Egypt Glyphs Fonts

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The glyps fonts are pictorial representations of objects, buildings, flora, people, fauna, things that the ancient Egyptian used in their everyday life and were very familiar to them. The pictographs started to have a specific meaning in the moment when people felt the needing of a spoken language, with words and sentences. Then, the Egypt` s people started to develop a system of phonograms-ideograms combination; the phonograms are sound-signs spelling out a word in a system of letters (an alphabetical one) and the ideograms are sense-signs which used to be added to the spelled-out word with the purpose of depicting the word` s meaning. This language had a vocabulary, a grammar and syntax. In the first place, the hieroglyphs were used for formal secular and religious purposes. A script, cursive and simpler was developed at the beginning of the historical period. In this script, each character was one hieroglyph` s simplified version. Toda, the script is known as hieratic and used to be very used around 800 BC for literary texts, business and religious texts. The today demotic is a script that came from hieratic; the literary and legal inscriptions as well as the business ones were written using the demotic. There were also beliefs that, in a way, the hieroglyphs had a secret meaning, being more than just a popular script and these beliefs from the time of Diodorus Siculus` visit in Egypt, in the first century BC. Plotinus, an important philosopher of the third century considered that the hieroglyphs represented the Platonic ideas in a visual way, each of them having wisdom and understanding that reveals to the initiated people a real knowledge, talking about the things` substance. Today, the glyps fonts can be seen in museums, on objects from the ancient Egypt.

 
 

 

Egypt Glyphs Fonts

 

 
   

 

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