sitelen pona pona

    From sona pona
    "jan li pana e moku tawa sina" written in sitelen pona pona

    sitelen pona pona is a compact writing system created by QMK founder Jack Humbert. It is adapted from sitelen pona, and tries to further simplify the glyphs for very small font sizes.

    Comparison to sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

    Despite its name, many sitelen pona users think of sitelen pona pona as a separate thing rather than an improved version. Although many of the modified glyphs are recognizable, many others cannot be identified without outside knowledge. There are also false friends; the sitelen pona pona glyphs for pona and ike look like sitelen pona lupa and nena. This makes mutual intelligibility low between the scripts.

    sitelen pona pona does not include sitelen pona features such as combined glyphs.

    sitelen pona pona also has different punctuation standards, officially using Latin-script punctuation like periods and colons. a, o, and seme are redesigned to look very different from the exclamation point and question mark, and thus both are used, often side-by-side. This is confusing if carried into sitelen pona because seme looks exactly like a question mark; see sitelen pona § Punctuation.

    sitelen pona pona also introduces a baseline to the characters, inspired by Latin writing traditions, whereas sitelen pona characters are vertically centered.