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Authors: Moezel, Kyra van der
Title: On signs, lists and standardisation
Online publication date: 20-Apr-2020
Year of first publication: 2018
Language: english
Abstract: To make hieratic texts more accessible and readable, Egyptologists usually transcribe them into hieroglyphs. But to what extent are our hieroglyphic signs-lists and fonts actually appropriate to represent hieratic script? In the scientific analysis of hieratic texts, the experience is that hieroglyphic fonts often do not offer adequate font-types for the signs encountered. The question then arises whether we develop new font-types to add to the hieroglyphic repertoire for signs, which as hieroglyphs in fact do not exist, or whether, especially considering we live in a digital age, the time has come to analyze hieratic script in its own right and come up with a repertoire and font specifically fit it? How could or should such a repertoire and font be organized? Proposals for a reorganization of the hieroglyphic repertoire seem to have much in common with a structure for the hieratic repertoire AKU is currently developing. The paper presents work in progress, one year after the start of the AKU-Project.
DDC: 490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 07 Geschichts- u. Kulturwissensch.
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-598087
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Ägyptologische "Binsen"-Weisheiten III
Gülden, Svenja A.
Moezel, Kyra van der
Verhoeven, Ursula
Pages or article number: 51
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Publisher place: Stuttgart
Issue date: 2018
Relations: is Part of 10.25358/openscience-5178
Annotation: Zweitveröffentlichung der Verlagsausgabe
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