DIBRUGARH, Nov10 � The popular unicode-based software Rodali, which is used to write Assamese on computers and mobile phones has received the �eNorth East Award� for digital innovation in the field of e-learning and education. The award was presented to Rodali on November 7 in the fifth eNorth East Award Summit organised jointly by Government of Mizoram and North East Development Foundation in Aizawl, Mizoram.
Lal Thanzara, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Minor Irrigation Department, Government of Mizoram gave away the award to Rodali during the summit.
It needs to be mentioned here that the first version of Rodali was released by the Society for Language Technology Department, Assam for Windows computers on October 3, 2012. Since then Rodali attracted attention among the people using Assamese on computers and web and subsequently other versions like Rodali for Linux, Android and Online version were also released.
Rodali has some unique features such as autosuggestion of words, autocorrect, phonetic typing, keyboard customizer etc., which make writing Assamese on computers and mobiles very easier. The second version of Rodali which was recently released contains approximately 70,000 Assamese words for autosuggestion thus minimising typing effort and spelling mistakes. It is totally free software and can be downloaded from website, Gunadeep Chetia, secretary, Society for Language Technology, Assam told The Assam Tribune.