Keno is an alternative alphabet for English created by DJ in 2002. His initial
concept was to create an alphabet that only graffiti writers could read, so you
could write a tag or something on a wall and the only those people who knew the
alphabet could read it. As a result, he purposely wrote it in fat marker tag style,
but it never used that version or the alphabet. Some years later he formalized it
to look the way it does now, more like a font.
- Type of writing system: abjad
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
- Used to write: English
- The vowel marks go below the preceeding consonant
Sample text in Keno
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Keno, you can contact DJ at:
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