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[http://www.tavultesoft.com/ Tavultesoft] offers a commercial Tool, Keyman, which supports a number of different input methods for Tibetan. Starting with version 7, Keyman is no longer available for free.
 
[http://www.tavultesoft.com/ Tavultesoft] offers a commercial Tool, Keyman, which supports a number of different input methods for Tibetan. Starting with version 7, Keyman is no longer available for free.
  
A free input method, TISE, is available [http://thdl.org/tools/tise.html here].
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A free input method, TISE, is available [http://tise.mokhin.org/ here].
  
 
== Windows Vista ==
 
== Windows Vista ==
Vista supports a tibetan input method as part of the operating system. No further software needs to be installed. A Tibetan keyboard can be enabled using "Control Panel / Regional and Language Options".
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Vista supports a standard Tibetan input method as part of the operating system. No further software needs to be installed. A Tibetan keyboard can be enabled using "Control Panel / Regional and Language Options".
  
 
== Linux ==
 
== Linux ==
The [http://uim.freedesktop.org/wiki/ UIM package] contains a Wylie input method for Linux.
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* The [http://uim.freedesktop.org/wiki/ UIM package] contains a Wylie input method for Linux.
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* The Dzongkha XKB keyboard, which is part of XFree 86 can also be used for typing Tibetan Unicode.
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* [http://kmfl.sourceforge.net/ KMFL] enables keyboards developed for Tavultesoft's Keyman utility to be used under Linux.
  
 
== Mac OS-X ==
 
== Mac OS-X ==
For Mac, [http://sourceforge.jp/projects/macuim/ MacUIM] is a port of UIM for Mac OS-X.
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* [http://sourceforge.jp/projects/macuim/ MacUIM] is a port of UIM for Mac OS-X.
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* Chris Walker has also created [http://www.tibetanportal.com/tibetanportal/pages/keyboards/macoskeys.html Unicode Tibetan Mac System Keyboards].

Latest revision as of 19:07, 26 February 2010

Tibetan Input Methods translate sequences of characters typed on standard keyboards into Tibetan glyphs. An input method is one of three components needed for a complete Tibetan Unicode Installation.

Overview

A very good description of basically all available Tibetan Inputs methods is given at the THDL project of the University of Virginia.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP

Tavultesoft offers a commercial Tool, Keyman, which supports a number of different input methods for Tibetan. Starting with version 7, Keyman is no longer available for free.

A free input method, TISE, is available here.

Windows Vista

Vista supports a standard Tibetan input method as part of the operating system. No further software needs to be installed. A Tibetan keyboard can be enabled using "Control Panel / Regional and Language Options".

Linux

  • The UIM package contains a Wylie input method for Linux.
  • The Dzongkha XKB keyboard, which is part of XFree 86 can also be used for typing Tibetan Unicode.
  • KMFL enables keyboards developed for Tavultesoft's Keyman utility to be used under Linux.

Mac OS-X