Rosetta Stone and GlyphViewer

As we talked into a previous post, Word of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hieroglyphs were at the heart of the Egyptian civilization. These elaborate symbols, though ideal for large inscriptions found in temples and monuments, were too difficult for day-to-day scribbling, so other scripts were evolved in Egypt in parallel. These were the ‘hieratic’ and ‘demotic’ scripts, which can crudely be […]

Building Translations with GlyphViewer

GlyphViewer application allows the user to create translations from text in images so that you can internationalize your content in images. You may use them in the HTML format to add them to your site, or publish them at and use the direct link.

At the moment GlyphViewer supports many modern languages and some ancient one. In this article I will […]

Word of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

“Egyptian philology should never lose sight of the fact that her chief title to existence is as handmaid to the sovereign humanities of literature, history, and the study of the mind of man…In ideal conditions Egyptologists would be compelled to re-translate all their inscriptions and papyri as frequently as revised editions of the great European encyclopedias are now accustomed to […]

World of Languages

Ever wondered how many languages are there in the world? Or how they evolved over time? Of course many of us (including if you are reading this post) know English. But how many people in the word actually know it?
What is a language?
It’s just a way humans use to communicate abstract concepts through the use of signs and symbols.

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