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IT genius writes Khmer software

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Chau Bunh Khuon, a 30-year-old Khmer man living in the southern province of An Giang, is a self-taught information technology expert who has made many innovations.

This high-school graduate’s most famous creation is probably CTK a Khmer language font, considered the most popular in Viet Nam. It is used by, among others, the Radio Voice of Viet Nam’s Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta office and Can Tho Newspaper.

Students and teachers at his school in Tri Ton District, An Giang Province, admiringly speak about the budding engineer who, 10 years ago, while just in 11th grade, set up an intercom system in the school dormitory.

After graduating, Khuon stopped studying and began to work in an agency in Can Tho where he had the chance to work with computers and electrical appliances.

He is now creating a software that teaches the Khmer language and a 3,000-word Khmer language dictionary. He expects to finish the software by early next year and says it will be the best Vietnamese-Khmer software tool available in Viet Nam.

Khuon is popular as a bright IT engineer who created the popular Khmer font, but many probably do not know he learnt it all on his own.

His biggest dreams are to graduate in IT from university and to finish all his ongoing projects. — VNS