How to write Bangla on Android mobile guide
Unfortunately Android has problem dealing with Unicode and Complex Script.
Bangla typing on Android mobile is very easy now. You can type bangla in android mobile with mayabi keyboard. For android market its very available now. Your bangla typing experience will gear up if you just install mayabi keyboard on android phone.
Mayabi Bangla keyboard is an on screen keyboard with Bangla/Bengali/বাংলা phonetic, fixed layout and English language support for Android platform.
Bangla and English dictionary included as well for word prediction.
You can use this keyboard to write Bangla/Bengali/বাংলা in any Bangla supported Android phone (e.g XPERIA etc).
This keyboard will not work on your phone if your phone does not support Bangla font viewing/rendering.
If you can read the following Bangla word in bracket [বাংলা], then this keyboard will work for you.
Do not download and rate poor in case your phone does not support Bangla(বাংলা).
To activate: In Settings->Languages->tick Mayabi keyboardn
To set as default: Long press a text field, and select “Input method”n
and select Mayabi keyboard.
To write in Bangla, tap the key labeled Bangla. Now start writing using phonetic conventions. If you want to wite আমার সোনার বাংলা, type ‘amar sOnar bangla’ and that will be converted into Bangla text.
The Bangla font rendering on Samsung Galaxy Tab is still not perfect. You will see many characters not shown properly. However, if you send this text to other OS, say post on blog and Linux users see this, they find the fonts OK.
If you do not like phonetic typing, you can use fixed layout. Multiling keyboard has a fixed layout for Bangla – but I am not sure whether you will like it or not. I could not use that ‘new’ layout. So far, Mayabi Keyboard is the easiest solution for Bangla writing till today. Many thanks to developers of Mayabi Keyboard.