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?

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.

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.

PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.5 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.5 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

What I just did was:
. using “tibetan unicode font for linux” in Google;
. tried a few and then used: Downloadable Software ;
. downloaded the file
. 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).


Thanks the first link worked well.

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