Release status: stable
|Description||Enables the use of hieroglyphs with additional syntaxes|
|Author(s)||Guillaume Blanchard, Max Semenik and others|
|Latest version||continuous updates|
|Compatibility policy||Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Translate the WikiHiero extension if it is available at translatewiki.net|
|Issues||Open tasks · Report a bug|
The WikiHiero extension allows the addition of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs from text written in accordance with the Hieroglyph coding manual syntax.
See the Hieroglyph coding manual for details.
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Each hieroglyph is given a unique code:
- A letter [A-Z + Aa] that represents the hieroglyph category (human, god, bird, etc.)
- A number that represents the rank in this category [1-...]
This unique code is an extension of Gardiner's list of hieroglyphs.
The Hieroglyph coding manual allows the use of the more common phonemes as well as unique code.
For details, see WikiHiero's syntax.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadExtension( 'wikihiero' );
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
To users running MediaWiki 1.26 or earlier:
The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using
If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.26 and earlier), instead of
wfLoadExtension( 'wikihiero' );, you need to use:
Test with some example wiki text.
The following code:
should produce the following output:
- Manuel de Codage
- Egyptopedia - the international Egyptology project
- WikiHiero's syntax
- WikiHiero test text
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|