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This made the problem of deciphering Persian inscriptions a relatively easy one.
Hincks devoted his spare time to the study of hieroglyphics, and to the deciphering of the cuneiform script, in which he was a pioneer.
But even when I figure out all the substitutions, deciphering the entire notebook will be a long project.
The Japanese then recognized a lofty civilization and placed themselves as pupils at its feet, learning its script and deciphering its hooks.