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Ol Chiki Fonts details
Ol Chiki Fonts
Type : Regular Fonts
Version : 1.00 ( Beta)
Regular , Royal, Original type
Price : Free of Cost for
commercial & personal purpose
True type Fonts( .ttf)
But without Hintings
F & Q for using Ol Chiki Fonts
1. When typing fonts getting changed. How to
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 Chiki script unless
you installed the fonts in your computer)
Step 1. Go to Menu Bar
Step 2. Go to Tools and click it
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 auto-correction
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 it
Step 3. Then you can see symbol, click
Step 4. All characters will be displayed
in the box, you can select character as per you requirement
In fact when you have some trouble of setting
the quotation mark and other special characters, you can
use this method.
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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 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
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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 commercially
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
How Can I Join ?
You can send mail to join
this virtual group. email@example.com
. 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.
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For more information about
|History of Ol Chiki Script
Pandit Raghunath Murmu is the inventor of
the "Ol Chiki Script". 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.
Copyrights (C) 2002
N. C. Murmu. All rights reserved.
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