About Athinkra

Athinkra, LLC serves the complex linguistic and technical needs of diverse computing markets in Africa and regions of South and Southeast Asia at commercial scale.

We deliver

  • well-designed software customized to meet local specifications,

  • fonts and dictionary support for a growing number of languages,

  • international standards to enhance computing capability in emerging markets.


Athinkra is registered in the State of Connecticut, USA. Our members are currently based in the US and the UK.

Our combined expertise lies in the related areas of font design & development, programming, and script consulting to meet Unicode and ISO-10646 standards.

Recent work has included standards development with respect to the Bassa and Vai languages of Liberia, and Bamum of Cameroon, under the auspices of the Script Encoding Initiative with support from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Ongoing research into the Kpelle and Loma languages of Guinea and Liberia is underway.

Please inquire using our 'Contact' link if you have needs related to fonts for the above scripts, or for a range of other languages including Balinese, Javanese, Pahawh Hmong, or Lepcha. The technology needed to support these scripts varies across operating systems and platforms, but we will do our best to assist you in any computer environment.

Watch for upcoming announcements as we strive to improve the availability of script support across platforms in the months to come.