Difference between revisions of "Bengali Style Guide"

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** নভেম্বর
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** ডিসেম্বর
** ডিসেম্বর
** '''Month (2 or 3 letters)'''
* '''Month (2 or 3 letters)'''
** জানু
** জানু
** ফেব্রু
** ফেব্রু

Revision as of 17:56, 12 June 2019


Style guides define the standard against which we determine a translation's quality. They contain rules that are both defined by Joomla on how to best translate text in Joomla! products, websites, and other projects. Style guides are used to both translate and evaluate a translation's quality. By following these rules, a translator has a better chance of producing a high-quality translation that represents Joomla! as values and culture.

Bengali Language[edit]

Bengali also was known by its endonym Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia. It is the national and official language of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, an official language of several northeastern states of the Republic of India, including West Bengal, Tripura, Assam (Barak Valley) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But in the Joomla! Product Its define in 2 way. for Bangladesh it's bn-BD, and for India it's bn-IN.


The Bengali alphabet or Bangla alphabet (Bengali: বাংলা লিপি Bangla lipi) is the writing system for the Bengali language and is the 6th most widely used writing system in the world. The script is shared by Assamese with minor variations and is the basis for the other writing systems like Meithei and Bishnupriya Manipuri. Historically, the script has also been used to write Sanskrit in the region of Bengal.

Language in Joomla! style[edit]

Formality and Tone While translating, remember not to kill the language ;-). Do not overdo the translation - do not use Sadhu Basha. Also, when the computer is addressing the user, it is Samman-shuchak (Karun, balun, etc) while the computer is addressed by karo, balo, etc. If a Bangla equivalent sounds too out of the ordinary - keep the English word (in Bangla script) - it can be always changed/improved later. DO NOT overdo anything.

  • The language should not be too much formal and bookish. The tone should be less formal and bookish.
  • The user should be addressed as "আপনি". Machine provide any message should be in "আপনি" tone.
  • In a case of command machine should be addressed machine as "তুমি".

Natural expression

  • Handling cultural references, idioms, and slang

Robot Translate Don't use robot translate. Because that is not good or not provide the real value of your language. Because the word is collected from the dictionary which is not updated in a proper way in the robot translation.

Terminology Here are a few existing term bases we approve of for software/internet terminology and definitions (though not limited to):

  • Tips on translating difficult concepts
  • Developing new term bases
  • Units and Grammar
  • Units and Unit Conversion

Date Format In general in Bangladesh

  • Date format
    • dd/mm/yyyy (১৩/০৬/২০১৯)
    • ১৩ জুন ২০১৯
    • পহেলা এপ্রিল

How are the date formats for weeks and months expressed in the following forms:[edit]

  • Month (Fully spelled)
    • জানুয়ারি
    • ফেব্রুয়ারি
    • মার্চ
    • এপ্রিল
    • মে
    • জুন
    • জুলাই
    • আগষ্ট
    • সেপ্টেম্বর
    • অক্টোবর
    • নভেম্বর
    • ডিসেম্বর
  • Month (2 or 3 letters)
    • জানু
    • ফেব্রু
    • মার্চ
    • এপ্রি
    • মে
    • জুন
    • জুলা
    • আগ
    • সেপ্টে
    • অক্টো
    • নভে
    • ডিসে
  • Week (Fully spelled)
    • শনিবার
    • রবিবার
    • সোমবার
    • ম*ঙ্গলবার
    • বুধবার
    • বৃহস্পতিবার
    • শুক্রবার
  • Week (2 or 3 letters)
    • শনি
    • রবি
    • সোম
    • মঙ্গল
    • বুধ
    • বৃহঃ
    • শুক্র
  • Week (1 letters)
    • সো
    • বু
    • বৃ
    • শু

Reference material can be find here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

Calendar view[edit]

রবিবার is considered as the first day of the week in Bangladesh, and শনিবার is the end of the week. শুক্রবার is the day off in Bangladesh.

Time Format[edit]

In Bangladesh time is presented as hh:mm

  • am=পূর্বাহ্ন
  • pm=অপরাহ্ন

Time also can be presented as in 24 hours format as well. Short form of Bangladesh Standard Time is BST.


Numbers should not be translated. This is applicable for decimals. A comma in numbers should be like 10,00,000. Because in Joomla! CMS Number is used as value


Bangladeshi currency should be presented as "টাকা" (Taka). Symbol of the currency is '৳'. Short form of Bangladeshi Taka is "BDT".


Units which is written in full-form, transliterate it in Bengali. Like kilometer can be written as 'কিলোমিটার'। But if it is written in short-form, that should be kept as it is. Like km must be written as km.


Brand names, trademarks, product names should be kept as it is. Like Joomla!, Google, Firefox. Other than that any name cannot be Translate any Company with Trademarks are not allowed to translate.

Address and Postal Code Format[edit]
  • [House no][Area/Street/Village][Post Office][Thana][District][Post Code][Country]
  • Example: হাউজ নং ৫৬, রোড নং ২২, রূপনগর আ/এ, মিরপুর, ঢাকা-১২১৬, বাংলাদেশ
Telephone Number format[edit]

When dialing a Bangladesh number from inside of Bangladesh, the format is: "0 - Area/operator code (X) - subscriber number (N)"

When dialing a Bangladesh number from outside Bangladesh, the format is: "+880 - Area/operator code (X) - subscriber number (N)"

The subscriber number is the number unique to each individual telephone/mobile following the area/operator code. The Area/operator codes in Bangladesh are listed below, with a typical number format, where "X" explains the Area/Operator code and "N" explains individual subscriber's telephone/mobile number.


To know more about Tense in Bengali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_grammar#Tense

  • Word Forms
  • Pluralization
  • Abbreviations
  • Abbreviations should be kept as it is. No translation no transliteration.

Abbreviation এ প্রতিটি অক্ষরকে আলাদাভাবে উচ্চারণ করা হয় এবং এটাকে শব্দ হিসেবে পড়া হয় না। কিন্তু Acronyms কে একটি শব্দ হিসেবে উচ্চারণ করা হয় এবং Abbreviation এর মত প্রতিটি অক্ষরকে আলাদাভাবে উচ্চারণ করা হয় না। যেমন SIM এর উচ্চারণ "এসআইএম" এর বদলে "সিম" করা হয়ে থাকে। এ ক্ষেত্রে আমরা শব্দকে উচ্চারণের ভিত্তিতে বাংলা করা যাবে যদি শব্দটি সমাজে বহুল প্রচলিত হয়ে থাকে।


Bengali punctuation marks, apart from the downstroke দাড়ি dari (|), the Bengali equivalent of a full stop, have been adopted from western scripts and their usage is similar: Commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, etc. are the same as in English. Capital letters are absent in the Bengali script so proper names are unmarked.

  • Emphasis
  • Hyphens and compounds
  • Prepositions and articles
  • Diacritics and Special characters
  • Quotes
  • Whitespace
  • User Interface Elements
  • Accuracy
  • Meaning-based translation

Robot of Joomla![edit]

When You are going to translate the docs or any other thing. You need to be careful about the Joomla! Bots. If you do wrong 3 or 4 times you can be kicked out auto by Joomla! Bots Follow this

  • Don't Translate the Title of Post.
  • Translate inside the string like this ""== Home =="" "" == হোম =="".
  • Don't Translate any trademark company Name.
  • Don't Translate string like this '%s' or '%d' Stating anything with '%' or '$'.
  • Don't Translate the number. If it's used for bullet point then translate.
  • '[joomlastring:link | This is Joomla! Link]' If you see something like this Please translate after the '|' Means Translate 'This is Joomla! Link'.
  • Don't break the language