DAO: Tibetan Alphabet
Web Browsers: Currently only Internet Explorer 8 supports tb-lr (displaying vertically from left to right). Internet Explorer 6 & 7 support displaying vertically, but only tb-rl can be used. None of the other web browsers support displaying vertically.
@#/,,a’om’ m \ni pd.me hu’m’ h.ri’;
1. When followed by a subjoined letter, the letter r equals to “ra mgo”. It will display the full form or half form according to the subjoined letter automatically.
2. The letter .a is “a-chung”. It is commonly used as the vowel-lengthening mark. It is the “small-sized subjoined small a”.
Tibetan Alphabet (Extension)
1. These letters are extensions for transliteration. They are not used in daily Tibetan. \k and \r are used in Balti.
2. Letters with a backslash (\) are reversed letters.
3. .w’, .y’, r’ and .r’ are fixed-form letters. They do not show shape variations.
Note: In r.n’, r is in full-form, but this is according to the spelling rule. Do not use r’ in this situation.
4. `.a is the “full-sized subjoined small a”. It is rarely used.
5. m’ , h’ and v' are treated as vowel symbols in Sanskrit.
Tibetan Alphabet (Ligature)
1. These letters are ligatures (cells in yellow) of two or more characters. The use (especially of the vowel symbols) is discouraged.
2. In the right DAO column, the equal combinations are showed. For some of the vowels, the upper ones are for short.