Installing Monlam BodYig

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Installing Monlam BodyYig v.3 (Windows XP and Vista)

The "Monlam bodyig" installer is more than just the Monlam font. It has:

  • The many beautiful Monlam fonts.
  • A keyboard input program ("IME")
  • A helpful PDF file with more info.

Contents

How to install

Get Monlam BodYig V3

Install

Double-click on the icon. You will see a beautiful installer interface, with icons to click on, and instructions in Tibetan. For those of us who may have an easier time with English(!), here is a summary (needs work, coming up):

First window:
 Windows    Macintosh
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     v
Second window:
  1st icon   vase: 
   Click here to: install monlam bodyig v.3 fonts
           
  2nd icon   globe/clock:
   This is for "usp10.dll" - you probably have it, and don't need to install this one.
   (I think it is for converting windows tools (math, calendar, maybe folder names) to tibetan)
       |
       v
       "Windows/Vista"
           |
           v
           Vista icon
               dunno yet ...
           OR ...
           |
           v
           XP icon - "USP 10"
               usp10.dll comes with Windows Service packs, so you probably have it.
               You can search your computer, search for usp10.dll
               I found several on mine!
           
  3rd icon   keyboard      
           Installs keyboard input program.
           There are four choices:
               monlam (v1) / tcrc
               da ...
               hi yig
               monlam (v2) 
           (You can choose any or all)

Restart your computer

How to use

Fonts

Many beautiful Tibetan fonts are now in your Control Panel -> Fonts. They should appear in font menus in all your programs. You should be able to see any Tibetan file now in BodYig.

Keyboard (IME)

  1. right-click on taskbar
  2. select Toolbars -> Language bar
  3. click on language bar
    1. -> Should show one or more tibetan keyboards (depending on what you selected when installed keyboard.
    2. Select one (monlam bodyig)(You can also do ctrl-shift to switch languages)

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