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Relevant Information on the Keyboards

1.    Achiro: Non-Unicode keyboard

      This is a keyboard that uses the current non-standard encoding scheme to process Bangla text. (There is no standardized scheme for Bangla at present. Consequently, each Bangla software developer uses a different layout. As a result, a Bangla document cannot be read in any other computer that does not also have the specific font with which the original document has been prepared.)

 

      Achiro keybord uses the ANSI encoding system, which essentially replaces the letters of the English alphabet in the ASCII code chart with letters of the Bangla alphabet. This method is only a stop-gap measure, not a permanent solution. As computer technology evolves, this method will become obsolete. So this scheme is temporary, and the keyboard is called Achiro.

 

      As the Achiro keyboard uses the ASCII code chart, this keyboard can be used in all applications of the Windows operating system with some limitations.

 

      The Achiro keyboard is based on the BornoSoft typology developed by BornoSoft. If you have used BornoSoft Accent (previous name: BornoSoft Bangla2000) before, you can use this keyboard with ease without referring to the User’s Manual.

 

2.    Adhuna: Unicode-based keyboards

      With the evolution of computer technology, experts have developed Unicode, an encoding scheme to incorporate all the languages of the world for computer usage. This encoding system is a permanent system for Bangla. However, although Bangla has been incorporated in this encoding system, support for this scheme has begun only very recently. As this keyboard has been based on Unicode   the modern computer text encoding technology —  this keyboard is called Adhuna.

 

      As only the most recent operating systems and application programs support Bangla Unicode, this keyboard cannot be used to write Bangla in older operating systems or application programs. At this time, the Adhuna keyboard can be used for just a few application programs of Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

 

      The Adhuna keyboard is also based on the BornoSoft typology developed by BornoSoft. If you have used BornoSoft Bangla2000 before, you can use this keyboard with ease without referring to the User’s Manual, just as you can for Achiro.

 

3.    Anoti: Unicode-based keyboard

      The Anoti keyboard  can be used in operating systems and application programs where the Adhuna keyboard can be used.

 

      You can write with the Anoti keyboard in the system developed by BornoSoft. The only difference with the other two keyboards is this—the conjoint letters will not be created automatically as they are in the case of Accent, Achiro or Adhuna. To create a conjoint letter, the second (and third, if the conjoint letter has three letters) has to be typed while pressing the Shift key (i.e. Shift+Key).

 

      The Anoti keyboard is for those users who cannot or do not wish to master the BornoSoft-developed system of typing Bangla. This keyboard uses the basic BornoSoft typology, but it takes less time to learn how to use this keyboard than the BornoSoft system, so it is called Anoti.

 

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