With MacScribe 2, you can typeset egyptian hieroglyphic text with your Macintosh.
You can input hieroglyphs either through their code, through their phonetic value, or by picking them in a sign palette. You can group them in quadrants, write in any direction, add hatches, annotations... All these features can be accessed through menus, keyboard shortcuts, and a tool palette. Power users can input directly standard encoding for the groups.
MacScribe can export its graphics to standard page layout programs. Its export format is fully configurable, and can be Macintosh PICTs or EPS. MacScribe standard file saving format can be configured to be EPS.
MacScribe 2 comes with a 800-sign PostScript font, in two weights. An additional 6000-sign font can be purchased separately, and contains in particular ptolemaic signs. Although it was designed mainly for PostScript printers (Laser printers and phototypesetting machines), it works with Quickdraw inkjet printers.
MacScribe's user interface is available both in French and English.
MacScribe light, the core features at reduced price (30 euros).
You can also download MacScribeLight-209.sea.hqx
In order to read the manual, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available from Adobe.
MacScribe will work in demo mode until you register your copy. The latest
version is 2.0.9, of 10 April 2001.
Pricing is :
Shortly after registering, you will receive a key to activate MacScribe. If you purchased the extended font, you will receive instructions to download it. The exact delay might vary, but should be less than a week.
Editors who wish to publish a book or a journal containing signs from the extended library, or signs typeset with MacScribe, must purchase a site license.