How to configure Web browsers for correct display of Tibetan script

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Quick test: maybe it works already!

If you are working with Mac OS-X 10.5 or later, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, or a current Linux distribution, then Tibetan should be displayed correctly:

Correct Tibetan (image) Tibetan displayed by your computer
Vajragurusample.jpg compare to: ཨོཾ་ཨཱཿཧཱུྂ་བཛྲ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སིདྡྷི་ཧཱུྂ༔

If everything works, the image on the left side above should be similar to the Tibetan text on the right side, rendered by your web browser[1].

If the display is incorrect, then follow these steps:

Web browser configuration for Tibetan script

Firefox 4.0 supports configuration of the the Tibetan font and size

General configuration

Please follow this documentation:

If Tibetan still doesn't display correctly, continue to configure Firefox:

Firefox font rendering

Note: all recent browsers do correctly render Tibetan script. So in most cases no extra configuration is necessary. If you want to configure the Tibetan font your browser uses, have a look at the following notes.

The recommended browser for displaying websites with Tibetan content is Firefox, because Firefox supports the configuration of the Tibetan font used for displaying and also allows to configure the font-size relative to Roman script.

  1. Make sure that at least one Tibetan Unicode font is installed, for example Jomolhari.
  2. Start firefox and select: Preferences / Content / Fonts and Colors / Advanced
  3. Select Fonts: Other languages / select "Fonts: Tibetan"
  4. Set the Tibetan font (e.g. Jomolhari) for Serif, Sans-serif and Monospace.

Firefox Tibetan font size

  1. Within this font-selection menu, it is also possible to select a different font size (a size slightly larger than corresponding Western fonts is recommended), in order to achieve better readability of Tibetan embedded in Western text.

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

You need to update the firmware to at least version 4.2 in order to display Tibetan correctly on Apple iOS devices.

Internal links

References

  1. Tibetan Unicode Test Page

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