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Volunteers build MS Word's Assamese clone, Jahnabi

New Delhi: Few Assamese volunteers have built an Assamese word processor, Jahnabi, which is a clone of Microsoft Word processor. It is basically a tool that lets people type the language employing the Unicode method
India TV News Desk January 02, 2014 11:42 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Few Assamese volunteers have built an Assamese word processor, Jahnabi, which is a clone of Microsoft Word processor. It is basically a tool that lets people type the language employing the Unicode method that can be downloaded free.

Called Jahnabi, the word processor should assist those who need help in writing the language and can be easily used by those with a rudimentary knowledge of Assamese.

Jahnabi's auto-suggestion feature suggests words the user may want to type. The program incorporates a dictionary and also has idioms to help users and can serve as a spell-checker too.

Users can add words to the dictionary and assign shortcuts for idioms or sentences they use frequently.

The minimum system requirement for installation of the word processor is Windows XP (SP 2) / Vista / 7 / 8. The Assamese Unicode font has to be pre-loaded onto the PC and 200MB RAM is also required. Users would also need to pre-installed Microsoft .NET 4.0 or above.

In near future the company plans to add an Offline Digital Dictionary carrying descriptions of important areas and historical monuments in Assam.