RE: Bangla(Bengali) letter Missing

From: Alistair Vining (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 05:14:58 EDT

Md Ziaur Rahman wrote:
  [proposal omitted]
> My second headache is that Bangla should be used in the unicode
> standard instead of Bengali. Bengali is misspelled so. Originali
> all bangali's (in West bengal and Bangladesh) spell it as Bangla.
> What can I do to correct the spelling ?

Nothing, I'm afraid. The Unicode standard is full of things like this: many
people would prefer the new Myanmar letters to be called Burmese, the term
Tibetan is apparently offensive to the people of Nepal, the letter (U+01A2,
U+01A3) named 'latin letter oi' should be called 'latin letter gha'. As for
the spelling 'Bengali', it's the standard english spelling (my dictionary
says from Hindi 'bangali' in the late 18th century) and although I'd guess
people on this list would be familiar with the spelling 'Bangla', it's not

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