The Image below of a Buddhist statue with inscription the picture was taken from Taxila
(Takshashila) a famous place to both Vedic/Hindu and Buddhist. The inscription is an early north western
Brahmi script, very close to the early Sharada script. The inscription on the statue reads (right to left)
"Sukhabodha MahAdeva" (The Sensation of pleasure at the city of Buddha.). The numbers in the circles
below the image are the match's to the Brahmi script from the inscription.  The 5th # got cut off in the scan
it is the 6th letter , top box right ( it is one letter but two signs in the Sharada script,  it is the retroflexe d,
this d changes to a dental in some regional scripts).  Just after this D is an H  (Bod-ha) the same sign that is
after the Ma in Ma-ha ( letter missing a vowell  in the space after the last 'h').
The Brahmi script is the oldest member of the Brahmic family of alphabets. The Brahmi script usually runs
from left to right but a coin from the 4th century BC like the statue below are written from right to left like
the Indus Valley script (some regional scripts also run right to left) . The first official unveiling of the Brahmi
script was in the Ashoka era.  Ashoka was the emperor of India around 272 to 231 BCE and grandson of
Chandragupta Maurya (320 - 298 BC) who was credited with defeating Alexander's satrapies.  Ashoka
converted to Buddhism over his remorse at the battle of Kalingas (264BCE). Here their official script is
first unveiled under Buddhism and not the prior two generations before Ashoka or even the countless
generations before Alexanders conquest of Pakistan.  Where today there is evidence of the same script as
early as 600 BC, again up to Ashoka they  never officially unveiled it.  The Brahmi script is believed by
most scholars to be derived from a Semitic script (below second box down on the right; evolution from
the Sinaitic script to the Phoenician and than Greek).  I believe the Indus Valley script to be the origin of
both the Brahmi and early Semitic scripts. The established relationship between the Brahmi script and the
early Semitic script can be seen in the box below on the right (marked A.).  Below the box is a
relationship I found between the early Cantonese and the Cypriot script of the Mediterranean. Here I wish
to point out that in the same time this script appears in the middle east with the Semitic's , Vedic words
start appearing.  Vedic words start appearing in the middle east around 1700 BC , same time as the end
of the Indus Valley. The relationship of the Indoeuropean Cypriot and early China can only be explained
by the common denominator the Vedic Indus Valley that traded with China with a relationship between
there scripts (Indus Valley - China realationship link below). On the right are the sites of the Simitic scripts
and Sarada script.  The letter B below is a square box found in the Thamudic, Safatene, and Proto-Sinitic
scripts.  Below the inscription has a combination 'B' and 'Bh' best perserved in the Pallava script.   
MahAdeva the city of Buddha
The inscription reads:
Sukhabodha   Perception or sensation of
pleasure MW. ; %{-kRt} mfn. causing to
be easily understood S3atr. ; %{-rUpa}
mfn. easily understood Ka!v.

MahAdeva     %{-pura} n. N. of a city

The Sensation of pleasure at the city of

MahAsukha   m.  "having great joy" , a
Buddha L ; n. "great pleasure"

Sukhabuddhi easy understanding or
knowledge Cat.
The inscription may read the knowledge of
the city of Buddha.

Sukhabodhana  N. of a Commentary.
SukhabodhinI  N. of wks.

Mahendra "great Inscr's city"  Budd.
Indus - China1
Indus - China 2
Indus - China 3
Indus - China 4
This is a link to the
Brahmi script semi
vowel L (glides)
on this web page
scroll down to the
glides and find the
semi vowel l look
at Tamil then
Burmese, Telugu
and Kannada.
The orgin of the Semitic too Greek script's Th may possible be in the the
sanskrit dentals Th.  The linear B letter for tu as in the first letter in their word
for daughter (thu-gater) the 'heart sign'.  Same sign I found for the Sanskrit Du
in the Indus script ( DU in Sanskrit means love of daughter). The link too
Linear B spelling of daughter above ' Linear B - Cypriot.
       Below is a relationship of the origins of the letters G and Gh.  The G is taken from the Indus script glyph for guni, it is the most used sign that falls at the
end of the sentences as a modifer of words.   The Gh is taken from an Indus sign of the constellation Peguses.  This relationship is readily seen above in the Box
below the statue, the Indian continent Ga and Gha.              
Link to the constellation Guni from Phalguni  
Early Phoenician
Linear B - Cypriot