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  • Kamus Pro: No ads. Ever.
    We hate ads too. Hate them to the bones (figure of speech, ads have no bones, obviously). But it’s a necessary evil to help maintain the development of Kamus Pro. And we’d really like to keep it going. So, we have come up with an additional offer after hearing all your feedback. No ads forever,…
  • What’s new in DewanEja 11 compared to the previous version?
    DewanEja 11 is the latest version of the popular Malay spelling and grammar checker. It includes a number of new features and improvements over previous versions. See the comparison below: FEATURES DewanEja 11 DewanEja Pro 10 Spelling & Grammar Checker ✅ ✅ Thesaurus ✅ ✅ AutoCorrect fixes more than 2,000 common mistakes automatically ✅ ✅…
  • Is WPS Office a worthy contender against MS Office?
    I used WPS Office long before it’s called WPS Office. Back then, it was called Kingsoft Office, developed by China-based Kingsoft. That was more than 10 years ago. At that time, it was already a worthy competitor to the reigning productivity suite MS Office. And the price tag was free. Nevertheless, I had to switch…
  • We’ve moved!
    We are thrilled to inform you that we have moved to a brand-new location, effective July 2023. This move represents an exciting opportunity for us to enhance our services to serve our customers better. New Contact Information: 49-2, Jalan BS 1/2, Pusat Perniagaan Olive Hill, Taman Bukit Serdang, Seksyen 1, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor. Stay…
  • Building a Malay Word Predictor with LSTM
    Language models have revolutionized natural language processing tasks, including machine translation and sentiment analysis. Did you know that we have used artificial intelligence in DewanEja long before ChatGPT became a thing? Long short-term memory (LSTM) networks, a type of recurrent neural network (RNN), are widely used for language modeling. LSTM addresses the vanishing gradient problem…
  • Go Ad-Free in Kamus Pro
    We have just released a minor update to Kamus Pro 5.0 on both Google Play Store and Apple AppStore. Now, for the price of less than a cup of coffee, you can go ads-free for a year. Just RM7.99 (including taxes). Why go ad-free Less distraction. Focus on getting what you want. Kamus Pro has…
  • Kamus Pro 5.0 released
    We have re-written our Kamus Pro app from the ground up with the latest technology available. That means, it now looks much sleeker, runs much smoother, and is much more touch-friendly. And we’ve got dark mode now. The upgrade also gives us a better platform to introduce more features. So stay tuned for some surprising…
  • Why some people still don’t think they need a spell checker
    When we first started this company some 20 years ago, we struggled. Still do. In the early years, we shrunk into a 2-person company, cramped in a one-room office. We weren’t sure where we could go from there. The biggest hurdle that we still can’t quite overcome is the false sense of infallibility in writers….
  • Looking up a word easily when you’re not reading online, using Spirgo P3 Dictionary Pen
    Anytime you need to look up a word, a phrase or even a sentence on paper, just scan it with Spirgo P3 Dictionary Pen.
  • How to Use Grammar Checker in Chrome
    When we are writing a blog post or an article online, sometimes we make accidental mistakes, be it a typo, punctuation errors or grammatical errors. DewanEja11 saves you every time. Our DewanEja11 Chrome extension shows spelling and grammar proofing results for Malay language. I would like to share with you on how to use DewanEja11…
  • Could SMS language affect communication negatively?
    I recently read a viral post peppered with SMS language in Bahasa Melayu. I had a headache reading it. Here’s an excerpt: “Aku n family lepak mapley mlm td. Agak lambat jgak lah dlm 10.30 mcm tu. Baru habis soping barang/buku sekolah budaks. Dah singgah kedai faveret tp ada plak yg tak setuju kedai tu,…
  • How to Use Grammar Checker in MS Word
    Just like the spell checker, DewanEja11 grammar checker integrates with MS Word and monitors your writing. However, it checks entire sentences, not just individual words. DewanEja11 analyzes them to see if they comply to Malay grammatical rules. If a sentence does not comply, the grammar checker will suggest the probability of an error. Given that…
  • How does our Malay grammar checker work?
    Developing a grammar checker was a lot more harder than developing a speller. A spell checker needs only check the correct order of alphabets. Making a grammar checker work, on the other hand, requires knowledge of sentence structures, as well as the classification of each and every word in the lexicon. How should these words…
  • Why in the world did we make a Malay grammar checker?
    Years ago, back in 2008, we were asked the question: “Why isn’t there a grammar checker for Bahasa Melayu?” At that time, English grammar checker had existed for quite a while, initially pioneered by Microsoft. The tool has been integrated in MS Office, constantly monitoring what users type and highlight possible grammatical mistakes with a…
  • VISA Installment with 0% interest available now (and more)
    Over the past months, we have been adding more payment options to our website to make purchasing Dewan Eja easier. The latest addition is VISA Installment by HSBC. Split your payment into 36 monthly installment with 0 interest. Just check out as usual. Enter your credit card information. If your card is eligible, select the…