Using Dzongkha on Apple Macintosh
These instructions will guide you through the process of installing the DDC Dzongkha Unicode fonts and DDC Dzongkha Keyboard on your Mac running OSX 10.4 or higher.
1. Install DDC Dzongkha Fonts
First you need to install a Dzongkha Unicode font on your Mac. Currently the only freely available Dzongkha fonts which render Dzongkha Unicode correctly on Mac OS X are DDC Uchen and Jomolhari.
Please note: Dzongkha fonts do not work in the Mac version of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, but they do work properly in OpenOffice on the Macintosh.
To install the DDC Dzongkha fonts:
3. OpenOffice for Dzongkha Editing
A. Download OpenOffice.org
Download the latest stable release of OpenOffice for Mac OS from: http://download.openoffice.org/other.html and save it to your hard drive.
It is a large program and may take some time to download....
Once the download has finished, run the .dmg file to install OpenOffice in your Applications folder
Start the OpenOffice Writer (word processor) application.
From the menu bar select
In the Language Settings dialog box under
In the same dialog box, under
From now each font select dialog will ask you to define two fonts: one font for used for "western" text (i.e. English) and one font for complex text, "CTL" (i.e. Dzongkha).
To set the Default fonts for Dzongkha: