Tibetan version of office software released in Tibet

Conservators of the Potala Palace make digital registration of the ancient documents in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

LHASA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Tibetan version of WPS Office, a software suite similar to Microsoft Office, was unveiled Thursday in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, aiming to promote office informatization using the Tibetan language.

The domestic software, jointly released by the Chinese software provider Kingsoft Office and a local tech company in Tibet, features functions of bilingual translation between Mandarin and Tibetan, a Tibetan font developed by Tibet University and multiple composing templates of both Tibetan and Mandarin.

The word count function is also available based on the utilization habits of the Tibetan language.

The project is carried out under the guidance of the regional department of economy and information.

Li Weidong, an official of the department, said the development and application of the WPS Office's Tibetan version are of great significance in advancing the modernization of information in ethnic languages. It promotes the exchange and integration of all ethnic groups in Tibet and passes on the unique traditional ethnic culture.