Re: Bengali Script

From: Tulasi (
Date: Fri Jul 09 2010 - 21:19:11 CDT

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    > I work with the Bangla Academy
    > (note the work Bangla in the English name of the academy),
    > the Ministry of information Teachnology, the Office of the Prime Minister
    > and the Ministry of Education.

    Great! I think Javier can help get a JPG image of all letters/symbols
    needed to write Bengali (i.e., language spoken in Bangladesh) as per
    GOB standard. This answers "Where can I see all letters/symbols found
    in GOB standard?".

    For answer to "Where can I see all letters/symbols found in WBG
    standard?" we need someone from WBG (West Bengal Government).

    When I googled I found Academy & Akademi :-')


    From: Javier Sola <>
    Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:15:43 +0700
    Subject: Re: Bengali Script
    To: Tulasi <>
    Cc: Unicode Discussion <>

    As a matter of fact, it is not Bengalí, it is Bangla language and Bangla
    script (if you ask a Bangladeshi in English). Bengalí (English
    phonetical understanding of the word Bangla) is what it was called
    during the colonial period, but now they have reverted to the original
    form. The reference organization for Bangladesh is the Bangla Academy,
    and the reference book is the Bangla Academy Dictionary.

    The number of characters would be the same, as it is the same language,
    with some variation on usage of vocabulary (words exist in both, but are
    more used in one than the other).

    The number of characters should be the one stated in Unicode, plus a few
    signs that are common to all Indic languages (the dandas). All Bangla
    can be written using Unicode.


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