Tibetan Dictionaries for Mobile Devices

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Overview

Currently the best mobile devices for working Tibetan are:

See: Tibetan support in Android 6 Marshmallow
  • iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, since iOS 4.2.1 Tibetan is fully supported,
Tibetan keyboard, see: Tibetan Input Method for Apple iOS 4.2 devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).
Tibetan Dictionary for iPhone and iPod touch

Android

iOS apps

Tibetan dictionaries for iPad


Historical devices

Another good mobile device for working with Tibetan is the Nokia N900. It supports a number of Tibetan applications including:

  • Free dictionary applications that work with the Rangjung Yeshe dictionary.
  • Ability to install and correctly render Tibetan fonts
  • Ability to browse web sites in Tibetan script
  • Flashcard programs that correctly display Tibetan script

Tibetan dictionaries for N900, Meego, Maemo devices

RangjungYesheN900-2.png RangjungYesheN900-1.png RangjungYesheN900-0.png

See below for installation instructions.

Installation

Get a dictionary app for the N900 that supports stardict

  • There are two free dictionary applications available in the maemo repositories that support startdict format: QStarDict and MStardict.

Easier to use is MStardict:

Setup

  1. Install MStardict on your N900 using the N900 application installer.
  2. Download the three uncompressed RangjungYeshe dictionary files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict.dz, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
  3. Connect your N900 via USB. Install the three files within a mstardict folder within the N900 internal memory. Simply create this folder in the top-level of the USB-drive of your internal N900 memory if it doesn't exist.
  4. Enable the RangjungYesheTibetanWylie dictionary (screen shot 1)


Older Dictionary Apps for Android (Legacy)

Dictionary appa for Android that supports stardict

WordMate: Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan Dictionary on an Android phone
  • There is a number of free dictionary applications for Android that support the stardict format.

A free Android dictionary application that works and does not display annoying ads is WordMate.

Setup

  1. Install WordMate using the Android store.
  2. Download the three completely uncompressed RangjungYeshe dictionary files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
  3. Connect your Android phone via USB as USB memory stick. Install the three files within a wordmade folder that has already been created by the application.

Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary for mobile devices

iPhone OS-X 4.2.1 dictionary with full Tibetan input and display support

Note: The following dictionaries are based on the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary created by Erik Pema Kunsang, the Rangjung Yeshe Shedra and the people at DharmaDictionary.net. They are published with the kind permission of Erik Pema Kunsang.

Note: in order to help improving future versions of the dictionary:

Mnemosyne: Flashcards in Tibetan on Nokia N900 mobile phone

Download resources

Uncompressed dictionary files: (needed for Nokia N900, Voice Dict pro for iPad)

Competely uncompressed dictionary files: (needed for Android WordMate)

Internal Links

External Links

Credits

Thank you to the people at the Rangjung Yeshe Shedra and the editors of dharmadictionary.net for the creation of the dictionary. A special thank-you to Erik Pema Kunsang for making this all possible.