Lingua Aegyptia

Lingua Aegyptia - Style Sheet

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Possible contributions should be sent to lingaeg @ uni - in the following form: 

  1. A text file including an English abstract
        – Rich Text Format (.rtf)
        – MS Word (.doc, .docx).
    Please find a Word Template here:
  2. A final PDF with embedded fonts (!!!) of the same file.
  3. True Type Font files (!!!) used, other than recommended:
        – standard MS Windows system TTF Times New Roman (v3.0 or above)
        – the LingAeg transliteration TTF Umschrift_TTn (please use the latest version below),
        – the transliteration TTF Transliteration from CCER ( see below),
        – the Coptic TTF Coptic from CCER (see below).
        Please use the fonts mentioned here whenever possible - other fonts will have to be converted anyway!
  4. If the text includes hieroglyphs (generated with Glyph for Windows or JSesh or the like), please send the hieroglyphic text encoded in Manuel de Codage as well. In each case, please follow the style instructions for embedded hieroglyphs below.
  5. If the contribution contains any pictures, graphics or the like please include the original, if possible.

The decision to publish a manuscript is taken by the editors in agreement with the advisory board.

Transliteration / Transkription

downloadTrue Type Font Umschrift_TTn v3.0 in a zip archive

encoded by Prof. Dr. Friedrich Junge (Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Göttingen)

Sign list (v3.0)

Keyboard layout (v3.0) for US/International keyboard
Tastaturbelegung (v3.0) für deutsche Standardtastatur
Disposition des touches (v3.0) en France

sample Umschrift_TTn egyptological transliteration

Detailed list of changes.

v3.0 [8/2007] (latest version): additional signs (e.g. Schenkel school ï, capital Alif, Aijn, and Yod); correction of internal names
v2.2 [8/2002]: minor changes in single character styles in non italic/normal
v2.1 [2/2002]: additional signs (e.g. Demotic h with circumflex below)
v2.0 [2/2000]: non-italic/italic–normal/bold; new name: Umschrift_TTn[ew]
v1.0 [9/1996]: italic-normal only (Umschrift_TT)

download True Type Font Transliteration from the Centre For Computer-aided Egyptological Research (includes traditional type of transliteration letters in italics)]


download True Type Font Coptic (Normal, 04/1995) from from the Centre For Computer-aided Egyptological Research

Tastatur Layout (Normal, 04/1995) für deutsche Standardtastatur

Please find a MS Word template/Formatvorlage (.dot) here.

Main text

Page style

paper size A4 (21.00 x 29.70 cm) Papierformat
orientation portrait / Hochformat Ausrichtung
top margin 2.54 cm oberer Seitenrand
bottom margin 3.17 cm unterer Seitenrand
left margin 3.17 cm linker Seitenrand
right margin 3.17 cm rechter Seitenrand
gutter 0.00 cm (none) Bundsteg
margin of header from edge 1.60 cm Abstand der Kopfzeile vom Seitenrand
margin of footer from edge 0.00 cm (none) Abstand der Fußzeile vom Seitenrand
default tabs 0.63 cm Standard-Tabstopp


Default paragraph
(after headings, pictures, tables  or larger empty spaces)

font type Times New Roman Schriftart
font size 12 points Schriftgröße/-grad
indentation 0.00 cm (none) Einzug / Einrückung
line spacing exactly 15 points /
genau 15 Punkte
alignment justified / Blocksatz Ausrichtung

(after directly preceeding default paragraphs)

like default paragraph
indentation first line 0.63 cm Einzug / Einrückung


Footnote numbers within the text

like default paragraph
type 1, 2, 3,... Ziffertyp
effects superscript / hochgesetzt Effekte



font type Times New Roman Schriftart
font size 10 points Schriftgröße/-grad
alignment justified / Blocksatz Ausrichtung
line spacing exactly 12 points /
genau 12 Punkte
sceme footnote-numbers 
(no superscript !!!) + one tab indentation 0.63 cm 
(i.e. first letter of the text starts like the following lines at 0.63 cm)
indentation non-first lines hanging-indented 0.63 cm Einzug / Einrückung

Non-first paragraphs within a single footnote

indentation all lines hanging 0.63 cm
but first line 1.26 cm
Einzug / Einrückung



like default paragraph
font size 10 points Schriftgröße/-grad
line spacing exactly 12 points /
genau 12 Punkte
indentation non-first lines hanging-indented 0.63 cm Einzug / Einrückung



  • A) Applying to regular articles: Template for articles with bibliography at the end of the article (author/year system)

    Download: Guidelines in detail
    • a. Entry in the bibliography
      • aa. Articles (no abbreviations of personal names nor journal names)
        Hintze, Fritz. 1997. Überlegungen zur ägyptischen Syntax, in: Lingua Aegyptia 5, 57-10.
        Aston, Barbara, James A. Harrell & Ian Shaw. 2000. Stone , in: Paul T. Nicholson & Ian Shaw (eds.), Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, Cambridge , 5-77.
      • bb. Monographs (no abbreviations of personal names nor series names)
        Munro, Irmtraut. 1994. Die Totenbuchhandschriften der 18. Dynastie im Ägyptischen Museum Cairo, Ägyptologische Abhandlungen 54, Wiesbaden.
        Gardiner, Alan H. & Kurt Sethe. 1928. Egyptian Letters to the Dead, Mainly from the Old and Middle Kingdoms , London.
      • cc. Defining abbreviations:
        Dendara VII = Emile Chassinat. 1972. Le temple de Dendara VII, Cairo.

        (Note that the last name precedes the first name with the first author/editor in initial position only.)
    • b. Citation in footnotes (same for articles and monographs), e.g.
      • Hintze (1997: 58-59).
      • Lorem ipsum ... voluptua (Hintze 1997: 58-59).
      • Černý (1929 & 1930).
      • Gardiner & Sethe (1928: 14-15).
      • Aston, Harrell & Shaw (2000: 23).
      • Aston et al. (2000: 23).
      • Munro (1994: 17-22).
  • B) Applying to miscellanies, short articles, and reviews only: Template for citations in footnotes only, i.e. no extra bibliography (author/short title system)
    • 1) First occurence:
      • aa. Article
        (Full quotation of the journal's name!)
        Philippe Derchain, Le scribe qui savait compter l'argent, in: Enchoria 27 (2001), 36-40, here: 37.
      • bb. Monographs
        (Full quotation of a periodical's title!)
        Irmtraut Munro, Die Totenbuchhandschriften der 18. Dynastie im Ägyptischen Museum Cairo, Ägyptologische Abhandlungen 54, Wiesbaden 1994, 6-9.
    • 2) Subsequent occurences:
      • aa. Articles
        (Full quotation of the journal's name / skip author's first name)
        Derchain, in: Enchoria 27 (2001), 37.
        Quack, in: Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 130 (2003), 183.
      • bb. Monographs
        (short[ened] title / skip author's first name)
        Munro, Totenbuchhandschriften der 18. Dynastie, 6-9.

special fonts

Hieroglyphs generated by Glyph for Windows or JSesh (

In Glyph for Windows, please use following settings for the clipboard settings / Zwischenablage-Einstellungen in Glyph for Windows:

clipboard drawing scale 0.8 (outside paragraphs)
0.6 (within paragraphs)
0.5 (within footnotes)
line thickness 12 (within text)
10 (within footnotes)

within the document ensure the following settings:

line spacing exactly 15 pts within the text
exactly 12 pts within footnotes
effects subscript / tiefgestellt Effekte

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(latest changes ) November 5, 2013