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Tise: Tibetan Wylie Input Utility

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What is Tise?

Tise (pronounced 'tee-say') is a Tibetan input utility for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 created by Gregory Mokhin. external link: EWTS Transliteration is used for typing Tibetan. Tise intercepts user input and converts EWTS sequences into proper codes for Tibetan text to be displayed using a Unicode Opentype Tibetan font. Previous versions of Tise worked with 8-bit LTibetan font. Current version uses Unicode. Tise automatically adjusts itself to the user's preferred keyboard layout and is able to work with multiple layouts. For older versions of Windows an excellent external link: tibwin utility by Marvin Moser is available elsewhere for free. Tise is not based on tibwin and does not use any code from tibwin and/or other software. Tise is developed in line with the aims of THL tools project with the sole purpose to assist the preservation of Tibetan cultural heritage and to make using a computer easier for Himalayan peoples and scholars. See the external link: Tise home page as well.

Compatible Operating Systems

Tise works in Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions; it also works in Windows 8 and 10, though we have not tested this. There is also a 32-bit version for XP. Tise does NOT work in Mac OS.

Compatible Software

Tise has been tested with Notepad, MS Office 2003 (Word, Excel, Access), Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Mozilla Thunderbird. It should work well with all native Windows applications that support Unicode input and should work well in most browsers. It does not work with any version of FilemakerPro. We welcome your feedback on how well it works (or doesn't) with other software so that we can share your experience with others.


Tise is available for free download above (58 KB, v. 2.0, built 20 Nov 2012). By downloading it you agree that under no circumstances shall the author be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of this software or information on this web site.

Installation & Usage

Before using Tise you will need to unzip tise.zip archive into a directory of your choice and install a Tibetan Unicode OpenType font, for example, external link: Tibetan Machine Uni, licensed under GPL and available at THL tools download page or here (1.3 MB). Make sure that Arial Unicode font is not installed, otherwise it will interfere with proper operation of Tibetan Machine Uni font. For detailed instructions refer to readme.txt, available online and also included into zip archive.

Development & Feedback

For discussions of technical issues related to the development of Tise you might want to join the mailing list:

It is possible to subscribe to this list by sending a message to {email:tise-devel@googlegroups.com} with subject 'subscribe' and empty body or online at the above address.

Any feedback of your usage of Tise will be appreciated. If you wish to contribute to the development of Tise, directly or indirectly, please contact the author at {email:mokhin@gmail.com}.

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