Welcome

Welcome to Bangla-Tangla! This site contains some tools and resources that I have been developing while learning the Bengali (Bangla) language. You can use the links at the top of the page to navigate the site, or use the Quick Links below to access the most useful stuff. If you ever want to get back to this page just click on the title at the top of the page.

Quick Links

Bangla Fonts and Keyboard

This site has embedded Bangla fonts that should work on most systems. Exceptions include systems that don't support Bangla fonts at all (eg, Windows Phone 7), and older browsers and operating systems.

The Bangla-Tangla dictionary allows you to look up Bangla words using roman characters, but to search for words more precisely you'll need a way to input Bangla characters. This usually involves installing keyboard software that maps the keys on your English keyboard to Bangla characters. The popular Avro keyboard allows phonetic typing on Windows, MacOS and Linux. For Android I recommend the Ridmik keyboard. For typing Bangla explicitly, I use the Probhat keyboard on Linux and Windows, and the built-in Bangla-QWERTY keyboard on MacOS. In a pinch, you can type into Avro.im or use gmail's Bangla input system, and then cut and paste the word as needed.

Contact

If you have any comments about this stuff, or want to report a bug, or just want to tell me (Steve Capell) that you are using these tools, please feel free to send email to banglatanglatools@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you! And please share this page with anyone who you think might find it useful. If people are using it it's more likely to survive and grow!