LaoScript

Lao Script for Windows and Mac

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Welcome to the Lao Script website!

Lao Script for Windows and Lao Script for Mac are free applications and fonts to allow Lao language text to be easily entered and used on Windows and Mac-based computers.

Lao Script for Windows has been available as a free or licensed product for more than twenty years, but we are happy to announce that it is now being released as a completely free product, with no licensing or activation needed.

Lao Script for Windows Version 7 was designed and developed for use on Windows XP and Windows Vista with 32-bit applications. It should not be installed or used on Windows 7 or later editions of Windows.

LaoScript 8 was developed for use with both 32-bit and 64-bit applications on Windows 7, and can be used with most applications on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Lao Script for Mac has been developed for and tested on OS X Yosemite (10.10) and OS X El Capitan (10.11).

Lao Script Versions and Features

DescriptionVersion 7 for WindowsLaoScript 8 for WindowsLao Script for Mac
Lao Unicode OpenType fonts optimized for screen and webpage use. OKOKOK
Non-Unicode Lao/English TrueType fonts. OKOK-
Lao phonetic input keyboard mapping, using an easy-to-learn romanized method of writing Lao syllables. OKOKOK
Lao standard keyboard mapping, using the familiar Lao typewriter layout. OKOKOK
Optionally wrap Lao text as it is typed by automatically inserting invisible break characters. OKOKn/a
Use with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit applications. -OKn/a
Use with Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit applications. OKOKn/a
Lao Add-In for Microsoft Word and Excel:
  • Lao spell-checking
  • Conversion of Lao text between different types of Lao fonts
  • Sorting paragraphs or tables according to Lao alphabetical order
  • Insertion and removal of hidden breaks for automatically wrapping at word boundaries
  • Automatic or interactive translation from Thai to Lao (Word only)
  • Phonetic conversion of Lao text (e.g. sa-bai-dii, phaa-saa lao)
  • Lao "ribbon" menu (Word 2007 or later)
OKOK-
Lao Add-In for Microsoft PowerPoint:
  • Lao spell-checking
  • Conversion of Lao text between different types of Lao fonts
  • Lao "ribbon" menu (Word 2007 or later)
OKOK-
Lao Add-In for Microsoft Access with API functions for use in queries or VBA code, implementing the features provided as menu functions in the Lao Add-Ins for Word and Excel. -OK-
Lao Add-On for LibreOffice (Writer and Calc):
  • Lao spell-checking
  • Conversion of Lao text between different types of Lao fonts
  • Sorting paragraphs or tables according to Lao alphabetical order
  • Insertion and removal of hidden breaks for automatically wrapping at word boundaries
-OK-
Lao Add-In for Adobe InDesign (CS2 or later):
  • Dictionary-based Lao spell-checking and (hidden) break insertion
  • Conversion of Lao text between different types of Lao fonts
-OK-