UnicodeChecker <http://earthlingsoft.net/UnicodeChecker/> installs a service that allows you to convert HTML entities like 𓉐 to 𓉐 (hi, does anybody see me?), in oXygen and other apps.
Syd's approach to use the Character Viewer (in the flag menu) is probably the easiest if you wish to pick a hieroglyph from a list.
Hieroglyphs display nicely in apps like TextEdit and Nisus Writer. If you set the default editor font to e.g. Aegyptus <http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/>, you will see them in oXygen as well. oXygen does not know, like native Mac OS apps, how to retrieve a font that renders a given character if a font rendering the character in question is not specified.
On Aug 26, 2011, at 2:57 AM, McAulay, Elizabeth wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to enter some hieroglyphs into XML in oXygen and having some problems. I'm on Mac OS X. I've tried entering the glyph U+13250 through two different methods:
> 1. Unicode Hex from the Mac OSX, but it doesn't seem to recognize the five digits
> 2. Through the Edit > Insert from Character Map, it also seems to think that there is no code point of 13250
> I do have the right font installed and it's working in the browser. When I entered the hexadecimal entity reference it renders in the browser fine.
> Elizabeth "Lisa" McAulay
> Librarian for Digital Collection Development
> UCLA Digital Library Program
> email: emcaulay [at] library.ucla.edu