How to read Bangla on the Internet has been one of the top-searched queries made by Bangali users. The growing mobile users in Bangladesh and India want to read Bangla contents. Since most of the mobile devices do not support Bangla, Opera Mini allows its users to read Bangla websites.
Opera Mini is one of the world’s most used and popular mobile browsers, while the number of Bangali mobile phone users is rapidly growing. But except for some Nokia models, most devices do not let their users browse Bangla websites.
How to read Bangla on Opera Mini by enabling bitmap fonts
To read or see Bangla and other regional websites on your mobile phone using Opera Mini, follow these steps:
Download Opera Mini: m.opera.com, if you have not installed it yet.
Install and open Opera Mini. Click on Address Bar. Clear www. and type opera:config and go.
You will see a new page with various options. Go to the bottom of the page and find an option called Use Bitmap Fonts For Complex Scripts. It is selected No by default. Make it Yes and Click on Save.
Now go to any website that contains Bangla contents. And you would be able to read them properly. However, we would like to caution that enabling bitmap fonts on Opera Mini to read Bangla contents online would cost you extra internet data and can even slower loading a page. Apparently, that is the price that Bangali users must pay to read Bangla on the Internet.
Editor’s Note: Since nearly every modern smartphone nowadays supports Bangla font and even allows writing Bangla, this article is considered outdated. However, it is retained for archival purpose.