Avro Keyboard for Windows is a Unicode and ANSI-compliant Free Bengali typing software and spell checker. It was first published on the 26th March 2003 and is the first software of its kind. It comes with many additional features and is provided in a standard installer edition and a portable edition for Windows.
The software has a customizable mode for a large field of compatibility. Users have full access to all popular Bengali typing methods, such as phonetic typing, mouse typing, and traditional fixed keyboard-based typing. The spell checking feature is also favored with spell check on the fly (for phonetic typing) and a spell checker plugin for Microsoft Word.
The portable edition (also free) was released later and did not need any installation or access as an administrator. It is also suitable to carry in portable media (such as a USB drive) and has a built-in 'automatic virtual font installer.'
Avro Keyboard has been certified as clean from all spyware, adware, and viruses and additionally has been added to the online solution directory of Microsoft for Indic language input.
Provides free downloadable software for a Bengali typing keyboard
English to Bengali phonetic typing
Traditional fixed keyboard layout based typing
Mouse-based Bengali typing
Spell check on the fly
Spell checker program
Input language/input locale support
Customizable mode switching
Automatic keyboard mode and input language tracking
Key layout viewer on the fly
Customizing keyboard layout
Unicode and ANSI based font availability
User editable dictionary support for phonetic typing
Keyboard macro support
Online support forum for products
USER REVIEWS AND COMMENTS
I use Avro Keyboard a lot as I am a second generation immigrant, (my parents immigrated to the US), and I never had the chance to fully learn Bengali. I can speak the language decently well, but I, like many of my friends, have never learned to write properly. Avro makes it a lot easier with its English to Bengali phonetic typing feature, and allows me to communicate to all my relatives.