Welcome to the Lao Script website!
Lao Script for Windows is a free application including Lao fonts to allow Lao language text to be easily entered and used on Windows-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 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.
The application Lao Script for Mac that was previously distributed from this site is not compatible with current versions of macOS. Instead, we recommend using Keyman for macOS with any of the Lao (Unicode) keyboards available from that site and with any Lao Unicode fonts provided with macOS or downloaded from this site or elsewhere. See Using Lao on macOS for more information.
Lao Script Versions and Features
|Description||Version 7||LaoScript 8|
|Lao Unicode OpenType fonts optimized for screen and webpage use.|
|Non-Unicode Lao/English TrueType fonts.|
|Lao phonetic input keyboard mapping, using an easy-to-learn romanized method of writing Lao syllables.|
|Lao standard keyboard mapping, using the familiar Lao typewriter layout.|
|Optionally wrap Lao text as it is typed by automatically inserting invisible break characters.|
|Use with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit applications.||-|
|Use with Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit applications.|
|Lao Add-In for Microsoft Word and Excel:
|Lao Add-In for Microsoft PowerPoint:
|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.||-|
|Lao Add-On for LibreOffice (Writer and Calc):