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Lubain Masum  Identity Verified
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Jun 13, 2006

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I need software that supports Unicode compatible Bangla (Bengali) writing, editing and can convert any Bangla font into Unicode font and also can check Bangla spelling. Is there any such software? I heard that Proshikanet in Bangladesh developed such software but that is very costly and I am not sure how user friendly it is. So can anyone suggest me in this regard? I am even ready to buy such software in reasonable price.


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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
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Bengali [India] Jun 13, 2006

1. Windows XP has Bengali [India] as a language...

2. A visit to the Tavultesoft website might be of great help to you.

Try

http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/downloads/keyboards/

Roomy


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Robert Tucker
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OpenOffice Jun 13, 2006

Bangla/Bengali is supported in OpenOffice:

http://bn.openoffice.org/
http://www.bengalinux.org/projects

OpenOffice is available for both MS Windows and Linux.

Changing a non-Unicode font to a Unicode one may prove to be insurmountable or at least expensive.

[Edited at 2006-06-14 08:27]


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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TBIL Converter Jun 14, 2006

Yours is a tall order! I don't think any software exists as of now which can do all that you ask.

But as Roomy has pointed out, WindowsXP has support for all Indian languages. So on a WindowsXP platform using MSWord, you can work comfortably in Bangla.

But even this combination will not convert legacy fonts into Unicode for you.

For this you may resort to the TBIL Convertor, a freeware available for download from here:

http://www.bhashaindia.com/Downloadsv2/Category.aspx?ID=4

This one can convert from several legacy fonts into Unicode.

Obviously it won't be able to handle all the legacy fonts in Bangla but only a few.


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Lubain Masum  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much. Jun 14, 2006

Balasubramaniam wrote:

Yours is a tall order! I don't think any software exists as of now which can do all that you ask.

But as Roomy has pointed out, WindowsXP has support for all Indian languages. So on a WindowsXP platform using MSWord, you can work comfortably in Bangla.

But even this combination will not convert legacy fonts into Unicode for you.

For this you may resort to the TBIL Convertor, a freeware available for download from here:

http://www.bhashaindia.com/Downloadsv2/Category.aspx?ID=4

This one can convert from several legacy fonts into Unicode.

Obviously it won't be able to handle all the legacy fonts in Bangla but only a few.



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Lubain Masum  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much for spontaneous cooperation Jun 14, 2006

Roomy Naqvy wrote:

1. Windows XP has Bengali [India] as a language...

2. A visit to the Tavultesoft website might be of great help to you.

Try

http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/downloads/keyboards/

Roomy


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Lubain Masum  Identity Verified
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Many thanks for cooperation Jun 14, 2006

Robert Tucker wrote:

Bangla/Bengali is supported in OpenOffice:

http://bn.openoffice.org/
http://www.bengalinux.org/projects

OpenOffice is available for both MS Windows and Linux.

Changing a non-Unicode font to a Unicode one may prove to be insurmountable or at least expensive.

[Edited at 2006-06-14 08:27]


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