How to Type in Hieroglyphics

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Hieroglyphics is the ancient language of the Egyptians. Instead of using letters and numbers, the Egyptians used symbols to represent words or phrases. Learning and drawing these symbols takes hard work and dedication. Technology allows people interested in communicating by hieroglyphics the opportunity to do so via software downloads and free websites. Some sites allow users to type messages in hieroglyphics using the sites' internal keyboards. Software lets users type symbols using their keyboard by having each letter represent a symbol from Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


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    Open your web browser and connect to the Internet. Purchase and download Horus-Basic or Horus-Advance. The Horus font used to represent the hieroglyphic symbols integrates with your word processor. When Horus is selected as a font, you are is able to type in hieroglyphics because each symbol corresponds with the letters on your keyboard. A key guide is also included.

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    Visit the HieroNote purchase page. Buy and install the program or download the free trial. Choose the "Hieroglyph Notepad" from the starting screen and begin typing in hieroglyphics. Each key on your keyboard has a matching symbol that appears in the notepad.

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    Navigate to the National Geographic Hieroglyphics Translator page. Type the message by clicking the letters on the keyboard. When the message is complete, you can print the composition or send it to someone via e-mail.

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