Linguistic scholar and researcher Biswajit Mandal, who is associated with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, has developed a digital font of the endangered pahari script ‘Pabuchi Lipi’ with the assistance of Yatin Pandit, a local research scholar.
Biswajit says that he was able to accomplish the task within one month. He wanted to create digital fonts for endangered scripts ‘Pandvani’, ‘Bhattakshari’ and ‘Chandvani’ as well.
Yatin says it is a historic decision to preserve the ancient ‘Pabuchi Lipi’. The script was used in ‘Sancha’ to perform ‘tantra’, ‘mantra’, ‘vaastu’ and ‘jyotish’ and used by Pabuch Brahmins in Sirmaur and Chaupal areas of Himachal.
The endangered script ‘Takri’ was digitised in 2016.