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One fine day my Visual Studio 2010 couldn’t render Bangla fonts and all I saw were square boxes as you see below.
After banging my head for hours, I realized I had upgraded my Avro Keyboard after the last time I used VS2010 and during the installation I was prompted to change my default Bangla font from Vrinda to Siyam Rupali.
Little did I know that VS2010 only supports Vrinda to render Bangla in the text editor so I went ahead and changed my default font – bummer!! Luckily, I found a tool called Font Fixer which can restore your systems default Bangla font.
As you can see, my default font was set to Siyam Rupali. I clicked on Restore which then prompted me to install the Vrinda fonts manually (from my backup) and restart my computer. After booting up, I ran the tool again to confirm if the font was reset to Vrinda.
Now Bangla is being properly rendered in VS2010 and I’m one happy Bengali coder
I’m not sure if Microsoft is aware of this issue but they need to make Visual Studio compatible with any unicode Bangla font and not just Vrinda.