[OS X TeX] Egyptian hieroglyphs and Babylonian cuneiform fonts

Thomas Rike tricycle222 at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 12 00:58:26 CEST 2008

Dear John,

To use "hieroglf" just include
\usepackage{hieroglf} in the preamble


will produce the hieroglyphs. Try the following to get a surrounding  


If you don't have the documentation, I can send you a TeX file that  
produces the a chart of the the codes.

HTH. Take care, Tom

On Aug 11, 2008, at 2:18 PM, John B. Thoo wrote:

> Hello.  I'm writing some notes on ancient Egyptian and Babylonian  
> numeral systems, and I would like to be able to typeset them.  I was  
> pointed to this Web page
> <http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/index.html>
> and it looks like "Aegyptus" and "Akkadian" have the symbols I need  
> (plus too much more), but I'm at a loss of how to proceed in using  
> them.
> Another lead is this article,
> <http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb26-3/tb84wilson.pdf>
> in which the last paragraph states that there are fonts I'm looking  
> to use in CTAN.  Popping over there, I found
> fonts/archaic/hieroglf
> fonts/cun
> I'm using Tex Live 2007 under Mac OS 10.4.11 on my 12" PowerBook  
> G4.  I have never installed new fonts, so the simplest directions  
> would be very much appreciated.  I checked the archives and found  
> this thread
> <http://tug.org/mailman/htdig/macostex-archives/2005-October/018111.html 
> >
> but, to be honest, I'm more than a little dumbfounded still.
> TIA.
> ---John.
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