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Christopher Fynn[edit]

Chris Fynn


Christopher Fynn (b. 1950). Chris was born in Hereford, United Kingdom and brought up and educated in the UK and Canada. In the 1970's and 80's Chris spent over a decade living in Tibetan communities in India where he studied Tibetan language and Buddhism with several prominent Tibetan teachers and and scholars of all traditions. More recently, he was living (for over ten years) in Bhutan where he has worked extensively on various projects, including developing Unicode compatible tools and fonts for the Tibetan and Dzongkha languages, inputting the textual corpus of Padma Lingpa and digitizing the catalogue of the National Library of Bhutan. He has collaborated with Microsoft to develop the OpenType shaping rules for the Tibetan script and collation rules, which later were incorporated into Windows Vista and other programs.

As well as Buddhist studies, Chris has a background in software engineering, text inputting, printing, and typesetting technology. In 1994, he developed a Tibetan keyboard utility (TibKey) and font (Tibetan Modern) for MS Windows 3. Since 1995, Chris has been a member of the BSI Internationalization panel and was instrumental in getting the Tibetan script encoded in the ISO 10646 and Unicode Standards. Chris has also worked with Nitartha International, the Dzongkha Development Commission (2000-2002 and 2009-2015), Tibetan and Himalayan Library, the Department of Information Technology in Bhutan (2005), the Padmasambhva Project(2006-2007), the National Library of Bhutan (2007-2009). He is currently lecturer in Buddhist studies at the Sowa Rigpa International College in Kathmandu and also developing further software and fonts for Tibetan and several old Indic scripts.


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