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    Hi,

    What is the best font for khmer? Or at least the one that is "universally" used. I was using the DaunPenh Regular font, recommended by a native speaker. This font works pretty well with Gujarati too.
    What your thoughts on that?

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    Yes, I use DaunPenh also. It seems to work the best. However, as a second option arial unicode works as well. It's a universal font.

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    You can try Khmer UI which is pretty good too.

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    If you are not looking for a font with a specific weight or stroke, you can you DaunPenh or Arial Unicode, that are the most popular fonts.

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    Hi Nabyl, please remember that Word does not embed fonts in the document. This means that if you don´t have the font installed in your system, Word will change the font with a substitute.
    So you should use the most popular font you can find to avoid undesired font replacements

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    You mean that if a translator sends me his work, using a font I don't have installed in my pc, it will automatically open with another substitute font, is it right? Would I get at least a warning from Word?

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    You are completely right. Word will automatically change the missing font with a substitute without even showing a warning. That´s a bit dangerous because you have to have eye-for-the-detail to assume that the layout is not looking OK. Or you have to be familiarized with typography and recognize the font family used.

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    You can also go to File / Options / Advanced and then click in the Font substitution button to check if the fonts used are available or not. This is the only way to check it

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    Hello,
    I am using these 3 fonts and I see some characters in my Word document. I've marked them in the image below. I don't see them when I turn off the show all characters option and when I create a PDF. Is it OK to ignore them? Is it OK?

    Khmer.PNG

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    These symbols are blank spaces in fact; you wouldn't have it in the document but there's no matter if so, since they are visible or printable. You could replace them with ordinary spaces if you wish anyway

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