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Bringing Ol Chiki to the digital world
@subhapa and @anexasajoop
Typography Day, Bangalore
February 27, 2016
Ol Chiki
script
Santali
language
~ 6 million speakers in India,
Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan
Ethnologue https://www.ethnol...
In 2003, Santali was added to the list
of languages in the Eighth Schedule
of the Indian Constitution
Austroasiatic languages
Mon-Khmer/Eastern Munda/Western
Santali
Mundari
Ho
Sora
Juang
etc.
Santal is believed to be a corruption
of the common Bengali name for
their tribe, saotal or saotar.
Grierson, G. A. (1906)...
Until the 19th century, Santali was an
oral language.
Ghose, Arun (2010) Santali: A look into Santal Morphology, Gyan Publ...
American Baptist missionary
Rev. Jeremiah Phillips came to India
in 1936.
A Santali Primer (1845)
Sequel to A Santali Prim...
From Google Books
Not equipped to represent checked consonants.
Traditionally, no character to represent the glottal stop.
Don’t have sufficie...
Pandit Raghunath Murmu began working
on creating a script “Ol Chiki” specifically
for Santali in the 1920s.
The work took a...
In April 2008, Ol Chiki is added to the
Unicode standard.
Access to Knowledge programme
Center for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore
Catalysing the growth of the free and open
...
Can a typeface turn the fate of an
indigenous language around?
The power of a free and open license
“All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved”
http://www.allindiaaseca.org/books/raghunath-murmu.html
Printing and handwriting forms of the Ol Chiki alphabet (Souce: Santhal Worldview (2001), Edited by Nita Mathur, Indira Ga...
ᱚ
la
ᱛ
at
ᱜ
ag
ᱝ
ang
ᱞ
al
ᱟ
laa
ᱠ
aak
ᱡ
aaj
ᱢ
aam
ᱣ
aaw
ᱤ
li
ᱥ
is
ᱦ
ih
ᱧ
iny
ᱨ
ir
ᱩ
lu
ᱪ
uc
ᱫ
ud
ᱬ
unn
ᱭ
uy
ᱮ
le
ᱯ
ep
ᱰ
ed...
'- L-
OI Chiki Font Feedback Form
- 0)GraN20 gvvDu
1. In your opi.rior, should the ot "O" in the line above be more like a...
Handwritten sample of Ol Chiki script by Dr. Damayanti Besra
Printing and handwriting forms of the Ol Chiki alphabet (Souc...
Phonetic keyboard layout
InScript keyboard layout
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Q W E R T Y U I O P
A S D F G H J K L
Z X C V B N M
tab
capslock
shift
ᱟ ᱵ ᱦ ...
Working on keyboard layouts that will
work across platforms
Source files
https://github.com/anexasajoop/olchiki-fontfamily
User help for input methods
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/H...
Sarjom & Sarjom Baha
Thank you!
@subhapa and @anexasajoop
Typography Day, Bangalore
February 27, 2016
Typoday 2016: Presentation by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi
Typoday 2016: Presentation by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi
Typoday 2016: Presentation by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi
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A paper presentation titled "Bringing Ol Chiki to the digital world" was presented by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi at Typoday 2016, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Saxena is a type designer and Panigrahi works at the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Typoday 2016: Presentation by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi

  1. 1. Bringing Ol Chiki to the digital world @subhapa and @anexasajoop Typography Day, Bangalore February 27, 2016
  2. 2. Ol Chiki script Santali language ~ 6 million speakers in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan Ethnologue https://www.ethnologue.com/language/sat
  3. 3. In 2003, Santali was added to the list of languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution
  4. 4. Austroasiatic languages Mon-Khmer/Eastern Munda/Western Santali Mundari Ho Sora Juang etc.
  5. 5. Santal is believed to be a corruption of the common Bengali name for their tribe, saotal or saotar. Grierson, G. A. (1906) Linguistic Survey of India, Vol IV. Munda & Dravidian Languages
  6. 6. Until the 19th century, Santali was an oral language. Ghose, Arun (2010) Santali: A look into Santal Morphology, Gyan Publishing House (New Delhi)
  7. 7. American Baptist missionary Rev. Jeremiah Phillips came to India in 1936. A Santali Primer (1845) Sequel to A Santali Primer (1850) An Introduction to the Santal Language (1852);
  8. 8. From Google Books
  9. 9. Not equipped to represent checked consonants. Traditionally, no character to represent the glottal stop. Don’t have sufficient vowel characters to represent Santali vowels. No Indic scripts were adequate for writing Santali— Neither was Latin.
  10. 10. Pandit Raghunath Murmu began working on creating a script “Ol Chiki” specifically for Santali in the 1920s. The work took about 20 years to complete.
  11. 11. In April 2008, Ol Chiki is added to the Unicode standard.
  12. 12. Access to Knowledge programme Center for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore Catalysing the growth of the free and open knowledge movement in South Asia and in Indic languages
  13. 13. Can a typeface turn the fate of an indigenous language around?
  14. 14. The power of a free and open license “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved”
  15. 15. http://www.allindiaaseca.org/books/raghunath-murmu.html
  16. 16. Printing and handwriting forms of the Ol Chiki alphabet (Souce: Santhal Worldview (2001), Edited by Nita Mathur, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts)
  17. 17. ᱚ la ᱛ at ᱜ ag ᱝ ang ᱞ al ᱟ laa ᱠ aak ᱡ aaj ᱢ aam ᱣ aaw ᱤ li ᱥ is ᱦ ih ᱧ iny ᱨ ir ᱩ lu ᱪ uc ᱫ ud ᱬ unn ᱭ uy ᱮ le ᱯ ep ᱰ edd ᱱ en ᱲ err ᱳ lo ᱴ ott ᱵ ob ᱶ ov ᱷ oh
  18. 18. '- L- OI Chiki Font Feedback Form - 0)GraN20 gvvDu 1. In your opi.rior, should the ot "O" in the line above be more like a circle? @ V * OZDUG BZ8'FVA 043-PU ADLZO NZGUG ?OpV,oa'b5zu) z. Could you easily spot the text in italics in the line above? Could you underline that word please? ]: €f@ o @ d €/@ d @ @ o @ d 05b,,SZ UZ)eAtu gz Cl5brFZ AUA[)/t ClSb$Z AU0AV I 3. At what distance from the last letter should the mucood " t " be? 4. Should the ol "P" in the line above be wider? g2 gZ a2$z- a2nz- AZ$Z- azl'-()z) uu*aul aa'-az) 5. At what height do you think the rela"-" should be? v5DE-0)5lJ$ v51J(F-(1)5lJ$ v51J$-O5lJ$ 6. At what height do you think the phaarkao "-" should be? . -7' Ol Chiki Font Feedback Form Z. Do you think the shape of the following letters and number is correct? If not, please draw the shape in the space given next to the letter- oil *1' OI Chiki Font Feedback Form 8. Can you please write the following paragraph in your handwriting? ^e^$AVGBt. ZZ,^7V@A. AgVO-O7 b5qA) AZZ,AT "5VVA.$" VUt IJZIZ5?)A)Z UApSZ (D'SaS20 9VVZO SZ AZZ,AG BA8'F70 $U?ptt e2e20 )zcac $ztb5za Dvpzt. vztNZgGU OFutea 9o008)z az)b ZZG DZGaG ^OpV OAN5G'S5n5 AOO lZG Da,Z,utq ?ZZ,Ztr A88)O q505cl 2p g2 NA(D28 AAZ,AU Z)N Z'G%yO e2 U5bF7 QAZ,AVI ilDAMVGa)* ilmBZGq). q19Zo.0A a-bfu 4 $/D en- V' (1 2 (q), M k z),U2 €9 ?mAZ Ail-rt2 c}t>ilrt-ilT 6nzag,s-z QzPillG a?aa}7I ^)sz s^K-q) a?z7"ao n*,ilc *;qte,m) N n Kil Zq^ZeGil) oletm &ootr7 u-fnkilZil)e-,$mao2fr2M,O3*. eMAb fl)o9 ($?R ,U$tmg PtM r aDilo ?boe4 Zp Q8 dqz?4q1&wa 4)n )oato Qa 93bfr2 l'/'n7qa /
  19. 19. Handwritten sample of Ol Chiki script by Dr. Damayanti Besra Printing and handwriting forms of the Ol Chiki alphabet (Souce: Santhal Worldview (2001), Edited by Nita Mathur, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts)
  20. 20. Phonetic keyboard layout
  21. 21. InScript keyboard layout 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Q W E R T Y U I O P A S D F G H J K L Z X C V B N M tab capslock shift ᱟ ᱵ ᱦ ᱜ ᱫ ᱡ ᱝ ᱑ ᱒ ᱓ ᱔ ᱕ ᱖ ᱗ ᱘ ᱙ ᱐ shift enter [ ᱰ ᱲ ] ᱹ ᱧ bksp ᱤ ᱩ ᱯ ᱨ ᱠ ᱛᱳ ᱮ ᱚ : ᱪ; ‘ ᱴ ( ) – - + = ᱱ ᱣ ᱞ ᱥᱷ ᱸ ᱢ ᱶᱽ ᱬ , ᱿ . ᱾ / ᱣ alt
  22. 22. Working on keyboard layouts that will work across platforms
  23. 23. Source files https://github.com/anexasajoop/olchiki-fontfamily User help for input methods https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector/ Input_methods/sat-Sarjom_baha
  24. 24. Sarjom & Sarjom Baha
  25. 25. Thank you! @subhapa and @anexasajoop Typography Day, Bangalore February 27, 2016

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