- 9th Kolkata Meetup: From their first workshop in December, 2011, the Bengali Wikipedia community of West Bengal graduated to their ninth Wikipedia workshop at the Atmabikash Samiti in Kolkata on 24th March 2012. This was by huge step from over a year ago and was initiated/conducted/led by Jayanta Nath, Kalyan Sarkar and Sujay Chatterjee. Though the participant number was not that huge, the fact that meetups are becoming regular is seen as a huge achievement from the silent community almost two years ago.
- Wikipedia 11: From being a small community to posting a record. Bengali Wikimedians in West Bengal celebrated the "11th Anniversary of Wikipedia" in Kolkata at Atmabikash Samiti. The event had the second highest number of participants, 28, only apart from Pune. Among those who attended were Bishakha Datta, a member of the Board of Trustrees of the Wikimedia Foundation, Nitika Tandon, consultant Wikimedia Foundation, India Programs as well as various students especially from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Jadavpur University and Netaji Subhash Engineering College along with the rest of the bengali community. The event also saw the presence of a journalist from the Times of India.
- 8th Anniversary: The first ever edit on Bengali Wikipedia took place on the 27th of January, 2004. 23,237 articles later, Bengali Wikipedia become 8 years old and growing steadfast.
- Photowalk: One of the most successful events of the year was when Wikipedians in Kolkata organized the first ever photowalk/scavenger hunt, named Wikipedia Takes Kolkata on the 18th of December, 2011 which saw 435 photos being uploaded to Wikimedia commons.
On 30th January, 2011, the previous default font of Lohit Bengali was changed to incorporate a much clearer Siyam Rupali font type. This brought into the question whether further versions of free Bengali font could be used as well as which fonts were the best among the lot that could be used for both Bengali Wikipedia and its sister projects. As such, users can now choose between both Lohit Bengali and Siyam Rupali as their preferred font type while editing.
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