Avro Keyboard is an open-source graphical keyboard that allows you to type in Bengali script and romanized transliteration. The Bengali typing software offers various types of cursive Bangla text as well as converting Bangla phonetics to the proper transliteration. It is fitted with five keyboard layouts: Jatiya, Prabhat, Munir Optima, Bornona, and Avro easy. You can type in text using your physical keyboard or the virtual on-screen keyboard. Avro Keyboard is a Unicode-compliant application that supports ANSI font so you can also type Bengali text on vector or raster graphics editors like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
All-in-one Bangla keyboard
Avro Keyboard lets you choose from various Bangla typing methods in a single window, allowing users to begin typing immediately after the program is launched. Within it is a floating preview window where you can see phonetics converted in real-time. English speakers can use this application as it offers English-to-Bangla translation and a built-in Bangla dictionary. With over 150,000 Bengali words in its catalog, it can also be used to check your Bangla grammar.
All these features can be accessed from the top bar of your screen or from your desktop’s system tray. The Avro Keyboard works simultaneously with the Windows Input Locale so you can use any language as your system - be it US English, UK English, Japanese, or French - the app will allow you to type using your system’s default language. You can change the settings to Bangla Keyboard mode if you want to type directly to Bangla text. With these features put together in one window, Avro Keyboard is an easy-to-use utility tool for native and non-native Bengali speakers.