The current 'glyphs' are from 2004 by S. Rosmorduc, G. Watson, J. Hirst and license GFDL. With modern hi-dpi screens and SVG support on all browsers, they desperately could use an update.
We first need good, free and open material to source new glyphs from however.
- Interesting list with several fonts
- The image list at https://github.com/rosmord/jsesh/tree/master/jseshGlyphs/src/main/resources/jseshGlyph Made by the same Rosmorduc as our 2004 images could be an option, but the licensing situation is VERY unclear to me.
Abydos font(Non usable license) Jsesh font(Non usable license)
We should make a map between our 2004 images and the hieroglyphs that were added to unicode in 2009, see what the overlap and discrepancies are (we have a mapping). Maybe a webfont would solve our problems ?
It’s worth noting that the Unicode situation vis-a-vis hieroglyphs will be rapidly changing over the next few years; control characters that allow proper stacking of glyphs will be encoded on 5 March of this year, and there are several proposals floating around for expansions of the Unicode glyph repertoire in the near future as well.