Dzongkha on Maemo Smart Phones
Dzongkha on Mobiles:
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The Nokia N900 is a very poweful smartphone running the Maemo operating system, which is a version of Linux designed for mobile devices. It works very well with Dzongkha. The N900 is available in India and may be orderd from Nokia dealers in Bhutan.
Installing the Dzongkha Keyboard and Dzongkha Font
To enable support for Dzongkha on Nokia N900 (Maemo 5) phones simply install the latest version of the UKeyboard package from here or here. The current UKeyboard package includes both a virtual Dzongkha Keyboard and the DDC Uchen Dzongkha font [ttf dzongkha (0.3-6-maemo).deb].
Once you have installled UKeyboard, on your phone go to Text Input in the Settings menu, and make sure you have Use Virtual Keyboard enabled. Also choose "English, Nederlands" as your Hardware Keyboard Layout and then set 1st Language to "English (UK)" and 2nd Language to "Dzongkha (Bhutan)".
Using the Dzongkha Keyboard
DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries
Installing the Dictionary Application
Installing DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries
Using the DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries:
Looking up Dzongkha Entries
Tap on the text input area at the bottom of the screen to display the vrtual Dzongkha Keyboard and type the word you want to look up
Looking up English Entries
For English entries, you may use either the virtual English Keyboard, or the slide-out keyboard. With the later, the candidate words will appear as you type
Using Dzongkha in other ApplicationsOn the N900 you may use Dzongkha in many applications. For example