To read Bengali online every system needs a Bengali Unicode Font. Download Bengali fonts from the links given below.
There are two types of bengali fonts ASCII and Unicode. There are lot of bengali fonts available in ASCII and Unicode format. Some of them are Proprietary and some of the bengali fonts are released using GNU/GPL License.
Lot of Bengali ASCII fonts are available. Most of the fonts are Proprietary. Each bengali font use custom bengali keyboard layouts. To type in begali a user need to learn these layouts also. To read various begali text an average user need to install all these bengali fonts.
A Bengali Unicode font helps to read Bengali text in internet. Most of the unicode bengali fonts are released under GPL license. You can download them free of cost and use them. The Unicode fonts are presented with common keyboard layout called Inscript. Some of the bengali fonts are listed below.
Some Bengali unicode fonts are included here for download. Lohit Bengali is from fedoraproject and others from various groups. All fonts are licensed on free usage license.
Stats: Version 0.1
Copyright (C) Deepayan Sarkar firstname.lastname@example.org, Free Software Foundation, Inc. (non-Bengali glyphs).
Stats: Version 0.6
Copyright Deepayan Sarkar email@example.com License: GPL version 2 or later.
Stats: Version 0.70
This is an experimental Bengali monospace font.
Stats: Version 0.94
GNU GPL © Mukta Bangla Font Project 2003 Free Software. For detail licence agreement see www.gnu.org/licences/gpl.txt
This is a font made by using good quality glyphs of GPLed font bng2-n from Cyberscape Multimedia www.akruti.com/freedom. It is made for Mukta Bangla Font project.
Stats: Version 2.5.3
Copyright 2011-12 Lohit Fonts Project contributors. http://fedorahosted.org/lohit
Licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1 (see file OFL.txt)