Font Khmer Unicode For Mac

Posted on  by 



Khmer Unicode Installer for Windows (1.62 MB) A complete installer that installs: Khmer fonts: all our fonts plus some other f. AKbalthom Freehand Version 1.50 Unicode Font Font Information: - Name: AKbalthom Freehand - Version: 1.50 - Designer: AKbalthom - Support: Windows and Mac OS - Character: K. Technology: OpenType Date created: 09:05:29 Date modified: 23:03:56 File Size: 227.4KB (232832 bytes) 227.4KB (232832 bytes). Thank you for your work hard for making Khmer Unicode fonts for Mac. It is great to use SBBIC keyboard to solve font between Mac and Windows. Just a little thing need help. I am using Mac OS sierra everything work fine with khmer fonts but only ” Text box in Excel” not fix with khmer unicode. Any idea Can you help me to solve this problem?

Formerly, a small group of Khmer, Khmer-American and American folks were met on the Internet to discuss about the possiblity of using Khmer language for email, homepage etc.. From that point on, we looked at the commercial Khmer fonts available in market. different font foundry assigned same Khmer character with different code. The ASCII characters are replaced by the Khmer alphabet according to its sound. With this type of arrangement, extensive sort algorithm will be needed if ones want to sort Khmer words in the right order such as the order used in the dictionary. We also looked at the requirement by Netscape to find a way to use Khmer characters in its documents. We've found that english language is still needed in order to read the title, the articles listing and command.

Micrsoft Windows 3.xx and Win95

To ease data entry for the newly Khmer font, MS Window program and DLL are written after discussion by two of the members. The KEYBIND.EXE and KEYHOOK.DLL were carefully code to allow the user to reassign each keypad to any character (English or Khmer). Since there are only 47 keypads that are used for data entry, we decide to divide the character code into pages instead of using key combination to enter a given character into the document. With only three pages in addition to Shift+key, we can have any english and Khmer character typed in.

Using Microsoft hook function, user can also use the describe method to enter the english and Khmer character into any windows assuming that KEYBIND is still running in the background.

Files

KEYBIND.EXE
invoke/terminate KEYBIND.DLL. Draw keymap according to the page number and font for referrence in case user does not know the correspondant key for a character. Provide a small edit window for user to practice type and get familiar with the keymap. COPY ,CUT and PASTE are provided thru clipboard buffer that any window can use.
KEYBIND.DLL
the real messenger that translate the key stroke and sent the correspondant character to the focus window.
CODE.KEY
default data file to tell the program to generate the character for each keypad and page. It also hold the font name, the appearance of the keymap such as backgroud color, character colors etc..

Other platforms

We have tested the above program on a NT machine, but the KEYDLL will not work . It needs to be modified to WIN32 DLL. Linux is most likely will be the next target machine to have Khmer font and keyboard binding. [Some work has already been done on the X-Side, a similar font was converted successfully. As soon as they convert this font I will make it available. -EGG 12/3] On the Mac side, Earle and Hann are working on the font conversion process. [I have converted the fonts to Mac, they appear to be functioning correctly, but I lack the facilites to test them. Let me know if anything doesn't work. -EGG 12/3]

Use and Notes

This particular font is to be regarded as a pre-release (beta) version. The Khek brother's will soon provide us with a professional version that will replace this one.

You will need to load these fonts into your system. If you do not know how to do this look in your systems manual. After you do this then to view things that use this Khmer font you will need to change the default fonts in your Web (e-mail/news/telnet) programs. Now the method for doing this is different for each program, but you can usually find the settings in a menu that is called 'Fonts', 'Options', or 'Preferences'. There are two different fonts, a fixed with and a proportional (varying) width. In general most programs that deal width the Internet are fixed width, so this will probably be the one you use the most. Web browsers use both though, so you should probably set both fonts. If you are unsure if it is fixed with or proportional then make two lines, one with 20 'i's, and onw with 20 'W's, if each letter lines up then it is fixed, otherwise if the 'i's are shorter than the 'W's it it proportional.

Once you set the font, then when you view something that uses this Khmer font then you will see Khmer writing. Depending on the font you use you will always see Khmer numbers or Arabic numbers (see below for more details), but other than that most things will still look like English. Occasionally though you may see a Khmer character popping up in a middle of a word, this will usually happen if you are looking at something in an European language (like French). You are probably seeing an accented character, if you want to see the correct character all you have to do is to switch the font back to its original setting.

To type if you are using MS-Windows you can use the Keymap program, and once you get used to it things go very smoothly. We do not currently have a facility to help with typing on the Mac. If you are interested in writing one, pleas send us mail.

Code Assignment

With several emails, we came to the conclusion that we would like to preserve the ASCII code for english character and use the code above 127 for Khmer alphabets. Unlike english or french or spanish, a majority of Khmer words are written in diacritic forms. Each consonant, except two of them in the Khmer has two forms, depending of its position in a given word. A few compound vowels have one sign in front and others after or on top of the consonant(s). Also, each consonant has its own width to make the written looks neat. This is not new in the available Khmer font. The font designer is well aware of this kind of complexity. Most of the hard work had already done by those Khmer font designer. Our task is to make a new arragement and preserve the english alphabets. Fortunately, we have barely enough codes above 127 to assign all the Khmer alphabets, including the signs. We made the arrangement such that all consonants, vowels are as close as possible to their natural order. However, it is impossible to have such arragnement for those true compound vowels. Th compound vowel is made of two or three other vowel. Therefore, no code is needed to assign it to each one of those vowels. There is another hidden fact that we've described so far. Actually, we were lack of 9 codes for the Khmer number 1-9. A compromise must be made and two seperate fonts are used: one with arabic and one with Khmer number 1-9.

Font and Font Foundry

Khmer Unicode For Windows 10

Once we have assigned all the codes to the Khmer alphabets, we've started looking to design our own font. A copy of Fontographer 3.52 for MS Windows was bought to do the job. Two people in our group had tried and realized that font design is not an easy job. It is indeed very time consuming and one must possesses a good artistic skill.

After two months, we gave up and try to convince the Khmer font foundy for their contribution. Fornuately, Hann So has some relationship with one of the Khmer font foundry, the Khek's brothers. After several emails using Hann as middle man, Khek's brother make a generous offer by donating one of their Khmer font to be modified with the new code arrangement.

Team Members

  • Chanty S. Khek, one of Kheks's brother
  • Hann So
  • Paul Tun
  • Earle Goodman
  • Patton Adams
  • Sophea Sao
  • MengLy Chean
  • Eng Born
  • Vandy Thean
  • Mony Peang
  • Robert Lor

This page does not focus on the technical part of how Khmer Fonts were created nor the fundamental of Khmer Unicode, but how to utilize Khmer font and where to get Khmer fonts. If you have any questions about the fonts here please feel free to send them too: , thank you.

Download

Khmer Unicode
•Khmer Fonts Unicode

Khmer Unicode for Window XP
• KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip
• KhmerUnicode1.3.0.zip
• Documents How to Write
Khmer Unicode for Window Vista
• Instruction to Set Up Khmer Unicode for Vista (PDF)
Khmer Unicode Keyboard Layout
• NIDA Keyboard Layout (if you use KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip. Mostlikely, when you are using Window XP)
• Vista Keyboard Layout
Khmer Converter
• KhmerConverterSetup-1.5.1.zip
Traditional Khmer Fonts
• Limon Fonts
• ABC Zero-Space Fonts
• Keyboard Layout for Limon Fonts
• Keyboard Layout for ABC Zero-Space
KhmerOS Fonts - KhmerUnicode
• All KhmerOS fonts(V.5.0) (2.5 MB)
• Khmer OS (259 KB)
• Khmer OS System (258 KB)
• Khmer OS Moul (311 KB)
• Khmer OS Freehand (244 KB)
• Khmer OS Fasthand (232 KB)
• Khmer OS Metal Chrieng (226 KB)
• Khmer OS battambang (202 KB)
• KhmerOS bokor (209 KB)
• Khmer OS muol light (227 KB)
• Khmer OS muol pali (137 KB)
• Khmer OS siemreap (129 KB)
• Khmer OS content (195 KB)

Early Version Download:

To type Khmer fonts on the web, download the following:

  • MS-Windows Khmer Fonts Package: File size ~141k
  • Keyboard Template: File size ~150k
  • KeyBind Program ver. 1.00 for MS-Windows: File size ~85k

  • For Mac, download the following:
  • Mac Fonts: File size ~143k
  • Mac Fonts (Binhexed): File size ~195k

Khmer Fonts Package for Windows, download the following:

  • Khmer Fonts Package For Windows: File size ~441k
  • Keyboard Template: File size ~350k

Font Khmer Unicode For Mac

Thanks to tbun, we should finally have a working version of the Mac Font. Let me know if it doesn't work.

As computer and internet industry gain influence and market in Cambodia, several types of Khmer fonts have been developed as well, such as Khek font, Limon font, Zero-Space font, and many others just to name a few. Most of them were not developed by using Unicode or meet the guideline of the Unicode Standards. However, all of these fonts have been widely utilized with word processing, such as Word in Microsoft Office. Because many of these fonts were neither developed using Unicode Standards nor adopted by makers of World Wide Web (WWW) browsers, many Khmer fonts were not readable without special library drivers.

Mac

Khmer Unicode

Khmer Unicode For Mac (OS X):
All Mac with OS X is built with Khmer Unicode ready; meaning that, you can write and read in Khmer without install Khmer font in your system. Follow the below steps
1 - Go to Top Left Corner and click on APPLE and select System Preferences
2 - Click on 'Language & Region'
3 - Click on 'Keyboard Preferences'
4 - Click Plus symbol '+'
5 - Scroll down to and select 'Khmer', then click 'Add'
6 - You should see this on Top Right Corner
Then, you can install fonts styles.

Khmer Unicode For Window Vista:
Microsoft Window Vista (32bit and 64 bit) comes with Khmer Unicode built-in, but required you to set it up in order to read Web page using Khmer Unicode or to write in Khmer Unicode properly. The keyboard layout is a little bit different from keyboard layout developed by NIDA. Example, to type, kra-bey (in khmer), firstly type 'K', then press 'Space' to reserve space for Jerng (or Chherng) and press 'R'. To space between character, hold 'Shift' and press 'Space'. Now, you should have kra. Download Khmer OS fonts from the right side and you will enjoy and have fun with all the fonts style and types.

  • Download Instruction PDF file: How to Set Up Khmer Unicode on Your Window Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) (by Han So).

Khmer Software Initiative (KhmerOS), National Information Communications Technology Development Authority (NIDA), and Open Institute joined to create a project for developing OpenSource software that can accommodate Khmer Unicode-based fonts. Khmer Unicode is a part of their project, but it has not yet widely utilized or built-in as part internet browsers or software applications. It is, however, gradually becoming popular among users/developers in Cambodia. Khmer Unicode has been developed to use in platforms such as:

  • OpenOffice (Word Processing),
  • OpenSUSE (Linux based Operation System),
  • Khmer Email Application (Thunderbird-based email application),
  • Mekhala (FireFox-based Internet Browser)

Khmer Unicode For Window XP:
For MS Window XP, Khmer Unicode Keyboard (NIDA 1.0) driver is required. KhmerUnicode2.0.0.exe (developed by KhmerOS and NIDA) has both Khmer Unicode software and Khmer Unicode Keyboard (NIDA 1.0). Please follow the below instruction to download and install it. If you install the Khmer Unicode in your computer system correctly, you should be able at least to view the web site in Khmer via Mozilla FireFox, MS IE, Opera, and Safari. After installing it and you would like to see if you can read/view the page in Khmer Unicode, open your FireFox browser, and go to all these website http://www.cambodia.org/kh/buzz/, Radio Free Asia (http://www.rfa.org/khmer/), http://www.google.com.kh/(only in FireFox), http://km.wikipedia.org. To type in khmer, you are recommended to read the Instruction, 'Documents How to Write' and follow the Keyboard Layout.

If your MS Window XP has Service Pack 2 installed, you can view the pages of Radio Free Asia (http://www.rfa.org/khmer/) in Khmer via Internet Exploer 6.0 or higher. In this case, RFA utilizes WEFT to have the pages viewed in Khmer even without Khmer Unicode installed.

How to install Khmer Unicode (KhmerUnicode2.0.0.exe) on Your Window XP and Vista 32-bit (Click Khmer Unicode for Microsoft Window Vist 64-bit (x86))

  1. Download KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip (version 2.0.0)
  2. Use a Zip softwares to Extract the KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip
  3. Installation:

    1. Double click on this KhmerUnicode2.0.0.exe icon

    2. Click 'Next' as indicating by the arrow

    3. Click 'Next' as indecating by the arrow

    4. It may take minutes to wait...

    5. Click 'Finish'

    6. At the bottom-corner of your computer screen, you should see this image that allow you to select either CA: Catalan or EN:English (United States) for Writing (Typing). For writing in Khmer, you need to select CA:Catalan.

How to type Khmer Unicode in English (PDF)
How to type Khmer Unicode in Khmer (PDF)
KkhmerOS Download Page

Font khmer unicode kh

Khmer Fonts Using TrueType

If a computer system and/or software uses TrueType fonts, then Khek font as described below works perfectly.

  • Khek font is developed by Khek Brothers, one of the earliest groups designing high quality Khmer fonts. Khek font was primarily made for use with Microsoft products running on Windows platform such as the various Windows versions from 3.x all the way to the current Vista. It also runs on Apple computers including Macintosh and the current family of iMacs. Khek font is the most popular among users in the United States and other oversea countries. Learn more
  • Limon font and ABC Zero-Space font are traditional fonts developed using “Legacy Encodings”, which is not part Unicode Standards. These two fonts are free and can be downloaded on this page under download section.

Khmer OpenType by Microsoft

Microsoft created an OpenType font and has been supporting it as standard, while Apple created ATT. In 2004 the OpenType font was adopted and supported by Adobe. Font developers creating Khmer fonts can use OpenType standard. Learn more

Notes: This page does not focus on the technical parts of how Khmer fonts were created or the fundamentals of Khmer Unicode. But it does show how to utilize Khmer fonts and where to get Khmer fonts.

References and Khmer Fonts Resources:
http://projects.thedanielmay.com/khmerfonts/unicode.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otfntdev/khmerot/default.htm
http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Khmer.html

This page does not focus on the technical part of how Khmer Fonts were created nor the fundamental of Khmer Unicode, but how to utilize Khmer font and where to get Khmer fonts. If you have any questions about the fonts here please feel free to send them too: , thank you.

Download

Khmer Unicode
•Khmer Fonts Unicode

Khmer Unicode for Window XP
• KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip
• KhmerUnicode1.3.0.zip
• Documents How to Write
Khmer Unicode for Window Vista
• Instruction to Set Up Khmer Unicode for Vista (PDF)
Khmer Unicode Keyboard Layout
• NIDA Keyboard Layout (if you use KhmerUnicode2.0.0.zip. Mostlikely, when you are using Window XP)
• Vista Keyboard Layout
Khmer Converter
• KhmerConverterSetup-1.5.1.zip
Traditional Khmer Fonts
• Limon Fonts
• ABC Zero-Space Fonts
• Keyboard Layout for Limon Fonts
• Keyboard Layout for ABC Zero-Space
KhmerOS Fonts - KhmerUnicode
• All KhmerOS fonts(V.5.0) (2.5 MB)
• Khmer OS (259 KB)
• Khmer OS System (258 KB)
• Khmer OS Moul (311 KB)
• Khmer OS Freehand (244 KB)
• Khmer OS Fasthand (232 KB)
• Khmer OS Metal Chrieng (226 KB)
• Khmer OS battambang (202 KB)
• KhmerOS bokor (209 KB)
• Khmer OS muol light (227 KB)
• Khmer OS muol pali (137 KB)
• Khmer OS siemreap (129 KB)
• Khmer OS content (195 KB)

Khmer Unicode Font For Macbook

Early Version Download:

Khmer Unicode Install

To type Khmer fonts on the web, download the following:

All Khmer Unicode Font For Mac

  • MS-Windows Khmer Fonts Package: File size ~141k
  • Keyboard Template: File size ~150k
  • KeyBind Program ver. 1.00 for MS-Windows: File size ~85k

  • For Mac, download the following:
  • Mac Fonts: File size ~143k
  • Mac Fonts (Binhexed): File size ~195k

Khmer Fonts Package for Windows, download the following:

  • Khmer Fonts Package For Windows: File size ~441k
  • Keyboard Template: File size ~350k

Thanks to tbun, we should finally have a working version of the Mac Font. Let me know if it doesn't work.





Coments are closed