Tibetan

About Tibetan

Tibetan is the language mainly spoken in Tibetan Plateau including Tibet, some areas in QingHai, Sichuang province of China as well as in Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan. Tibetan language has about 6 million speakers. The Tibetan language uses Tibetan alphabet in their writing systems. The Tibetan alphabet was created under Thonmi Sambhote during the reign of Songtsen Gampo in the middle 7th century. As there was not a standard script to communicate and write at the time, Songtsen Gampo sent Thonmi Sambhote to India to study the art of writing and after more than 3 years of study, he came back and invented the alphabet. Tibetan alphabet has 30 consonants, or radicals, and the vowels exist in each consonant or radical. East Asian languages all have profound traditions of calligraphy and there is no exception for Tibetan. The difference is that Tibetan calligraphy is performed with a reed pen but not a brush as in Chinese or Japanese calligraphy. There are various styles of calligraphy in Tibet. Two of the most frequently seen are u-chan and U-me. U-chan is the most basic form of Tibetan writing and is frequently used in prints due to its clarity. u-me is a cursive script that lacks horizontal lines on the top of letters.

To type Tibetan without installing a Tibetan keyboard, you can use a virtual Tibetan keyboard, which allows you to type Tibetan online by either clicking on the letters on the virtual Tibetan keyboard or typing directly with your own keyboards. Then you can save your typing and copy text wherever you want.

However, to type Tibetan using an online keyboard, you need Internet access and you have to copy and paste your Tibetan text every time you finish typing. So it is apparently inefficient if you need to type Tibetan on a regular basis. In this case, you will need to install a Tibetan keyboard to type quickly and conveniently. But you will need to get familiar with the Tibetan keyboard layout first. The first version of Microsoft Windows to support the Tibetan keyboard standardized by Chinese National Standard is Windows Vista. Below is a typical Tibetan keyboard layout.

To get familiar with the Tibetan keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Tibetan, which has the Tibetan keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the Tibetan keyboard.

Create text-based images or logos with Tibetan fonts

Below is a collection of Tibetan fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Tibetan, and then it will convert your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on it. You may either enter Tibetan directly or copy from other sources and paste below.

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