This issue came up recently on the dharmadictionary mailing lists as part of us starting to look into using Tibetan Unicode at the web site.
The issue is that should entries have an ending shad, as in རྩེ། or just be left without, as in རྩེ ?
རྩེ། by the way, means point, peak, top, summit.
Now, there are some dictionaries, such as the Chandra Das one, where the shad is not included.
However, for most Tibetans not including the shad would look strange. Thus, as we really honor the culture and legacy of Tibetan writing, we decided to use shad at the end. It's a nice way to break the word or construct, as well, indicating where it ends. Naturally, this blog will also use this notation.