Attu helps you convert Tibetan text from older ANSI style fonts to Unicode.
(It does not provide conversion back to non-Unicode.)
Attu takes a .RTF file as input and creates a new .RTF file as output.
Any text in a recognized ANSI Tibetan font is converted to your chosen Unicode font.
The font size values and other text formatting in the document are left unchanged.
(You may see character sizes change even though pitch size values are not changed.
This is due to differences in the height each font designer decided to use for a given pitch.)
Attu recognizes about 20 Tibetan or Bhutanese typefaces from six different font families.
You do not need to have the original font or chosen Unicode font installed.
This allows conversion of very old documents where the legacy font is no longer available.
(However, having the fonts installed allows you to check the accuracy of the conversion.)
Use Attu with 4 easy steps:
1) Just drag-and-drop a .RTF file onto the Attu program or the shortcut icon
(or use the "Input File" browse button to select a .RTF file)
2) Click the "copy path" button to place the Output file next to the Input file
(or use the "Output File" browse button to indicate a folder and filename for output)
3) Select the desired Tibetan Unicode font name
(if the desired font name is not listed you can type it in; be sure to spell it correctly.)
4) Click the Run button
Just type "Attu.exe" at the command line to see the syntax.
All characters in any recognized font are converted to the selected Unicode font.
If text in a recognized font contains an unrecognized codepoint then Attu will
insert the Unicode "Replacement Character" 0xFFFD (�).
Your text can be any mix of fonts; only recognized fonts are converted.
Here is the list of recognized fonts:
Attu runs on Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/Win7 (no Mac version, sorry).
- Monlam ouchan 1
- Monlam ouchan 2
- Monlam ouchan 3
- Monlam ouchan 4
- Monlam yigchong
- Nitartha International (Sambhota)
- Tibetan Computer Company (TCC)
- Tibetan Computing Resource Center (TCRC)
- TCRC Bod-Yig
- TCRC Youtso
- TCRC Youtsoweb
- Tibetan Library of Works and Arts (TLWA)
Attu is free to download and to use. View the license file in PDF format.
Download for Version 1.3 Release Notes
Attu Installer Version 1.3 ( 190KB - MD5 ADFA4DA495DE1C0194B03DBF3E3896F5 )
Download this .exe file then double click on it and follow the directions.
This is a standard installer that lets you choose where to install the program
and which shortcuts to create.
For help or questions contact : support @ PechaMaker.com
Updated November 21, 2012