21 July 2005

Cambodian bloggers in Wired!


Wired magazine has an article up on bloggers in Cambodia. Our local star Tharum gets a mention, as does the IRI project to get more Cambodians blogging.

That IRI project, however, is having them blog in English, which doesn't really help the Khmer-to-Khmer communication problem much. Why not have them use one of the open-source KhmerOS Unicode fonts? OK, they're not 100% compatible with every computer, but the number of Win95 machines is dwindling fast, even here in Cambodia. And Unicode is clearly the future of digital text representation. No need to stick them with ASCII.

Update: And there's an article on Cambodian bloggers at Harvard's "Global Voices". Thanks, Jinja.