Project Ol chiki

InScript input method for Ol chiki.
Sarjom baha, a phonetic input method.

Project Ol chiki is a two folded project—the first part of it is to create a freely-licensed font for the Ol Chiki script that is used to write the Santali language and the second one is to create input tools and Open Educational Resources for users. This page works as a landing page to find all the work outputs that were created under the ambit of this project. If you have anything particular to discuss please share in the discussion page or reach out over email.


The project was discussed when the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program collaborated with the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS). It later was made into part of the annual work plan of CIS-A2K during July 2015-June 2016.


Font files[edit]

Input tools for different operating systems[edit]

Keyboard layouts[edit]

Key people involved[edit]

Name Affiliation Work done in this project
Pooja Saxena Independent type designer Typeface designing
Jnanaranjan Sahu Developer Input method development
Nasim Ali Developer input method development
Damayanti Beshra Advisor, All India Santal Semled (AISS),
Lecturer, MPC College, Baripada, Odisha, India
Reviewing typeface
Malati and Mangat Murmu Founders, Fagun (Santali magazine) Reviewing typeface
Kuanra Murmu Santali language expert, involved with Santhali language resource portal Reviewing typeface
Raj Narayan Marndi Designer of several early software in Santali including an ASCII-based font Reviewing typeface
Subhashish Panigrahi Programme Officer, CIS-A2K Overall project coordination
  • We thank Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University; Surja Mohanty, Chief Operating Officer, KISS; Partho Sarothy Sengupta, Professor, KIIT School of Management; and our former Programme Director T. Vishnu Vardhan for their support in various levels.



Presentations at conferences[edit]

Presentation by Pooja Saxena and Subhashish Panigrahi at Typoday 2016, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.