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This is the second time I am writing about terrible support for Khmer fonts in the Affinity suite. The first time I wrote, I provided sample fonts and images to show how the fonts are supposed to be rendered. AD and AP still do not have it corrected.

I have up to this point been a fanboy for Affinity products, telling lots of people about Affinity. Yet the over the course of many and major updates, this problem, which is a show-stopper for my using Affinity, has not been corrected. And I know others in this forum have requested this problem be fixed as well.

As a Khmer speaker, I am still willing to provide any support or files needed to facilitate fixing these bugs.

Here is my previous topic that I posted in the forum. It was nicely marked (pre-1.7), and yet 1.7 has not fixed the issue.

Thanks.

Adam

EDIT: I am working in MacOS Mojave.

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Hi preahkumpii,

We still have the issue with Khmer logged with the Development team, so are still waiting for a fix.

I'll bump the report with a link to this thread.

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After playing around with AD and AP, a fix has been implemented for this problem, albeit somewhat obscure.

First, standard ligatures must be turned on for Khmer text, and Typography Script must be set to "Khmer" in the Character panel, as below:

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Thank you for this fix. All is well in the Khmer typography world now.

Adam

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See attached image. For some reason, adding extra characters on the end of a string of text mysteriously makes AD render the Khmer script correctly, but only when you add enough characters. It begins correctly rendering counting back a certain number of characters. And as you add more random characters on the end, more of the target string begins to render correctly.

At a minimum, this demonstrates that AD/AP can render Khmer text correctly. Therefore, this seems like it might be a bug.

EDIT: Furthermore, in apparently any block of Khmer text, if I add enough random characters (or spaces) after the block (with no LF/CR; that is, directly connected to the block), all the of the block of Khmer text will render correctly. The more characters in the block of text, the more random characters at the end that are needed. Random characters on the end that cause this behavior must be Khmer characters. Latin characters do not work. I can add nothing but spaces—like 20 or 30 spaces—and as long as a single Khmer character follows, the rendering is correct in the block of text. At whatever point a carriage return is found, the process must be repeated for the new string to render that paragraph correctly.

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Might be an idea to add Solved-  to the title of this post.


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11 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Might be an idea to add Solved-  to the title of this post.

Would love to, but I see no way to do that on my end.

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1 hour ago, preahkumpii said:

Would love to, but I see no way to do that on my end.

Mouseover the title and you will get a tooltip that tells you how to do it, it will say "Click and hold to edit title."


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15 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Mouseover the title and you will get a tooltip that tells you how to do it, it will say "Click and hold to edit title."

If you’re on a phone or tablet you can’t do a mouseover, but on any device there should be an ‘Edit’ link under the original post if you created the thread. Click or tap on that link to bring up the ‘Edit Topic’ page where you can amend the title, the tags and/or the body of the message. Press the (curiously labelled) ‘Edit Topic’ button to save the changes.


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(Desktop)

You have to left click and long hold on the title and it will change to a text input box, type the amendment and click outside of the box.829116764_Changeposttitle.gif.c59377b90e15b96081d78183a8196f22.gif


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