Egyptological Unicode Fonts

Egyptological Transliteration

Recommended fonts

Font Styles Download Comment
New Athena Unicode (> v5.007) Regular, (italic), bold apagreekkeys.org False italics
Junicode [One] Regular, italic github.com Bold not complete
Junicode Two Beta Regular, italic, bold github.com  
BBAW Schoell Regular github.com Regular only; used in BTS/TLA;
Egyptological Yod (ꞽ/Ꞽ U+A7BD/C) missing
Charis SIL, Charis SIL Compact Regular, italic, bold software.sil.org Egyptological Yod (ꞽ/Ꞽ U+A7BD/C) yet missing;
announced to come soon
Gentium Plus, Gentium Plus Compact Regular, italic, bold software.sil.org
Andika, Andika Compact Regular, italic, bold (sans-serif) software.sil.org

Egyptological transliteration keyboards

For information on how to use Unicode transliteration on the keyboard, see here.

Unicode codepoints

Special characters

Minuscule Unicode codepoint Majuscule Unicode codepoint Comment
U+A723 U+A722  
U+A7BD U+A7BC new: Unicode v12 (2019)
'i'&U+0357 'I'&U+0357 Legacy workaround
'i'&U+032F      
ï U+00EF      
U+A725 U+A724  
'u'&U+032F      
ʾ U+02BE      
U+1E25 U+1E24  
U+1E2B U+1E2A  
U+1E96 'H'&U+0331  
'h'&U+032D 'H'&U+032D  
ś U+015B Ś U+015A  
š U+0161 Š U+0160  
U+1E33 U+1E32  
U+1E71 U+1E70  
U+1E6F U+1E6E  
č U+010D Č U+010C  
U+1E6D U+1E6C  
U+1E0F U+1E0E  
č̣ U+010D&U+0323 Č̣ U+010C&U+0323  

Special signs

U+2E17      
U+2E22 U+2E23  
U+27E8 U+27E9 Unicode recommendation for pointing angle brackets

Overview in PDF format.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Recommended fonts

Font Download Comment
New Gardiner mjn.host.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk  
JSesh font jsesh.qenherkhopeshef.org Few malformed glyphs (v1.0), see https://osf.io/fyjtv.
Font designer is informed. Watch out for font updates.
Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs fonts.google.com Many malformed glyphs (v2.0), see https://osf.io/9haqz.
Font designers are informed. Watch out for the progress of that issue.
Segoe UI Historic (comes with certain MS Office packages) Few malformed glyphs (v1.03), see https://osf.io/s2ha4.
Aegyptus dn-works.com Some malformed glyphs (v5.03); not maintained anymore(?)
Aaron github.com Experimental; many malformed glyphs (v1.0), see https://osf.io/s2ha4.
Font designer is aware. Watch out for font updates.

For mistaken forms in different fonts, see https://osf.io/z2xkv (general glyphs; = appedix in: https://www.unicode.org), https://osf.io/sr8e3 (beard shapes). Please, watch out for eventually corrected font versions.

Egyptological hieroglyphic keyboards

  • Keyman keyboard Hieroglyphic by Christian Casey from keyman.com
[Text: D.A. Werning]