Introduction of Behi – Thaana Proofreading Tool

Language is a structured system of communication, either spoken or written amongst humans. Roughly, there are about 6500 currently existing across the globe, each, unique and diverse, but also evolving more and more each and every day. Because there are infinite rules surrounding every existing language, it makes it impossible to have complete dominance over any language. However, there are a variety of tools available for people to act as a guide by means of websites, computer programs and mobile applications, etc. They are easily accessible and will help you transform the content of your writing to an almost perfect state. However, it is important to keep in mind that these revisions generated will not always be 100% accurate.

The national language of the Republic of Maldives is Dhivehi. Nonetheless, the learning of English Language has been integrated into our early education and forward, making it the second most used language in Maldives after Dhivehi, which I see as a fundamental reason for the success of our tourism sector.

Sadly, our mother-tongue language is often overshadowed by English. We lack easily accessible resources to act as our guide in using the Dhivehi Language, while the same can be achieved in a small matter of time when it comes to English, and even other languages.

However, today we applaud the introduction of ‘Behi’, a simple web-tool for spell-checking, compounding and segmentation took for thaana (Dhivehi Letters). Behi is a creation of Mr. Ali Nashath, a member of the Elections Commission of Maldives, who has been showered with well-deserved praise since.

Users of Behi can proof-read their writing through the website, which is limited by 100 characters at the moment. Words highlighted after a search indicates alternatives words suggested by Behi. Mr. Nashath assures that the website would be further improved day by day and also welcomes help from public to help him accomplish a comprehensive thaana proofreading tool.