Quality of Bangla content needs to be ensured: Mustafa Jabbar
The quality of Bangla content should be assured to facilitate the usage of the language in technology, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar. He was addressing the discussion "Use of Bangla in Technology" organised by telecom operator Robi in the capital Saturday. "We must ensure the technological advancement of language for the next generation. Through research and development, 16 tools are being developed for the enrichment of Bangla in information technology," he added. Read Mobile users to receive SMS-notifications in Bangla from telecom operators "Although Bangla is the seventh most populous language in the world, it is not even ranked among the top 40 languages used on the internet. To reach out to people at all levels over the internet, the use of Bangla language needs to be increased," BTRC Director General Brigadier General Nasim Parvez said. Shihab Ahmed, chief commercial officer of Robi, said, "We must move away from our reliance on entertainment-based content to practical content. Also, we will have to ensure that content is available through Bangla language search." "We need to ensure the availability of Bangla terminologies on the internet," Telecom Reporters' Network Bangladesh President Rashed Mehedi said. Read Don’t neglect mother tongue while learning other languages: PM Muhammad Khan, founder and editor of techshohor.com, said: "Satisfaction over the use of Bengali language in technology is not more than 50 percent. To make progress in this area, more government actions are needed." "Steps should be taken to enable expatriates to communicate with the government of the host country in Bangla."