RE: Some Char. to Glyph Statistics, Pan/Single Font

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 04:38:00 EDT

Jungshik Shin wrote:
> [...] In 1980's, typical MS-DOS based programs(or
> Hangul rendering libraries/engines) used something like 1:8,
> 1:4, 1:4 for
> initial consonants, medial vowels, and final consonants,
> respectively. A
> Korean variant of xterm (a terminal emulator for X11 window
> system) has
> been using fonts with 1:10,1:3,1:4 ratio. Some high quality true-type
> fonts for Hangul these days (internally) have 1:n (n ~ 30), I believe.

Time ago, I tried to come up the *minimum* glyph requirement for Hangul

The result was 1:6 for initial consonants, 1:2 for vowels, and 1:1 for final

As I have no knowledge of Korean, however, I not sure whether this really
meets the minimum, or is below minimum.

_ Marco


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