Microsoft Word has an Assamese clone "Jahnabi"
Quotes

Microsoft Word has an Assamese clone "Jahnabi"

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 12:38
 
 Comment 0
 
Microsoft Word has an Assamese clone
Guwahati: A group of volunteers from different parts of Assam have made an innovation of sorts by designing an Assamese word processor similar to the Microsoft Word with a spell checker and word suggestions to boot.

Named Jahnabi, the word processor has came as a boon for those who need help in writing the language and can be easily used by those with a rudimentary knowledge of Assamese.

“The website www.jahnabi.org has received more than 60,000 hits and the free-of-cost software has been downloaded by more than 1,000 people since it was launched online on November 25 last,” said Mridul Kumar Sharmah, one of the members of the team.

The Unicode compliant software with a size of 7 megabytes has at present nearly 2.5 lakh Assamese words and 108 readymade Assamese phrases in its dictionary and still counting.

“The programming of the processor is based on dotnet platform and C# language containing around 15,000 lines of code,” Utpal Phukon, the only programmer in the Jahnabi team, said.

It took almost 25 days to complete the beta version of the software and the final software was designed in four months, he said.

The software contains automatic suggestions for words.

Just type the alphabet K and all the words beginning with Ka would appear like Kalam and Kamal.

There are also 600 Assamese idioms. The user has the option to create a shortcut for frequently used idioms. There is also a facility to add words to the user’s dictionary.

“If one types the alphabets K and M, words like Kamal and Kamtapur would be listed. All one has to do is click on the word which is required from the list. This makes it easy for people who do not have an in-depth knowledge of the language,” Sharmah said.



PTI

First Published: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 12:38


Comments


comments powered by Disqus
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
BMW-X3
BMW-X3
Forbes Best Places for Biz 2014
Forbes Best Places for Biz 2014
Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai Elite i20
Honda Mobilio MPV
Honda Mobilio MPV

Web Wrap
Contact Us : Privacy Policy : Legal Disclaimer
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd. All rights reserved