Talk:Tibetan Unicode

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Subject: [tibex] Tibetan support now in Mac OS X Leopard
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:52:38 -0700
From: Peter Lofting <>
CC: Peter Lofting <>

FYI Mac OS X 10.5.0 (aka Leopard) ships with full Unicode Tibetan support in the base install.

There are 2 fonts and 3 keyboard layouts.

The fonts were developed by Prof. Shojiro Nomura of Otani University and Steve Hartwell. They are:

  • Kailasa - System font (More compact; used for User Interface labels)
  • Kokonor - Application font (used for Documents and the Finder)

The Keyboard layouts are:

  • Tibetan - Otani
  • Tibetan - QWERTY
  • Tibetan - Wylie - (EWTS 2.02)

Scope of support includes full Unicode Tibetan block coverage and stacks for transliterated Sanskrit plus some contemporary Chinese phoneticizations.

If you find any unusual stacks or Unicode sequences that are not displayed properly, please email a screenshot and a copy of the Unicode text data to me, as well as any other feedback or enhancement requests.

Best wishes


Peter Lofting
Font Guy
OS Frameworks Software Engineering
Apple, Inc.
2 Infinite Loop, MS: 302-2ISM
Cupertino, California 95014

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