|Open source effort gives indigenous language an official typeface
Sarjom baha, a phonetic input method for typing the Ol chiki alphabet.
Santali, an aboriginal South Asian language, has a brand new freely licensed font and set of cross-platform open source input tools on the way. The typeface family was designed by type designer Pooja Saxena and went through several rounds of review by language experts. However, the typeface is still one step away from reality. Because of this, two input methods will be made available along with the typeface; Sarjom Baha, a phonetic input method so that every common user can easily type the they pronounce the words, and InScript, a keyboard layout standard for Indian scripts. Even though the original plan was to create a editor community to contribute to the Santali Wikipedia and bring it live from Incubator, outputs will just be distributed for the users to use them.
Update: The input methods are now up on all the Wikimedia projects as part of the Universal Language Selector.
. . . Check the blog and the project page for more details of the Ol chiki project.