how to write korean?

Tae-young ulist at
Sat Apr 15 03:17:39 UTC 2006

Andreas Jellinghaus Wrote: 
> But I still wonder:
> a) why are there so many different input methods all for korean?
> because of different keyboards?

They cover different frameworks and languages :)

nabi, imhangul, qimhangul supports only Korean 
- nabi for XIM protocol
- imhangul for gtk2 apps
- qimhangul for qt apps

and SCIM, IIIMF supports multi-language input in unicode environment.
(they can change input method in runtime) :) 

If you need to input various languages such as Korean, Japanese,
Chineses in same application, it's better to use SCIM or IIIMF. But if
not I think Korean only IM (like nabi) is easier. (we can switch
Korean/English with shift + space)

Andreas Jellinghaus Wrote: 
> b) with the hangul module and the maps posted by mait I can enter
> korean so far. but what do I need to type to end one sylabil
> and start the next one? 
> for example I want to enter an-nyeong-ha-sim-ni-kka
> and not an-nyeong-has-i-m-ni-kka. what do I need to press
> between "a" and "s" to start a new sylabel with s?
> I tried space and backspace, that works, but maybe there is a
> better way?

You don't need to type any key to end one sylabil :) Input method
recognize the end of sylabil smartly. If it makes you confusing, try
3-bul sik keyboard layout. 3-bul has diffrent key for 'Choseong' and

Left is 2-bul, right is 3-bul...

here's the 3-bul sik keyboard layout. (the key colored with red is
'Choseong', green is 'Jungseong', orange is is 'Jongseong')

I think this is more easier to u.


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