Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to install Tibetan font on your computer

Download the Monlam Tibetan Font here:

This page is in Tibetan, so I translated the instructions below:

Tashi Delek. Thank you for downloading Monlam Bodyig 3. To install Monlam Bodyig 3 on to your computer, please follow these simple steps. It is much easier than you think. 

1. Open the folder called "Monlam Bodyig 3 for Mac OS X"

2(a). Open the "Fonts" folder and copy or drag all the fonts in the folder -- except "Monlam Uni Sans Serif" -- into your computer's Macintosh HD\Library\Fonts. If you're confused, just follow the visual illustration below.
2(b). Copy or drag the "Monlam Uni Sans Serif" font into User\Library\Fonts.

3. Copy or drag all the files in the Keylayouts folder into Macintosh HD\Library\Keyboard Layouts.

4. After completing the above steps, you're pretty much done. Near the top right hand corner of your monitor, you will find an icon of the US flag. Click on that flag and you will see a drop down menu. Click on "Open Language and Text Preferences." Then click on "Input Sources."

5. Click on "Input Menu" or "Input Sources" and check the boxes that say "Monlam Bodyig 3" and "སྨོན་ལམ་བོད་ཡིག v3.ML2." Make sure that the box "Show input menu in menu bar" is turned on.

6. After completing all the above steps, you're ready to write in Tibetan, whether it is a great article or a terrible poem or a boring tweet. Click on the US flag in the top right corner and select "Monlam Bod-yig v3.00." Start writing in Tibetan.