Dzongkha

Dzongkha Fonts

Jomolhari

Jomolhari is a Bhutanese style dbu-can OpenType font created by Christopher 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 website properly.

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:

  1. Open Display in Control Panel.
    (Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display).
  2. Select the Appearance tab, click Effects.
  3. In the Effects dialog box, select the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts check box.
  4. Click ClearType in the list.
  5. 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.