linja pona

“sitelen pona” is a script for toki pona.
The hieroglyphs were created by Sonja Lang, the creator of toki pona.
They appear in Toki Pona: The Language of Good.

I have created a font called “linja pona”, it means “simple line”.
With linja pona, I wanted to create a standard font that was simple and that could be read easily at different sizes.

The font as forked into two versions :
Version 4.2 which uses dynamically generated compound glyphs
and version 3.6 which uses precomposed compound glyphs.

Version 4.2

This version of the font was created by David A Roberts.
Every version of linja pona starting from version 4 uses OpenType features to dynamically compose compound glyphs, rather than relying on including precomposed glyphs in the font.
As a result, it allows over 6,000 new compound glyphs (screenshot) to be used.
It also has better webfont support.

Usage

To use compound glyphs, put a hyphen or a plus sign between two words:

To use a cartouche, use square brackets and underscores before each glyph:

To use a long pi, put a hyphen or a plus sign after a pi :

The more hyphens or plus signs you input, the longer the pi will be.
The maximum length is 3 hyphens or plus signs.

Click here to download version 4.2

Click here to got to the GitHub repo of the linja pona project
There you will find more information on the font, like how to install it.

The version 4 of the linja pona font was created by by David A Roberts.
Click here to go to his GitHub repo about version 4.

reddit user u/ajlee2006 has created a textbox tool to type in linja pona:
Click here to try it out in version 4.2.

Version 3.6

This is the updated version of the original linja pona font I made.
In this version of the font, the compound glyphs are precomposed by hand.
Here’s the complete glyph list for version 3.6 :

Usage

To use compound glyphs, put a hyphen or a plus sign between two words:

To use a cartouche, use square brackets and underscores before each glyph:

Click here to download the version 3.6

Click here to got to the GitHub repo of the linja pona project
There you will find more information on the font, like how to install it.

reddit user u/ajlee2006 has created a textbox tool to type in linja pona:
Click here to try it out in version 3.6.

Previous versions:

Here are the pictures from the previous versions of linja pona:

You can download the previous versions of the font here:
Version 1 (watch out, in this version the compound glyphs don’t use the same system)
Version 2
Version 3
Version 3.5

The linja pona font was created with the help of jan Wesi’s sitelen pona font. You can find it here.

The version 4 of the linja pona font was created by by David A Roberts.
Click here to go to his GitHub repo about version 4.

Creative Commons License

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