Android 4.3 Jelly Bean released just weeks ago for Google Nexus users. This is definitely a major update from Google. Brought a lot of improvements and bug fixes. In Bangla Font on Android 4.3 got a new look too with all other updates. But somehow broken and not displaying properly. But not a major issue. Thanks Google for the new font face. Found it on my Galaxy Nexus, but with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean running on my tablet working fantastic.
I’ve been using Android from the beginning and was trying to get Bangla font working on my T-Mobile G1. Tested with Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 but no luck. Displaying the font was broken with all the versions. Looked so many forums and websites for an answer, returned no answer. Basically there was no proper Bangla support on Android. Until, Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Bangla fonts started showing properly and arranged correctly. There is no misplacement. I was surprised and happy. Then with the Jelly Bean update 4.1 & 4.2 it is working very nice.
Bangla font on Android 4.3 – What you see?
The Bangla font on Android 4.3 brought a new and cool font face for Bangla users. The font is now bit stronger than before. It displays all the words properly, without any boxes. The only problem Android 4.3 can not display the diacritic form of the vowels of Bangla characters properly on some lines. They are either too up or too down from the line and mixing up with other characters in different lines. But, this problem doesn’t consists on all lines. Some of them are displaying properly.
The overall impression with the new look of the Bangla font on Android 4.3 is good. The new layout of the font is really cool. I think you will like it too. You can see the difference of displaying Bangla font on Android devices with different version of Android. To be accurate, With Android 4.2 & 4.3. Screenshots were taken from Prothom-Alo.com on Android devices. Hopefully Google will find or manage a fix to this bug.
Do you use Bangla on your Android device? Is it displaying Bangla correctly?