The Egyptian hieroglyphic language is a thing of great beauty and wonder. I loved studying the language at university; it made me feel so much closer to the people of ancient Egypt. I did, however, completely butcher it when it came to handwriting my hieroglyphs …

Because of this, I invested in my first hieroglyphic font soon after I started my degree (waaaaay back in 2001). I even used it to make myself a desktop picture for my laptop with the alphabet of uniliteral signs to help me learn them.

Getting hieroglyphs into your text is relatively simple these days. There are free fonts, including the Noto set from Google, and this is a wonderful thing. It's now quite easy to add a hieroglyph here or there into your essay or article (or even your Instagram bio!).

However, if you need to replicate an entire inscription or section of text, things become a little more fiddly. Once you start trying to arrange hieroglyphs in stacks in the way the Egyptians did, you need to start using additional software or try to alter the positions of individual glyphs in Word (and believe me, I have spent maaaaany hours trying to wrestle Word into layout compliance).

If you have some hieroglyphs you need setting, and you don't have the time or confidence with software to do it yourself, I'd love to help you out.

I have the LaserHieroglyphics set of fonts; one of the most comprehensive hieroglyphic fonts available. I can lay out your text and return it as an image file (JPG or TIFF), a Photoshop file or vector file, which you can then insert into your text (I will need to create outlines of the hieroglyphs for .psd and .eps files so you can read them without the fonts).

 

An example of some set hieroglyphs

 

Prices

Short texts

£10 for up to twenty words

  • Hieroglyphs, Coptic or transliteration
  • Short sections of text for either inserting into your text or as an image
  • Glyphs can be in a single line or set to recreate the original layout

Texts within books

£included in the typesetting prices (see Book typesetting)

  • Hieroglyphs, Coptic or transliteration
  • Short sections of text for either inserting into your writing or longer pieces of text to insert alongside your writing
  • Glyphs can be in a single line or set to recreate the original layout

Long texts

£20 per hour

  • Hieroglyphs, Coptic or transliteration
  • Text can be returned as an image file (JPG or TIFF) or as a Photoshop or vector file
  • Glyphs can be in single lines or set to recreate the original layout

You can download a PDF booklet with information about all my services, prices and portfolio:

 

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If you'd like to speak to me about a project, please email me at julia@tetisheri.co.uk or fill out the contact form below.