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    Default How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    I am using openSuse 11.4 with KDE. For viewing this page in Firefox

    Standard Tibetan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I see the blocks instead of actual characters. Which fonts should I install to see this page?

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    Default Re: How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    I have generally found Tibetan Fonts: South Asian Language Resource Center reliable for South Asian fonts and they offer some free Tibetan fonts. All you need to do is download the ones you want to the Download folder and then right click on the font>Actions>install. You will have to give the root password for system wide install. I normally save the fonts within a folder in /home so that when I install a new distro I can simply reinstall them rather than having to download them again.

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    Default Re: How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    There is also a debian package ttf_tmuni (google will easily find it) for
    tibetian fonts, since this only contains ttf fonts one can also extract the
    fonts from it. Did not see a rpm package but maybe there is one available
    with a different name.

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    Default Re: How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    What I just did was:
    . using "tibetan unicode font for linux" in Google;
    . tried a few and then used: Downloadable Software ;
    . downloaded the file tibmachinetypeface.zip
    . clicked on it and Ark will open with the contents of the zip;
    . clicked on TibetanMachineUnicode1.0.ttf;
    . it then opens a window where you can choose to install the font, I did it system wide (for which I needed the root password several times.

    I now have Tbetan characters in that Wikipedia page, but very tiny.

    Maybe you can experiment a little, I am very interested if you can have better results (e.g. by installing other ttf file sfrom the zip file).

    HTH
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    Thanks the first link worked well.

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    Default Re: How to view Tibetian fonts in openSuse

    Yes, the font @john_hudson points to is much better then the one I found. Thanks John.
    Henk van Velden

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