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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can't print anything in Bengali in Python console and Ubuntu terminal! When I try to print some Bengali characters in console or try to write Bengali in the terminal I just see some broken words! You can see it in my screenshot:

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The same code is being used to show Bengali characters in CMD window of Windows 7, so I am sure that this is not a programming problem, rather Ubuntu is not showing Bengali in my PC correctly. Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

  • What is the word you used for test, could you write it in the post? btw Have you install Bengali language support? – user.dz May 31 '15 at 17:53
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    @Sneetsher I wrote হ্যালো ওয়ার্ল্ড. Well I see single letters are shown without any problem like this one... or even words which are built upon single letters such as বই. But the problem is arising when I write joint letters like ল্ড which is consist upon two separate letters and . I can write Bengali sentences in Gedit and Libre office writer without any problem. – Roy Emmarson May 31 '15 at 18:38
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Most terminals including gnome-terminal do not support Unicode shaping.

  • Try with konsole (KDE) or mlterm, each had implemented a shaping functionality.

Konsole - Unicode shaping support

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    IDLE is not showing it right..the chars are garbled.. – heemayl May 31 '15 at 23:00
  • @heemayl , yep you are right (I dropped it). I copied directly from browser thinking that it's normalized (but it wasn't, not same support of Arabic). However, I couldn't get and to combine in LibreOffice. Could you provide me with another easy combination to try. – user.dz Jun 1 '15 at 5:18
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    @Sneetsher sorry for late reply. It was night in my country and I had to go to bed for some sleep. However Many thanks. Well so it is not the problem of Python or Terminal. Now I am over sure. Can you please tell me how can I install Konsole on my Ubuntu? I tried using sudo apt-get install konsole but it says I need to fetch 66MB! Just want to know if I was doing the write thing. – Roy Emmarson Jun 1 '15 at 11:20
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    ummm..actually I use avro phonetic (I don't know you if you have used it or not)..but I will have a look when I get back home :) – heemayl Jun 1 '15 at 13:01
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    @Sneetsher ন্ড = ন+ড দ্ধ = দ+দ+ধ স্ম = স+ম ল্প = ল+প I can write ল্ড on Libre. You need to write using shift... ল্ড = ল+shift+ড :) – Roy Emmarson Jun 1 '15 at 13:41

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