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How to type in Bengali using Lipikaar

Lipikaar is a simple method for typing in Bengali on an ordinary keyboard. It requires only some familiarity with the regular English keyboard and encourages the user to think in his/her regional language. It works on all Windows Applications which support Unicode - MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Explorer and others.

Rule 1:

Repeatedly type the closest sounding key till you see the correct script character.
Type s once for , twice for and thrice for .
Also, to attach or to an alphabet as in ক্র, কৃ type r repeatedly after the alphabet.
For ক্র, type krr, for কৃ, type krrr

Rule 2:

Type x after the character to get its half-character.
For পুর্ব, type purxb ; For বর্ষা type brxsssa ; For বৃহস্পতিবার type brrrhsxptibar

Rule 3:

Type z to add a special symbol of the script.
For example ং ঃ ঁ ় । ঽ ৺

Refer to the following table to understand the mapping for the different characters in the script.


a া অ আ
b ব ভ
c চ ছ
d দ ধ ড ঢ দ্ধ দ্য দ্দ দ্ন দ্ম
e ে ৈ এ ঐ
f
g গ ঘ ঙ
h হ হ্ম হ্য হ্ল হ্ন
i ি ী ই ঈ
j জ ঝ য জ্ঞ
k ক খ ক্ষ
l ল ঌ ৡ ৢ ৣ
m
n ন ণ
o ো ৌ ও ঔ ৗ
p প ফ
q zwj zwnj
r র ্র ৃ র্ ড় ৄ ঋ ৠ ঢ়
s স শ ষ শ্র
t ত থ ট ঠ ত্র ৎ
u ু ূ উ ঊ
x
v,w
y য় ঞ
z ং ঃ ঁ ় । ঽ ৺


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Tips for Faster Typing:

  • Use capital case (Left SHIFT + key) to type some commonly used characters faster.
A অ আ
B
C
D ড ঢ
E এ ঐ
G ঘ ঙ
I ই ঈ
J ঝ য
K
L ঌ ৡ
N
O ও ঔ
R ড় ঋ ৠ ঢ়
S শ ষ শ্র
T ট ঠ ত্র
U উ ঊ
Z । ঽ

Examples:

The following table shows how to type some commonly used conjunct consonants.



k
+
x
+
k
= ক্ক

s
+
x
+ ত্র
txr
= স্ত্র

tttttt
+ ত্
tx
+
b
= ৎত্ব

c
+
x
+
cc
= চ্ছ

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*Note: Bengali is supported in Windows XP Service Pack II and above.