The Adobe Bengali designed by Neelakash Kshetrimayum, with Bengali script expert Fiona Ross consulting on the design is a type family developed to harmonise with Adobe’s other Brahmic fonts, both in terms of apparent size and style, to ensure that this suite of typefaces families can be typeset together as a system. The primary intended usage — for printed outputs, particularly continuous text settings — guided the design direction.
The letter construction is based on traditional Bengali calligraphy and features a contrast distribution somewhat lower than the norm so as to maintain strong, legible forms at small sizes. Careful attention to shaping and details allow these typefaces to also serve well as display types at larger sizes. The Adobe Bengali fonts comply with the Unicode standard for character encoding and leverage OpenType® layout to produce correct script shaping and accurate mark placement. A full set of Bengali conjuncts is included in the fonts to provide the most natural representation of Bengali text.