Egyptian hieroglyphs, a writing system with both logographic and alphabetic elements, were used by the ancient Egyptians for formal inscriptions. For everyday writing, the hieratic script was used instead. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a hieroglyph in the context can be interpreted as a phonogram, logogram or as an ideogram. That means the image of an eye may represent the word eye through graph reading (logogram), or the word I through phonetic reading (phonogram).
People studying Egyptian hieroglyphs use different systems to compile hieroglyphs. One of the famous ones is Gardiner’s Sign List compiled by Alan Gardiner. In the list, common forms of Egyptian hieroglyphs were listed by categories. However, one drawback of it is one hieroglyph was listed only once, that means only one meaning or usage of the hieroglyph would be preserved in the list even if it can be interpreted as two different things. But this doesn’t hinder it being a standard reference in the study of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Here we have made those hieroglyphs into 26 Egyptian hieroglyph fonts. Each font roughly corresponds to the hieroglyphs in a category of the Gardiner’s Sign List. For each font, the hieroglyphs follow the order of A-Z, then a-z, punctuations and numerals. That means if you want to get the 5th hieroglyph in the category G of the Gardiner’s Sign List, you type letter E using the Egyptian Hieroglyph Font G.
For your convenience, below is chart for font and category names. You can view the full Gardiner’s Sign List here.
|Font – Category – Description||Font – Category – Description|
|A-A- Man and his Occupations||O-O – Buildings, Parts of Buildings, etc.|
|B-B – Woman and her Occupations||P-P – Ships and Parts of Ships|
|C -C– Anthropomorphic Deities||Q-Q – Domestics and Funerary Furniture|
|D-D – Parts of the Human Body||R-R – Temple Furniture and Sacred Emblems|
|E-E – Mammals||S-S – Crows, Dress, Staves, etc.|
|F-F – Parts of Mammals||T-T – Warfare, Hunting, Butchery|
|G-G – Birds||U-U – Agriculture, Crafts, and Professions|
|H-H – Parts of Birds||V-V – Rope, Fiber, Baskets, Bags, etc.|
|I-I – Amphibious Animals, Reptiles, etc.||W-W – Vessels of Stone and Earthenware|
|K-K – Fish and Parts of Fish||X-X – Loaves and Cakes|
|L-L – Invertebrates and Lesser Animals||Y-Y – Writings, Games, Music|
|M-M – Trees and Plants||Z-Z – Strokes, Signs Derived from Hieratic Figures|
|N-N – Sky, Earth, Water||AA-AA – Unclassified|
Create Text Graphics with Egyptian Hieroglyph Font
The following tool will convert your text into graphics using egyptian hieroglyph font. Simply enter your text, select a color and text effect, and hit GENERATE button. You can then save the image, or use the EMBED button to get image links.