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To appreciate the full beauty of this, one needs to install the Aegyptus font (see example).

I also found useful the instructions on this page which explains how to convert .otf → .ttf using FontForge. ―AoV² 14:25, 14 March 2010 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stang (talkcontribs)

Changes to CSSEdit

I modified the CSS so that the Aegyptus font is default across the whole table and the sans-serif font only appears in the cells it has to. Before that, only Mozilla Firefox was displaying the full array of hieroglyphs, but Google Chrome and IE were not. As of this moment, IE 9.0.7930.16406 (Beta release), Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10 and Google Chrome 6.0.472.62 display the table as intended by AoV².

--Rodrigo Lima Jaroszewski (talk) 06:31, 19 September 2010 (UTC)