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How to use Dzongkha font on Website

dzongkhaWhile developing my pet project Bhutanese Calendar (WordPress Plugin for Bhutanese Calendar available here) I had to look for a nice Dzongkha font, convert it into web-font and use on the site. I came across a good number of Dzongkha fonts available on various websites like Dzongkha Development Commission and DIT. These are few popular ones:

  • Uchen
  • Wangdi (Joyig)
  • Jomolhari

This is Uchen font: དཔལ་ལྡན་འབྲུག་པ་ཕྱོགས་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ།་ ༡༢༣༤༥༦༧༨༩༠

I have found that the size of most of these Dzongkha font files are too big (more than 1G) to be converted to web fonts, especially the ones downloaded from DIT website. Using big font files unnecessarily adds to load time of the website, which is of course very bad in all respect.

Dzongkha Development Commission and BBS Dzongkha use Uchen and Jomolhari respectively and when I gave a quick test on http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ the size of font files is simply appalling, adding significant load time to the websites.

DDC Website

DDC Website

BBS Dzongkha

BBS Dzongkha website

For Bhutanese Calendar, I have used a smaller size Uchen font, which converts to just 32K web-font. If you want to use it click the download link below.

Uchen web font used on Bhutanese Calendar website

Uchen web font used on Bhutanese Calendar website

Download Uchen web font here

Download Dzongkha fonts (Uchen, Tashi, Wangdi, Jomolhari)

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