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linja pona
"linja pona" (linja-pona) written in the linja pona font
Supported characters ku suli, plus 3 ku lili
Style Uniform line weight
Writing system sitelen pona
Author David A. Roberts, jan Same
License OFL
Features
kijetesantakalu glyph shown in linja pona

linja pona is a uniform line weight sitelen pona typeface created by David A. Roberts and expanded on by jan Same, with several major versions released from 2016 to 2021. It has influenced other sitelen pona fonts in glyph design and feature set. Most notably, linja sike used the linja pona glyphs as a base. It was the first font to include glyphs beyond the characters featured in lipu pu.

Its goal is to be "a standard font that was simple and that could be read easily at different sizes"—"the Arial of sitelen pona"[1]. In an effort to make most of the glyphs fill a square bounding box, linja pona heavily diverges from some of glyphs proportions from pu. For example, the loops in linja pona's pronoun (mi sina ona) and lape (lape) glyphs take up most of the space, which may make them harder to read or distinguish; its glyph for palisa (palisa) is also quite wide.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • ASCII transcription
  • Cartouches
  • Combined glyphs
  • nimi ku suli
  • Extended pi

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Same [u/jan-Same] (20 May 2020). [Comment on "linja pona font update"]. r/tokipona. Reddit.
    Thank you! With linja pona, I tried to make the Arial of sitelen pona.
    An uniform simple design that could be easily read whatever the size.

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