What's New

This update is all about Glyphs!
Glyphs now display their determinatives!
Hundreds of new Glyph descriptions added from high quality references!
Beginner and Student skill level Glyph Collections have been re-arranged for simplicity.
New Help links to on-line Glyph references.
Some nice UI tweaks.

App Description

An interactive, self contained translator between English and Ancient Egyptian!

This app explains what the ancient symbols mean, how they were pronounced and how they formed words and phrases. The App contains 2219 hieroglyphic signs and almost 49,000 words, phrases, titles, epithets, and locations used in Ancient Egypt. The dictionary also contains the Horus, Birth, and Throne names of all the known Pharaohs and Queens of Egypt. The expanded dictionary has more than twice the content of other smartphone translation apps.

Hieroglyphics Pro has several modes: Beginner, Student and Pro. Beginner mode uses a minimal set of 200 glyphs and an easy pronunciation guide. Student mode allows choice of over 700 glyphs, organized by shape, and standard transliteration. The Pro mode uses all 1,071 glyphs in Gardiner's classic categories with over 1200 additional New Kingdom and later signs. A unique feature of Hieroglyphics Pro is the ability to find glyphs by how often they are used in inscriptions. Adding the common signs to a phrase or word is a snap! Egyptian word are drawn graphically in groups, in the artistic style of the ancient inscriptions.

For Students and Professionals, the App now offers direct keyboard text entry of Gardiner codes (i.e., A1, D21, Aa2) or phonetic shortcuts as defined by the MdC (i.e., Htp, nTr, r, etc.). Very quick and convenient!

Hieroglyphics Pro is a modern iOS 14 App, Dark Mode and all. It contains help files and links to both on-line references and to printed books for advanced study.

Hieroglyphics Pro has been developed and evolved in consultation with professional Egyptologists.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 28, 2020 Initial release
  • July 15, 2020 New version 1.08
  • October 27, 2020 New version 1.09
  • November 12, 2020 New version 1.21
  • December 09, 2020 New version 1.23
  • August 06, 2021 New version 1.32