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Bangla script display and input help

 

 

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Wikipedia heavily uses diverse scripts from numerous languages. It has adopted Unicode (UTF-8) as the "encoding" scheme for its websites. In order to view this Bangla version of Wikipedia, you need to have your computer set up to see web pages encoded in Unicode Bangla scripts. To do this, you need to have a Unicode capable browser and Unicode Bangla fonts. Modern browsers following open web standards like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and current versions of Internet Explorer support viewing Bangla scripts (and indic scripts in general) once you have enabled unicode support in your operating system and installed the fonts.

 

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[সম্পাদনা] Check for existing support

The following image shows you how a correctly enabled computer will render the Bangla script: Example.of.bangla.rendering.png

The following line of text shows how your computer renders the above line: ক + ি → কি

If the rendering on your computer matches the rendering on the image, then you have already enabled complex text support for Bangla and should be able to view text correctly in Bangla script. However, this does not mean you will be able to edit text in Bangla. To edit such text you need to install the appropriate keyboard software on your operating system.

[সম্পাদনা] Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

[সম্পাদনা] Viewing

Go through the following steps:

  1. Download the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE7), Opera (Opera 9) or Firefox browser (Firefox 2.0 or later)
  2. Download Unicode Bangla fonts from the web and install them on your operating system; quite a few of these fonts are freely available. Here is a list of web locations that house such fonts.
  3. Go to control panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Language, and check the "Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages" option. You will need your Windows XP SP2 installer CD to install these new files.
  4. Install Bangla support on your browsers:
    • On Internet Explorer 6: Go to Tools -> Internet Options -> General -> Languages, and add Bengali as a language.
    • On Firefox 1.5: Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Edit Languages..., and add Bengali as a language.
  5. Go to your browser's "view" menu and set the "character encoding" or "encoding" feature to: Unicode (UTF-8).
  6. If you want to change to a favorite Bangla Unicode font for your webpages:
    • For Internet Explorer 6: Go to Tools-->Internet options-->Fonts, choose Bengali from the Language Script pulldown menu and select from one of the available Bangla fonts in your system.
    • For Firefox 1.5: Go to Tools -> Options -> Content tab -> Advanced... in the Fonts and colors section. In the pop up window titled "Fonts", select Bengali from the "Fonts for:" pulldown Menu and set a Bengali font of your choice for various kinds of fields like Serif, Sans Serif, Monospace, etc. to be shown on webpages.
    • For Opera 9: Go to Tools -> Prefereces -> Advanced tab -> Fonts>International fonts>choose bangla from drop down list. Select Bangla font of your choice. In most of the cases,opera automatically detects your support for unicode onece you have it in operating systems and installed fonts. So, you may not require the steps above.

[সম্পাদনা] Inputting

  1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Language, and check the option “Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages" and insert Win XP CD in your CD-ROM drive to install the files.
  2. Download and install any Bangla input interface software from the list provided near the end of this article.
  3. Follow the help guide/manual that comes with the applications for instructions on how to input Bangla. You should be able to input anywhere you need to type bangla provided the application is unicode compliant. Ideally, you should also be able to input Bengali directly into the edit window of this wiki in your browser.

[সম্পাদনা] Windows 95, 98, ME and NT

These operating systems contain no support for indic scripts (combined letters) and thus no support for Bangla script. However, ownloading Internet Explorer 6.0, Opera (9 or later) or Mozilla Firefox (you need version 2.0 or later!) should enable you to view Bangla scripts on these operating systems but you will not be able to edit any Bangla text. If after downloading the appropriate browser you still cannot view Indic scripts please install an appropriate Unicode Bangla font.

[সম্পাদনা] Windows Vista

Bangla script support is automatically enabled.

[সম্পাদনা] Viewing

You do not need to do anything to enable viewing of Bangla text.

[সম্পাদনা] Inputting

You can use any unicode compliant standard input methods.

[সম্পাদনা] Mac OS X

Unicode support is built into Mac OS X (Cocoa based applications). You need to download and install Bangla unicode supported fonts with Apple Advanced Typography (AAT) to enable it. You can download some of them from Ekushey.Org. To view unicode Bangla web pages use Safari as your browser. Currently Firefox/Mozilla/Camino do not support AAT. As a result you will not see Bangla properly on those browsers. To input Bangla you have to download unicode Bangla keyboard layouts. You can download some of the layouts from Ekushey.Org.

[সম্পাদনা] Linux with Gnome Desktop

[সম্পাদনা] Viewing

You do not need to do anything to enable viewing of Indic text in Gnome 2.8 or later. Ensure you have Bangla Unicode fonts.

When using Mozilla or Firefox, you must enable Pango rendering by opening xterm and typing MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO=1 mozilla or MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO=1 firefox. After this, all future sessions of Mozilla or Firefox will have Bangla language support. This will work only on Firefox compiled with ctl support. The firefox binaries supplied by Fedora Core 4,[ [en:Debian]] and Ubuntu Linux are compiled with this ctl and set this option, by default. Also, make sure that you have a Firefox 2..0 or later, earlier versions have abug concerning rendering of Indic fonts.

[সম্পাদনা] Inputting

[সম্পাদনা] Linux with KDE Desktop

[সম্পাদনা] Viewing

You do not need to do anything to enable viewing of Indic text. Ensure you have appropriate Unicode fonts for each script you wish to view or edit.

[সম্পাদনা] Inputting

[সম্পাদনা] Locations of free unicode bangla fonts (alphabetically)

[সম্পাদনা] List of software/resources that enable writing in unicode Bangla (sorted alphabetically)

[সম্পাদনা] Linux

[সম্পাদনা] Web/Browser Based

Ekushey

[সম্পাদনা] Windows

[সম্পাদনা] Viewing Tips

[সম্পাদনা] Solution for the small fonts problem

If you think the font size is too small, you can use the "text size"/"zoom" feature of your browser to enlarge it. The methods for increasing "text-size" in different browsers are as follows: