The MySM system allows users to send Myanmar-language
SMS messages up to 400 characters long.
A LOCAL IT company held a demonstration at Traders Hotel last
week to introduce its Myanmar-language character system for use
with global system for mobile communication (GSM) mobile phones.
The system – developed by Technomation Studio, a local
IT research group under the Myanmar Heritage Company – will
enable users of most GSM phones to send short messaging service
(SMS) messages of up to 400 characters in length and type mobile
notes in the Myanmar language.
The project’s team leader, Mg Htoo Myint Naung, said they
initially developed a language system called MyMyanmar, which
enables Myanmar-language fonts to be used on any computer operating
system or electronic device.
That system was introduced last April at the Fourth International
Conference on Computer Applications at Sedona Hotel and was later
made available to the public.
The research team then started designing the MySM Myanmar language
system for mobile electronic devices, as well as a virtual keypad
system called MyTab that enables users to type both English and
Myanmar characters into the phone.
The end results were unveiled last month at the Applied Software
Exhibition in Mandalay.
Mg Htoo Myint Naung said MySM works on a software framework
called MyCoreMobile, which can be used to host other Myanmar-language
mobile software. He said he hopes to use it to create other mobile
services such as a Myanmar-English dictionary and Yangon directory.
The group is now considering ways to introduce the system to
U Myint Thu, director of the Myanmar Heritage Company, said the
MySM system is a major achievement in mobile communications in
“We would like to sell the system to a mobile phone servicing
company,” he said. “Our team will continue conducting
research and development to introduce new software to the IT field,
but it is better if someone else handles servicing for mobile
The Technomation Studio team is now developing a mobile phone
security system to stop duplication of phone cards and other phone
services, which it hopes to introduce next year.