Tibetan Calligraphy


"Tibetan dbu-can [pron: "u-chen"] script is
written using a hand-made bamboo or reed pen cut at an angle. A broad
steel nibbed italic calligraphy pen may be used instead. Calligraphic
pens designed for left-handed writers of Roman script are slanted at a
suitable angle for a right-handed person to use when writing Tibetan


To produce the proper thickness of horizontal strokes, the
width of the pen nib should be about 1/12th

the height of the letter ka…"

Tibetan Calligraphy
How to write the Tibetan dbu-can script
By Christopher J. Fynn


[Thanks Shawna! This reminds me of Nathanael]

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  1. Hi

    My page: “Tibetan Calligraphy: How to write the Tibetan dbu-can script” has been moved to http://chris.fynn.googlepages.com/howtowritethetibetanscript> – and slightly re-formatted.

    The old URL is no longer valid.

    – Chris

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