First off, I’m using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 and Safari Version 10.1.1. This website confirms that I “have a Unicode BASIC EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS font installed” and that my version of Safari “correctly recognizes that font” (which I believe to be the Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs font by Monotype). However, when I try to view these Unicode characters in my Emoji & Symbols viewer, I cannot see any of them.

Hieroglyphs screenshot

I believe (but I could be wrong) that I could download a font from Google Noto Fonts and use it throughout my interface and built-in apps. Nevertheless, is there a way that I could access whatever font software Safari is using and apply that elsewhere?

  • They are invisible in the character viewer! Really! Proof: copy one character and paste it into a TextEdit window... – klanomath Jul 17 '17 at 23:55
  • @klanomath There really isn't a need for being condescending; I provided the screenshot, and as you can see, they don't show up. If you would like extend your knowledge past the comments section, I would appreciate if you posted an answer that explains how I could view the characters within the character viewer—*without* the mean tone. – Chase Ryan Taylor Jul 18 '17 at 0:00
  • It's probably a bug. But simply download NotoSansEgyptianHieroglyphs-unhinted (direct d/l link!), unzip the file and double-click the ttf to import it to your user's Fonts folder. The glyphs are visible in the character viewer afterwards. – klanomath Jul 18 '17 at 0:18
  • @klanomath Thank you very much. I will try that now. – Chase Ryan Taylor Jul 18 '17 at 0:19
  • @klanomath Perfection. If you post that as an answer I would love to mark it as correct for you. – Chase Ryan Taylor Jul 18 '17 at 0:23

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