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How to solve messed up Bangla fonts in Windows 10

Typically, you can share text files without worrying about the underlying details of how the text is stored. However, if you share text files with people who work in other languages, download text files across the Internet, or share text files with other computer systems, you may need to choose an encoding standard when you open or save a file.

When you or someone else opens a text file in Microsoft Word or in another program — perhaps on a computer that has system software in a language that is different from the language that was used to create the file — the encoding standard helps that program determine how to represent the text so that it is readable.

What appears to you as text on the screen is actually stored as numeric values in the text file. Your computer translates the numeric values into visible characters. It does this is by using an encoding standard.

This is an important document for you who are using Windows 10 and see that your old docs make no sense. All the vowel signs are in wrong places and make your documents unreadable. I do not want to badmouth about Windows 10. But to me, it seems like an enemy and it is not at all user friendly for the people who faithfully followed windows for ever. Anyway, I could recover my old docs using help from this article and I would like to share with you all.

Tips for learning vocabulary

What do you do when a lot of words pile up ? How will you remember all of them ? How will you use them ? What if you use them in a  wrong place and wrong time ? I think there is no easy way out. The more you take a risk of using them, whether right or wrong, the better your chance of use it correctly. 


There are some tips which may help you.  

 1. Make your own vocabulary list.

2.  Classify your words into three groups

                          High -frequency words

                          Mid- frequency words

                          Low-frequency words.

       Group them. Then study them. This will be less overwhelming for you.

 3.  Learn a word in a context. Write the sentence where you got it. Make elaborate note. Connect it with other words, and             compare it to the similar words you may know in that language or another language.

4.    Make flashcard with the word and use in a sentence.

5.    If you hear the word spoken by a native speaker, make a mental note of the situation that person used that word. That           word may demand a certain register. 

6.    Use the new word whenever you can. 

7.    Allow yourself to make mistakes. 

8.    Combine all skills related to a particular word. Learn  how to pronounce it correctly, learn how to spell it right.

Teaching Bangla online in real time

I have started teaching Bangla online in ''. In 'Verbling', the teacher meets students in google hangout.  I can post my lesson plans, handouts and link of other resources there. In 'google hangout' there is a 'chat' option, which I can use as blackboard/whiteboard . The words, sentences any other explanations are saved for the students. 

The payment through paypal is also secure. 

So, if you are interested in learning Bangla, come find me in ''. You can send me a message there, book a class and/or you can write me directly in my gmail account ''.


About me : I have been teaching Bangla for last twenty-five years. Institutes where I have taught are University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Summer Intensive Language Program ( SASLI) in the University of Wisconsin, American Institute of Indian Studies, Kolkata. I also taught many social workers, academics, nurses, travellers across the world as a privte tutor.