Hieroglyphics Decoder


Ordisoftware™ Hieroglyphics Decoder is a libre and open-source software written in C# that helps for the rebus hieroglyph-by-hieroglyph study and analysis of shenus or cartouches and frescoes of ancient Egypt.

Mozilla Public License 2.0


  • Hieroglyphs database with their customizable meanings.
  • Analyze a shenu hieroglyph-by-hieroglyph to get a sentence describing its sense.
  • Online research using several dictionaries.
  • Store results in a notebook.
  • Copy the result or a screenshot to the clipboard.
  • English, French.



  • Screen 1024x768 or higher.
  • Works under Windows 7 x32/x64 or higher.
  • Requires the Framework .NET 4.7.2 included.
  • Uses SQLite 3.33 included.
  • C# source code included.
  • Kaspersky Antivirus and VirusTotal.com verified.
  • SHA512:

What's new

Version X.Y



Frequently asked questions

What to do if the check update tells that the SSL certificate is wrong or expired?

The software verifies the validity of the certificate of the update server in addition to the SHA-512 checksum of the installation file before downloading and running it. This certificate is normally updated within the two months of its annual expiration and a new version is released. You can manually check the latest version available online in case of problem.

What are command line options?

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl  +  Tab : Next view
  • Shift  +  Ctrl  +  Tab : Previous view
  • F1 : Analyze view
  • F2 : Data view
  • F3 : Search
  • Alt  +  N : New window
  • Alt  +  T : Tools menu
  • Alt  +  L : Web links menu
  • Alt  +  I : Information menu
  • Alt  +  S : Settings menu
  • F9 : Preferences
  • F10 : Log file window
  • F11 : Usage statistics window
  • F12 : About
  • Alt  +  F4 (ou Escape) : Exit application
  • Ctrl  +  Alt  +  F4 : Exit application

Future improvements



  • GitHub repo created.

More information and archives

GitHub repository