From: Tulasi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2010 - 21:19:11 CDT
> 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 <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:15:43 +0700
Subject: Re: Bengali Script
To: Tulasi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Unicode Discussion <email@example.com>
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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