Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 24, Jun 2017 10:40 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan slits his throat calling for freedom in Tibet's capital
Forfeit settlement homes and CTA benefits for Indian passport: MEA to Tibetans
Senator Feinstein asks China's Global Times to retract its threat to UC San Diego over Dalai Lama invitation
Authorities demolish more dwellings than they agreed at Larung Gar
Host of Tibet Women Soccer team’s Vancouver trip face unusual scrutiny
37 US Congressmen urge Trump to appoint special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
Tibetan activist Sherab Tsedor passes away
Dalai Lama arrives in Minnesota to take part in Starkey’s panel discussion
DoE brings comic figure ‘forgetful uncle pig’ to life for children
International rights groups call on EU to cancel human rights dialogue with China
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives back in McLeod Ganj, after attending events in New Delhi, April 28, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Google adds Tibetan script to its new OS
Phayul[Tuesday, January 19, 2016 18:54]
By Tenzin Monlam

DHARAMSHALA, January 19: The global IT giant Google, in its latest Operating System (OS), Marshmallow 6.0, has a good news for its Tibetan users. The latest OS has an a newly built-in font that supports the proper display of the Tibetan alphabet.

According to the Tibet Action Institute (TAI), which has been advocating for the development of Tibetan script in the androids-based phones said on its website, “Currently, the new OS is only available on Nexus devices sold by Google, but should soon be available on Motorola and Android ONE devices in India from Samsung and Huawei, and through third-party open firmwares such as Cyanogen.”

It is a welcome change for the Android users. Earlier, they had to install the Tibetan fonts either through rooting their phones or installing bunch of separate Tibetan font apps. This new development means that Apple iPhone, which had built-in Tibetan font, no longer has the monopoly in providing OS option for Tibetan language.

“Tibetan script is used to write Tibetan, Dzongkha, Sikkimese, Ladakhi and Balti, and is intricately tied to an identity that connects millions of people across Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Mongolia and Pakistan. Considered highly sophisticated as a vehicle for the transmission of complex philosophical teachings, the Tibetan language holds one of the largest reserves of Buddhist canon as well as contemporary literature,” TAI said.

The Tibetan organization on information technology also urged developers to include the Google ‘Noto’ Tibetan font in builds for Xiaomi, Cyanogen and all Android based OS, so that it will improve access for Tibetans around the world, and other regions that use the Tibetan script.

“This development will provide more opportunities for Tibetans to use more open-source communications tools to connect and communicate with their friends and family around the world, using their own written language,” TAI explains how it can prove as a lifeline for Tibetans living under China’s extreme state-sponsored repression and censorship.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Google adds Tibetan script to its new OS
Dalai Lama leaves for US for medical checkup
International jurists, lawyers ask China to free human rights lawyers
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online