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


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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

  • 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 not 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