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Khmer script justification is broken

With the CC version, having World-Ready Composer enabled, Khmer script justification is still broken. I tried to use the text with and without ZWSP, and it's all the same. There was a thread talking about it https://forums.adobe.com/message/5030301 but seems no any new update.

The justification is also broken in Photoshop CC.

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  • Noisy Bird commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should I also mention that I have also just discovered that khmer script justification is working normally with hum hum QXP... Which I sadly have stopped using years ago, because of its price. I did not see myself learning it back again, I don't have that much time, and I am so used to inDesign, but if I have another big book project in khmer language, I might have to reconsider!

  • Noisy Bird commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, the Adobe World-Ready Paragraph is definitely bugged and broken with khmer script. The letters are exploded inside and outside of the text boxes margins when justifying. Strangely enough, this does not happen when you use the regular Adobe Composer, but then the subscripts are broken (except for one font which seems to work, the Khmer OS MetalChrieng). So for now, the only solution is to align to the left and use manual spacing to justify. It is of course very time consuming to do it on each page.
    It is also quite sad that this bug has not been addressed for 6 years now! Especially knowing that it was working before. I wish there was a way just to use the former composer engine with the current version of InDesign.

  • Sovichet Tep commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Like Nathan mentioned, it has been an issue since 2013. I’m facing the issue on both CC 2017.1 (12.1.0.56 Build) and CC 2019 (14.0.1 Build).

  • Nathan Wells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is broken from CS 6 all the way to the latest version of InDesign CC 14.0.1 @Abhinav

  • Yu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I already voted it for advocate adobe "fixing Khmer font usage in adobe Indesign" ! I had used this app for almost 8 years for design book, the error of JUSTIFY Paragraph still have problem! and some fonts not yet properly used it.

  • Nathan Wells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has been an issue since 2013 - I filed a bug with Adobe - #3613633 but it still has never been fixed. This is a regression bug, as Khmer justification works in CS 5.5
    Would be great to have this fixed so we can use the current edition of InDesign to publish in Khmer.

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