Bengali character notes

This page lists characters used in orthographies based on the Bengali script and provides information about them.

Character notes have companion pages that summarise how a script is used for a specific orthography. For the Bengali script, see Bangla (Bengali).

Referencing this document

Richard Ishida, Bengali Character Notes, 10-Nov-2023, https://r12a.github.io/scripts/beng/block

Various signs

Independent vowels

Consonants

Various signs

Dependent vowel signs

Two-part dependent vowel signs

Virama

Additional consonant

Sign

Additional consonants

Additional vowels for Sanskrit

Digits

Additions for Assamese

Currency symbols

Historic symbols for fractional values

Sign

Historic currency sign

Signs

Common punctuation

Formatting characters

Sanskrit / Vedic

From Unicode script extensions property.

References

  1. [ b ] Bhattacharya, Private correspondance with Tanmoy Bhattacharya, July 2004.
  2. [ c ] Ishida, Ready-made Counter Styles
  3. [ d ] Peter T. Daniels and William Bright, The World's Writing Systems, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-507993-0
  4. [ p ] Anshuman Pandey, Proposal to Encode the Ganda Currency Mark for Bengali in ISO/IEC 10646
  5. [ r ] William Radice, Teach Yourself Bengali, Hodder & Shoughton, ISBN 0-340-86029-4
  6. [ u ] The Unicode Standard
  7. [ w ] Wikipedia, Bengali Alphabet