Posted by: Prem Piyush | February 8, 2007

Geetanjali In Bengali Unicode


Geetanjali” literally means Geet(Song) + Anjali(Offerings) = “Song Offerings” to the God.

I have started the conversion of Kaviguru’s Nobel prize winning serenade to God, Geetanjali, in Bengali unicode. To the great genius Rabindranath Tagore, my efforts will be just a piece of respect after expanding its reach in the era of Internet. The word ‘Geetanjali’ is in some places written as ‘Gitanjali’ and it is as per Bengali pronunciation,its Gitanjoli. And I guess the ‘Geetanjali’ word seems better.

The need of hour is, I could not locate his original poems in unicode format on the net, though partial translations are there. Though It will require a lot of expertise for doing the translation as per my current level of confidence, thus I shall put only the Roman transription alongwith.

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  1. Hello! I am trying to find someone who can read Bengali. I am getting a tattoo of “Where the Mind is Without Fear”, would like to get the script written in its original Bengali form. So far, I’m relying on this version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitto_Jetha_Bhayshunyo

    Is that the correct Bengali? Thank you in advance!

  2. I don’t know if this has been responded to, but there seems to be major spelling errors in the Wikipedia Bengali version. It could be due to the font selected.
    I have the original Bengali version, if your problem hasn’t been solved, I can send it as a pdf file, if you mail me at my email Id.

  3. go to hell

  4. I am trying to find a copy of the Geetanjali and Geetanjalip font sets to recreate an older project. Do you know where I can find these fonts? I know they are not unicode compliant but I still need them.


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