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xilman 2020-06-28 16:09

π“‚‹π“€π“ˆ–π“†Žπ“…“π“π“Š– (Egyptian)
 
A thread for all aspects of the languages and scripts widely used in Egypt up to, but not including, Coptic.

Languages: Old, Middle and Late Egyptian, Demotic.
Scripts: Hieroglyphs, Hieratic and Demotic.

BudgieJane 2020-06-28 21:31

Where can one (i.e. me) get hold of a font for this?

xilman 2020-06-29 07:59

[QUOTE=BudgieJane;549315]Where can one (i.e. me) get hold of a font for this?[/QUOTE]What OS are you using?

On this Ubuntu system I installed the various "noto" family of fonts.

I don't know what to look for on MacOS or Windoze but DuckDuckGo will likely tell you if you search for "Egyptian hieroglyph font" and "cuneiform font".

S485122 2020-06-29 19:06

[QUOTE=xilman;549337]...
"Egyptian heiroglyph font"
...[/QUOTE]It bothered me, I thought that perhaps it was different in English (in French it is "hiΓ©roglyphes".) According to Wikipedia I was right in finding the spelling strange : - )

Don't you mean to write hieroglyph all the time ?

Jacob

xilman 2020-06-29 19:54

[QUOTE=S485122;549374]It bothered me, I thought that perhaps it was different in English (in French it is "hiΓ©roglyphes".) According to Wikipedia I was right in finding the spelling strange : - )

Don't you mean to write hieroglyph all the time ?

Jacob[/QUOTE]Sorry. I am always spelling that word incorrectly.

I will go back and fix my posts.

Thanks for letting me know.

BudgieJane 2020-06-29 21:42

[QUOTE=xilman;549337]What OS are you using?

On this Ubuntu system I installed the various "noto" family of fonts.

I don't know what to look for on MacOS or Windoze but DuckDuckGo will likely tell you if you search for "Egyptian hieroglyph font" and "cuneiform font".[/QUOTE]

I'm using Windoze. I shall take a look at these Noto fonts.

Thank you for your reply.

kruoli 2020-06-30 08:19

Windows 7 has problems with the hieroglyphs, but Windows 10 seems to work fine out of the box.

BudgieJane 2020-06-30 11:59

[QUOTE=kruoli;549409]Windows 7 has problems with the hieroglyphs, but Windows 10 seems to work fine out of the box.[/QUOTE]

That explains why I can't see the hieroglyphs (I am on Windoze7). I'm going to have to go to Windoze 10 sooner or later; the later the better, it seems to me.

Thanx for the info.

S485122 2020-06-30 12:26

[QUOTE=BudgieJane;549423]That explains why I can't see the hieroglyphs (I am on Windoze7). I'm going to have to go to Windoze 10 sooner or later; the later the better, it seems to me.

Thanx for the info.[/QUOTE]Just install the right font... You will find the Noto True Type fonts in a lot of places. As always you can start your search on Wikipedia which is more or less free of commercial influences : [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noto_fonts]Noto fonts[/url]. There they point to Google [url=https://www.google.com/get/noto/]Google Noto Fonts[/url].

It is funny : I just spent some time on a fresh Linux installation REMOVING all the fonts I won't use in the foreseeable future (hieroglyphs and quite a few other cited in this thread amongst them.)

As to Windows 10 ... I agree, I had to upgrade because MS stopped their support in Windows 7 at the 6th generation of Intel processors and there isn't a moment I don't wish I could go back. But I digress (as I often do.)

Jacob


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