Tibetan Editing on Linux

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Linux fully support Unicode Tibetan. Tibetan is rendered correctly by almost all Linux applications. In order to make Linux support fully functional, one needs to:

Installing fonts

Basic font installation

Sources for fonts

Img. 1: Linux font installation with Font Viewer.
  • many Debian based systems contain a package ttf-tmuni or ttf-tibetan-machine which contains Tibetan Machine Uni.
  • Get the latest DDC Uchen and Jomolhari font by Chris Fynn.
  • See Tibetan Fonts for a list of Unicode Tibetan fonts.

Simply double click a .ttf font file and select "Install font" in Font Viewer (see Img. 1)

Using the command line to install fonts

Linux users can use all fonts that work on Windows PCs. For installation simply create a new folder 'Tibetan' at /usr/share/fonts. Copy all Tibetan fonts into the folder /usr/share/fonts/Tibetan. Open a console and make sure that read permissions are given for all users for the Tibetan folder and it's content, e.g.:

chmod -R a+rx /usr/share/fonts/Tibetan

Refresh the font cache with

fc-cache -f

Restart applications that use fonts (e.g. OpenOffice).

Tibetan Input Method

See also

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