Devnagari descended from the Brahmi script sometime around the 11th century AD. Its original form was developed to write Sanksrit but was later adapted to write many other languages such as Hindi, Marathi and Nepali. Our database of isolated handwritten Devnagari numerals consists of 22556 samples from 1049 persons. This database was formed from 368 mail pieces, 274 job application forms and for the rest we used a specially designed form for the present purpose.



  1. U. Bhattacharya and B. B. Chaudhuri, Handwritten numeral databases of Indian scripts and multistage recognition of mixed numerals, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 31(3 ), 2009, 444-457.
  2. U. Bhattacharya and B. B. Chaudhuri, "Databases for research on recognition of handwritten characters of Indian scripts", In Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR-2005), Seoul, Korea, vol. II, page: 789-793, 2005.


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NB: The whole database of handwritten Devanagari numerals may be obtained free of cost for academic purposes by contacting through proper channel.




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