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Bhutan Department of Information Technology launches first operating system to fully support the Dzongkha language

On June 2nd, the Information and Communication minister of the Royal
Government of Bhutan, Lyonpo Leki Dorji, officially launched
"DzongkhaLinux", an entirely localised Linux distribution based on
Debian.  DzongkhaLinux is the first operating system fully supporting
the country's national language and developed entirely in Bhutan. This
development was supported by the International Development Research
Center, from Canada, and the PANl10n project.

Bhutan is very commited to preserve its local culture and traditions.
DzongkhaLinux is the first opportunity for the entire Bhutanese
population to enter the information and communication age, using their
own language.

The Bhutan Department of Information Technology chose Debian for its
high versatility and reliability as well as the guarantee to always
remain 100% free software. DzongkhaLinux developers have already
contributed back their translations and development (fonts, input
methods...) to both Debian and end-user applications developers, such
as Gnome, Openoffice.org and the Mozilla foundation.

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