Projects / jsesh


JSesh is an editor for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. It can export the text into picture formats, such as WMF files for easy inclusion in word processors. JSesh can also be used as a library for other projects concerning ancient Egyptian.

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Recent releases

  •  01 Mar 2013 15:39

    Release Notes: This release adds a basic line justification system, better behavior when importing Winglyph files (if JSesh doesn't understand a line in a winglyph file, it will now read the rest of the text and display the MdC line as plain text, instead of printing an error message and stopping reading), a help menu (which opens the JSesh documentation website), and a few bugfixes.

    •  15 Sep 2012 11:30

      Release Notes: The main new feature, along with small fixes, etc., is a "glossary editor". Select a few groups, open the glossary editor, give a code to the group, and then access the group simply by typing the code. The code can be anything which looks like manuel de codage, even a code already used elsewhere. The system uses the "space" key to cycle between all possibilities. As a side effect, the grouping commands like ":" and "*" work in a more natural way.

      •  04 Jul 2010 15:26

        Release Notes: This release has complete coverage of the "manuel de codage", undo/redo capabilities, color separation for PDF output, easy typing of user codes for signs, and many bugfixes.

        •  21 Sep 2009 19:16

          Release Notes: This release has complete families for T, U, and V; only five more, and JSesh will have (almost) complete coverage of the manuel de codage. There are better menus for complex shadings (this does not change JSesh capabilities, but makes them easier to use). In some cases, you can not only copy data from JSesh, but also paste data to JSesh. This means you can type text in Mellel or OpenOffice, and paste back some hieroglyphic text into JSesh.

          •  04 Jun 2009 10:13

            Release Notes: Lots of new hieroglyphs, the addition of PDF cut and paste, saving of document orientation, and lots of small fixes and improvements.


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