Nguyễn Văn Vĩnh

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Nguyễn Văn Vĩnh
Born 1882
Died 1936 (1937) (aged 54)
Nationality Vietnamese
Occupation Journalist

Nguyễn Văn Vĩnh (1882 – 1936) was a Vietnamese journalist. Together with François-Henri Schneider he founded the Đông Dương tạp chí (1912) as the first successful Vietnamese quốc ngữ newspaper in Hanoi.[1] The paper was technically owned by Schneider, since only a Frenchman could obtain a license to publish a newspaper.[2] Its French sister paper was France-Indochine.

Nguyễn Văn Vĩnh was also credited with devising the original set of rules for the Telex Vietnamese character encoding system.[3]


  1. ^ Arthur J. Dommen The Indochinese Experience of the French and the Americans 2001 Page 27 "... daily France-Indochine (which had its counterpart in quoc ngu, the Dong Duong Tap Chi, founded in 1912 by Nguyên Van Vinh and François Henri Schneider,11 and which encouraged modernization along French lines) perhaps influenced ."
  2. ^ Understanding Vietnam - Page 71 Neil L. Jamieson - 1995 "The actual owner and publisher of all three publications was M. Francois Henri Schneider. Only a Frenchman could obtain a license to publish a newspaper. M. Schneider owned another, more successful, newspaper in Saigon, News of the ..."
  3. ^ Thu Hà (2010-09-12). "Nhớ "người Nam mới" đầu tiên" [Remembering the first "new Southerner"]. Tuổi Trẻ (in Vietnamese). Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Organization. Retrieved 2009-09-17.