Tibetan Editing on Windows Computers

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Note: for old Windows versions see: [[1]]

Unicode input methods and complex script display on Windows 7, 8

No software needs to be installed: Windows already contains all three required components:

  • an input method (see Control Panel → Regional and Language settings for a Tibetan keyboard, the Chinese National Standard of Tibetan Keyboard Layout
  • support to display Tibetan script
  • a Unicode Tibetan font, Microsoft Himalaya.

An introduction on how to use the Windows built-in Tibetan Keyboard can be found at yalasoo.com.

Additional Tibetan Fonts and Wylie Input Methods

You might want to also install additional Tibetan Fonts (all existing Unicode fonts seem to work well) or an alternative Tibetan Input Method

Input Methods (Wylie)

Fonts

Typing and Editing

You can start directly using any Unicode-aware editor, such as Notepad, Notepad++, vim, OpenOffice, or the latest Microsoft Office, to create Tibetan documents in standard Unicode encoding.

See also