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hieroglyph is an extension for Sphinx which builds HTML5 slides from ReStructured Text documents.


You can install hieroglyph using easy_install or pip:

$ easy_install hieroglyph

You can also download the latest development version, which may contain new features.

Using Hieroglyph

Add hieroglyph as a Sphinx extension to your configuration:

extensions = [

Build your slides:

$ sphinx-build -b html5slides sourcedir outdir

Where sourcedir is the directory containing the sphinx file and outdir is where you want your slides to output to.


hieroglyph is made available under a BSD license; see LICENSE for details.

Included slide CSS and javascript licensed under the Apache Public License. See



Release date: 4 June 2012

  • Provide directory and standalone based builders.
  • Added slides and notslides directives.
  • Fix up absolute image paths from things like blockdiag
  • Preliminary support for linking between HTML to Slides
  • Preliminary slide table support
  • Cleaned up and expanded documentation

Backward Incompatible Changes:

  • Builders have been renamed to slides and dirslides. If your Makefile refers to html5slides or dirhtml5slides, you will need to update it.


Release date: 10 March 2012

  • Initial implementation of Sphinx builder.
  • Two themes: slides and single-level
  • Basic documentation

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