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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 slides 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 originally based on HTML 5 Slides licensed under the Apache Public License.



Release date: 27 September 2012

  • Print-specific styling for printing slides
  • Template and javascript clean-up/reorganization
  • More accurate display of scaled slides on Slide Table
  • Initial implementation of Presenter Console
  • Themes and docs include font files locally
  • Changed interlink configuration keys to be more consistent.
  • Support for file-specific theme configuration
  • Support for slide numbering


Release date: 5 June 2012

  • Correctly generate relative links between HTML & Slides


Release date: 5 June 2012

  • Added content, code missing from the 0.3 release.
  • Updated README to reflect changes in 0.3.
  • Changed docs configuration to build HTML + Slides.


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

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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