The journey of ‘Bijoy’, the Bengali writing software in computers, began with ‘Ananda’ font. The last addition of the journey is a new font, named ‘Poroma’. The number of Bengali font reached the mark of 110 with this additional new font by Ananda Computers, the creator of Bijoy software. Regarding this issue, the CEO of Ananda Computers Mustafa Jabbar said, “It is a milestone not only for computers, but also for the Bengali printing-machine-history. Before this, no other such diverse Bengali font was created before.”
‘BIjoy’ was first used in computers for Bengali writing on 16th December of 1988. From the technical point of view, ‘Bijoy’ is an interface, which works with the other software being merged. Using software for writing like ‘Microsoft Word’, this program does the task of Bengali writing. Mustafa Jabbar said, “Although the journey of ‘Bijoy’ began in the year 1988, the first font of ‘Bijoy’ was designed in 1987. The font was designed by Hamidul Islam. Later, many more designers got engaged in typography development of ‘Bijoy’. They are Shiv Narayan das, Uzzal Kumar Majumdar, Maksud Ahmed, Mujibur Rahman and more. Currently, a team, consisting of 13 to 14 members, is engaged for designing Bijoy- font.”
The maker Ananda Computers created 100 fonts till December, 2015. Ten more fonts got added just after passing eight months. ‘Sutonny’ is the most popular font of Bijoy till now. Mustafa Jabbar said, “It is a creative work to create fonts. A design is necessary for this. The fonts have to be not only designed, but also to be applicable for computers through programming. The new additional font of Bijoy is playing a significant role in diversity of digital art-work from the country’s publications.”
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