How to install and set up Tibetan Fonts and Keyboard.

For Ubuntu OS:

  • Then once the folder is downloaded, on your desktop click on file manager> downloads>tibetan zip file.
  • Then extract the zip folder by right clicking on the zip folder and choose the option as extract the file here.
  • Once the files are extracted , shen open the terminal by pressing alt+t or you can visit the application and click on terminal as shown below.
  • In the terminal type cd Downloads/ tibetan cd-change drive downloads- file directory and then select tibetan file
  • You might need to change the permission of the to make it executable in the folder options.
  • For that we need to type ‘ chmod 775 ’ file to change root access.
  • Type ‘ ./ ’ to set up tibetan font and key board.
  • Exit from the terminal
  • open setting menu as instructed below in the image Application icon/ setting
  • Fromm the settings click on language and region, Click on “+” below the input source bar.
  • Click on others button to search for tibetan.
  • Type in TCRC Bod-yig and click on it.
  • Then exit from the setting and move to your desktop.
  • At the top right corner of screen you can change your keyboard according to your need
  • Start typing in your words.
  • Restart your device if the desired keyboard doesn’t appear in the option or doesn’t work properly.

For Mac OS:

1.Download monlam bodyig from

2. Follow the sequence as given on the image.

3. By click on Number 2, zip folder of Monlam Bogyig 3.1 Mac OS X will be downloaded.

4. Go to Finder>Download> Click on Monlam Bodyig 3.1 for Mac OS X.

5.Click on the Monlam Bod Yig Package set up file, as shown in image below.

6. Installation process will begin and this screen will appear. Click on continue.

7. Enter your Mac password to permit the new software installation.

8. Click on install software after entering the password.

10. Once the installation process is done then click on the close button.

How to set up Monlam keyboard in Mac OS.

1. To set up monlam keyboard on Mac, click on languages at right corner of your desktop

2.Search for open keyboard preferences and click on it.

3.This screen will appear after the 2nd step,Click on input source as shown below.

4. Then click on ‘+’ sign.

5.This screen below will appear to choose the keyboard of desired languages

6.Then Click on ‘Others’ and select ‘Monlam Bod yig v3.00’.

7. Click on ‘Add button’.

8. Then this screen will appear again, check if Monlam Bod-yig is available or not.

9. If available then click on it to check if keyboard is working properly or not.

10. Then exit from the screen and then select the desired keyboard to use it.

For Window OS:

a. How to download Monlam Bod-yig on Windows

  1. Click on the given link
  2. Tap on the download Monlam for windows

3. unzip the downloaded folder and run the monlam application

4. click on the download monlam keyboard

5. Tap next to complete installation

c. How to set up the keyboard?

1.Click on English or keyboard sign at the lower end of your desktop.

2.Then choose “Monlam-Bod-yig3.01 Unicode

3.And you are ready to type in Tibetan font

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  • Many thanks for this post! The instructions for setting up Tibetan input on ubuntu are very helpful!

    I was able to set it up accordingly on
    Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver).
    In addition, I also installed the ibus-m17n package for EWTS input (extended Wylie) via IBUS.

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