A total of 123 languages are spoken in Nepal. Many of the 123 languages do not have fixed characters.
Along with the goal of literacy, before language can be written down, writing language requires the general rules of literary development. It should come as a result of meaningful discussions of language communities. Mother Tongue Centre Nepal (MTCN) has developed a participatory writing style development process. By helping communities to empower their language, communities are supported to develop alphabet and spelling rules within a two-week workshop with the help of trained linguists.