Jomolhari is a Bhutanese style dbu-can OpenType font created
Fynn. The Dzongkha
pages on this website were designed using this font. Download,
unzip and install this font to display the Dzongkha pages on this
After installing the Jomolhari font, if the Dzongkha
pages on our website still do not display properly (e.g.
letters are overlapped or do not combinine properly) you may
need to Enable support
for Unicode Dzongkha on your computer.
Other Dzongkha Fonts
OtherUnicode compatible Dzongkha fonts, developed by the DDC are
available for download from the DDC website.
Any Unicode compatible Tibetan fonts may also be used for Dzongkha
since both languages share the same writing system.
Make Dzongkha fonts look better with font smoothing
Enabling ClearType font smoothing in Windows will usually imporove
the on-screen apperance and legibility of Dzongkha fonts - particularly
if they look jagged. Clear type font smoothing is ideal for portable
computer and LCD monitors. On desktop computer (CRT) monitors
fonts will appear smoother but may be slightly fuzzy.
Enabling Clear Type font smothing in Windows XP
To enable ClearType font smoothing:
- Open Display in Control Panel.
(Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance
and Themes, and then click Display).
- Select the Appearance tab, click Effects.
- In the Effects dialog box, select the Use the following
method to smooth edges of screen fonts check box.
- Click ClearType in the list.
- Click OK
Note on “Legacy” Dzongkha fonts.
Most old Dzongkha fonts were in an 8-bit format where the Dzongkha
letters were mapped to characters for the Latin script. Since these
fonts are not compatible with Unicode computer systems for Dzongkha
they cannot be used to display the Dzongkha pages on this website.