Now, I haven’t fully explored every function JSesh offers, but I have used it enough to guide you through the basics and show you a few tricks I learned along the way. In this installment, I will cover one of the methods to create hieroglyphs using JSesh: the hieroglyphic palette.
What is JSesh?
JSesh is a free, open source, hieroglyphic editor created by Serge Rosmorduc. There are a number of features JSesh offers, but the following are the ones that I use the most:
- A sign list to reference the Gardiner number of a hieroglyph.
- Search utility with filter options to help find specific signs (kneeling, sitting, dancing, etc.)
- Descriptions of signs
- Creating hieroglyphs by inputting either the Gardiner number or using Manuel de Codage
- Manipulation of sign direction and sizes.
- Capability to copy & paste hieroglyphs into other programs such as Word.
- Exporting hieroglyphs into a number of different formats ( .jpg, .png, .pdf, etc.)