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How to changing default Khmer Unicode Font in Ubuntu

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In Ubuntu 10.10 release cycle ttf-khmeros version 5.0.3 was included. However the only problem I had with Chrome.  Later on I was told that the fix is by trying various font until we find the one that work properly.

So the idea is to change default Khmer Unicode font so let see how we do it:

sudo gedit /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf

you can replace <family>Khmer OS</family> with <family>Khmer_Unicode_Font_Of_Your_Choice</family> or if you do not want to touch the line you can just add another line on top like this:

<family>Khmer_Unicode_Font_Of_Your_Choice</family>
<family>Khmer OS</family>

next step issue the following command to update font package:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-khmeros

logout and log back in again.

Thanks @rithy for sharing this technique.

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Written by Chorn Sokun

December 10, 2010 at 8:27 am

Posted in OSS, Tips & Tricks, Ubuntu

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  1. not working. I tried to change my default devnagari fonts, but same old font is displayed, both in ubuntu and kubuntu.

    Prabin Shrestha

    July 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  2. the conf file number is changed. I guess, in ubuntu 10.04, the conf file was 64-…, now in kubuntu 11.04, it’s 90-ttf-devanagari-fonts.conf

    Prabin Shrestha

    July 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm


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