Re: Quick Question About Korean Input Methods

From: Charlie Ruland ☘ (
Date: Fri Jan 01 2010 - 14:11:06 CST

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    For Hangeul I use Microsft’s “Korean Input System (IME 2002)”, and what
    I do to ‘finalize’ an open syllable followed by an initial consonant is
    press the ESC key. (I have no idea what the officially recommended key is.)


    Ed Trager wrote:
    > Hi, everyone,
    > I have a quick and simple question about Korean input methods (IM):
    > I'm sure someone on this list can tell me the answer.
    > As we know, Korean Hangul syllables can be decomposed into [I]nitial
    > consonant, [M]edial vowel, and [F]inal consonant jamos.
    > Some syllables however end with a vowel, so there is no final
    > consonant. For example, the last syllable of the word "kimchee" (김치)
    > ends in the vowel "i" (ㅣ). Since the vowel "ㅣ" is at the end of a
    > word, when I use a Korean IM on a computer and type a SPACE character
    > after the vowel "ㅣ", the computer automatically knows to convert the
    > two jamos " ㅊ ㅣ " into the precomposed syllable "치".
    > However, what if a syllable like "치" appears in the middle of a word?
    > How does one type the HANGUL FILLER (or some other "separator"
    > character if HANGUL FILLER is not what is used) to tell the IM engine
    > that I'm done with that syllable?
    > In other words, what key do I press on the keyboard to "finish" a
    > syllable that consists of only [I]nitial+[M]edial forms?
    > On a separate note, Happy New Years everyone!

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