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Ol Chiki Fonts details :
Ol Chiki Fonts
Type : Regular Fonts
Version : 1.00 ( Beta)
Regular , Royal
Price : Free of Cost
True type Fonts( .ttf)
But without Hintings
F & Q for using Ol Chiki Fonts
1. When typing fonts getting changed. How
to solve ?
If your these letters
d, h, m, n, o, t
are getting changed when typing to
D, H, M, N, O, T
then please do little change in the Microsoft word
setting .This problem is due to auto correction setting in word.
(Note: You can not see ol scripts
unless you installed the fonts in your computer)
Step 1. Go to Menu Bar
Step 2. Go to Tools and click
Step 3. Then you can see the Auto correction,
Step 4. Put off all auto correction
Now, you can start working again, and
you will not get this problem as long as auto-correction is
off. When you want to work with English words, you can turn on
2. I am unable to get typed some special
characters. How to solve ?
If you have problem in typing the special characters
like pharka, rela
, mu-gahla, ghalain Microsoft word, please
follow the method.
Step 1. Go to Menu bar
Step 2. Go to Insert and click
Step 3. Then you can see symbol,
Step 4. All characters will be
displayed in the box, you can select character as per you
In fact when you have some trouble of
setting the quotation mark and other special characters,
you can use this method.
Your feed back & suggestion
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and request you to provide us your feedback and valuable suggestions
for further improvements and comments about the ease of use
and difficulties , if any. You can reach us by E-mail at
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about the new development of fonts in the group. If you find
any difficulties about the use of this font, please let us
know. We cannot guarantee that a solution will always be given, but
we will try our best to provide you a better solution. So do
not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or alternatively visit our
and send your comments
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History of Font development:
T his is a part of efforts from
“E-Group : Wesanthals”
. This group was formed on 11.11.2000
to provide a common platform for all Santhals residing
all over India and abroad for discussions on various issues
and problems facing the Santhal Society. This e-mail group is
for all Santhals who want to discuss various issues and share thoughts
and information about Santhal Society through Internet.
In one of the discussions, it was found that we cannot use the
Ol-Chiki fonts already in the market due to their
high cost. So we thought to bring out very good quality Ol
Chiki fonts and provide our people these fonts free of cost
for commercial and personal purpose. Major initiative
came from Prof. R . C. Hansdah to
develop the Ol Chiki Fonts, and as a result of his efforts and supports
provided by other members, we ultimately came out with this
font. We are determined to bring out many more styles of fonts and
our members are still working towards it. Soon we will able
to provide our people many choices of fonts for use.
" To create a network
of contacts among the Santhals people residing in India and abroad
so that we can know each other, work together and make our society
stronger for future generation"
Who Can Join?
We invite anybody
who belongs to santhal community or interested in the issues and
topics of Santhals, willing to contribute for cause
of of santhal community. We focus our efforts on to bring them together
and share their own thoughts and activities. Members must have desire
to participate and make a difference in the society.
Benefits of Joining !
There are several benefits
to becoming a member of our organization. Our members cen become
close friends and we can have a great time when we get together in
different occasion.We can know each other! We can work together
for our society. Of course we also have a common interest, and we
hope to find common solution here.
How Can I Join ?
You can send mail to
join this virtual group. firstname.lastname@example.org
. You will reply message from
group that your name has been included in the group. You will get
regular mail posted by our memeber after joining and also you can participate
and send your views on various issues related to Santhal Community.
E-Group URL: !
For more information
Pandit Raghunath Murmu is the inventor
of the "Ol Chiki". On the day of Baishakh Kunami (Purnima) a
boy was born in a small village called Dandbose of erstwhile Mayurbhanj
princely State (now it is in the Bamanghati sub-division of Mayurbhanj
District in Orissa State of India). The boy born on 5th May 1905 was
Pandit Raghunath Murmu. Upon completion of his High School education
from Baripada High School, he joined as an apprentice in Baripada
power house. After completing apprenticeship, he engaged himself in
carpet weaving. His novel method of wisting threads and quality of carpets
drew visitors. Dr. P. K. Sen, the Dewan of Mayurbhanj State once visited
him and persuaded him to pursue further industrial training. He was
then sent to Kolkata, Serampore and Goshaba for acquiring technical know
how. On return from Kolkata after getting technical training, he was
made the advisor of Purna Chandra Industrial Institute at Baripada
(Head quarters of Mayurbhanj). Due to increasing family burden after the
death of his father Shri Nandlal, he had to proceed to his native place
and took charge as the Head Master of "Badam Talia" model School. During
this period he wanted to do something for the development of the society
and started planning to create the letters for the use of Santali language.
After prolonged perseverance and hard work "Ol Chiki" could saw the light
of the day during 1935-36. He developed a hand press in order to disseminate
and popularize Ol Chiki. Superintendent of Education was impressed by
the new invention and on his insistence hand press was displayed in the
State Exhibition in February, 1939. His Majesty Purna Chandra Bhanj Deo,
the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj was immensely impressed by this invention and
permitted him to propagate the use of this script. In 1946 he relinquished
the job and dedicated himself for the overall development of the Santal
community. He inspired the hitherto million illiterates through his writings.
He has to his credit around 157 numbers of manuscripts in the form of
novels, drama, poetry, story, grammar and syllabus in Ol Chiki. Some of
them have already been published. Widely acclaimed Drama books are "Bidu
Chandan" and "Kherwal Bir". Kherwal Jarpa Samiti, Jamshedpur provided
him all kinds of support to get Ol Script in the shape of modern types
suitable for use in Printing Press. He got the types cast from Kolkata
Swadeshi Type Foundry. Pandit Murmu left for his heavenly abode on 1st
day of February, 1982 thus ended a glorious innings of a great thinker,
poet, philosopher, writer and social worker. He is remembered as "Guru
Gomke" - Revered Teacher among the Adivasis.
2002 N. C. Murmu. All rights reserved.
The set of three different types of fonts for Ol Scripts
included in this package are freeware
, and may be used for any purpose without any warranty. They may be distributed
freely provided this copyright notice accompanies them. The author owns
exclusive rights to modify these fonts, and produce future versions
of them. None of these fonts nor any modification of them may be sold
or included in any commercial product