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<div style="font-size:162%; text-align:center; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">Welcome to the ''Digital Tibetan'' Wiki,</div>
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<div style="top:+0.2em; text-align:center; font-size:95%;">an online resource for digital Tibetan dharma technology. <small>[v.2.0]</small></div>
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:*[[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing|Configuring computers for Tibetan]]
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:*[[How to convert different legacy formats of Tibetan texts into standard Unicode Tibetan|Tibetan converters]], [[Tibetan Dictionaries|dictionaries]]
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:*[[Digital Tibetan Resources]]
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[[special:Recentchanges|Recent changes]]&nbsp;'''·''' [[Special:categories|Categories]]&nbsp;'''·''' [[Sitesupport-url|Site support]]<!--&nbsp;'''·''' [[Digital_Tibetan:Acknowledgements|Acknowledgements]]-->
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|width="75%" valign="top"|This wiki serves as a platform for information on using [[Tibetan Unicode]] software and related technology on different platforms in order to facilitate the preservation and spread of digital dharma.
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==Main Topics==
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===Installation of support for Tibetan===
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* [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]]
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** [[Tibetan Editing on Linux]]
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** [[Tibetan Editing on macOS]]
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** [[Tibetan Editing on Windows Computers]]
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* '''Mobile devices''' and Tibetan
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** [[Tibetan support in Android]]
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** [[Tibetan Input Method for Apple iOS 4.2 devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)|Tibetan keyboard and apps for iPhone, iPad]]
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** [[Tibetan ebooks]]
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===Working with Tibetan text===
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* [[How to edit Tibetan texts]]
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* [[Formatting rules for Tibetan text]]
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* [[Working with PDF Documents]]. How to print booklets and pechas.
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* [[How to create pechas with LibreOffice]].
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* [[How to prepare InDesign CS5, CS6 for Tibetan script]]
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===Conversion tools===
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* [[How to convert different legacy formats of Tibetan texts into standard Unicode Tibetan]]
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* [http://digitaltibetan.org/cgi-bin/wylie.pl Bidirectional online converter between Wylie and Tibetan Unicode]
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* [http://digitaltibetan.org/cgi-bin/phonetics.pl?type=rigpa-en An online Tibetan Unicode to phonetics converter that gives the pronunciation for a passage of Tibetan Unicode text]
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* [http://digitaltibetan.org/cgi-bin/phugpa.pl Calendar converter between Tibetan and Western calendars]. Includes calculation of special days for practitioners according to the Tibetan calendar.
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===Resources===
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* [[Digital Tibetan Resources]] - General list of online resources for Tibetan.
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* [[Localization]] - Adapting computer software to different languages and regional differences.
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* [[Tibetan Dictionaries]] - Free download for Windows, Mac and Linux, and online dictionaries. '''New''': [[Tibetan Dictionaries for Mobile Devices|mobile device support (Android, iPhone, iPad)]].
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* [[Transliteration Tools]] - Tools to convert Wylie &larr;&rarr; Bod-Yig
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* [[Digital Tibetan Resources|Tools & Software]] - Online resources for Tibetan
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===News===
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* 03-Apr-2020: A small fix was contributed to the good old [[Tibetan Formatting LibreOffice Extension]].
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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.
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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]].
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[[Older News]]
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|width="50%"|'''Tibetan on mobile devices'''
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|width="50%"|'''Tibetan Software (general)'''
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|[[Image:GoogleLens.png|thumb|150px|Mobile Tibetan OCR]] 
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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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|[[Image:GoogleTibetan.png|thumb|150px|Android Tibetan keyboard]] 
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* '''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]].
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|[[Image:TibEngDict.png|thumb|150px|A Tibetan-English dictionary for Android]] 
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* '''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 [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.christian_steinert.tibetandict Google's playstore]. See also [[Tibetan Dictionaries for Android Devices]].
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|[[Image:KindleTibetan.png|thumb|150px|Tibetan on Kindle]]
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* '''26-July-2016:''' Find out [[Kindle ebooks with embedded Tibetan font|how to display Tibetan script on newer Kindle devices]].
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* The latest firmware updates (from 5.6.1) for Amazon's newer Kindle devices allow the display of Tibetan scripts in ebooks, once fonts are installed on the device and embedded into the individual ebooks. Read the article [[Kindle ebooks with embedded Tibetan font]] for installation details.
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* '''13-Apr-2016:''' Goggle implemented full [[Tibetan support in Android 6 Marshmallow|Tibetan rendering in '''Android 6 Marshmallow''']]. Android now includes a standard Tibetan font that is available to all applications. Users however still need to install a third party Tibetan keyboard, for example the [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ironrabbit.bhoboard Iron Rabbit keyboard].
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|[[Image:Tibetan_Dictionary_iTunes.png|thumb|150px|free Tibetan Dict on AppStore]] 
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* '''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! [http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/tibetan-dictionary/id418873951?mt=8 Download Tibetan Dictionary from AppStore (free)]. Version 1.7 from Jan 2013 adds new dictionary material.
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* '''06-Apr-2011:'''The Apple AppStore contains now a [http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/tibetan-dictionary/id418873951?mt=8 free Tibetan Dictionary].
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|[[Image:IphoneTibetan_2.PNG|thumb|150px|Tibetan on iPhone iOS 4.2]]
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* '''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.
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* [[Tibetan Input Method for Apple iOS 4.2 devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)|Tibetan keyboard for iOS 4.2 devices]]: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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|[[Image:TibetanOCR.png|thumb|150px|Read wood block pechas with Google Docs]]
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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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|[[Image:Goldendict15rc2.png|thumb|150px|Goldendict 1.5 RC2]]
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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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* '''01-Dec-2015''': More online Tibetan wikipedia sources added for GoldenDict, see [[GoldenDict - online and offline Tibetan dictionaries combined#Installation of online Tibetan dictionary access|GoldenDict Online Wikipedias]]
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* '''22-Jan-2013:''' Visit the [[Tibetan Dictionaries]] section to download dictionaries for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices.
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* New: [[GoldenDict - online and offline Tibetan dictionaries combined]].
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|[[Image:TibetanSpellChecker.png|thumb|150px|Tibetan spellchecking for OpenOffice]]
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* '''20-Apr-2014:''' Elie Roux has [https://github.com/eroux/tibetan-spellchecker published a Tibetan spellchecker on github]
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* More information and download of a pre-built OO extension: [[A spellchecker for Tibetan and Libre- or OpenOffice]]
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==Resource Libraries==
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* [[Tibetan Fonts]]
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* [[Tibetan Dictionaries]]
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* [[Pecha Image Library]]
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* [[LibreOffice Pecha Template Library]]
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==External Resource Libraries==
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* [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]
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* [http://dharmacloud.tsadra.org dharmacloud.tsadra.org] - a library of Tibetan ebooks
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* [http://www.lotsawahouse.org Lotsawahouse.org] - a growing library of free Tibetan Buddhist texts
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[[Category:News]]

Latest revision as of 10:51, 3 April 2020


Welcome to the Digital Tibetan Wiki,
an online resource for digital Tibetan dharma technology. [v.2.0]


Overview · Editing · Search · Policy · Help

Recent changes · Categories · Site support


This wiki serves as a platform for information on using Tibetan Unicode software and related technology on different platforms in order to facilitate the preservation and spread of digital dharma.

Main Topics

Installation of support for Tibetan

Working with Tibetan text

Conversion tools

Resources

News

  • 03-Apr-2020: A small fix was contributed to the good old Tibetan Formatting LibreOffice Extension.
  • 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.

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