From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 24 2006 - 08:49:46 CST
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> The situation should then be comparable to the Tibetan script,
> even if Tibet is occupied by China since a half of century,
> or if the Dzongkha language that uses that script also suffers
> from political difficulties in Bhutan.
The Dzongkha language does *not* suffer from political difficulties
in Bhutan - in fact the Government of Bhutan very actively promotes
Dzongkha as the national language. There is a whole department
devoted to the (Dzongkha Development Authority) - as well as to
the preservation of about 14 minority Bhutanese languages.
BTW the initial version of a Linux release with the user interface of
the whole GNOME desktop and a number of applications including
OpenOffice & Mozilla translated to Dzongkha in Tibetan script is about
to be released by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of
Communications in Bhutan.
- Chris Fynn
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