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Devanagari & Bangla Alphabet-Comparison based on Unicode standard blocks

Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali and many other languages are written using the Devanagari script. Bangla is descended from Sanskit and the Bangla script has many famililial similarities to Devanagari.

Unicode allocates blocks of addresses for different alphabets. I have compared the Unicode standard alphabets for Devanagari and Bangla. Hindi, Marathi and Nepali speakers may find this useful.

Vowels and Vowel Signs

Hindi/Devanagari Bangla
NameUnicode Glyph Glyph UnicodeName
LETTER A U+0905 U+0985 LETTER o
LETTER AA U+0906 U+0986 LETTER a
LETTER I U+0907 U+0987 LETTER hroswo i
LETTER II U+0908 U+0988 LETTER DIrgho I
LETTER U U+0909 U+0989 LETTER hroswo u
LETTER UU U+090A U+098A LETTER DIrgho U
LETTER VOCALIC R U+090B U+098B LETTER VOCALIC rri
LETTER VOCALIC L U+090C
LETTER CANDRA E U+090D
LETTER SHORT E U+090E
LETTER E U+090F U+098F LETTER e
LETTER AI U+0910 U+0990 LETTER OI
LETTER CANDRA O U+0911
LETTER SHORT O U+0912
LETTER O U+0913 U+0993 LETTER O
LETTER AU U+0914 U+0994 LETTER OU
LETTER VOCALIC RR U+0960
LETTER VOCALIC LL U+0961
VOWEL SIGN AA U+093E U+09BE VOWEL SIGN a
VOWEL SIGN I U+093F ि ি U+09BF VOWEL SIGN hroswo i
VOWEL SIGN II U+0940 U+09C0 VOWEL SIGN DIrgho I
VOWEL SIGN U U+0941 U+09C1 VOWEL SIGN hroswo u
VOWEL SIGN UU U+0942 U+09C2 VOWEL SIGN DIrgho U
VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R U+0943 U+09C3 VOWEL SIGN Vocalic rii
VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR U+0944
VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC L U+0962
VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC LL U+0963
VOWEL SIGN CANDRA E U+0945
VOWEL SIGN SHORT E U+0946
VOWEL SIGN E U+0947 U+09C7 VOWEL SIGN e
VOWEL SIGN AI U+0948 U+09C8 VOWEL SIGN OI
VOWEL SIGN CANDRA O U+0949
VOWEL SIGN SHORT O U+094A
VOWEL SIGN O U+094B U+09CB VOWEL SIGN O
VOWEL SIGN AU U+094C U+09CC VOWEL SIGN OU

Consonants and Signs

Hindi/Devanagari Bangla
NameUnicode Glyph Glyph UnicodeName
LETTER KA U+0915 U+0995 LETTER ko
LETTER KHA U+0916 U+0996 LETTER kho
LETTER GA U+0917 U+0997 LETTER go
LETTER GHA U+0918 U+0998 LETTER gho
LETTER NGA U+0919 U+0999 LETTER ngo
LETTER CA U+091A U+099A LETTER cho
LETTER CHA U+091B U+099B LETTER chho
LETTER JA U+091C U+099C LETTER Borgiyo jo
LETTER JHA U+091D U+099D LETTER jho
LETTER NYA U+091E U+099E LETTER NYO - Ngo
LETTER TTA U+091F U+099F LETTER TO
LETTER TTHA U+0920 U+09A0 LETTER THO
LETTER DDA U+0921 U+09A1 LETTER DO
LETTER DDHA U+0922 U+09A2 LETTER DHO
LETTER NNA U+0923 U+09A3 LETTER Moddhenno NO
LETTER TA U+0924 U+09A4 LETTER to
LETTER THA U+0925 U+09A5 LETTER tho
LETTER DA U+0926 U+09A6 LETTER do
LETTER DHA U+0927 U+09A7 LETTER dho
LETTER NA U+0928 U+09A8 LETTER Dontenno no
LETTER NNNA U+0929
LETTER PA U+092A U+09AA LETTER po
LETTER PHA U+092B U+09AB LETTER pho
LETTER BA U+092C U+09AC LETTER bo
LETTER BHA U+092D U+09AD LETTER bho
LETTER MA U+092E U+09AE LETTER mo
LETTER YA U+092F U+09AF LETTER ontesto JO
LETTER RA U+0930 U+09B0 LETTER Boye-Sunno ro
LETTER RRA U+0931
LETTER LA U+0932 U+09B2 LETTER lo
LETTER LLA U+0933
LETTER LLLA U+0934
LETTER VA U+0935
LETTER SHA U+0936 U+09B6 LETTER Talibo sho
LETTER SSA U+0937 U+09B7 LETTER Moddhenno Sho
LETTER SA U+0938 U+09B8 LETTER Donte Sho
LETTER HA U+0939 U+09B9 LETTER ho
LETTER QA U+0958
LETTER KHHA U+0959
LETTER GHHA U+095A
LETTER ZA U+095B
LETTER DDDHA U+095C U+09DC LETTER Doye-Sunnyo RO
LETTER RHA U+095D U+09DD LETTER Dhoye-Sunno RHO
LETTER FA U+095E
LETTER YYA U+095F U+09DF LETTER Ontesto o
SIGN CANDRABINDU U+0901 U+0981 SIGN Chandrabindu
SIGN ANUSVARA U+0902 U+0982 SIGN Anuswar
SIGN VISARGA U+0903 U+0983 SIGN Bisorgo
SIGN NUKTA U+093C
SIGN AVAGRAHA U+093D
U+09CE SIGN Khanda to

Numerals and Special Symbols

Hindi/Devanagari Bangla
NameUnicode Glyph Glyph UnicodeName
DIGIT ZERO U+0966 U+09E6 DIGIT ZERO
DIGIT ONE U+0967 U+09E7 DIGIT ONE
DIGIT TWO U+0968 U+09E8 DIGIT TWO
DIGIT THREE U+0969 U+09E9 DIGIT THREE
DIGIT FOUR U+096A U+09EA DIGIT FOUR
DIGIT FIVE U+096B U+09EB DIGIT FIVE
DIGIT SIX U+096C U+09EC DIGIT SIX
DIGIT SEVEN U+096D U+09ED DIGIT SEVEN
DIGIT EIGHT U+096E U+09EE DIGIT EIGHT
DIGIT NINE U+096F U+09EF DIGIT NINE
OM U+0950
ABBREVIATION SIGN U+0970
SIGN VIRAMA U+094D U+09CD SIGN VIRAMA or HOSONTO
STRESS SIGN UDATTA U+0951
STRESS SIGN ANUDATTA U+0952
GRAVE ACCENT U+0953
ACUTE ACCENT U+0954
DANDA U+0964 U+0964 DAANRI-same as DANDA
DOUBLE DANDA U+0965 U+0965 DOUBLE DAANRI-same as DOUBLE DANDA