Bengali character notes

This page lists characters in the following Unicode block and provides information about them.

See also the companion document, Bengali/Bangla, for a summary of the Bengali script and its use for the Bangla language.

Phonetic transcriptions should be treated as an approximate guide, only. Many are more phonemic than phonetic, and there may be variations depending on the source of the transcription.

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Other character notes.

Various signs

Independent vowels


Various signs

Dependent vowel signs

Two-part dependent vowel signs


Additional consonant


Additional consonants

Additional vowels for Sanskrit


Additions for Assamese

Currency symbols

Historic symbols for fractional values


Historic currency sign


Common punctuation


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  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
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  6. [ u ] The Unicode Standard
  7. [ w ] Wikipedia, Bengali Alphabet