How does it work?
  • Cuneiform sign variants can be created using the PaleoCodage encoding which can be tested here
  • PaleoCodage cuneiform sign variants get a distinct ID which is used to identify the character.
  • IDs are used as the basis for the modified transliteration
  • A WOFF font is generated and included in this homepage so that the transliteration can be converted to cuneiform

Sign variant example

E Ev1 Ev2 Ev3
E Ev1 Ev2 Ev3

Application of the approach on CDLI texts

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Load CDLI Text: Language: Text:Link To CDLI
Legend of Text markings
(e.g. {ki})
  Broken Sign
(e.g. usz#)
  Assignment unsure
(e.g. ki?)
Broken away materialSign correction
(e.g. ki!)
  Not yet assigned....
1. 1 MA.NA KU3.BABBAR e-lu1. 1 MA.NA KU3.BABBAR e-lu
2. i-na li-ib-bi sza3 i-na2. i-na li-ib-bi sza3 i-na
3. ri-isz-sz u#-ud-da3. ri-isz-sz u#-ud-da
4. u3 ri-x [i] -sz-x na-pa-ah-szu4. u3 ri-x [i] -sz-x na-pa-ah-szu
5. [a] -na 4 sze-me-ri5. [a] -na 4 sze-me-ri
6. sza3 SZU i-na-bu-ub-lu6. sza3 SZU i-na-bu-ub-lu
# oder la# oder la
7. le-e-qu27. le-e-qu2

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What happens when I copy the character? The modified transliteration is copied
  2. I want to copy the unicode representation of the cuneiform character! : No problem! On this homepage you can achieve this using a checkbox setting!
  3. Can I convert the modified transliteration to a common transliteration? Certainly, but not the other way around
  4. How does the modified transliteration differ from the common transliteration? Sign variant information is appended using v-Suffixes