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។


26 thoughts on “Installing Khmer Unicode in Linux Ubuntu

  1. អរគុណណាស់!!!
    បន្តែខ្ញុំមានបញ្ហាវាយ​ ស្រះ ុំ នឹងស្រះ ោះ មិនបានសោះតើមកពីមូលហេតុអ្វីទៅ?

  2. វាយស្រះ ុ បន្ទាប់ មក ំ។ ឧទាហរណ៏ កុំ
    ឯមួយទៀត វាយស្រះ ោ បន្ទាប់មក ះ។ ឧទាហរណ៏ ហោះ
    ប៉ុន្តែវាអាចមិនត្រូវដែរអាស្រ័យទៅលើស៊ីស្តែម (system) ដែលអ្នកប្រើ។🙂

  3. មែនហើយ​​សមុទ្រ វិធី​ដូច​លោក​គ្រួ​ និយាយ​ខាង​លើ​ក៏ម្យ៉ាងដែរ តែ​បើ​សមុទ្រ​ចង់​​វាយ​អោយ​ចេញ​ធម្ម​តា​នោះ​សូម ចួល​ទៅ​បន្ថែម​កូដ​ដូច​ខាងក្រោម ក្នុង /etc/environment។
    អនុវត្ត​៖
    sudo gedit /etc/environment
    សូម copy ​ កូដ​ខាងក្រោមរួច past ចូល environment ដែលបានបើក​ ហើយ save​ ជាការ​ស្រេច រួច​ហើយ​សូម​ដំណើរការ​ម៉ាស៊ីន​ម្តង​ទៀត។
    LANGUAGE=”km_KH:km”
    LANG=”km_KH.UTF-8″
    GTK_IM_MODULE=”xim”​

  4. kooms ខ្ញុំcopy ដូចដែលកុំប្រាប់ហើយតែនៅដ៏ដែល ។
    ប្រហែលដូចលោកគ្រូនិយាយហើយ មកពីsystem ដែលខ្ញុំប្រើ។

  5. Ubuntu មាន​ខ្មែរ​យូនីកូដ​តាំងពីណាពីណីមក​ហើយ។ មិន​បាន​ download ហើយ​ដំឡើង​ទេ។ សូម​ចាប់​ធ្វើ​តាម​ពី​ជំហាន​ទី 11 មក។ បើ​ធ្វើ​តាម​ពី​ជំហាន​ទី ១ វា​អាច​បំផ្លាញ​កូដ របស់ XKB ដែល​បាន​ជួសជុល​រាល់​បញ្ហា​របស់​ក្តារចុចខ្មែរយូនីកូដ តាំង​ពី Ubuntu 6.06 ។ បើ​មាន​បញ្ងា​អាច​សួរ​ខ្ញុំ​បាន ខ្ញុំ​ប្រើ Ubuntu តាំង​ពី Ubuntu 6.06 មក​ម្លេះ!

    1. ល្អណាស់,​ខ្ញុំអត់ចេះតំឡើងខ្មែរ​យូនីកូដលើUbuntuទេពីមុនមកតែឥឡូវចេះហើយក្រោយពីបានមើលវិបសាយនេះ។ ចង់និយាយថាអរគុណម៉ាប់ចំពោះអ្នកចែករំលែលបទពិសោធន៍។​ពី​ខ្ញុំ ខារី….

    2. how can you get keyboard to display which charactor correspond to which from english to khmer .. i cannot figure out al lthe missing khmer charactor on utbuntu keyboard layout. .please advice …

  6. អូ​ភ្លេច! សូម​កុំ​រំលង​ជំហាន​ទី ៧ ដើម្បី​ដំឡើង​ពុម្ព​អក្សរ​ខ្មែរ

  7. ខ្ញ៼មានបញ្ហា​បន្ទាប់​ពីដំឡើង​ខ្មែUnicode រួចមិនអាចវាយស្រះមួយចំនួន។សូមប្រាប់ពីsolution in detail please!

    1. what version of Ubuntu that you used ? And what is th problem ? Can you tell me more ?

      By the way, there is a simpler way of installing Khmer Unicode for new version of Ubuntu.

  8. ខ្ញុំពិតជារីករាយណាស់ពេលដែលបានឃើញការពន្យល់នេះ:D
    ————————————————————————————–
    OpenSuse 11.3 on Samsung Netbook 150N

    1. Ubuntu 10.10 has already Khmer Unicode. All you need to do is just to install some other fonts and make the keyboard appears. So what you need to do is follow everything from step 7.

      Good luck

  9. ខ្ញុំទើបតែរៀនប្រើ Unbuntu ជាលើកដំបូង ដូច្នេះហើយសូមណែនាំផង បើមាន​កំហុសឆ្គង៕

  10. If you use Zorin which is based on Ubuntu, so Khmer unicode should work out of the box. The thing is you need to find the keyboard layout which will definitely help you to find all the vowels. I am sure that all khmer alphabets are well present on Ubuntu.

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