How to Translate English into Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A hieroglyph is a character used by the ancient Egyptians for writing scared texts. Unlike the scripts used by many languages, it is a picture based system used for conveying the messages. In ancient Egypt this type of writing system was used in holy places like the temples and the pyramids. In some places they were carved on the walls using a chisel and hammer, while in other places they were painted using a brush.

For thousands of years the knowledge of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs system was lost until in the 19th century French Egyptologist Jean-Fracois Champollion learned to decode the hieroglyphs by comparing them with Greek letters on the Rosetta stone.

Today we can use computers to do all the translation work using artificial intelligence. Translation from English to ancient  Egyptian hieroglyphs is also possible through a free Windows program called EziGypt. This program works on all computers from Windows XP to Windows 11. It has a minimal user interface and we have only a single text field in which we can input the English text. After typing the English letters in the input field, we have to click on the Convert button. The ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is displayed in the window instantly.


There are some obvious limitations because the hieroglyphs based writing is completely different from the writing systems of modern languages. However, we can use this program to write names of people, places, or other objects in the ancient language of the Egyptians fairly easily.

The translated text can also be exported to Microsoft Word if you want to embed it in your Word documents. For this feature you must have Microsoft Office installed on your PC otherwise it will give an error about loading failure. It would have better if the program allowed export of the translation to an image file, but we can do the same using any screenshot software such as Techsmith SnagIt.

You can download EziGypt from