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HieroglyphsScraper

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Scraper written in Golang for fetching Hieroglyphs from Wikipedia

2 JSON files are generated:

  • categories.json containing the Gardiner's sign categories (26) (Source):
[
  {
    "id": "A",
    "name": "A. Man and his occupations"
  },
  {
    "id": "B",
    "name": "B. Woman and her occupations"
  },
  {
    "id": "C",
    "name": "C. Anthropomorphic deities"
  },
  ...
]
  • hieroglyphs.json containing the hieroglyphs (1071) (Source):
[
  {
    "id": "A1",
    "category_id": "A",
    "unicode": "U+13000",
    "description": "seated man",
    "transliteration": "I (Masculine) (paeu)\nmale, man, typical masculine role, son, courtier (Masculine)",
    "phonetic": "",
    "note": "Commonly placed behind a name to indicate masculine sex of named person."
  },
  {
    "id": "A2",
    "category_id": "A",
    "unicode": "U+13001",
    "description": "man with hand to mouth",
    "transliteration": "eat (wnm)\ndrink (swr)\nspeak, think, feel, tell (sdjd)\nrefrain from speech (gr) advise/counsel (kAj)\nlove (mrj)",
    "phonetic": "",
    "note": "Activities involving the mouth, head, or ideas."
  },
  ...
]

Usage

go build -o hieroglyphs-scraper hieroglyphs-scraper.go
./hieroglyphs-scraper
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