Preparing a Computer running Windows XP for Tibetan Editing
Tibetan Unicode enabling Windows XP
Enabling complex script support
Microsoft Windows XP supports complex scripts, the feature to correctly display Tibetan stacks, only with Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 and later (also available with Microsoft's free Word Viewer ). However it is possible to install support for Tibetan complex scripts for all applications (e.g. Web browsers and OpenOffice).
An excellent description how to update Windows XP can be found at the National Library of Bhutan. (The description is for Dzongkha, but works for Tibetan too.)
Installing Unicode fonts
Simply install one of the Unicode Tibetan Fonts.
- For list of additional Tibetan fonts, check Tibetan Fonts.
Installing a Tibetan input method
- Follow the instructions at: Tibetan Input Method for Windows
- THDL gives a comprehensive overview on different existing [Tibetan Input Methods].
- A good start is TISE, a Wylie input method for Windows XP and Vista.
- A number of different keyboards including a Wylie keyboard are available from Tibetan Portal, download Keyman keyboards.
- For an introduction on how to type Wylie with TISE, check: Tibetan Input Method for Windows.
You can directly start using Notepad, OpenOffice or the latest Microsoft Office version to create Tibetan documents in standard Unicode encoding.
- Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing
- How to edit Tibetan texts
- Tibetan Input Method for Windows
- Tibetan Fonts
- Configuring OpenOffice for Tibetan script
- Configuring Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 for Tibetan script
- How to prepare InDesign CS5 for Tibetan script
- How to configure Web browsers for correct display of Tibetan script