We also added new functionality to the Java tool PhilologEg, which has been under development at the University of St Andrews for a number of years. Existing functionality allows annotation of images of Ancient Egyptian textual artefacts with hieroglyphic transcriptions, transliterations, translations, and other data. The added functionality allows similar annotation of 3D models, with the help of the libGDX library, originally developed for 3D computer games.
A new Unicode representation for Ancient Egyptian was proposed by computer scientists and Egyptologists from St Andrews, Berlin, Paris and Liege. It is based on the encoding used by the tool PLOTTEXT, which was developed in the 1980s. The proposal was accepted to become part of the next version of Unicode. As part of the current project, an internship was funded to investigate implementation of the hieroglyphic encoding in the font technology OpenType.