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The First Tibetan Electronic Dictionary To Be Launched

August 21, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 19, 2010

Dharamshala -- Readers in today's world of
information technology will soon have the first
Tibetan electronic dictionary in unicode Monlam
Bodyig 3 on their computers, be it Windows, Mac, ipod or ipad.

A group of Tibetan academicians and scholars on
Tibetan literature have gathered at the Library
of Tibetan Works and Archives to give their ideas
and suggestion to the upcoming comprehensive
Tibetan electronic dictionary, which is being compiled by Ven Lobsang Monlam.

Ven Monlam is known for his pioneering initiative
in developing the electronic Monlam Bodyig font
in userfriendly unicode format. His latest Monlam
Bodyig 3 had already hit the stores.

The special features of the dictionary are that
readers can get a comprehensive set of meanings
and usages of a particular Tibetan word. By
clicking on a Tibetan word, one can also get a
wide range of meanings and usages of that word in English.

Speaking of his work on the upcoming Monlam
dictionary, he said he has been undertaking
careful study and consideration of Tibetan
handwritings, grammar and vocabularies.

He said he took reference from the
Tibetan-English Dictionary compiled by the Department of Education.

Ven Monlam said his meeting with the Tibetan
scholars was aimed to incorporate into the
dictionary the entire set of Tibetan terminology
from the field of Buddhism, culture, literature, dialectics, grammar etc.

Kalon Tripa Prof Samdong Rinpoche underlined that
the Tibetan people will remain alive as a
distinct from other nationals as long as the Tibetan language exists.

Praising Ven Monlam for his innovative works on
Tibet language, Kalon Tripa said it will be of
immense benefit to the preservation and promotion
of Tibet's cultural heritage if he continues to make efforts in the future.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Secretary Mr
Tsegyam presented a ceremonial scarf to Ven
Monlam as a gesture of His Holiness' appreciation
of the monk's expertise in  promoting Tibetan language through innovation.
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