The Vietnamese Military Telecom Corporation (Viettel) and the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (MPT) officially launched a system to standardise the Lao language font for mobile devices and computers on February 5.

Accordingly, the font system of the Lao language for mobile phones as well as the process for entering characters on devices using Android and iOS operating systems and computers using Windows will be widely deployed.

Speaking at the event, a representative from the MPT said the product aims to facilitate Lao people’s ability to use their native language on electronic devices.

It also contributes to promoting the nation’s socio-economic development as well as preserving and developing their language and traditions.

The system will be used by nearly 5 million subscribers and make telecom services accessible to 7 million people across the country.-VNA