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Introducing your new friend, Khnhom — the Khmer keyboard that is always next to you.

It's FREE for all iOS devices.

Khnhom is the next generation of Khmer keyboard. Khnhom's goal is to help Khmer people to read and write more Khmer script on their touchscreen devices. Khnhom is unique, attractive and built with three great concepts in mind. Khnhom is created to be fast to type, easy to remember, and fun to use. Khnhom will ultimately change the way of your thought over Khmer keyboard.

*** Features ***

Khnhom is the 1st Khmer keyboard which:
- consonants and vowels are separated.
- has built-in English keyboard.
- has innovative typed gestures to be similar to the position of subscripts and vowels.
- contains all Khmer script.

Khnhom defines 3 simple gestures which imitate the same way you write Khmer script.
Consonant = Tap
Subscript (Coeng) = Swipe Down
Vowel (Srak) = Swipe Up

No more SHIFT key to make you confused to type consonant or vowel and to slow you down.

*** Consonants & Coeng ***

• How to Remember Consonants
All 33 consonants are placed in order. No more confused to find each consonant. However, an optimized Khmer Unicode layout is also provided, thus, users still can use either layout for their preferences.

• How to Type Consonants
It's just simple as a tap on the corresponding key.

• How to Type Subscripts or Coengs
As you remember, coengs are the subscript staying below consonant. Thus, to type the coeng of a consonant, you just swipe DOWN on that consonant. Without COENG symbol, Khnhom gives you a fast way to get it with just a swipe.

*** Vowels ***

• How to Remember the Position of Vowels
Khnhom positions them with a pure concept. They are divided into 4 groups: left, right, top, and bottom. Thus, the vowel that starts at left side stays on the left side, and so other groups. If you want to type SRAK AA, you will know immediately that that vowel is positioned in the right side, for example.

• How to Type Vowels
- swipe UP of each corresponding consonant key

*** All Khmer Script ***

Khnhom contains all Khmer script: consonants, independent and dependent vowels, Khmer numbers and divination numbers, all signs and consonant shifters, Khmer lunar dates, and old Khmer characters. Khnhom also has all symbols in Apple keyboard and many common math symbols.

*** The most common word — Khnhom ***

How fast and how many times do you type to get the most common word Khnhom ("I" in English)?

- You, normally, type 4 times KHA + COENG + NHO + OUM to have this word.
- With Khnhom, you type only 3 times.
- And with double-tap on KHA, you type just one time.

*** Orientations and Devices ***

Khnhom supports both portrait and landscape orientations for all iOS devices. Khnhom on iPad is even smarter and more fascinating.

*** Themes ***

We provide 2 choices for users who like grid style and others who prefers flat style. Check both and see which one fits you the most.

*** Butterfly Key ***

If you want to see what you're going to type, you just hold on a key and move to left, right, up or down. The character that appears on its wings is what you get.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

// Fixed the location and color of the butterfly key
// Fixed not shown vowel "a" for iOS 8
// Fixed bugs and improved performance

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Khnhom loves Khmer, Khnhom loves you.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Better update! ,

So confusing with the keyboard feature...

I would say this is the best keyboard I have ever used, it's fast typing and cool, but I'm suggesting you to re-organize with the position of each and every single of consonants and vowels—make it like the standard keyboard feature. Please!!!
Thank you so much for your hardworking though!
P.S. But again please make it just like the standard keyboard.
I'll be looking forward to seeing the change requested.

HuyLang ,

Alphabetical order

The way you put them together confuses users. It's really cool to have such function pf swipe up and down to type but put them in order confuses users. I'm serious, it's hard because our brain is used to the systematical order of keyboard that has been set long time ago. Even in English, they have their reason to put them this way. Because we all know the International keyboard well, so I bet I'm not the only one, my brain would translate them automatically to find those keyboard in respective vocal like key place in khmer.
There should be a new update. Your idea is really great, though. I support. The only matter is place them in the way it is used to be, please. We have been waiting for a cool keyboard like yours long time ago.

Barrang ,

Good Khmer keyboard!!!

I prefer this Khmer keyboard too much because it's so easy to find the consonants after you've prepared them in order, but why you do not prepare the vowels in order too as the consonants, I feel difficult to look for the vowels. If you put consonants and vowels in order, the Cambodian people must really remember those at all.


Puthnith Var
24 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Puthnith Var


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