Tibetan Dictionaries for Mobile Devices
- 1 Overview
- 2 Android
- 3 iOS apps
- 4 Tibetan dictionaries for iPad
- 5 Historical devices
- 6 Tibetan dictionaries for N900, Meego, Maemo devices
- 7 Older Dictionary Apps for Android (Legacy)
- 8 Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary for mobile devices
- 9 Download resources
- 10 Internal Links
- 11 External Links
- 12 Credits
Currently the best mobile devices for working Tibetan are:
- Tibetan Dictionaries for Android Devices
- Android devices (starting with Android 6.0, Tibetan script is fully supported)
- iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, since iOS 4.2.1 Tibetan is fully supported,
- Check the page: Tibetan Dictionary for iPhone and iPod touch
Tibetan dictionaries for iPad
- Check the page: Tibetan Dictionary for iPad
Another good mobile device for working with Tibetan is the Nokia N900. It supports a number of Tibetan applications including:
- Free dictionary applications that work with the Rangjung Yeshe dictionary.
- Ability to install and correctly render Tibetan fonts
- Ability to browse web sites in Tibetan script
- Flashcard programs that correctly display Tibetan script
Tibetan dictionaries for N900, Meego, Maemo devices
See below for installation instructions.
Get a dictionary app for the N900 that supports stardict
- There are two free dictionary applications available in the maemo repositories that support startdict format: QStarDict and MStardict.
Easier to use is MStardict:
- Install MStardict on your N900 using the N900 application installer.
- Download the three uncompressed RangjungYeshe dictionary files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict.dz, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
- Connect your N900 via USB. Install the three files within a
mstardictfolder within the N900 internal memory. Simply create this folder in the top-level of the USB-drive of your internal N900 memory if it doesn't exist.
- Enable the RangjungYesheTibetanWylie dictionary (screen shot 1)
Older Dictionary Apps for Android (Legacy)
Dictionary appa for Android that supports stardict
- There is a number of free dictionary applications for Android that support the stardict format.
A free Android dictionary application that works and does not display annoying ads is WordMate.
- Install WordMate using the Android store.
- Download the three completely uncompressed RangjungYeshe dictionary files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
- Connect your Android phone via USB as USB memory stick. Install the three files within a
wordmadefolder that has already been created by the application.
Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary for mobile devices
Note: The following dictionaries are based on the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary created by Erik Pema Kunsang, the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and the people at http://rywiki.tsadra.org/. They are published with the kind permission of Erik Pema Kunsang.
Note: in order to help improving future versions of the dictionary:
- if you cannot find an entry in those dictionaries above, please create an (empty) entry on http://rywiki.tsadra.org/. This way a definition can be added later.
- If you know the definition yourself, of course you can directly add it to http://rywiki.tsadra.org/.
- Download the Tibetan Wylie dictionary as zip: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.zip (for iPhone, iPod touch)
- Download the Tibetan Wylie dictionary as tar.bz2: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.tar.bz2 (alternative compression method)
- Download the Tibetan Wylie dictionary as tar.gz: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.tar.gz (alternative compression method)
Uncompressed dictionary files: (needed for Nokia N900, Voice Dict pro for iPad)
- Please download all three files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict.dz, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
Competely uncompressed dictionary files: (needed for Android WordMate)
- Please download all three files: RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.dict, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.idx, RangjungYesheTibetanWylie.ifo
- http://rywiki.tsadra.org/, this wiki contains the latest Tibetan dictionary content.
- Rangjung Yeshe Institute
Thank you to the people at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and the editors of http://rywiki.tsadra.org/ for the creation of the dictionary. A special thank-you to Erik Pema Kunsang for making this all possible.