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Bid to popularise Assamese
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - To make Assamese language and literature more popular, a group of Assamese professionals based in various parts of the world is working on methods that can make content written in Assamese easily searchable for the Internet users.

 The group of professionals is also in touch with the Google authority to facilitate translation of the language over the Internet for those not acquainted with it.

Informing this at a press conference on Thursday, Amitabh Chakrabarty, an America-based Assamese software professional , said: “ Today, the problem with searching Assamese content on the Internet including newspaper or magazine reports remain its inaccessibility and we are trying to help the authority concerned to get over it by suggesting a few steps.”

He urged individuals and firms not to load the content as images and insisted on using the Unicode, which is the open standard of text writing on the Internet.

“Besides, improper site design also leads to inaccessibility at times,” Chakrabarty said.

The software professionals also dwelled on the income avenues associated with websites and blogs.

“We have a ready readers of Assamese literature across the globe and only thing we need to do is to streamline the operation,” he added.

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