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Bengali Symbol Map

The Bengali Symbol Map is used to write Bengali using the nearest English letters for various Bengali online tools in this site. This map closely follows the mapping given in the www.unicode.org/charts for Bengali alphabet.

To write Bengali using English remember these simple rules:
  1. Type the characters given in the square brackets next to the Sanskrit letters.
    e.g. Type sa for SA, ha for HA etc.
  2. All characters to be typed are in lowercase only.
  3. A long letter is represented by twice of short letter.
    e.g. a for A and aa for AA; type i for I and ii for II etc.
  4. Use hyphen (hasanta / virama) between letters for half forms.
    e.g. Type s-t-ra for STRA.
  5. Use parenthesis if grouping is required for readability or ambiguity
    e.g. (s-t-ra) for STRA

Vowels
Independent
Vowels
(Simple)

A
[a2]

AA
[aa2]

I
[i2]

II
[ii2]

U
[u2]

UU
[uu2]

R
[r2]

L
[l2]
Independent
Vowels
(Dipthongs)

E
[e2]

AI
[ai2]

O
[o2]

AU
[au2]
Dependent
Vowels
.
A
[a]

AA
[aa]
ি
I
[i]

II
[ii]

U
[u]

UU
[uu]

R
[r]

RR
[rr]
Dependent
Vowels

E
[e]

AI
[ai]

O
[o]

AU
[au]


Consonants
Categories Hard Soft
UAsp. Asp. UAsp. Asp. Nsl.
Gutturals
KA
[ka]

KHA
[kha]

GA
[ga]

GHA
[gha]

NGA
[nga]
Palatals
CA
[ca]

CHA
[cha]

JA
[ja]

JHA
[jha]

NYA
[nya]
Cerebrals
TTA
[tta]

TTHA
[ttha]

DDA
[dda]

DDHA
[ddha]

NNA
[nna]
Dentals
TA
[ta]

THA
[tha]

DA
[da]

DHA
[dha]

NA
[na]
Labials
PA
[pa]

PHA
[pha]

BA
[ba]

BHA
[bha]

MA
[ma]
Semivowels
YA
[ya]

RA
[ra]

LA
[la]
Sibilants
SHA
[sha]

SSA
[ssa]

SA
[sa]
Sonant Aspirate
HA
[ha]
Others ত্‍
Khanda ta
[t-!1] or [t2]

RRA
[rra]

RHA
[rha]

YYA
[yya]


Others

hasanta
[-]

zero-width joiner
[!1]

zero-width non-joiner
[!2]

anusvara
[m]

visarga
[h2]

chandrabindu
[$1]

danda
[|]

double danda
[||]


Numbers

0
[\0]

1
[\1]

2
[\2]

3
[\3]

4
[\4]

5
[\5]

6
[\6]

7
[\7]

8
[\8]

9
[\9]





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