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Thoughts on Khmer Unicode by Cambodia-based expats

Southeast Globe’s Don Weinland writes “The quest to keep the Khmer script alive in a digital world”.

A decade ago, the Khmer script was facing one of its biggest modern identity crises. The fluid, often flame-like writing system found itself in a losing position between a rapidly expanding digital world and nearly 1,400 years of history.

You can read some perspectives on the struggling digital development of Khmer scripts discussed by three Phnom Penh-based expatriates: Javier Solá, founder of KhmerOS; Stephen Gibberd, a Phnom Penh-based internet technologies consultant; Norbert Klein. Unfortunately, there is no words by Danh Hong here.

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