So I've begun teaching myself Hieroglyphic Egyptian with James Allen's introduction. He presents a table of transcriptions in European format (he has one with computer, budge, British, and proto-Semitic transcriptions on the next page.) So it goes something like this. (i'm showing names and symbol names.)
Vulture Aleph, Reed Leaf (Nothing), Dual Strokes j, Double reed-leaf y, etc...
The problem is the reed leaf does not have a transcription or name. It also would not make any sense for it to be either the transcription of dual strokes or the vulture. In all the other cases, he adds an "or" at the end of the line. So in his table it would be.
Owl or Unknown Object w
So what's going on with the reed leaf?