEdit

correct A1-B1
   
allowed A1 B1
   
incorrect A1B1
A1B1

SuperpositionEdit

To superpose hieroglyphs, use the colon character (":") instead of the hyphen.

ExampleEdit

normal layout p-t
   
superposed p:t
 
 

JuxtapositionEdit

To juxtapose hieroglyphs, use the asterisk character ("*"). Juxtaposing hieroglyphs is only relevant when they are part of a block which is superposed.

ExampleEdit

normal layout p-t
   
juxtaposed
(same as normal layout)
p*t
   
correct p*t:a
   
 
p*p*p:t*t*t
     
     

End of lineEdit

To make a new line of text, use the exclamation character ("!"). Normally, the "end-of-line" must be surrounded by separators (as -!-), but space or nothing are also allowed.

ExamplesEdit

correct A1-B1-!-C1-D1
   
   
allowed A1-B1 ! C1-D1
   
   
allowed
although apparently
not fully functional
A1-B1! C1-D1
   
   

AnnexesEdit

Wikiquote-specific contentEdit

Links to other help pagesEdit