Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Dzongkha fonts for website?
This can be done by using CSS3 @font-face rule. Web fonts allow Web designers to use fonts that are not installed on the user's computer. For details, click here.
Currently, the two Dzongkha web fonts (DDC_Uchen & Dzongkha Calligraphic web fonts) in True Type file format and Embedded OpenType file format are available for download on our website. click here to download the fonts DDC_Uchen which wasn’t really intended for the use on website is heavy and can be used if in case you don’t like Dzongkha Calligraphic font. Dzongkha calligraphic font is much lighter as it contains only the necessary characters and combinations required for the web.
For Wordpress website in Dzongkha click here
Why does Dzongkha text appear as boxes (or question marks) in my word processor?
The empty box (or question mark) is the default glyph for a character missing from a font.
This problem occurs either a) when Dzongkha Unicode fonts are not properly installed on a computer system; b) when the user formats Dzongkha text with a Roman font that does not contain glyphs for Dzongkha characters; or, c) when a user attempts to use old, non-standard, Dzongkha fonts to display Dzongkha Unicode text.
Why are Dzongkha letters displayed overlapping and not joined up properly on my system?
If Dzongkha text appears as in the first example above, this means your application is not making use of Complex Text Layout for OpenType fonts.
Please note: there are still some applications which claim to support Unicode but do not have support for Complex Text Layout.
Why are Dzongkha letters displayed disconnected or broken up on my system?
This problem occurs
When I type Dzongkha why does the keyboard revert to English input when I type a tsek character?
This problem occurs in Windows when switching Keyboards or Input Languages has been assigned to the Grave Accent key on your system.
Go to: Control Panel ► (Clock Language and Region) Change Keyboard and other input methods ► Change Keyboard ► Advanced Key settings ► Change Key Sequence. Then:
When I type Dzongkha in Windows why does the font often change to Microsoft Himalaya?
1. Create styles for Dzongkha text in Microsoft Word
Please follow the appropriate instructions elswhere on this website:
2. In Windows 7 or Windows Vista assign the Dzongkha Keyboard to the Tibetan Language
Microsoft includes some limited support for Tibetan in Windows - and Tibetan is recognized by Windows as a complex script language. However, since Microsoft have not included any support for Dzongkha, Dzongkha is not recognized by Windows as a complex script language - and Windows does not recognize that the Dzongkha language uses the same characters (alphabet) as the Tibetan language.
3. Modify the Windows global composite font files
a. Modifying Global Font files in Windows XP
Change this line to: Target = "DDC Uchen" (or the name of another Dzongkha font you wisht to use as your default Dzongkha font.)
Save the file.
The same steps may be applied for the "Global Monospace" and "Global Sans Serif" composite font files