Adarshalipi font . . .

Before you install Barnamala, you must have the Adarshalipi family of fonts to make Barnamala work! It's easy to download & install the font set. This page tells you how.

If you already have the fonts installed,you should be able to read this test line in Bangla. If you have the fonts installed already, please skip section and go on to Barnamala download.

download & installation

Download and install AdarshaLipi in two easy steps!

(You may wish to print out this page for your reference before you begin.)

1. Click on this link to download the file adarshalipifontsfonts.zip and save it on your desktop (or within a new folder).

The compressed file adarshalipifontsfonts.zip contains the following six *.TTF font files:

  • ALIPI_CO.TTF
  • ALIPI_EX.TTF
  • ALIPI_EX.TTF
  • LIPI_C.TTF
  • LIPI_E.TTF
  • LIPI_NO.TTF

You should be able to extract all of these files by right-clicking on the compresed file (i.e., click on the file name of the downloaded adarshalipifonts.zip file, with the right button of your mouse), and then choosing "Extract All..."

2. Click on the Windows Start button, select Control Panel, then double-click on the Fonts icon. (If you don't see the Fonts icon, please read the next paragraph.) Next, you will see the Fonts window open up. Now, drag and drop the six *.TTF files into this Fonts window. That's it! That should install the necessary fonts on your system.

[If you don't see the Fonts icon in your Control Panel, but you can see Pick a category instead, then please do the following. Click on Switch to Classic View on the left hand column. In the classic view, you should see the Fonts icon. Double-click on the Fonts icon to open up the Fonts window. Then, drag and drop the six *.TTF files into this Fonts window to install the required fonts.]


Check for correct installation:  To verify that you font installation was done correctly, first, please refresh/reload this web page. If you have the fonts installed correctly, you will be able to read the following test line in Bangla. Otherwise, it will look like gibberish.

Test line:     hZÑj¡m¡ - h¡wm¡ V¡Cf Ll¡l pqSaj Ef¡uz  

If you are able to read the preceding line in Bangla, you have the fonts installed correctly. Congratulations!

For a confirmation (optional), you may also open a word processor program like MS Word and look for the Adarshalipi and Lipi fonts in the word processor's font selection tool. (Look for the font slection tool in the menu bar in the top panel.) In it, you should see "AdarshaLipiExp" and two other fonts in the same family, and also "LipiExp" and two other fonts in its family as choices for your MS Word fonts.



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troubleshooting installation problems . . .

If the test line in the preceding section (with the brown background) appears to you as gibberish, and you do not see the Adarshalipi and Lipi fonts in your MS Word program, please follow these steps:

  • Open Windows Explorer; and navigate to the 'C:\Windows\Fonts' directory; confirm that all six of the *.TTF files mentioned above are there.
  • If you don't find them there, please go to Start > Control Panel > Fonts, then click on File > Install New Font. [In Windows Vista, right-click on an empty space inside the panel containing all the fonts and then choose "Install New Font..."]
  • Next, navigate to the directory or folder where you extracted the adarshalipifonts.zip file. If you had downloaded it too your desktop, it should be in a directory like c:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop. (The Owner part may be different in your case.)
  • Select all the fonts files you extracted there (the *.ttf files) and click OK. This will install the required Adarshalipi and Lipi family of fonts.
  • The Adarshalipi and Lipi family of fonts should now be available within your MS Word program. Please check.
  • If you see them, you may have to restart your computer once again. Afterwards, open up your web browser and come back to this web page. You should be able to read the Bangla words in the preceding section. If so, AdarshaLipi and Lipi fonts are now installed on your system.

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