How to Write Bangla on Android/Samsung Galaxy Tab

1. You need a keyboard to write Bangla. Go to Android Market and search for Mayabi Keyboard. 
2. Install Mayabi Keyboard on your device. It's free!
3. Go to home screen, press Menu button then select Settings > Locale and text. You will see list of keyboards. Select Mayabi keyboard
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4. Tap Select input method. Thats shows Select Input Method screen. From there, select Mayabi Keyboard.

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5. Exit from settings by tapping Back/Home button.
6. Now open an app, for example, Memo or Catch. Start new memo. A keyboard will appear. 

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7. 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.

22 thoughts on “How to Write Bangla on Android/Samsung Galaxy Tab

  1. I was using Android 2.2.1 Froyo on Galaxy Tab, but faced problem in viewing Bangla fonts. Then upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Still no luck. Thanks for your information. I’ll try again with 2.2.1 Froyo.

    • Dear Mr. Sarkar, Can you tell me if upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is available in Bangladesh. I tried in my galaxy tab several times through samsung keys, but it always says your firmware ( Froyo Android 2.2 ) is up to date. Please help….

  2. I am facing the same problem. Bangla is not shown perfectly. I can write with Mayabi. But problem is with the rendering. the a-kar, e-kar is are placed at the right placed. My system is Galaxy Tab Froyo 2.2. Please help. Thanks.

    • I am also having same problem on Samsung Galaxy Tab (Android 2.2 or 2.3). But my Galaxy Pop phone running Froyo (2.2) showing the fonts perfectly. Please wait for an update from Samsung.

  3. Thanks for your quick reply. Can you please tell me how I can update to Gingerbread latest version. FYI, I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thanks

  4. can you please tell where I can find the whole keymap of bangla characters in mayabi keyboard? I cannot find, for example, the key for bisorgo.

  5. [Write Bangla On Mobile] http://writebangla.com/ Via this application you can write AVRO phonetic bangla from your mobile phone as well as we provide “one click” facebook bangla status update facility from your mobile handset.

    To write correct Bangla spelling from mobile please Read some “Rules” and Follow the “KeyMap”:
    http://writebangla.com/keymap.php
    Frequently Asked Questions About writebangla.com :(8 most common question/problem and there answer/solution)
    http://writebangla.com/faq/index.php

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    See The screenshot of Write Bangla On Mobile:

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    How to type Bangla with AVRO phonetic(English to Bangla) on your mobile?

    STEP 1:
    Browse http://writebangla.com/ (it’s our apllication link) via “Opera Mini” Or “UC” browser from your mobile.
    As opera mini have “use bitmap for complex scripts” function(via this function you can read bangla and browse bangla site from your mobile) so please try to use “OPERA MINI” browser to browse [Write Bangla On Mobile] http://writebangla.com/ Applicatin
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    Read This:[Write Bangla On Mobile] is a browser based application, so no need to download or install this application on your handset/mobile,just Browse http://writebangla.com/ and write phonetically bangla from your mobile easily.
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    STEP 2(only 1st time use):
    Now FACEBOOK will ask you to give “Write Bangla On Mobile” application permission to access your basic information(this application only need your “FULL Name” and “USER ID”).
    To post bangla facebook status from your mobile you have to give us “WALL POST” permission too.
    Just click on “ALLOW” button to give us basic information and wall post permission.
    (***This step is only for first time use,after giving us permission this step will be vanish from your facebook account***)

    STEP 3:
    Now in “Banglish Input Box” type banglish(bangla typing in english alphabet) with BANGLA PHONETIC SYSTEM according to te KeyMap(to write bangla which english alphabet you have to type)
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    EXAMPLE:amar sOnar bangla ami tOmay bhalObasi
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    Now click On “Convert Banglish To Bangla” button to convert english alphabet or banglish into bangla language.
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    See The screenshot of Step 3:

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    Now you can see the converted bangla in a textfield named “Bangla Output Box”.
    (**Remember this:By using the “copy/paste” function of “OPERA MINI v6” or “UC” browser you can use this converted bangla anywhere in the net from your mobile**)

    STEP 4:
    IN “Bangla Output Box” you may not read the bangla text,in “Bangla Output Box” you may see something like “▯▯▯▯▯▯▯▯” this(box box box symbol).
    In that case you may not check eighter you write correctly or not,so to read that boxboxbox symbol you have to use “Check Spelling Before Post” button.
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    See The screenshot of Step 4:

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    By clicking this button you can read box box box symbol from “Bangla Output Box” and if you find any wrong spelling you may correct it.

    STEP 5:
    Now click on “Post FB Status To Your Wall” button to publish or update your bangla facebook status on your facebook wall…
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    See The screenshot of Step 5:

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    Okey thats great,you done it,chill out now because you can write bangla on your mobile…

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    Remember this:By using the “copy/paste” function of “OPERA MINI v6” or “UC” browser you can write bangla or type bangla from your mobile anywhere in the net via this application,not only Facebook wall post or comment or notes,anywhere means all wap or web site you browser from your mobile.
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    If you have any other question about “Write Bangla On Mobile” application then join our facebook fan page and please let us inform about yout question or problem…
    http://www.facebook.com/WriteBanglaViaMobile

  6. মায়াবি কীবোর্ড দিয়ে HTC Mobile এর Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) বাংলা লেখা যাবে?? জানালে খুশী হবো।

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