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Old April 20, 2010, 06:23 PM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
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Advent of Bangla Software:

http://www.bpedia.org/S_0449.php

Table Bengali Software (1984-2002)
Software Name Year launched Developer
Shahid Lipi 1, k 1984 January Saif Ud Doha Shahid
Mainul Lipi 1, k 1986 Mainul Islam
Abaho 2, k 1988 November Automation Engineers
Bijoy 1, 3, k 1988 December Ananda Computers
Onirban 2, 3, k 1990 February Onirban
Barna 2, p 1990 February Safe Works
Basundhara 1, 3, k 1992 February
Barnana 3, k 1993 February
Jatiyo 3, k 1993 June Government
Prashikashabda 3, k 1994 February Proshika
Lekhoni 1, 3, p 1994 December
Asha 3, k 1994 December
Prabartan 3, k 1994 December Computers Srvices
Orcosoft Borno 3, p * 1998 June Orcosoft, USA
Adarsha Bangla 3, p * 1999 Adarsha Bangla Technol.
Bhasha Saynik 3, m 1999 MicroTech
Duranta Bangla 3, m 1999 United Computers
Natural Bangla 3, p 1999 CDSIT
Lekhok 3, p 1999 December Protivasoft, USA
Bangla2000 3, p * 2002 June BornoSOft,USA
Ekushey 3, k 2001 Altruists, UK
Bangla word 3, p 2002 Bangla Software Group
1 Macintosh, 2 DOS, 3 Windows. k Keyboard Driver, p
Word Processor, m Visual keyboard (Typing by mouse click)

The Onirban crew were good friends of mine. Onirban was the first windows based software while Bijoy was for Macs.

But all of these are preceded by the pioneering Shaheed Lipi.

Yours truly also developed a "Bangla Wordprocessor" for my undergraduate thesis at BUET - 1988.

Development of a Bangla Wordprocessor: AMORE. Rajibul Akhter, Zunaid Kazi and Rezaur Rahman. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 1988

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