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Flutter widget package for displaying and editing vertical Mongolian text.

mongol #

This library is a collection of Flutter widgets for displaying traditional Mongolian vertical text.

The primary widgets include:

  • MongolText: vertical version of Text
  • MongolTextField: vertical version of TextField
  • MongolListTile: vertical version of ListTile, for use in horizontal list views and menus
  • MongolPopupMenuButton: vertical version of PopupMenuButton, for displaying menus
  • MongolAlertDialog: vertical version of AlertDialog

Displaying vertical text #

MongolText is a vertical text version of Flutter's Text widget. Left-to-right line wrapping is supported.

MongolText('ᠨᠢᠭᠡ ᠬᠣᠶᠠᠷ ᠭᠤᠷᠪᠠ ᠳᠦᠷᠪᠡ ᠲᠠᠪᠤ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠤᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠳᠣᠯᠣᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠨᠠᠢᠮᠠ ᠶᠢᠰᠦ ᠠᠷᠪᠠ'),

The library supports mobile, web, and desktop.

Emoji and CJK characters #

The library rotates emoji and CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) characters for proper orientation.

Text styling #

You add styling using TextSpan and/or TextStyle, just as you would for a Text widget.
  textScaleFactor: 2.5,

where textSpan is defined like so:

const textSpan = TextSpan(
  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30, color:,
  children: [
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠨᠢᠭᠡ\n', style: TextStyle(fontSize: 40)),
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠬᠣᠶᠠᠷ', style: TextStyle(backgroundColor: Colors.yellow)),
      text: ' ᠭᠤᠷᠪᠠ ',
      style: TextStyle(shadows: [
          blurRadius: 3.0,
          color: Colors.lightGreen,
          offset: Offset(3.0, -3.0),
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠳᠦᠷ'),
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠪᠡ ᠲᠠᠪᠤ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠤ', style: TextStyle(color:,
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠨᠠᠢᠮᠠ '),
    TextSpan(text: 'ᠶᠢᠰᠦ ', style: TextStyle(fontSize: 20)),
        text: 'ᠠᠷᠪᠠ',
            TextStyle(fontFamily: 'MenksoftAmuguleng', color: Colors.purple)),

This all assumes you've added one or more Mongolian fonts to your app assets.

Adding a Mongolian font #

The library does not include a Mongolian font. This allows the library to be smaller and also gives developers the freedom to choose any Mongolian font they like.

Since it's likely that some of your users' devices won't have a Mongolian font installed, you should include at least one Mongolian font with your project. Here is what you need to do:

1. Get a font #

You can find a font from the following sources:

2. Add the font to your project #

You can get directions to do that here and here.

Basically you just need to create an assets/fonts folder for it and then declare the font in pubspec.yaml like this:

    - family: MenksoftQagan
        - asset: assets/fonts/MQG8F02.ttf

You can call the family name whatever you want, but this string is what you will use in the next step.

3. Set the default Mongolian font for your app #

In your main.dart file, set the fontFamily for the app theme.

  theme: ThemeData(fontFamily: 'MenksoftQagan'),
  // ...

Now you won't have to manually set the font for every Mongolian text widget. If you want to use a different font for some widgets, though, you can still set the fontFamily as you normally would inside TextStyle.

You may also consider using mongol_code with a Menksoft font if your users have devices that don't support OpenType Unicode font rendering. mongol_code converts Unicode to Menksoft code, which a Menksoft font can display without any special rendering requirements.

Editing vertical text #

You can use MongolTextField to receive and edit text from the system keyboard. This widget includes most of the functionality of the standard Flutter TextField widget.

Here is it on iOS and Android interacting with a system keyboard:

If you want to use an outlined text field with a label, use MongolOutlineInputBorder:

  decoration: InputDecoration(
    border: MongolOutlineInputBorder(),
    labelText: 'ᠨᠢᠭᠡ ᠬᠤᠶᠠᠷ ᠭᠤᠷᠪᠠ',

In order to correctly handle right/left and up/down keys on the web and desktop (or for physical keyboards connected to a mobile app), you need to return the MongolTextEditingShortcuts widget from the builder method of your MaterialApp (or CupertinoApp or WidgetsApp) at the top of your widget tree:

  builder: (context, child) => MongolTextEditingShortcuts(child: child),
  // ...

Horizontal lists #

You can display horizontally scrolling lists with the standard ListView widget. All you need to do is set the scroll direction to horizontal.

  scrollDirection: Axis.horizontal,
  children: [

For something a little fancier, you can also use the MongolListTile widget just like you would use ListTile. Here is an example from the example project:

  child: MongolListTile(
    leading: FlutterLogo(size: 56.0),
    title: MongolText('ᠨᠢᠭᠡ ᠬᠣᠶᠠᠷ ᠭᠤᠷᠪᠠ'),
    subtitle: MongolText('ᠳᠦᠷᠪᠡ ᠲᠠᠪᠤ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠤᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠳᠣᠯᠣᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠨᠠᠢᠮᠠ'),
    trailing: Icon(Icons.more_vert),

To add a popup menu with horizontal items, you can use MongolPopupMenuButton. It is customizable in all the ways that the standard PopupMenuButton is.

  appBar: AppBar(
    title: const Text('MongolPopupMenuButton'),
    actions: [
        itemBuilder: (context) => const [
          MongolPopupMenuItem(child: MongolText('ᠨᠢᠭᠡ'), value: 1),
          MongolPopupMenuItem(child: MongolText('ᠬᠣᠶᠠᠷ'), value: 2),
          MongolPopupMenuItem(child: MongolText('ᠭᠤᠷᠪᠠ'), value: 3),
        tooltip: 'vertical tooltip text',
        onSelected: (value) => print(value),
  body: Container(),

Buttons #

There are Mongol equivalents to all of the Flutter buttons:

  • MongolTextButton
  • MongolOutlinedButton
  • MongolElevatedButton
  • MongolTextButton.icon
  • MongolOutlinedButton.icon
  • MongolElevatedButton.icon
  • MongolIconButton

The reason for the Mongol icon button is to provide a vertical tooltip that will appear for a longpress on mobile and for a mouse hover on desktop and web.

Other widgets #

MongolAlertDialog #

This alert dialog works mostly the same as the Flutter AlertDialog.


  • Improve keyboard (this may be better as a separate package)
  • Various other text based widgets
  • Support WidgetSpan.
  • Add more tests
  • For MongolTextAlign.bottom don't count final space in line height
  • Add MongolSelectableText widget
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Flutter widget package for displaying and editing vertical Mongolian text.

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