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Latest comment: 6 years ago by SMcCandlish in topic Unwanted newlines


what is this all about? Is anyone really planning to upload this latex to wikimedia? I mean, I 've had a hard time to convince any admin that Music Markup could be a good idea and I find a full documentation of... hieroglyphs??

Okay, I hope this is just a hobby to some admin who wants to make a hierogliph-wiki somewhere in his personal website.

Sorry for being harsh. But that's what I call Creeping Featurism... --User:Avsa

What is all that about? Mga 01:29, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"creeping featurism"? It's not like your edit window is cluttered with hieroglyph buttons. This is very useful to a very limited set of articles, and doesn't bother the rest of Wikipedia one bit. 16:24, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply

If you need some reason to justify the hieroglyphic fonts, just take a look at the Egyptian hieroglypics page. Just try doing all that work without these fonts!-- 23:23, 2 August 2006 (UTC)Reply

Layout problem[edit]

When superposed hiero's (with :) are used the layout goes wonky. Look for example at the Ramses II page on Wikipedia. Unless you use a really small font setting the content of the cartouche is much larger than it should be. 01:08, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

certain signs and t[edit]

In certain instances, tt's have the capacity to be subsumed under birds among other signs for space's sake. We don't have that capacity here, and it's making certain names absurdly large, such as Tutankhamun's name. See here [1]. Now, I suppose this works, but if it's possible to change this without over-much work, it would be good to get a way of writing them in the compressed style that the Egyptians actually wrote them in. Twt for instance has one t small and below the front of the quail chick, and another t above the back of the quail. Then, examine the s:t- that t ought to be underneath the extra room under the fold in the bolt of cloth. I don't know if this would require fancy code editing, the creation of special composite symbols, or if it's just not worth it, but if anyone knows how to make this work, it would be helpful to have more options for writing these signs here. Thanatosimii 18:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

I've got no idea, if its possible to add additional (special) symbols. I think that we will have to ask a developer. One of them for shure will be able to help on that issue (I also would be interrested in this...). For some additional symbols, which (currently) aren't listed on the help-page you can find here. --Kajk 00:03, 30 December 2006 (UTC)Reply
How does one go about contacting one of these developers..? Thanatosimii 20:30, 30 December 2006 (UTC)Reply
I've found different pages/possibilities:
  1. On Developers there is a list of current developers, mybe contact one directly
  2. There is a wikitech-l mailing list
  3. The developers have a own IRC-Channel (#mediawiki on
If you need help or something else related to this issue. Just call ;) --Kajk 02:26, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

Unwanted newlines[edit]

The hiero tag seems to introduce a newline: <hiero> F1 </hiero>


this is on a new line. Can this highly annoying behavior be turned off? I see it’s even worse: there is a new line before and after the hieroglyph. H. (talk) 13:47, 7 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

You need to put the surrounding line in a , then put the <hiero> in a nested with display: inline, like so:
<div>[[Aleph]] is thought to be derived from the West Semitic word for "[[ox]]", and its shape is ultimately based on a [[Egyptian hieroglyphs|hieroglyph]] depicting an ox's head, <div style="display: inline;"> <hiero> F1 </hiero> </div>, in Egyptian reading a [[Egyptian biliteral signs|biliteral sign]] with the phonetic value ''ı͗ḥ''.</div>
Aleph is thought to be derived from the West Semitic word for "ox", and its shape is ultimately based on a hieroglyph depicting an ox's head,
, in Egyptian reading a biliteral sign with the phonetic value ı͗ḥ.
This is old news for whoever posted this question a decade ago, but it might help someone later.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:54, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

As the ox walks...[edit]

Is there presently any possibility to get the correctly turned hieroglyphs for writing in the opposit direction? JoergenB 12:53, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Unicode input?[edit]

Is it possible for this to be expanded to cover input using simple unicode strings from the Unicode Egyptian Hieroglyphic Code Block? [2] -- 08:19, 1 February 2014 (UTC)Reply