Internet readiness of Assamese : a comparison with three languages

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Internet readiness of Assamese : a comparison with three languages

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Mr. Satyajit Nath
Abstract The effectiveness of tools and mechanisms available on computers and the internet for a given human language is an indicator of its internet readiness, a term defined in some detail in this paper. However, for Assamese ‐ an Indic language used by over 15 million people, and one of 22 languages recognized by India’s constitution to “grow rapidly in richness and become effective means of communicating modern knowledge” ‐ its internet readiness is currently lower than 1 that of other major languages. Lower internet readiness makes it harder for people to use the language on the internet. It is important to improve this situation to enable people to create, find, and read Assamese content more easily on the internet ‐ an important priority for the language today. This paper first defines a framework of required elements to analyze internet readiness of any human language. These elements are then used to compare and contrast the level of internet readiness of Assamese with three other languages, identifying areas that need attention for Assamese. The paper concludes with recommendations on priorities to increase the level of internet readiness of the language.
Unicode 13.0 Character Code Chart of Bengali Assamese