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Avro Keyboard and Bangla Spell Checker!
The last Bangla software package you'll ever need!
- Fully Unicode Compliant
- Efficient & Customizable
- Built-in Bangla Spell Checker
- Phonetic, Touch & Mouse based typing
- Optional ANSI mode & Fonts
where Unicode is not supported (like Photoshop)
Avro Keyboard was born in the 26th March, 2003 (The Independence Day of Bangladesh), bringing a new era in Bangla computing. It's flexible, gorgeous, feature rich, totally customizable, user friendly and already has a lot of typing automation tools that you have never imagined!
Avro Keyboard, simply the Best Bangla Typing Software, breaks all old records, wipes out obstacles, rewrites history and recreates tradition!
The aim of this project is to add all popular Bangla typing methods from Bangladesh and India in a single interface. Current release supports English to Bangla Phonetic typing support for home users, Mouse Based Bangla typing support for newbies and for professionals Traditional Keyboard Layout based Bangla typing support. Keyboard layouts those are added with the current release are -Please read below for details.
Other Features :
Input Language/Input Locale support:
Whether or not your Windows supports Bangla (India), Bangla (Bangladesh) or Assamese language, with Avro Keyboard you can use them while typing in Bangla Keyboard mode. No kidding, we made it possible! Wherever you type, now your word processors know that you are typing in Bangla (or, Assamese)!! Get better spell check, auto correction and grammar check support with this feature. Avro keyboard makes Bangla typing easier, no doubt... :)
Avro Keyboard works as a system level keyboard interface. You can type Bangla anywhere with all typing methods (English to Bangla phonetic typing, keyboard layout based typing, mouse based typing) supported by Avro Keyboard.
Avro Keyboard offers much flexible user interface for even novice computer users. It is much better than Windows Input Locale as there is no necessary to edit your system language from control panel. Users can use Avro Keyboard and any other keyboard in any language defined in control panel simultaneously. It is possible to use Hindi, US English, UK English, Japanese, French etc. any language as system language and Avro Keyboard to use Bangla/Bengali. When Avro Keyboard is "System Default" mode, users are able to use their system language, when in "Bangla Keyboard" mode, no matter which language is active in the system, only Bangla typing is possible.
Two User Interface Modes:
Most Bangla typing softwares offer only system tray based keyboard interface for users. Here Avro Keyboard has two different and full functional interfaces - Top Bar on Desktop, Icon on system tray. Users are at liberty to use any mode which suits his best. Even more, the Top Bar is able to appear as semi-transparent when inactive so that you can see behind it!
Customizable Mode Switching (Single key/Key combination):
You can use "Single Key Mode Switching" by using any one key from F1 to F12 to switch between Bangla keyboard mode and System Keyboard mode.There is also Ctrl+Spcae key combination option. Use what you like.
Automatic Keyboard mode and Input Language Tracking:
Just like Windows keyboard management, Avro Keyboard is able to track the keyboard modes (System Default / Bangla) among all applications. And from version 3.0.0, Avro Keyboard not only tracks keyboard modes, but also all Languages you are using. Type Hebrew in Notepad, Arabic in WordPad, or French & Spanish in MS Word, whenever you type Bangla in them, your previous Language is automatically recorded. When you go again in System Default keyboard mode, Avro Keyboard never mess things up, it will correctly restore all languages (e.g. Hebrew in Notepad or Arabic in WordPad etc.).
This is a must have feature for any virtual keyboard interface like Avro keyboard. But all including Microsoft seem to overlook it. With this handy tool, users can see the actual image of the current keyboard layout anytime they need. Now there is no need to print or draw a keyboard layout and attach it on your computer table. This keyboard layout viewer is totally flexible, you can use Zoom-in and Zoom-out for better viewing purpose. Even more, this Layout Viewer can be configured to come up automatically in Bangla mode and disappear again in System Keyboard mode, nice choice when you are learning a new keyboard layout!
Benefit List :
English and Bangla typing in the same font:
Open type fonts (OTF) allow you to type Bangla and English in the same font. You only have to change the keyboard mode.
UNICODE standard Bangla typing allows you to search/sort Bangla texts in accurate way without any hassle. Extremely useful when you are working in spreadsheet or database application.
Faster Bangla typing:
Like older methods of Bangla typing, you don't have to change the fonts every time you change keyboard between Bangla and English. Again, for using some matra/kar/short form of Bangla vowels like "o-kar", "ou-kar", you can use only one key to type them. These features have made Avro Keyboard as a perfect choice for professional typists for Bangla typing.
Phonetic Bangla typing:
Bangla typing gets its most modern form in Avro keyboard. Instead of using symbolic typing like old mechanical type writers, you can use easy phonetic typing method. Bangla typing is no longer a nightmare!!
Outlook Express and other email clients those support UNICODE, let you mail in Bangla using Avro keyboard.
Bangla chat/ Bangla instant messaging:
Some instant messengers like MSN Messenger allow you to chat in Bangla. With Avro keyboard, you can even type Bangla and English in a single sentence in MSN Messenger. There is even no need to use any extra plug-in!
Bangla font compatibility:
Avro Keyboard is compatible with any UNICODE supported Bangla font. Even if you cannot afford to buy some commercial/shareware UNICODE compliant Bangla typing software, you can install the fonts of that software and use them with Avro Keyboard for Bangla typing.
Spell check never mess things up:
As Avro Keyboard supports Input Language/Input Locale changing for Bangla (India), Bangla (Bangladesh) and Assamese, the editors (Like MS Word) you use to type Bangla can detect which is Bangla text and which is not. Now MS Word never try to check spell of your Bangla text using the default English dictionary!
Auto correction in MS Word:
You can safely turn on the auto correction feature in MS Word when typing Bangla with Avro keyboard. Your texts will never be changed to any alien characters. Now MS Word knows that you are typing Bangla!