Re: Korean syllable decomposition(was: CJK combining components)

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 19:17:08 EDT

note that in fact the composition and decomposition of hangul syllables to and from jamos is algorithmic in unicode and does not need a table. you will find all the details at


Jungshik Shin wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2000 wrote:
> > So, do they have a table that says "This hangul syllable
> > is made up of components X, Y, and Z"?) Maybe Unicode
> > should have one.
> Well, Unicode will never have one for dynamic glyph composition of Hangul
> syllables ;-) because there are so many possibilities (how many different
> sets of glyphs to use for initial consonants, medial vowels and final
> consonants. The higher quality you want to get, the more sets you need).
> ...

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