creation of Luitpad
a cross country drive from New York to Vancouver, Dr. Kishori
, had the wonderful opportunity of visiting many sites
national and historic importance across the USA and Canada. He was not
only impressed by how these historic sites were beautifully conserved,
but also by their ability to attract large numbers of tourists using
effective means of communication through use of the Internet.
the other hand, Assam's history dates back much further, but remains
unknown to most of the world, even including people from Assam
itself. During this time, he realized the utter importance of
preservation of Assamese language written texts and decided it was time
to introduce them to a modern digital format. Due to the lack of
efficient software available for writing in Assamese, and goaded by his
experience of developing software for industry and academia, he decided
to build an Assamese writing software.
out to Navanath Saharia at Tezpur University, a PhD student
computational linguistic aspects of Assamese language. After more than
a year of research and development, they completed LuitPad.
its inception, LuitPad has been designed and redesigned again and again
based on the tremendous feedback from various users. Some features were
removed and extra features were added based on users’ preferences.
We are proud
to present to you, our creation, LuitPad.