Tibetan Input Method for Linux
Installing a Tibetan input method for gnome
For gnome you need the packages
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
- Now open gnome text editor (gedit), select a Tibetan font, e.g. Tibetan Machine Uni and activate the input method
- You should now be able to type Tibetan.
It is possible to exchange or change the way the input method
"m17n-bo-wylie" works: Simply edit (as root, make a backup first!)
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.