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Posted on 2007-03-26
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We are developing a multilingual content management system for a large city council in Australia, and have successfully displayed chinese, assyrian, vietnames, and a number of romance languages without any problem.  However, no matter how hard we try, what fonts we install, or how we configure IE 7, we cannot get it to display the Khmer font properly, while firefox has no problem.

To see what I'm referring to, go to http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/ in each of the browsers, then click on the fifth icon down under the "Multi-lingual info" banner in the right hand column (the alt tag says "Select Khmer translation".  Doing so will take you to an image with some Khmer writing on it.   Click on the image (center of the screen) to go to the Khmer text section (once you reach this section the URL should be http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/default.asp?iNavCatId=1&iSubCatId=2287, but don't go there directly because the Khmer cookie needs to be set in the first step).

You will notice that the firefox version displays TWO "words" before the word "Fairfield" appears, which is the correct display method.  However the IE version displays TWELVE "words" before the word "Fairfield" appears.  This is the problem - IE is arbitrarily cutting up the long words with spaces.

The font we are using is "Ekreach New" and requires UTF-8 encoding, which is what the page is set to.   You can download the font from http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/stuff/EKREACH.ttf (Ekreach) and http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/stuff/EKREACH_.TTF (Ekreach New)

I've been pulling my hair out with this one, searched MSDN, searched the Web, and no luck.  I'm about to recommend to all Cambodians that they download firefox and forget about I.E. (probably not such a bad idea)...

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This has been discussed here:

http://www.khmeros.info/drupal/?q=en/node/859

Try what is mentioned to see if it solves your problem.
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Sorry but this is not a solution.  I have found the only think that works which is on the rfa.org website and I am in touch with the webmaster to get the solution.  Thanks but this should be an abandoned question.
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Marc
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