The following directly-accessible resources supplement the better-known print materials by Bühler, Dani and others.
Character charts from manuscripts in China
- Akṣara List of the Manuscripts of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and Buddhapālita’s Commentary (ca. 550-650 CE, Collection of Sanskrit Mss. Formerly Preserved in the China Ethnic Library)
- Akṣara List of the Manuscript of the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra (1082 CE, Collection of Sanskrit Mss. Formerly Preserved in the China Ethnic Library).
- Further akṣara-charts from the China Ethnic Library.
Printed reference works
Newa script Unicode notes and standards
A particularly useful document with manuscript illustrations and discussion of paratextual elements like puṣpikās and siddhir astu symbols.
- Indoskript, an online a paleographic database of Brahmi and Kharosthi – derived scripts.
- Quick Palaeographer, by Charles Li, is an aid while learning the palaeography of a new manuscript. This enables one rapidly to build up an indexed and clickable repertoire of letter-forms from a manscrupt image.