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UNESCO considers Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as “an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems“. MIL is broadly based on the “information and media in our everyday lives“ and this page lists links to such resources in the Odia language.

The Odia language can be looked at both from a written standpoint (the Standard Odia Written Language) and from the oral perspective (a macrolanguage with over seven distinct languages and many dialects; the total number of speakers of all these sum to about 3,75,21,324 per Indian Census 2011). Language codes: “or” per ISO 639-1, “ori” per ISO 639-2, and “ori” per ISO 639-3. (see a general overview on Wikipedia and linguistic classification on Glottolog).

This article aims at providing a comprehensive list of Media and Information Literacy resources that might be useful for researchers, scholars and all other readers to learn about Odia.

Published text

Encyclopedias, lexicons and dictionaries:

Odia newspapers (online publications):

Technical resources

Input tools

Input tools or input methods are used for typing in any language in different platforms. Below are some platform-specific and platform-independent input tools for Odia.

Using TypeOdia input tool.

Using TypeOdia, a browser-based input tool that works on Firefox. A mirror version works on all browsers.

Odia input learning manuals:

Font encoding converter (for converting Shreelipi, Akruti and other nonstandard encoding to Unicode):

Odia spelling checker:

Odia language information:

Odia-language software user manuals:

Odia fonts for download:

Odia-language/alphabet learning tutorials:

Contribution to translation projects:
Below are projects where you can contribute so that others can be benefited.

Odia styleguides: