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A Shareware Multimedia Software Program to Assist the Student of Ancient Egyptian

 Copyright 2000 Lucas Venter.   All rights reserved.

All hieroglyphic signs Copyright 2000 Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research. All rights reserved 

Welcome to GlyphTutor for Windows, a computer software program designed to assist the student of Ancient Egyptian during the initial stages of study. GlyphTutor tests the user audiovisually in his or her knowledge of the biconsonantal and triconsonantal hieroglyphic signs, i.e. those signs that stand for consonantal groups of two and three sounds, respectively. This is often a formidable hurdle in the way of progressing to more advanced topics of the language. The approximately 110 signs in GlyphTutor are the most frequent multi-consonantal signs in the language, amounting to the vast majority of signs the student of Ancient Egyptian will face. The signs in the program have largely been based on those covered in the initial chapters of Sir Alan Gardiner's "Egyptian Grammar" as well as those contained in the recent beginner's book "How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphics" by Mark Collier and Bill Manley.

                    (Screenshot of GlyphTutor for Windows)


Software Requirements:

GlyphTutor for Windows Version 1.0 recognises and supports all 32-bit Windows desktop operating systems including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

Hardware Requirements:

SVGA - minimum of 65K colors (16-bit) recommended, with a display of at least 800 x 600 pixels. (Less might work, but will probably look horrendous.)

Sound card.

486 CPU or higher (Pentium recommended)


10 MB free disk space


I have removed the frames version because of the heavy-handed way in which the FreeServers bot sticks a banner into every single frame. Sorry!

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