Debian Dutch Pages

Debian in Dutch-speaking countries and territories

Debian aims to be a universal operating system. This results in Debian not only running on a variety of computer architectures, but also wanting to be available in as many languages and accessible for as many people as possible. Therefore it is not surprising that Debian, originated in the US and using English as its primary language, evolved into a global network of volunteers with a worldwide userbase.

In the Dutch-speaking countries and territories around the world there are several Debian developers as well as many others who contribute to Debian by offering user support, translating the operating system into Dutch or converting Debian web pages so that Dutch-speakers can read them in their native language.

Debian for its Dutch-speaking user base

Helping out with the translation of Debian

We have the ambition to make the Debian operating system and its documentation also available in Dutch. This can be of great help for people who lack a good command of English. For children especially, the lack of a Dutch translation can be an important barrier.

Like the development of the Debian operating system itself, its translation also relies on volunteers. If you might have some spare time and a reasonable command of English, then you could consider contributing too. If such an idea looks appealing to you, please find additional information at the following locations: