Re: Does the Egyptian Hieroglyphic proposal support Budge?

From: William J Poser (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2007 - 16:30:03 CST

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    Prosfilaes writes:
            Does the current Egyptian Hieroglyphic proposal support the works of
            E. A. Budge? I know that Budge gets little respect among
            Egyptologists, but 20 of his works are in print by Dover Publications
            and widely disseminated, and they're somewhere on my list to scan and
            transcribe for Project Gutenberg. As extremely popular works, I'd like
            to know that I could accurately represent them in Unicode Egyptian.

    Without making a detailed comparison, I can't be sure, but I would be
    surprised if you couldn't: Budge's representation of Egyptian writing wasn't
    peculiar and I don't think he used unusual characters that might not
    be encoded. As far as I know, the criticism of his work has to with
    his translations and crude grammatical analysis, not his choice of

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