Tibetan Editing on Linux
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:
Basic font installation
Sources for fonts
- many Debian based systems contain a package
ttf-tibetan-machinewhich 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
Copy all Tibetan fonts into the folder
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
Restart applications that use fonts (e.g. OpenOffice).
Tibetan Input Method
- Enable a Tibetan Input Method by following: Tibetan Input Method for Linux.