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What else you need? Just see the benefit list below, there is a lot that you have never imagined!

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.

   Bangla searching/sorting: 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!!

   Bangla email: Outlook Express and other email clients those support UNICODE, let you mail in Bangla using Avro keyboard. [view screenshot]

   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!
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   Bangla database: Any UNICODE supported database systems like MS Access 2000 or later, MS SQL Server 2000 or later, MySQL will let you create full functional and 100% searching and sorting enabled Bangla database with Avro Keyboard.

   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! 

 

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At a glance:
Current Version 3.1.0
Size 6 MB
License Freeware
System requirements
Platform Windows 2000
Windows Xp
Windows 2003
Windows Vista (and later)
Windows 95, 98, Me Are NOT SUPPORTED by Avro Keyboard
Avro Keyboard News:
21st February, 2006 - Avro Keyboard 3.1.0 has been released.
9th February, 2006 - Avro Keyboard 3.0.0 has been released.
31st December, 2005 - Avro Keyboard is being used by more than 50,000 users worldwide!
6th June, 2004 - Avro Keyboard 2.2.0 has been released.
15th April, 2004 - Avro Keyboard 2.1.0 has been released.
26th March, 2004 - Avro Keyboard 2.0.0 has been released.
27th September, 2003 - 2 new fonts came with Avro Keyboard.
15th September, 2003 - Avro Keyboard 1.1.2 has been released.
14th June, 2003 - Avro Keyboard is verified by UNICODE Consortium and they added it in their "Useful Resources" list. See this from here.

21st April, 2003 - UniBijoy has been renamed to Avro Keyboard

 
 
 
"...everybody is crying out, UNICODE ... UNICODE ... But what the hell this is ?!?.."

If this is the case of you, you can read a wonderful article in Bangla about the ins and outs of UNICODE and Bangla computing.

Read the article

-By Mr. Maruf Hossain

 

 



The First Free UNICODE Compliant Bangla Keyboard Interface For Windows
 

Version  3.1.0 is now available   (What's New in this version)

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!


Enjoy the freedom that we are offering with this freeware...

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English to Bangla Phonetic Typing!

 
Avro Keyboard supports most modern English to Bangla phonetic typing method.

Write anywhere "ami banglay gan gai", it will be automatically typed -
Easiest transliteration scheme: We have researched through all present English to Bangla transliterating softwares and made our easiest transliteration scheme, both for memorizing and friendly typing speed.

Word based parsing support: Type anything in English and convert them to Bangla whenever you press Space/Enter/Tab.
This method supports extensive editing features like Smart Backspace and Keyboard Cursor Locking.
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Continuous parsing support: Whatever you type in English it will be automatically and continuously converted to Bangla. There is even no need to press Space/Enter/Tab here! [view screenshot]

Floating Preview Window: See on the fly how your English text is converting to Bangla!
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Dictionary support: This English to Bangla phonetic typing method supports Dictionary and auto-correct.

We have left the dictionary totally editable by the users. Add your own words, modify them anytime, and correct most common mistakes on the fly automatically!
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Traditional Keyboard Layout Based Typing!
 
Avro Keyboard supports traditional keyboard layout based Bangla typing.

Get the most popular Bangla keyboard layouts in Bangladesh and India at hand!

(Assamese Language Support: You can also type Assamese using all these keyboard layouts as necessary Assamese characters are placed here.)
Multiple Keyboard Layout Support: Avro Keyboard supports multiple keyboard layouts. And all the layouts are easily accessible from keyboard layout menu. [view screenshot]

UniBijoy - 99% similar with popular Bijoy Keyboard Layout.
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Avro Easy - An easy to learn keyboard layout from OmicronLab.
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Bornona -
The easiest Bangla keyboard layout we have found yet! From "The Safeworks" [view]
National (Jatiya) - Standard Bangla Keyboard Layout in Bangladesh designed by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC)
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Automatic Vowel Forming: Unleash your typing speed with this great algorithm. In a good number of cases, simply typing the kar/matra/short form of vowel will produce the full form of vowel automatically, there is no need to type the Link key. For detail information, please read the Documentations.

This Automatic Vowel Forming can also be kept disabled from the Configuration dialog box.

Old Style “Reph”: Although in phonetic typing method Reph is typed at the beginning of a consonant, this may be seemed peculiar to the users (and it happened!). Avro Keyboard now uses the “auto Reph” feature, which will automatically move the Reph at the beginning of a consonant/"juktakkhor" (conjunct) when you type it at the end.

This Old Style Reph can also be kept disabled from the Configuration dialog box.

 


Easy Mouse Based Bangla Typing!
Easiest method made ever for typing Bangla!

Use the full-featured onscreen Bangla keyboard for your typing. Nothing to memorize, just click and type Bangla anywhere!

(Assamese Language Support: You can also type Assamese using mouse as necessary Assamese characters are placed here.)

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Other Features:

1. Input Language/Input Locale support: [view screenshot]

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...
:)

2. Type anywhere:
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.

Example:

* While surfing on the net, directly type Bangla to your browser. This adds possibility for Searching web in Bangla using Google, or posting something in Bangla at websites.
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* While chatting, use Bangla in MSN & Yahoo messenger, no extra plug-in required.
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* At office, make your MS Word Documents or Excel spreadsheets in Bangla!
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* At communication, send and receive Bangla emails. With Avro Keyboard it is even possible to use web mails!
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* At development, create Bangla web pages using FrontPage or other HTML editors. Create 100% searchable and sort able Bangla database systems using MS Access 2000 or later, MS SQL Server 2000 or later, or even with MySQL!
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3. Flexible Interface:
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.

4. 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.
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Even more, the Top Bar is able to appear as semi-transparent when inactive so that you can see behind it!
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5. 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.

And for old Bijoy Bangla Bangla software users we have also added  the Ctrl+Alt+B key combination to switch between Bangla and System Keyboard mode.

6. 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.).

7. Layout Viewer:  [view screenshot]
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!

8. Keyboard Macro: [view screenshot]
Do you have to type your email signature, office address, current date/time etc. every time you need? Avro Keyboard comes to make you relieved! Assign these texts at 12 key positions in Avro Keyboard (F1 to F12, any of these keys can be enabled/disabled) and Avro Keyboard will do the typing for you.

This intelligent Keyboard Macro can also enter dynamic text items such as current date, time, date & time, day, moth, year etc. information.  

9. Easy Developing Bangla web pages:  [view screenshot]
Microsoft FrontPage Xp has full support of UNICODE. But what if you are familiar with some other HTML editor that doesn't support UNICODE? Every time you want to enter Bangla "KA", you have to enter its character code -  ক   in HTML.

Why worrying when Avro Keyboard is at hand? When typing in "Character Code" mode, these character codes will be entered automatically wherever you type!

10. Larger field of compatibility:  [view screenshot]
There are still a lot of applications which have partial support for UNICODE (such as, "any" application created in Visual basic 6, MS Internet Explorer 5, Adobe Photoshop, Robo Help, Yahoo Messenger 8 etc). These applications can display UNICODE characters, but as they cannot read UNICODE keystrokes, you cannot directly type Bangla on them.

Avro Keyboard comes with an elegant solution - just type in "Through Clipboard" mode and you can see a miracle, Bangla can be typed on them!!!

11. Totally customizable: [view screenshot]
Users have different choices and needs. Avro Keyboard is built for all of them. Ins and outs every feature of Avro Keyboard can be customized! 

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