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[[Category:Tibetan Software]]
 
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== Unicode Editors ==
 
== Unicode Editors ==
One of the major advantages of Unicode is platform independence. If an Operating System supports a [[Tibetan Input Method]] and is able to display complex scripts, all applications should be able to edit and display Tibetan text. For other platforms (e.g. older Windows versions), specialized Tibetan Editors have been created.
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One of the major advantages of Unicode is platform independence. If an Operating System supports a [[Tibetan Input Method]] and is able to display complex scripts, all applications should be able to edit and display Tibetan text.  
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See [[Tibetan Unicode Installation]] on how to enable existing standard word processors (Microsoft Office or OpenOffice) for Tibetan.
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For other platforms (e.g. older Windows versions), specialized Tibetan Editors have been created.
 
=== [http://udp.leighb.com UDP] - The Unicode Document Processor for Tibetan ===  
 
=== [http://udp.leighb.com UDP] - The Unicode Document Processor for Tibetan ===  
 
UDP is a stand-alone document processing program that works with European, Tibetan, Dzongkha and many other languages in the Win/98/ME and Win/NT/2000/XP environments.
 
UDP is a stand-alone document processing program that works with European, Tibetan, Dzongkha and many other languages in the Win/98/ME and Win/NT/2000/XP environments.

Revision as of 16:55, 3 December 2006

Unicode Editors

One of the major advantages of Unicode is platform independence. If an Operating System supports a Tibetan Input Method and is able to display complex scripts, all applications should be able to edit and display Tibetan text.

See Tibetan Unicode Installation on how to enable existing standard word processors (Microsoft Office or OpenOffice) for Tibetan.

For other platforms (e.g. older Windows versions), specialized Tibetan Editors have been created.

UDP - The Unicode Document Processor for Tibetan

UDP is a stand-alone document processing program that works with European, Tibetan, Dzongkha and many other languages in the Win/98/ME and Win/NT/2000/XP environments.

UDP reads a large number of legacy document and font formats and can convert them to [Tibetan Unicode].

UDP is one of the most useful tools to convert TibetDoc or RTF documents encoded in legacy fonts into standard Tibetan Unicode

BabelPad - Unicode Text Editor for Windows

BabelPad is a Unicode text editor for Windows that supports the proper rendering of most complex scripts, and allows you to assign different fonts to different scripts in order to facilitate multi-script text editing.

BabelPad supports many different languages including Tibetan.

Legacy Font Formats

Legacy Editors were created before the Tibetan Unicode standard existed. During those times, proprietary font formats were the only way to edit texts in Tibetan fonts. Unfortunately a chaotic number of variants of proprietary encoding schemes was created in the early days of Tibetan text processing. A number of Font Conversion Programs addresses this problem.

TibetDoc

One of the earliest and most well known of the proprietary Tibetan text editors.