SBBIC Collaborative Translation Portal

We’ve just opened up a Khmer translation portal at Crowdin.net The purpose is to collect as many translated documents as possible to import both into the translation memory as well as build the term glossary so that current and future translation projects can be based on the work of what has already been done in the past. Software translation can be difficult, but since some software has already been translated into Khmer, there is quite a bit of cross-over, so by using the Crowdin site, you can benifit from the collaborative work of others. The translation memory currently has 27,921 strings,…
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New SIL Mondulkiri Khmer Unicode Font Solves PC Mac Compatibility Issues

If you have ever tried viewing a Khmer Unicode document on a PC that was created on a Mac you might find that the font fails to render correctly. This is because Mac fonts do not completely follow the rules for Khmer Unicode in the same way that PC’s do. But now Didi from SIL has revised his Mondulkiri font to deal with this issue.  By using the Mondulkiri font, it will force you to type Khmer Unicode in a way that it will display correctly on both PC and Mac. This is a great step forward for Khmer Unicode.…
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SBBIC Khmer Unicode Keyboard for Mac OS X

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We recently ported our SBBIC Khmer keyboard to Mac. We added a colon symbol (“:” with right ALT+L or OPTION+L on Mac) as well as a dash (“-” with right ALT+D or OPTION +D on Mac). The keyboard is based on the Khmer OS and NiDA keyboard. 1. Unzip the keyboard layout by either simply double clicking the zipped file or by using other software like StuffIt. Safari unzips automatically. 2. The keyboard will either have the extension .keylayout 3. In the Finder, choose Go > Computer or type Shift-Command-C. This opens up your account folder. 4. Expand the Macintosh HD item, then the Library item, scroll down to…
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InDesign Script to Enable Khmer Numbering

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Want to use Khmer numbering for page numbers in InDesign? Download this script and place it in the InDesign scripts directory. When you run the script you should see a new paragraph style called “Khmer” which will use Khmer numbering if applied as the page numbering paragraph style. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments. Pleas see the introduction Below: Download “Khmer Page Numbering Script for InDesign” Khmer-Page-Numbering-for-InDesign.zip – Downloaded 1131 times – 586 B NOTE: If you get an error when running the script – be sure you have the All Khmer Unicode Fonts from our…
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We need your help!

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There are two bug requests that we would like to see fixed in LibreOffice that would benefit Khmer.  Would you take the time by commenting on each bug stating reasons why it is important that it be fixed? Here are the two bugs: 1) While LibreOffice can automatically line-break Khmer, currently it cannot correctly check spelling without a user manually inputtng zero-width spaces – we would like to see this fixed so that users no longer have to type zero-width spaces between Khmer words in order to use the Khmer spelling checker: Update: THANK YOU! This bug has been fixed!…
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How should we line-break words with a “bontoc”?

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តើយើងអាចសរសេរពាក្យមួយដែលមានពីរព្យាង្គ ដោយព្យាង្គទីមួយបញ្ចប់ដោយបន្តក់ ឲ្យដាច់ពីព្យាង្គទីពីរដោយការចុះបន្ទាត់នៅពេលណាដែលព្យាង្គនោះសរសេរហួសរឹមបន្ទាត់ក្រដាសបានដែរឬទេ? ឧទាហរណ៍ទី១៖ ស្រស់ស្រាយ ពេលព្រឹកព្រលឹម ពេលដែល យើងមើលទៅព្រៃព្រឹក្សា យើងនឹងមានអារម្មណ៍ស្រស់ ស្រាយនៅក្នុងចិត្តរបស់យើង។  ឧទាហរណ៍ទី២៖ ផ្គត់ផ្គង់ ផលិតផលកសិកម្មរបស់ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជានាពេល បច្ចុប្បន្នបានផ្គត់ ផ្គង់ប្រជាជនខ្មែរទាំង មូលយ៉ាងបរិបូរណ៍។ សូមបោះឆ្នោតខាងក្រោមនេះ៖ [polldaddy poll=6378642]
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Automatic Line-Breaking for Khmer Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that LibreOffice Pre-Release 3.6 (Download: LibO-Dev_3.6.0.0.beta2_Win_x86_install_multi.msi or newer) now incorperates the latest ICU version which has the ability to automatically line-break Khmer Unicode (which we posted about previously here). This means you no longer have to manually add a zero-width space between words in order to correctly line-break in your documents! The screen-shots below show a sample LibreOffice document in LibreOffice 3.5 (that does not automatically line-break Khmer), a document with manual zero-width spaces added, and a document in LibreOffice Dev 3.6 with automatic Khmer line-breaking. As you can see the results are looking good! LibreOffice…
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