We have four font sets (GPL'ed) at www.nongnu.org/freebangfont. We have a RPM
ready for Red Hat 8.0 at
As far as we know, these are the only Free (as in speech) OpenType fonts for
Bengali (bn). We are already very actively into GUI translation, and, we can do
a lot of things in Bengali now (like Bengali mail, Bengali chat, and things like
that). So, if the fonts are there with the distro, it will be even more easier
for the general people to benefit from our work.
Cc'ing the font guru.
I think it makes a lot of sense to add these fonts, eventually.
Adding them at the current point in the beta cycle isn't really
possible, so it's not going to happen in the very short term
So - now that RH 9.0 is released, how about moving further with this? The RPMS
have been considerably improved (along with a new font).
Here is the updated package - which works with RH linux 9
There are bengali fonts in FC3.