Installing Khmer Unicode in Linux Ubuntu

The reason that I wrote this small tips how to install Khmer Unicode in Linux in English but not in Khmer because I could imagine there are people who want to install Khmer Unicode but are unable to read Khmer Unicode not after the installation. I hope it will benefit to those who find it useful. This is one of the things that I usually do…

1) Go to http://www.khmeros.info/drupal612/keyboard to download the driver for Linux

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2) The download should be started automatically, and you will be asked to save it in a location. In my case I just saved it in a my desktop.

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3) Once downloaded, locate the archive and open it.

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4) Extract it to where you can find it later. I put it in the same Desktop

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5) Once extract it, you can open your terminal and go to the place where the the driver is extracted. In my case it is in Desktop.

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6) To install it, just type : sudo ./install dont forget to provide your password. Everything should be fine just here!

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7) Next step, we can install fonts. With the same terminal, type : sudo apt-get install ttf-khmeros

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8) Now we need to add a Cambodia keyboard layout. To do that go to the toolbar on the top of your screen and right click on it, you will see “+ Add to Panel”. Click on it.

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9) A panel is shown up, locate “Keyboard Indicator” via scrollbar on the right if it is not seen. Once found, click on it and click on “+Add”. To turn the panel off, click on “Close”

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10) Here you could see the default Keyboard layout, generally USA for a default installation of Ubuntu on the toolbar. Right clik on, and choose “Keyboard Preferences”.

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11) A panel is shown up and choose “Layouts” tab. Click on “+ Add” to add a new layout.

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12) In the country, find Cambodia, and everything should be configured automatically. Click “Add” to activate it and close it.

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13) Now you can see the Cambodia layout in the layout area. Click on “Close” to close this window.

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14) Now you can click on the Keyboard Indicator on the top of the toolbar, to change the layout. You could see “Khm” if you have done things correctly so far :)

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15) Open a text editor, gedit for example. And start typing… Enjoy it.

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16) If everything is done correctly, you can read this text the next time you view my blog : ការចែករំលែកចំណេះដឹងនាំមកចំណេះដឹងកាន់តែច្រើន។

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