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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.

༄༅།  ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུཾ་ཧྲཱི༔

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Daicing Alphabet of Tibetan Transliteration (DAO) & Daicing Tibetan Keyboard

– Easy, Accurate, & Logical

Daicing Alphabet of Tibetan Transliteration (DAO for short) is fully based on Tibetan spelling. DAO can transliterate the two-dimensional Tibetan into a linear dimension losslessly. DAO supports all Tibetan characters and spelling rules, so it can be used to transliterate the words with special spellings including Sanskrit words, irregular words, abbreviations, misspelled words, borrowed words, etc.  And the transliteration can be converted back to Unicode Tibetan with no manual interventions.

DAO supports all languages written in Tibetan script including the Tibetan language, Dzongkha language, Denzongkha, Ladakhi language and Balti language (when written in Tibetan script).

Daicing keyboard (Classic) corresponds with DAO. You can use it to type Tibetan easily. You don’t need to remember a specific keyboard layout for your input.

 

Rules of Transliteration

1. The implicit vowel “a” is not transliterated.

2. The basic order of the transliteration is from left to right. (DAO does not need to differentiate between prefixes, base letters, first suffixes and secondary suffixes.)

3. The order of the transliteration of a stack is from top to bottom. Put a dot between all subjoined letters. (DAO does not need to differentiate between superscripts, base letters and subscripts.)

4. The symbols (including vowel symbols and other symbols) are transliterated behind the letter or stack. The symbols below are transliterated first. Then those above are transliterated. And those on the right are transliterated finally.

◊ 4.1 For multiple symbols below, transliterate from top to bottom.

◊ 4.2 For multiple symbols above, transliterate from bottom to top.

◊ 4.3 For multiple symbols on the right, transliterate from left to right.

 

Rules of Keyboard

1. The order of input of Daicing Keyboard is the same as DAO.

2. To input a letter with an apostrophe (’) behind, please use AltGr key (right Alt key).

◊ For example, if you want to input k’, press AltGr key (right Alt key) first and hold it, then press K, and then release both at the same time. This is expressed as AltGr-K.

3. To input a letter with a dot (.) in the front, please use Shift key.

◊ For example, if you want to input .k, press Shift key first and hold it, then press K, and then release both at the same time. This is expressed as Shift-K.

4. To input a letter with a backslash (\) or grave (`) in the front, please press backslash (\) or grave (`) first.

◊ For example, if you want to input `=, press grave (`) key first, release it. Then press =. This is expressed as `+=.

◊ For example, if you want to input \.t’, press backslash key first, release it. Then press AltGr key (right Alt key) and hold it. Then press Shift key and hold both. Then press T. At last, release the three keys at the same time. This is expressed as \+AltGr-Shift-T.

5. When Caps Lock is on, you can type Latin letters, Arabic numerals and symbols on the keyboard directly. Shift is used for an upper-case.

 


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