LaoScript

Lao Script for Windows

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Lao Script for Windows is a Windows application with Lao fonts and keyboard remapping to allow Lao language text to be easily entered and used on Windows-based computers. Lao Script for Windows has been available for more than twenty five years, and is now distributed as a completely free product, with no licensing or activation needed.

LaoScript 8 is recommended for use on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 and can be used with most 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Lao Script for Windows Version 7 was developed for use with 32-bit applications on Windows XP and Windows Vista and should not be installed or used on Windows 7 or later editions of Windows.

Lao Script for Mac was developed for use with applications on macOS Yosemite (10.10) and can also be installed and used on macOS Mojave (10.14). See About Lao Script for Mac for more information and Installing Lao Script for Mac for detailed installation instructions.

An alternative (using a later version of Keyman) is to use Keyman for macOS with keyboards for Lao or other languages available from that site. See Installing Keyman for macOS for a guide to installing Keyman for macOS with Lao keyboards.

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-