Font Revision for Documentation Center of Cambodia

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is a Cambodian non-governmental organization whose mission is to research and record the era of Democratic Kampuchea (April 17, 1975 – January 7, 1979) for the purposes of memory and justice.

The Center presently contains the world’s largest archive on the Khmer Rouge period with over 155,000 pages of documents and 6,000 photographs. DC-Cam undertakes numerous research, outreach, and educational projects which have resulted in the publication of many books on the Khmer Rouge period, a national genocide education initiative, and support services for victims and survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime. DC-Cam is recognized as one of the leading research centers on the Cambodian genocide. (Wikipedia)

Along with research and preservation projects, the center also publishes books and magazines for years since the beginning, using their own typefaces designed back in the late 1990s. Those typefaces had been converted a few time into the Unicode format, but never had been improved in the letterforms and outlines. Until mid-2018, Romnea Type had a chance to help them improve the design as well as technical problems.

This project focused on:

  1. Cleaning the path outlines
  2. Fixed letterforms, spacing, and contrasts
  3. Rewriting OpenType features to get the fonts to work on most platforms, web browsers, and Adobe applications

Client

Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) / The Sleuk Rith Institute

Year

2018