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That looks pretty good, and in the absence of really intelligent shaping for Hieroglyphic layout a manual approach is going to provide the best results. It looks like the typesetters have done a good job preserving the underlying Unicode characters, although I'm unsure about the order of the characters in stacks (I don't know enough about Hieroglyphs to know whether stacks in horizontal text are read bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom).
[EDIT: Boooo! TypeDrawers won't display the Egyptian Hieroglyph characters I copied and pasted from Katy's PDF.]
although I'm unsure about the order of the characters in stacks (I don't know enough about Hieroglyphs to know whether stacks in horizontal text are read bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom).
Who needs more that 65635 characters anyway, right?
Vasil Stanev said:
I was reading a linguistic book and remembered this thread. Turns out other peoples beside the Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians used hieroglyphs and cuneiform. Are there some stylistic variatons of these two writing systems in Unicode? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieroglyphic_Luwian
Someone who I cant remember the name, showed me a Hieroglyphs font at 2014 Automatic type Design conference in Nancy, France. I think it was the same guy that also presented another font covering all unicode glyphs as a frame by frame long movie. Someone may remember his name, and you can ask him. Hope it helps.