NIRMALA UI FONT
Bengali language, also known as Bangla, is the member of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by more than 210 million people as a first or second language, with some 100 million Bengali speakers in Bangladesh; about 85 million in India, primarily in the states of West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura; and sizable immigrant communities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East. Bangla has a rich literature, dating back to 1000 AD. Old Bangla is known primarily from a single manuscript of Buddhist songs, the Caryapada or Caryagiti, which was discovered in Nepal in 1907. Bengali has two literary styles: one is called Sadhubhasa (elegant language) and the other Chaltibhasa (current language). The Bengali script is derived from Brahmi, one of the two ancient Indian scripts, and particularly from the eastern variety of Brahmi. Bengali script followed a different line of development from that of Devanagari and Oriyan scripts, but the characters of Bengali and Assamese scripts generally coincided. By the 12th century ce the Bengali alphabet was nearly complete, although natural changes continued to take place until the 16th century. Some conscious alterations were also made in the 19th century.
The Nirmala UI font is used to display Unicode Bangla in Windows 8. It allows for user to type in Bengali language on his computer. Download the NIRMALA UI FONT from the link below if you do not have such in your operating system!