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THE WINDOWS 7 BANGLA LANGUAGE INTERFACE PACK IS LIVE!
Click here to download the Bangla Windows 7 LIP via the Microsoft.com Download Center.
Please note that the Bangla Windows 7 LIP can only be installed on a system that runs an English client version of Windows 7. It is available to download for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
The Bangla Windows 7 LIP is produced as part of the Local Language Program sponsored by Public Sector.
For the Bengali - India LIP, see 4 out the door, in both 32 & 64 (aka What Irish, Malay, Maltese & Bengali have in common), pubished at the end of July, last year.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON BANGLA
NUMBER OF SPEAKERS:
150 million native speakers
NAME IN THE LANGUAGE ITSELF:
Bangla is sometimes referred to as Bengali, but is usually referred to as Bangla in Bangladesh where it is the official language.
It was also made an official language of Sierra Leone to honor the Bangladeshi peacekeeping force from the United Nations stationed there.
Bangla is spoken in the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, comprising Bangladesh (where it is spoken by about 150 million people) and the Indian state of West Bengal (where it is spoken by 55 million people). With more than 200 million speakers it is the second most widely spoken language on the Indian subcontinent and among the 5 languages with the most native speakers worldwide.
Bangla belongs to the Eastern Indo-Aryan languages which are part of the Indo-European language family. Together with its closest relatives Assamese and Oriya, Bangla is the most eastern of this large language family. The dialect of Bangla spoken in Bangladesh is different from the Bengali dialect spoken in India.
Bangla is written in the alphasyllabary called Bangla or Kutila-lipi which highly resembles the Devanagari script used for Sanskrit, Hindi or Nepali. The script consists of 12 vowel characters and 52 consonant characters. Like in all alphasyllabaries, or abugidas, characters for consonants have embedded vowels (or an extra diacritic showing that there is no vowel).
Note that Unicode encodes the script as an abugida.
Click here for more information on the Bangla language.
Perhaps in some future blog I may contrast the two LIPs, if people would perhaps find that interesting....
Thank you Sir for your nice post on Bangla Language along with the Good announcement
I am very very interested in opinions on differences between the two for anyone who installs both of them!
Yeah... Nice initiative ....:):)
Yes, please do.
> Perhaps in some future blog I may contrast the two LIPs, if people would perhaps find that interesting....
We Love our Language very much. My Mother Language is Bangla.
Thanks a lot for this initiative.
I vote for it.
Hi, Thanks for the share, but i could not install the LIP in my pc running Windows 7 Professional, and i saw the help file saying that A language pack can be used only on computers running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise edition, is this correct? if so then what can i do to use this LIP ??
LIPs can be installed on any SKU type.
Note that this is different than LANGUAGE PACKS, which do have limitations like those you mentioned.
vai abar english a back korbo ki vabe? plz shodhan
Apnadar kag Khob valo Hoy Ajonno Many Many Thanks