Most of the bengali people are comfortable with Avro Phonetic for bangla typing, but there are still some people left (like me) who prefers a fixed ayout for bangla typing.
The famous Bijoy layout was the most popular among all the fixed keyboard layout. Previously, Avro used to provide the unijoy / unibijoy keyboard layout (developed by Ekushey.org) which was similar to bijoy (not exactly the same as Bijoy as unijoy / unibijoy has at least eight differences with Bijoy). For a lawsuit from the Mustafa Jabbar (owner of Ananda Computers), AVRO development team decided not to continue providing the unijoy / unibijoy layout with the Avro package anymore. But there was a functionality to add the keyboard layout manually just by double clicking on the unibijoy.avrolayout file. 😀
This was applicable only for windows. But what about linux?
Good news is there is a way to use the unijoy / unibijoy keyboard layout in ubuntu or any other version of linux. Click this link to see how. Although the post was written for ubuntu 11.10, the method works fine in ubuntu 12.10 and kubuntu 12.10.