Tibetan Dictionaries

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  • Note: All dictionaries on this page are based on the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary created by Erik Pema Kunzang, the Rangjung Yeshe Shedra and the people at dharmadictionary.net. They are published with the kind permission of Erik Pema Kunzang.

TibetDict, a dictionary tool for Windows

Description

General

Features:

  • The dictionary tool allows to search for Wylie or Tibetan Unicode expressions and translates them using the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan glossary.
  • It supports Tibetan -> English and English -> Tibetan search
  • It supports phonetic search of Tibetan expressions
  • The program monitors the clipboard for Tibetan Unicode or Wylie expressions and automatically translates them.

Searching Tibetan expressions

Image 1: TibetDict, search for Tibetan expressions
  • To translate a Tibetan expression, you can:
    • enter the Wylie equivalent into the Wylie-Input box (see Image 1). For example if you enter sems, the translation for སེམས་ is displayed. Tibet explanation within the result are hot-linked and can be clicked.
    • enter Tibetan Unicode (using a Tibetan Input Method) into the Unicode Input box
    • Copy either Wylie or Tibetan Unicode into the clipboard when working with other applications. TibetDict automatically recognizes Tibetan and offers a translation.

English to Tibetan

Image 2: TibetDict, search for English expressions
  • To translate from English to Tibetan, you need to click on the "Full Text" tab below the Wylie input field. (See image 2)
  • You can enter an expression of one or more English words. The first word is the most significant for the search.

Phonetic search

Image 3: TibetDict, search for phonetic expressions
  • For phonetic search (search by the sound of a word), you need to click on the "Phonetic" tab below the Wylie input field. (See image 3)
  • Simply enter the phonetic representation of a Tibetan expression. The various possible Tibetan representations are while you type. The following rules apply:
    • Umlauts are represented as:
      • Umlaut ä as in Tibetan las, ལས་, French lait can be written as ae, ä or e. Entering le, lae or would find the Tibetan representation.
      • Umlaut ö as in Tibetan bod, བོད་, French veux, can be written as ö or oe. Entering boe or would find the Tibetan representation.
      • Umlaut ü as in Tibetan lus, ལུས་, can be written as ü or ue. Entering lue or would find the Tibetan representation.
    • There is no difference between aspirated and non aspirated consonants.

Advanced topics

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Installation

Requirements

then:

  1. Download the setup-file below
  2. Unpack the ZIP file and start setup.exe (the program is not digitally signed, so you will receive a security warning)

Download

  • Download the setup for Windows here. Version 0.9.18 BETA.

Copyright

The dictionary data are copyright Erik Pema Kunzang, Rangjung Yeshe and dharmadictionary.net. Publication with kind permission of Erik Pema Kunzang.

The Rangjung Yeshe dictionary integrated into the Mac OS-X dictionary

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