Arranging Hieroglyphics (was: A sign/abbreviation for "magister")

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sun Nov 4 16:30:31 CST 2018

On Sat, 3 Nov 2018 22:55:17 +0100
Philippe Verdy via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> I can also cite the case of Egyptian hieroglyphs: there's still no
> way to render them correctly because we lack the development of a
> stable orthography that would drive the encoding of the missing
> **semantic** characters (for this reason Egyptian hieroglyphs still
> require an upper layer protocol, as there's still no accepted
> orthographic norm that successfully represents all possible semantic
> variations, but alsop because the research on old Egyptian
> hieroglyphs is still aphic very incomplete).

If you study the document register, you'll find that layout
control characters are being added.  I think semantic characters would
have depended on the font to select the rendering consequences; this
will now not happen.  What we're getting is more rigorous version of the
Manuel de Codage.


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