Literacy in the script is low, and use is limited to personal correspondence, magical incantations and family histories. It does not have any official or governmental function on Sumatra. Educational programs or government-backed programs to promote literacy in the Rejang script are almost non-existent, and as a result it is in increasing danger of extinction. It can be debated whether the decline in use of the script among speakers of Rejang has resulted from or contributed to the defects in the script.