I got successfully installed Khmer Unicode on my Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.6) without rooting system but Khmer character is not well rendering that needs a bit more patient to wait for Android upgrade.

Phone Spec. & Font Setting

Phone Spec. & Font Setting

UPDATED: 21/05

  • Below solution is applied for Android version GingerBread (2.3.x) only
  • Android ICS (4.0.3) has problem with Khmer Unicode, see here

To apply for Android 2.3.x:

Here is what I did by following the instruction from KhmerType blog:

  1. Enable “unknown sources” installation (via Setting->Application)
  2. Install Khmer.apk
  3. Change font style
    1. Settings > Display > Screen display > Font style
    2. Choose Khmer
  4. Restart the phone
  5. Testing: Go to this website page: http://khnews.info/testing.html
  6. To write Khmer, download Khmer keyboard from Android Market: Phum Keyboard or MultiLing Keyboard
  7. To enable input keyboard:
    1. Settings > Languages and keyboard > Select input method
    2. Choose: Phum Keyboard (in my case)

After you should be able to see everything in Khmer even though the rendering is not fine, you can type Khmer Unicode as well.

Result on facebook Android app. page

Result on facebook Android app. page

More detail check original instruction in KhmerType.

Updated 19/04: Android 4.1.2

Since there are so many comments asked about Android 4.1.x, this version, the rendering is working fine and perfect enough. It just miss the font so that you need to install above font and make the same instruction.

For Samsung Galaxy, it is more easier with its FlipFont as stated here for Galaxy Note 2.

If it’s working for you or you have other way to make it working, please share in comment.

  • Pannpanha

    thanks for your effort, this is the great help anyway for the first user with android, you are the best, wish you could make some more important topics for us……..thanks

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  • Thank you very much!

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  • Phoeun_cbpphnompenh

    who can tell me pleas.

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  • Crit

    I install it on my galaxy s2 ICS 4.0.3, I not see box bu it not display anything.
    Please Help.

  • osify

     Yes, I’m also checking on this issue, we need another method for ICS, GS2.

  • It not working in my case, I’m using SGSII with ICS and unrooted. Phum Keyboard and Multiling show nothing on the keyboard

  • osify

    Yes, that’s the issue of ICS, see here:http://bit.ly/MGbx2k
    Other limitation of ICS can find here: http://bit.ly/Lf33u1

    We have to wait a bit to find solution on ICS for Khmer Unicode.

  • Thanks for good report. I’m thinking about buying Android phone.

  • nasopich

    Hi, can it install in s3?
    please reply to nasopich@gmail.com

  • chhem dara

    Thanks for your availabiliy

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  • I install in my Samsung galaxy s2 version 2.3.6 no hand and leg?

  • kiemthong

    តើយើងអាចតំលើង Font khmer Unicode on galaxy note

  • Chaborey

    Please help me by tell website download khmer font for install in phone….thanks

  • osify

    You meant android phone? You can download from the article but it will no “jerng”, we need Android 4.1.2 for better Khmer rendering.

  • osify
  • sopheaktra

    Play wirte khmer esy install

  • sopheaktra

    Hi Mr i i’m install already but no have footh u help me thank

  • sopheaktra

    Plase you help show at android version 4.1.2 on galaxy sii pong na thank Mr help me

  • osify

    It should works if you have follow above instruction since version 4.1.2 rendering is working perfect.

    It might be the same as Galaxy note 2: http://www.khmertype.org/2012/10/khmerapk-on-galaxy-note-ii-updated.html

  • osify

    We need to wait or upgrade custom rom to 4.1.x (JellyBean), Khmer rendering will work perfect.

  • sopheaktra

    Hello Mr help website download android version 4.1.2 pong n tell install pong. if you can you help send in email for me. thom_sopheaktra@yahoo.com thank you na Mr you help pong

  • osify

    @sopheaktra, now no worried, we have officially upgrade from Samsung: http://news.osify.com/2013/06/officially-upgradable-samsung-galaxy-s2-jellybean-4-1-2/ I already did, Khmer unicode rendering well on it just with above font installed.

  • Reaksmey

    តើអាចតម្លើង ខ្មែរយូនីកូដ នៅលើ Version 4.2.2 បានហើយ ឬនៅបង?

  • I just found your issue has been fixed recently by Android Battambang team in facebook, please join the group and find the download of yesterday.

  • I heard 4.2.2 already include Khmer but I have never seen the settings menu yet. You can try to check out around the settings, display if any Khmer font available otherwise if you are using Samsung, please install the Khmer.apk to try out.

  • Rachana Chea

    It is cool stuff sir, but it doesn’t work with the ជើងនៃព្យពា្ជនៈ….but i am still like it….thank you…!

  • Sarin

    hi. ខ្ញុំអាចបញ្ចូលភាសាខ្មែរបានតែមិនមានជើងអាន​បានតើខ្ញុំត្រូវធ្វើយ៉ាងម៉េចទៀន​? my phone is Galaxy GT-s 5360 version 2.3.6

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  • vuthy

    Dear All, Please help to introduce how to install khmer unnicode for sony Android version 4.0.4?

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  • Version 2.4.6 is too old, ចឹងមិនអាចមានដៃជើង​ត្រឹមត្រូវទេ គួរតែតម្លើងអោយខ្ពស់ជាងហ្នឹង

  • Sokhom Vid

    Hi dear help me plz! Android version 4.2.2 galaxy win shv e500l is not support the Khmer font. Fix issues plz!

  • Chat Phors

    how to make khmer full on andriod 2.3.6 bong tell me pong
    not upgrate to 4.1.2

  • I had problem with Khmer.apk for Samsung Galaxy S3. When setting at display for Khmer, it said the font is not support. It is required to un-install from device. Any Suggestion?

  • Hi, What is your android version?

  • Can I install it to my Samsung Galaxy s7? I like your font and I wanted to use it.

  • Yes, you can. Please try it.