toki pona in chinese/kanji?

Translation: Toki Pona content in other languages
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Re: toki pona in chinese/kanji?

Postby majika » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:32 am


I only stumbled across this thread quite late in the day, buried away in "ante toki"! I've been working in a similar vein, but with a twist.. I'm also mapping Toki Pona words to Chinese characters, but I'm then using that Unicode mapping as a basis for a purely Toki Pona script / font.

jan Mato pointed me here: I did a quick comparison of jan Josan's list and there's approx 50% agreement in our mappings (much less with jan Jopi's list because I was using Chinese rather than Japanese meanings as a basis for the mapping).

The mapping process isn't easy hey? There are so many characters to choose from with very subtle shades of meaning, not all of which correspond neatly to the TP words. I must admit, I didn't spend too long agonising over my choices since I was more interested in creating the font for the new script.

Anyway, I've summarised my work so far on this website:

Mike / jan Majika

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Re: toki pona in chinese/kanji?

Postby janMimoku » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:43 pm

Mike, based on your character set (with alternate characters from the post on the frontpage) I made an input method for Linux (using m17n, on ubuntu install ibus-m17n, put the files in /usr/share/m17n and restart ibus to be able to use them).

You can find it here:

Please play with it and report bugs you might find, and enjoy!

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