I will start using Tibetan Unicode fonts in this blog from this time forward.
Here's an example: ཆོས།
Why? Of many reasons:
- It is much better to see the actual Tibetan words and letters instead of Wylie. The more you see them, the better.
- It is really time for all of us to start using Tibetan on the computers now that it's feasible for anyone who really wants to do this.
- I could easier do full conversions of Tibetan texts and use copy/paste of text material instead of using images.
- Copy/paste will make it possible to copy parts to your documents, as well.
- Finally when Google catches up you could do searches using Tibetan fonts, wow.
If you use Vista or Leopard (MacOSX 10.5) things should be fine. If you use Windows XP or Tiger (10.4), the stack alignment might look funny. Depending on the Windows installation it might either look fine or odd. Older systems and Linux systems, you need to figure out how to install a default Unicode Tibetan font and also configure various parts.
Anyway, Dharmadictionary is also switching over, slowly, to using Tibetan Fonts, see here for an example.
Anyway, feel free to put comments below in case you have issues or points about this switch. Depending on my schedule I might fix older entries, but there are over four hundred postings so I suspect it won't really happen all across all the postings, at least in the short term.