This article describes how to set up a Wikipedia:Bengali language environment. It does not cover setting up Bengali/Bangla input on the console.
- AUR - Font for Bangla
- Avro Unicode Fonts & Lipighor free fonts - Install following Fonts#Manual installation
/etc/locale.gen with your favorite text editor. And then uncomment
bn_BD.UTF-8 UTF-8 or
... #bi_VU UTF-8 bn_BD UTF-8 #bn_IN UTF-8 ...
and then run
locale-gen. For more information please read this article
There are two open source input method engines available from the AUR.
- Avro supports phonetic input for Bangla in IBus via AUR.
- OpenBangla Keyboard supports Bangla phonetic (Avro phonetic), Probhat, Munir Optima layout for Bangla in IBus via AUR.
- provider for Unijoy, Inscript, Probhat, Disha and ITRANS
See IBus to set up the engines above.
See also Input method for a list of available input-method frameworks.
Broken fonts in Firefox
Some applications (like Firefox) and Desktop Environments will use
ttf-font ( , , , , , , , ) by default. The do not have full support for Bengali characters alignment. Consider using over or as a
No IBus Support in GNOME
The IBus preferences does not work with GNOME. Make sure to enable Avro/OpenBangla from