Linux KDE and Tibetan script#

Tibetan keyboards#

Tibetan (PRC)#

By default linux desktops come with a Tibetan keyboard compliant to GB/T 22034-2008, a Chinese norm. This keyboard is also used by Microsoft Windows.

To install, simply search for Tibetan when adding the new keyboard.

See Tibetan keyboards for more information.

Wylie EWTS#


To add a Wylie keyboard, install the packages ibus and ibus-m17n with the package manager of your distribution. Then either make sure to start the ibus daemon, or simply restart your computer.

Now run ibus_setup once to add Tibetan Wylie EWTS keyboard: select Tibetan EWTS (m17n) (not ‘Wylie’, which is an old version).


If the Tibetan input doesn’t appear in some of your applications, make sure that the following environment variables are set (e.g. in .bashrc):