THL Tools (Tibetan and Himalayan Librar) / News: Recent posts

Alpha ACIP Converters Available

The latest nightly builds of Jskad (available at\) feature several converters: TM->TMW, TMW->TM, TMW->Wylie, TMW->Unicode, and now TMW->ACIP, ACIP->TMW, and ACIP->Unicode(text). All are written to be bug-free and error-tolerant -- that is, errors in the input yield helpful diagnostic messages, often embedded in the output.... read more

Posted by David L. Chandler 2003-09-16

Nightly builds now available.

You can, from now on, find the latest, bleeding-edge builds of Jskad, the Translation Tool, and our other tools at

You developers will also find API docs and the like.

Posted by David L. Chandler 2003-06-28

Tibetan Translation Tool now available

Andres Montano's Tibetan Translation Tool has been added to the site. Code is contained in the Java package org.thdl.scanner. There are two new forums: TranslationTool, for tool-related discussion; and Parsing_Tibetan, for general discussion related to the parsing of Tibetan text. For more details on the tool, visit Montano's web-site:

Posted by Edward Garrett 2002-10-03

THDL Projects and Goals

Hello. You'll see that we at the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library have been developing several Tibetan language and culture related software tools, all of which take advantage of Tony Duff's free cross-platform TibetanMachineWeb fonts. We think these tools have reached a level of development that they now need the active participation of the larger programming community in order to progress.

On the one hand, we've developed Java-based tools for inputting and displaying Tibetan script (Jskad), as well as for the transcription of Tibetan-language videos (QuillDriver), and the synchronized playback of videos along with their associated transcripts (Savant).... read more

Posted by Edward Garrett 2002-09-26

Welcome to THDL Tools!

Give us a little time to populate the CVS repository and get out some file releases.

Posted by David L. Chandler 2002-09-23

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