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* 17-Jun-2018: [http://babelstone.co.uk/Fonts/Tibetan.html BabelStone Tibetan] is an extended and updated version of Jomolhari, adding support for new characters of later Unicode standards, support for many additional clusters and shorthand contractions. BabelStone Tibetan uses the SIL Open Font License. More details at: [[Tibetan Fonts]].
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* 21-Nov-2019: Google Docs transforms wood block pecha PDFs into editable text, [[Tibetan OCR]] is now available for everybody. Simply open a PDF with Tibetan scans in Google Docs and get editable text. (With a few mistakes...) See [[Tibetan OCR]] for an example. Tibetan OCR is also available on Mobile with Google Photo's Lens function that translates Tibetan photos into editable text.
* 29-Dec-2017: Free OCR service for Tibetan Books at [http://www.dharmabook.ru/ocr/ www.dharmabook.ru/ocr], a service that is continuously improved. See [[Tibetan OCR]] for more information on Tibetan OCR.
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* 14-Aug-2019: Resource-link added: '''[http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/ BCRD]''' is a database of bibliographic information for both primary and secondary resources related to research on the Tibetan Buddhist canon with cross-correlations between root texts and commentaries. See also: [[Digital Tibetan Resources]].
* 05-Oct-2017: The [[Tibetan Unicode Test Page#Harfbuzz test|Harfbuzz bug]], affecting rendering of ཧཱུཾ་ is fixed with all major applications with release of LibreOffice 5.4.2. With release of Android 8.1 (Dec 2017), the bug is also [[Tibetan support in Android|fixed on Android]].
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* 13-Sep-2018: Amazon's latest firmware updates for Kindle, starting with version 5.9.6, have broken the support for Tibetan. So far there is no fix for the new firmware.
* 14-Jul-2017: Harfbuzz, the engine responsible for the display of Tibetan script on many platforms, has been updated to version 1.4.7. The problem with long vowel U has been fixed. See: [[Tibetan Unicode Test Page#Harfbuzz test|Harfbuzz had problems with Tibetan long vowel U]]
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* 26-Jun-2017: [http://dharmacloud.tsadra.org dharmacloud.tsadra.org] publishes a freely accessible library of Tibetan ebooks.
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[[Older News]]
* 29-Apr-2017: [[Tibetan OCR|Google Tesseract 4 alpha supports Tibetan OCR]] (character recognition) using neural networks.
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* 23-Feb-2017: Recent development builds of the free and open desktop publishing software Scribus [[How to use Scribus desktop publishing software with Tibetan script|fully support Tibetan script]].
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* 21-Feb-2017: Android 7.1.1 offers [[Tibetan support in Android|full Tibetan support]].
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* Jan-2017: Android Wear 2.0 supports Tibetan script: both wearable platforms, Apple's watchOS and Android Wear now support Tibetan script on your wrist.
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* '''21-Nov-2019:''' Latest Google Photos on both Android and iOS support Tibetan OCR, simply take a photo of Tibetan text and click the 'Lens' button in Google Photos: Tibetan becomes editable text. For larger texts or PDFs have a look at Google Drive's and Google Doc's [[Tibetan OCR]] funktionality.
 
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* '''21-Nov-2019''': Google Docs can now read scans of wood block pechas and transform them into editable text. It's not flawless yet, nevertheless a very useful tool. See: [[Tibetan OCR]] for an example.
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* '''02-June-2018''': The second release candidate for GoldenDict 1.5 has been updated again for Linux, Mac and Windows, see: [[GoldenDict - online and offline Tibetan dictionaries combined#Installation of online Tibetan dictionary access|GoldenDict Online Wikipedias]].
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* '''27-April-2019''': The second release candidate for GoldenDict 1.5 has been updated again for Linux, Mac and Windows, see: [[GoldenDict - online and offline Tibetan dictionaries combined#Installation of online Tibetan dictionary access|GoldenDict Online Wikipedias]].
 
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==External Resource Libraries==
 
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* [http://www.tbrc.org TBRC.ORG - a great library of digitized pechas]
 
* [http://www.tbrc.org TBRC.ORG - a great library of digitized pechas]
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* [http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/ BCRD - a searchable dharma text database]
 
* [http://dharmacloud.tsadra.org dharmacloud.tsadra.org] - a library of Tibetan ebooks
 
* [http://dharmacloud.tsadra.org dharmacloud.tsadra.org] - a library of Tibetan ebooks
 
* [http://www.lotsawahouse.org Lotsawahouse.org] - a growing library of free Tibetan Buddhist texts
 
* [http://www.lotsawahouse.org Lotsawahouse.org] - a growing library of free Tibetan Buddhist texts
 
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News

  • 21-Nov-2019: Google Docs transforms wood block pecha PDFs into editable text, Tibetan OCR is now available for everybody. Simply open a PDF with Tibetan scans in Google Docs and get editable text. (With a few mistakes...) See Tibetan OCR for an example. Tibetan OCR is also available on Mobile with Google Photo's Lens function that translates Tibetan photos into editable text.
  • 14-Aug-2019: Resource-link added: BCRD is a database of bibliographic information for both primary and secondary resources related to research on the Tibetan Buddhist canon with cross-correlations between root texts and commentaries. See also: Digital Tibetan Resources.
  • 13-Sep-2018: Amazon's latest firmware updates for Kindle, starting with version 5.9.6, have broken the support for Tibetan. So far there is no fix for the new firmware.

Older News

News

Tibetan on mobile devices Tibetan Software (general)
Mobile Tibetan OCR
  • 21-Nov-2019: Latest Google Photos on both Android and iOS support Tibetan OCR, simply take a photo of Tibetan text and click the 'Lens' button in Google Photos: Tibetan becomes editable text. For larger texts or PDFs have a look at Google Drive's and Google Doc's Tibetan OCR funktionality.
Android Tibetan keyboard
  • 21-Feb-2017: With Android 7.1.1, Tibetan support for Android is now complete. Tibetan is offered as a language for Android's UI, and with this release, also a Tibetan keyboard is included, which is installed automatically, once Tibetan is added as a language for Android in settings. See Tibetan support in Android.
A Tibetan-English dictionary for Android
  • 06-Sep-2016: The Tibetan-English Dictionary for Android by Christian Steinert contains a very large selection of Tibetan-English and Tibetan-Tibetan dictionaries and glossaries. It supports both older devices using Wylie-transliterated Tibetan and newer devices with Unicode Tibetan. The app is available for free in Google's playstore. See also Tibetan Dictionaries for Android Devices.
Tibetan on Kindle
Tibetan support in Android 6
free Tibetan Dict on AppStore
  • 22-Jan-2013:The free Tibetan Dictionary now has support for both iPhone and iPad: It's currently the best research tool for those using an iPhone or iPad to study Tibetan. Good work! Download Tibetan Dictionary from AppStore (free). Version 1.7 from Jan 2013 adds new dictionary material.
  • 06-Apr-2011:The Apple AppStore contains now a free Tibetan Dictionary.
Tibetan on iPhone iOS 4.2
  • 22-Nov-2010: The latest update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iOS 4.2, fully supports display of Unicode Tibetan and a Tibetan input method for virtually all apps.
  • Tibetan keyboard for iOS 4.2 devices: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Read wood block pechas with Google Docs
  • 21-Nov-2019: Google Docs can now read scans of wood block pechas and transform them into editable text. It's not flawless yet, nevertheless a very useful tool. See: Tibetan OCR for an example.
Goldendict 1.5 RC2
  • 27-April-2019: The second release candidate for GoldenDict 1.5 has been updated again for Linux, Mac and Windows, see: GoldenDict Online Wikipedias.
Tibetan wikipedias via Goldendict
Tibetan Dictionaries
Tibetan spellchecking for OpenOffice

Resource Libraries

External Resource Libraries