Northern Khmer on iPhone

Andrew Cunningham at
Tue Feb 28 18:06:38 CST 2017

On iOS it is fairly straightforward to arrange solutions for minority

Android has always been a challenge.

Older versions of Android might not rendering support for the script.

Most handset manufactorers dont allow users to chamge fonts.

A couple of handset manufactorers allow users to change between
preinstalled fonts and in some cases allow installation of fonts via
licensed solutions like flipfont.

There are a few apps available that allow you to install additional fonts.
But changing the fonts is still device dependent unless you jailbreak the

If you want to discuss specific devices or approaches easiest to do it


On Wednesday, 1 March 2017, Richard Wordingham <
richard.wordingham at> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:09:05 +0100
> Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at> wrote:
>> ... default stock fonts will be enough if they fit the basic
>> need for the language users want to use and will be rarely updated,
>> unless they buy a new phone with a newer version of the OS featuring
>> better stock fonts.
> I'm not sure that that applies to minority languages.  I'm currently
> exploring the hypothesis that there is very little in the way of
> Northern Khmer on the web in the Thai script because input methods or
> rendering prevent or penalise (e.g. by dotted circles) its use.  I am
> therefore interested in how compatible it is with mobile phones.
> Chatting with family and childhood friends is one place where using
> one's mother tongue might make good sense.
> Richard.

Andrew Cunningham at
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