Apis For Converting Tibetan Strings

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APIs fro Converting Tibetan Strings

This page lists the APIs available for programmers who wish to convert short strings of Tibetan on the fly. The available conversions are:

  • Wylie Transliteration to Unicode Tibetan
  • Unicode Tibetan to Wylie Transliteration
  • Unicode Tibetan to THL Tibetan Phonetics

The call is a URL. The results can be returned either as plain text or as XML. All the examples use the word, ཆོས་སྐུ་

Wylie to Unicode

This is based on the external link: online Tibetan transliteration converter powered by a contributed PERL module:


external link: http://www.thlib.org/cgi-bin/thl/lbow/wylie.pl?plain=true&conversion=wy2uni&input=chos%20sku%20

Unicode to Wylie

This is the same as above except the conversion parameter is changed to "uni2wy"


external link: http://www.thlib.org/cgi-bin/thl/lbow/wylie.pl?plain=true&conversion=uni2wy&input=%E0%BD%86%E0%BD%BC%E0%BD%A6%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%A6%E0%BE%90%E0%BD%B4%E0%BC%8B

Phonetics Generator

This generates a string of latin characters that represents the phonetic rendering of the Tibetan string. It is based on the external link: online phonetics generator powered by a contributed PERL module.


external link: http://www.thlib.org/cgi-bin/thl/lbow/phonetics.pl?plain=true&input=%E0%BD%86%E0%BD%BC%E0%BD%A6%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%A6%E0%BE%90%E0%BD%B4%E0%BC%8B

Provided for unrestricted use by the external link: Tibetan and Himalayan Library