• Bringing Ol Chiki to the digital world

    Author(s):
    Subhashish Panigrahi (see profile) , Pooja Saxena
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Open Educational Resources
    Subject(s):
    Language and languages, Language and languages--Writing, Indigenous peoples
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Typography Day 2016
    Conf. Org.:
    Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
    Conf. Loc.:
    Bangalore
    Conf. Date:
    27 February 2016
    Tag(s):
    Ol Chiki script, typeface design, minority script, Santali language, Typography, Language, Writing systems
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/fxth-8555
    Abstract:
    Can a typeface turn the fate of an indigenous language around by making communication possible on digital platforms and driving digital activism? In 2014, a project was initiated with financial support from the Access to Knowledge programme at The Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore to look for answers to this question. The project’s goal was to design a typeface family supporting Ol Chiki script, which is used to write Santali, along with input methods that would make typing in Ol Chiki possible. It was planned that these resources would be released under a free license, with the hope to provide tools to Santali speakers to read and write in their own script online.
    Notes:
    Project Ol chiki was a two folded project—the first part was to create a freely-licensed typeface for the Ol Chiki writing system of the Santali language and the second one was to create input tools and Open Educational Resources for native users. More at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project_Ol_chiki. An online version of the paper is also available at http://typoday.in/2016/spk_papers/Pooja_Saxena_Shubhasis%20Panigrahi_TypographyDay-2016.pdf (ISBN 978-81-931260-3-5).
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