Working with Linux KDE and Tibetan script

Working with 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

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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).

Trouble-shooting

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):

GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus
QT_IM_MODULE=ibus
XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus