From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 03 2004 - 21:46:50 CDT
Theo Veenker <Theo dot Veenker at let dot uu dot nl> wrote:
> A somewhat related question. I know next to nothing about Hangul
> [de]composition so forgive me for asking silly questions. In the
> UnicodeData.txt file there are much more than the 19 L, 21 V, and
> 28 L jamos. Are the other jamos not use to compose syllables, or
> does the syllable block represent an incomplete set of compatibility
> characters? What's is it?
All jamos are used to compose syllables. The Hangul Syllables block
starting at U+AC00 covers the repertoire specified by KS C 5601, which
is said to be sufficient for "modern Korean," written since the
orthographic reform of 1933. The other jamos in the U+1100 block are
not considered part of the "modern" Hangul writing system, and so there
are no precomposed syllables that use them.
This is a gross oversimplification, and I fully expect someone to step
in and correct at least one detail.
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