Borno is a free Bangla Typing Software for Windows and Android OS. Borno is packed with useful features that make Bangla Typing a lot easier. It comes with Phonetic and Fixed Keyboard Layouts , Encoding Converter, Cross Encoding Support, Layout Designer, Eye catching Themes, Free Licensing System etc.
The Borno Phonetic Layout comes with some special features: users can directly write Bangla in three encodings: Unicode, ANSI , Borno. Borno Phonetic also shows the typed word with Bangla Suggestions So users can type Bangla and English at the same time.
Borno comes with the most powerful Encoding Converter of Bangladesh. Users can convert Unicode to ANSI/ANSI to Unicode/Unicode to Borno/Borno to Unicode in one click. Users can make/design their own layout easily with Borno Keyboard Layout Designer and export that for using later. Borno Layout Designer also supports 2 Markup languages: XML and Json.
Bokrorekha, Bornomala and Bornopata fonts are included in Borno. In order to reduce piracy Codepotro offers Free License to Users. Borno also has Lite versions for Both Windows and Android OS. Borno lite for Windows is an Open source keyboard and takes only 140 KB of storage.
Once installed on any computer, Borno makes its presence known on the desktop via its compact GUI located in the upper left corner of the screen by default. Even though the GUI is quite compact, it packs a lot of utility. Click the app’s GUI and you can switch between multiple keyboard layouts such as Borno, Borno Phoenetic, Borno Encoding, National, Probhat, and two more named “Current Keyboard Layout” and “Keyboard Layout Editor.”
The last option provides users access to the app’s most powerful option, a keyboard layout designer that allows them to create their own keyboard layouts with custom encodings. Even though it’s not exactly a complex application, learning to use Borno is not a walk in the park, especially for newbies. Happily, the app does comes with a rather comprehensive Documentation section that provides users with a few very useful tutorials on how to create their own keyboard layouts.
What’s more, Borno boasts a plethora of customization features easily accessible from its Options menu. Users are provided with the ability to choose if Borno should start when the OS stars, to pick the specific shortcut for quickly swapping between layouts, as well as a lot of other UI-related options including a series of well-designed themes.
To conclude, Borno is a useful, little application that will definitely come in handy to all those who are required to write Bengali or Bangla on a daily basis. The app allows them to effortlessly switch between multiple keyboard layouts without having to rely on the features provided by Windows and without even having to touch the mouse in order to do so.