Agniswar Chakraborty, a computer engineer who obtained a Master's degree from Jadavpur University, has developed an application that can type characters in Bangla recognising verbal dictation, reports The Times of India.
The application, Kothokota, can be used for free.
Agniswar said that the application has been designed following the technique of English speech-to-text conversions.
"Three months before me, Google's Gboard had developed a similar application. My application is for public use," he asserted.
According to the report by The Times of India, the application is currently available for desktop use only.
Agniswar said: "To make it available on phones, I need to buy the SSI certificate, which is not possible at this moment. With my limited resources and budget, I have tried to come up with something that everyone can use."
However, Agniswar has plans to make the source code of the application public instead of doing business with it.
People can use the application by clicking on his website
. In the website, the user has to click on the microphone shaped button on the top of right side. As soon as the user speaks, the text appears on the dialogue box. There is a separate column on the right for using punctuation marks.