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=Preparation=
 
=Preparation=
# Follow [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]] to setup your computer for Tibetan editing. (Install input method, fonts and correct display of complex scripts)
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# Follow [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]] to setup your computer for Tibetan editing. (Install input method, fonts and correct display of complex scripts).
# Get the latest version of [http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice] for your platform
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# Get the latest version of [http://www.libreoffice.org LibreOffice] or [http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice] for your platform.
  
[[Image:OO configuration 1.jpg|thumb|480px|[http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice] configuration page 1]]
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'''Note:''' The recommendation is to use [http://www.libreoffice.org LibreOffice V.4.0] or newer. All techniques discussed on this page should also work with the latest OpenOffice versions.
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[[Image:OO configuration 1.jpg|thumb|480px|[http://www.libreoffice.org LibreOffice] configuration page 1]]
  
=Configuration of OpenOffice=
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=Configuration of LibreOffice=
# Start OpenOffice
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# Start LibreOffice
# Select <code>Tools/Options/Language Settings/Languages</code> and within "Enhanced Language Support" enable "Enabled complex text layout (CTL)". Complex text layout is required to be able to work with [[Tibetan Unicode]] fonts in OpenOffice.
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# Select <code>Tools/Options/Language Settings/Languages</code> and within "Enhanced Language Support" enable "Enabled complex text layout (CTL)". Complex text layout is required to be able to work with [[Tibetan Unicode]] fonts in LibreOffice.
 
# In the same dialog select as "Default Language" for "CTL" <code>Dzongkha</code>. Dzongkha (a language spoken in Bhutan that is related to Tibetan and uses the same script as Tibetan).
 
# In the same dialog select as "Default Language" for "CTL" <code>Dzongkha</code>. Dzongkha (a language spoken in Bhutan that is related to Tibetan and uses the same script as Tibetan).
 
# Select OK. From now each font select dialog requires the definition of two fonts: one font that is been used for western texts (e.g. English) and one font that is been used for Tibetan.
 
# Select OK. From now each font select dialog requires the definition of two fonts: one font that is been used for western texts (e.g. English) and one font that is been used for Tibetan.
# Select <code>Tools/Options/OpenOffice Writer/Basic Fonts (CTL)</code>.
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# Select <code>Tools/Options/LibreOffice Writer/Basic Fonts (CTL)</code>.
# Configure [http://chris.fynn.googlepages.com/jomolhari Jomolhari] as your default Tibetan font. (Make sure that you actually have installed Jomolhari, it can be downloaded freely from [http://chris.fynn.googlepages.com/jomolhari Chris Fynn's website])
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# Configure [[Tibetan Fonts#Jomolhari|Jomolhari]] as your default Tibetan font. (Make sure that you actually have installed Jomolhari, it can be downloaded freely from Chris Fynn's website, see [[Tibetan Fonts#Jomolhari|Jomolhari]])
[[Image:OO configuration 2.jpg|thumb|480px|[http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice] configuration page 2]]
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[[Image:OO configuration 2.jpg|thumb|480px|[http://www.libreoffice.org LibreOffice] configuration page 2]]
  
 
=First tests=
 
=First tests=
If you have correctly followed [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]], you should now be able enter English or Tibetan within OpenOffice by simply switching the input method of your Operating system.
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If you have correctly followed [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]], you should now be able enter English or Tibetan within LibreOffice by simply switching the input method of your Operating system.
  
* In [[http://www.digitaltibetan.org/index.php?title=Preparing_a_Computer_running_Windows_XP_for_Tibetan_Editing|Windows, the [http://tise.dzogchen.ru/ TISE] input method switches between English and Wylie-Tibetan when <code>Shift-<space></code> is pressed.
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* In [[Preparing a Computer running Windows XP for Tibetan Editing|Windows]], the [http://tise.mokhin.org/ TISE] input method switches between English and Wylie-Tibetan when <code>Shift-<space></code> is pressed.
* In [Preparing a Computer running Linux / Gnome for Tibetan Editing|Linux] use the Gnome-UIM applet, enable bo-wylie as input method.
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* In [[Preparing a Computer running Linux / Gnome for Tibetan Editing|Linux]] use the Gnome-UIM applet, enable bo-wylie as input method.
* With [Preparing a Computer running Mac OS-X 10.5.x for Tibetan Editing|Mac OS-X] select the Tibetan Wylie keyboard.
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* With [[Preparing a Computer running Mac OS-X 10.5.x for Tibetan Editing|Mac OS-X]] select the Tibetan Wylie keyboard.
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=Editing texts=
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* [[How to edit Tibetan texts]] shows example documents in Tibetan.
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=Spellchecking=
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* [[A spellchecker for Tibetan and Libre- or OpenOffice]]. A spellchecking extension for Libre- and OpenOffice provided by Elie Roux.
  
 
=Additional Software: Tibetan formatting macros=
 
=Additional Software: Tibetan formatting macros=
You can also install the [[Tibetan Formating OpenOffice.org Extension | Tibetan Formatter OpenOffice Extension]].
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You can also install the [[Tibetan Formatting LibreOffice Extension]].
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=Internal links=
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* [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]]
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* [[How to edit Tibetan texts]]
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* [[Tibetan Input Method for Windows]]
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* [[Tibetan Fonts]]
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* [[Configuring Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 for Tibetan script]]
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* [[How to prepare InDesign CS5 for Tibetan script]]
  
=External links=
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[[Category:Tibetan Software]]
Visit this [https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/access/wiki/site/26a34146-33a6-48ce-001e-f16ce7908a6a/openoffice%20writer.html link] to see how to enable Tibetan inputing in OpenOffice.
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Latest revision as of 18:05, 20 April 2014

Preparation

  1. Follow Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing to setup your computer for Tibetan editing. (Install input method, fonts and correct display of complex scripts).
  2. Get the latest version of LibreOffice or OpenOffice for your platform.

Note: The recommendation is to use LibreOffice V.4.0 or newer. All techniques discussed on this page should also work with the latest OpenOffice versions.

LibreOffice configuration page 1

Configuration of LibreOffice

  1. Start LibreOffice
  2. Select Tools/Options/Language Settings/Languages and within "Enhanced Language Support" enable "Enabled complex text layout (CTL)". Complex text layout is required to be able to work with Tibetan Unicode fonts in LibreOffice.
  3. In the same dialog select as "Default Language" for "CTL" Dzongkha. Dzongkha (a language spoken in Bhutan that is related to Tibetan and uses the same script as Tibetan).
  4. Select OK. From now each font select dialog requires the definition of two fonts: one font that is been used for western texts (e.g. English) and one font that is been used for Tibetan.
  5. Select Tools/Options/LibreOffice Writer/Basic Fonts (CTL).
  6. Configure Jomolhari as your default Tibetan font. (Make sure that you actually have installed Jomolhari, it can be downloaded freely from Chris Fynn's website, see Jomolhari)
LibreOffice configuration page 2

First tests

If you have correctly followed Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing, you should now be able enter English or Tibetan within LibreOffice by simply switching the input method of your Operating system.

  • In Windows, the TISE input method switches between English and Wylie-Tibetan when Shift-<space> is pressed.
  • In Linux use the Gnome-UIM applet, enable bo-wylie as input method.
  • With Mac OS-X select the Tibetan Wylie keyboard.

Editing texts

Spellchecking

Additional Software: Tibetan formatting macros

You can also install the Tibetan Formatting LibreOffice Extension.

Internal links