Freeware / Windows · August 14, 2007 2

Change your default Bengali font in Windows XP with Font-fixer

Bengali Character Set

If you do a whole lot typing in Bengali and are bothered by the fact that XP always gets you started with that ugly font named Vrinda, here’s a quick fix for you. Font Fixer is a tiny utility (72 KB) that provides you with a one-step solution for setting you default Bengali font in XP to whatever other font you desire.

Under normal circumstances this isn’t directly possible as XP doesn’t come with any configuration option related to this. This feature is sort of hard-coded into Windows. With Font Fixer, you …

just select which font you want to make default for Bangla language, and with just a simple reboot, no patch and system file change, you get it, in a safe and easy way and restore the original setting anytime.

The noteworthy features of this little tool are:

  • Font Fixer Screenshot The ability to revert back to the original settings at any point of time.
  • Being able to set the default font (for Bengali Language) in Internet Explorer – a bit of information that is used by your computer to display a Bengali web-page when no embedded font information is found on the site.
  • Automatic font-smoothing using ClearType.
  • Auto-detection of Bengali fonts installed on your system, so that you don’t have to wade through thousands of fonts in order to set the default one.

Regular users of Avro Keyboard – the English to Bengali phoenetic transliteration software will find this tool particularly useful.

Give it a shot and let me know how helpful you found this tool to be.