Nokia has done a good job supporting Bengali fonts into mobile phones , compared to other major Mobile brands in Bangladesh’s enormous cell phone market. With the N9 , bangla experience is a joy.
With full bangla character support on web pages, reading sites like prothom-alo and other bangla based fonts are pretty good. Bangla support on RSS feeds and in applications are flawless.
Bengali Numbers are also availble as the Clock on the upper status bar of the N9 interface , even on the lockscreen’s standby clock, which is pretty neat and would make many people exclaim some “wows!” none the less . Calendar looks neat thanks to the sharp numbers.
The fun doesnot end here, the calculator application is simply amazing thanks to the bengali fonts. Works perfect with the fonts and a smooth interface makes it the first bengali calculator on a mobile device. Hats off on that to Nokia , especially Meego OS for supporting the beautiful crisp Bengali Fonts.
Meego OS being open source , chances remain open for possible Bangladeshi developers to implement a true bangla user interface on the N9’s brilliant Swipe UI and great Qt based applications for the N9. It would really be welcome if the Meego team at Nokia would come up with improving bangla language support in the main UI for Bangladesh.