Khmer keyboard aims to help computer users that need to write texts in the official language of Cambodia. It adds a new keyboard layout that works alongside the default English one, enabling you to switch to the Khmer language anytime you need to.
Once installed, the application rests silently in the system tray, enabling you to configure its behaviour using the right-click menu. The main window only comprises options for selecting the font to be used and setting the typing mode.
Khmer keyboard provides support for the Unicode character encoding scheme, as well as some of the most frequently used types of fonts, such as Limon or ABC. It is compatible with any text processing application, enabling you to write words, phrases and texts in Khmer, regardless of your favorite editor.
There are three typing methods that you can choose from, each corresponding to a particular keyboard layout. The ‘Help’ section is where you can find details about character display for each layout, along with conclusive images, combinations and dead key notifications. So, with a little bit of practice, you might end up typing in Khmer quicker than you thought it is possible.
As far as the usage is concerned, the Khmer OS font is available in any word editing application, provided Khmer keyboard is properly configured. Once this font is selected, clicking on the system tray icon changes the keyboard layout (this happens when the ‘En’ symbol becomes ‘Kh’) and you can start typing in Khmer.
To sum up, Khmer keyboard provides a flexible utility that can change the keyboard input, allowing users to type in Khmer, the second most widely spoken Asiatic language. It is a great tool for Cambodian people who live abroad and those who plan on learning the Khmer language.