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to add or modify the translation from wylie into Unicode Tibetan.
 
to add or modify the translation from wylie into Unicode Tibetan.
 
This file serves as documentation of the input method and is also a good way to understand how the input method translates Wylie into Tibetan Unicode.
 
This file serves as documentation of the input method and is also a good way to understand how the input method translates Wylie into Tibetan Unicode.
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==More information==
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* [[Preparing a Computer running Linux / Gnome for Tibetan Editing]]
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* [[Tibetan Input Method]] (general, all operating systems)
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* [[How to edit Tibetan texts]]
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* [[Installing Monlam BodYig]]
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* [[Preparing Computers for Tibetan Editing]]
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==External Links==
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* EWTS Extended Wylie system (PDF file) [http://www.thlib.org/reference/transliteration/teachingewts.pdf http://www.thlib.org/reference/transliteration/teachingewts.pdf]
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* Input Methods, at Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method]
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* Monlam BodYig, fonts with input program [http://lobsangmonlam.org/Product.html http://lobsangmonlam.org/Product.html]
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* Unicode, at Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode]
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* Wylie transliteration, at Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wylie_transliteration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wylie_transliteration]
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Revision as of 11:04, 13 August 2010

Installing a Tibetan input method for gnome

For gnome you need the packages uim, uim-m17nlib, uim-applet-gnome. This installs a Wylie input method (as part of uim-m17nlib) and a keyboard switcher that can be added to the gnome panel:

  • Right-click the gnome-panel, select "Add to Panel..." and add the "Input Method Indicator (uim)".
  • Within the configuration of UIM, enable the input method "m17n-bo-wylie" or the newer m17n-bo-ewts, .
  • Now open gnome text editor (gedit), select a Tibetan font, e.g. Tibetan Machine Uni and activate the input method "m17n-bo-wylie".
  • You should now be able to type Tibetan.

Advanced customization

It is possible to exchange or change the way the input method "m17n-bo-wylie" works: Simply edit (as root, make a backup first!)

/usr/share/m17n/bo-wylie.mim

to add or modify the translation from wylie into Unicode Tibetan. This file serves as documentation of the input method and is also a good way to understand how the input method translates Wylie into Tibetan Unicode.

More information

External Links