Yes buddies, I know that this is a pretty cliche topic and there are maybe many sites explaining the same. I also took help from specilaly অঙ্কুর বাংলা Website and some more sites which I forgot to bookmark 😦 . Specially, Project has many activities which ranges from Localisation to creating a fantastic বাংলা বানান নিরিক্ষক অভিধান for Firefox.
Well, I’m telling you *My* Procedure! It’s simple like hell.
I went into ” System > Preferences > Hardware > Keyboard ”
Then, I selected, Layouts in there. After that, I clicked “Add” and found out বাংলাদেশ প্রভাত and ইন্ডিয়া বাংলা keyboard layouts. I added them and set the USA Layout to the defaults. There are other layouts for other Indic languages also. You can Try out that if you know them!
Now I right clicked into my gnome panel and selected, “Keyboard Layout Indicator” such that I can switch to any desired keyboard Layout when I want to.
Whoa, I’m done. Now Selecting the indic layouts, I can write in bengali in anywhere… 🙂
But now, one problem arised. I wasn’t being able to write composite letters in bengali. that is যুক্তাক্ষর . Fortunately, Kushal da was online ( who is also in অঙ্কুর বাংলা Project among his many activities and busy schedulle ) and I mailed him my problem. The response was instant, to-the-point and a complete breeze. He just said, ” use ‘/’ ” … That is, k / t = ক্ট ! 😀
More support about the layout and writing যুক্তাক্ষর can be found in here.
Whoa. I’m done fianly and chatted for almost 4 hours with her in bengali… 😀
Hope, This will be a little help to all those, who still stumbles writing in Indic font. This’s also a reason among a thousand, why one should switch into Linux… and trash Windoze 😛
Everything is sooo cool in this OS. I just Love it… 😀