Tibetan Dictionary for OS-X

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Currently, the solution for OS-X is GoldenDict - online and offline Tibetan dictionaries combined

Older solutions

  • The Rangjung Yeshe dictionary integrated into the Mac OS-X dictionary

Note: in order to help improving future versions of the dictionary:

  • if you cannot find an entry in those dictionaries above, please create an (empty) entry on http://rywiki.tsadra.org/. This way a definition can be added later.
  • If you know the definition yourself, of course you can directly add it to http://rywiki.tsadra.org/.
  • Note: The dictionary on this page is based on the Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan dictionary created by Erik Pema Kunsang, the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and the people at http://rywiki.tsadra.org/. They are published with the kind permission of Erik Pema Kunsang.
Image 4: Rangjung Yeshe dictionary integrated into the standard Mac OS-X dictionary
  • This dictionary file extends the Mac standard dictionary with the ability to translation Unicode Tibetan text.
  • You can search for Tibetan translations in the following ways:
    • Enter Tibetan Unicode (using a Tibetan Input Method, see Mac section) into the dictionary application.
    • Enter Tibetan expressions in Spotlight search.
    • Mark any Tibetan Unicode text and press <ctrl><cmd><d>



  • This is not tested for OS-X versions below 10.6
  • You need a Tibetan Input method: follow the instructions for the Mac OS-X section at Tibetan Input Method.


Image 5: Enable the Rangjung Yeshe dictionary within the standard Mac OS-X dictionary
  1. Download the zip-file below
  2. Unpack the ZIP file into Library/Dictionaries. It can be either copied into the Macintosh HD/Library/Dictionaries folder, or into the Library/Dictionaries folder within your home directory.
  3. Within preferences, enable the Tibetan dictionary (see Image 5).


  • Download the dictionary for Mac OS-X here.


The dictionary data are copyright Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe and http://rywiki.tsadra.org/. Publication with kind permission of Erik Pema Kunsang.


Thank you to the people at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and the editors of http://rywiki.tsadra.org/ for the creation of the dictionary. A special thank-you to Erik Pema Kunsang for making this all possible.

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