Configuring Your Computer

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Configuring Your Computer for XML

Contributor(s): Nathaniel Grove.

UVa has an University-wide license for the oXygen XML editor that is freely available for staff and students. This is thus our recommended editor. UVa related personnel can download it with a UVa computing ID and password from [ITC Software Database|external link:]. Otherwise, you must obtain and install an XML editor. Your computer also must have Java Runtime Environment installed on it. (Go to external link: and look for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) download. To see if you have the JRE, open a DOS window by going to the Start menu, choosing “Run …” and typing “cmd”. In the DOS window type “java –version”. If it responds by saying “Unrecognized command” or something similar, you do NOT have java installed. Otherwise, it will print out the version of Java you are using.)

(Previously, THL used the free XML editor Morphon. See our Instructions for Setting Up Morphon XML Editor for THL.)

Install THL Word Styles

The last step in setting up your computer is to download the styles and conversion document.

The former contains two versions of the THL styles. A “” Word template and a “” word template. Either can be placed in your template folder, which is located at:

C:Documents and Settings{Windows User name}Application DataMicrosoftTemplates

The difference between the two is:

  • – If this is placed in your template folder, it will replace your previous “” and every new document created in Word will have these styles associated with it.
  • – If this is placed in your template folder, it will be one of the options available when you choose “New” from the file menu. Any document opened using will contain the proper styles.

The latter Zip file contains a version of the THL styles,, that is designed to be used with the Tibetan Machine Uni, see Unicode Tibetan font at Unicode Tibetan Use. The “” can be used as the basis for documents that contain primarily Tibetan text.

This page is provided courtesy of the external link: Tibetan and Himalayan Library.