"Hieroglyphs" refer to the characters made by graphical figures of people, animals and objects and they were used to write Ancient Egyptian texts from before 3,000 BC until 300 AD. These text, typically used for religious purposes (i.e. sacred texts), evolved over time into a complex and descriptive form of writing. 10,000+ words have been collected into a 400+ page PDF file, using information found from various sources such as Gardiner and Faulkner. (source: Website)
Note: If you can't see an S with an upside down V above it inside the brackets (S) then you need some additional fonts for your PC. Without these font the PDF file will not be able to display the transliterated information. Here is a Link to the Font Set, which can be installed or saved (into your font directory. You will need to re-load this page to see the new fonts. (source:website)
JSesh is a free, open source, editor for ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. It's currently quite powerful, and it covers most of the so-called Manuel de Codage.
JSesh is a complete and professionally usable hieroglyphic editor. JSesh texts can be copied and pasted into other softwares (as MS/Word or Openoffice). It is also possible to create pictures in various graphical formats (jpeg, png, pdf, svg, emf, macpict, etc...)