In cooperation with Egyptologists and digital linguists; inscriptions, papyrus, wall paintings and other Hieroglyphic inscriptions will be visualized on a global scale. The study can also provide more popular information on Egyptian hieroglyphics and adapt the assimilation of hieroglyphics to popular language learning applications such as Duolingo.
There may soon be over 2000 new hieroglyphics available for use on mobile phones, computers and other digital devices. The Unicode Consortium recently published a standardized draft standard to codify Egyptian hieroglyphs. If approved, existing hieroglyphics will provide wider access and global standards for Egyptologists, covering a longer period of hieroglyphics than ever before.
The work was part of a larger study to study, preserve and digitally represent the Unicode Consortium, old linguists, font designers and the federal government through the computer code of old and endangered languages
During the Old, Middle and New Kingdom periods (2687 – 1081 BC), 750 to 1,000 hieroglyphs were used by Egyptian writers. This number then increased greatly during the Greco-Roman period and was probably close to 7,000. This period was the period when Egypt was occupied and ruled by Alexander the Great, Ptolemies (including Cleopatra) and then the Roman Empire (332 – AD 641 BC).
Language has grown, changed and diversified for thousands of years; this is a reality that can now be reflected in digital coding. Although the Egyptian hieroglyphs were described in Unicode since the 5.2 version of the market in 2009, the hieroglyphs were quite limited in number and did not spread to the Greco-Roman era. There was no accepted method to separate hieroglyphs into groups.
As stated in the site of the Unicode Consortium, Unicode works successfully by assigning unique numbers to each character: "Basically, computers only deal with numbers. It assigns a number for each and keeps letters and other characters. Before Unicode was invented, there were hundreds of different systems called character encodings for the assignment of these numbers. "The Unicode Standard allows for global visualization and communication at an unprecedented scale
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Unicode, which examines other dead languages like Greek and Latin, has been working on the subject for quite some time. According to the information given by the team, the 1071 characters that the Egyptian scientists could use were transferred to Unicode. The number of hieroglyphs in Unicode is expected to increase around 2020-2021. The ultimate goal of Egyptian scientists is to make their hieroglyphic language popular by adapting it to language learning applications such as Duolingo.
hyperallergic.co. May 7, 2018.