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Chapter 6 Korean Input Methods

UnionWay Korean System provides the Hangul, Hanja and KSC input methods. In addition, any new Korean input method such as English-Korean could be added into UnionWay Korean system.

IME Parameter Setting

The default input method of UnionWay Korean system is English. Click the task bar icon with the left mouse button will activate the IME Configuration dialog box:

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There are three pages with their own page tag in the IME Configuration dialog box, the first is Input Method page for specifying all the input parameters; the second is Keyboard page displaying the keyboard map of the current input method; and the third is Option page for creating new input method. Click any of the tag with the left mouse button will bring that page to the front.

Click Close button will close and end the IME Configuration dialog box.

Hangul Input Method

In the IME Configuration dialog box, Hangul is the first Korean input method listed. It conforms to the 2 beolshik input method. There are basically three components in a Korean character: chosung, jungsung, jongsung. The Hangul input method automatically deciphers how the characters should be formed as the user types the Korean alphabets.

For starting UnionWay Korean system, English is the default input method. You can use the hot key "Ctrl + Space" to switch between English and Hangul input method. If you click the task bar icon with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear and defaulting to Hangul input method, it is referred to as the "Hangul dialog box".

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Hangul input example

To input Korean word image3.JPG (4010 bytes), first select the image4.JPG (3669 bytes) input method. The following will be shown on the ASIANSUITE 97 window. Notice the unfinished Korean characters shown on the input window.

Initially the UnionWay tool bar looks like the below.

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After typing the first image5.JPG (2490 bytes) key, the input window will show up replacing some option selection icons.

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After typing the image7.JPG (2074 bytes) key, the input window changes to:

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After typing the image9.JPG (2124 bytes) key, the input window changes to:

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After typingimage9.JPG (2124 bytes), image11.JPG (2973 bytes)Korean character will show up on the application window and image9.JPG (2124 bytes) will show up on the input window.

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After typing the image13.JPG (2730 bytes) key, the input window changes to:

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After typing the image5.JPG (2490 bytes) key, the input window changes to:

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After typing the space bar, image16.JPG (3834 bytes)Korean character will show up on the application window and input window will go back to showing other options.

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More Korean words can be input following the similar procedure as the above example shows.

Hanja input under Hangul Input Method

For Korean ProPack or SuperPack, Hanja characters can be input by typing Korean character and pressing Ctrl key which lists the corresponding Hanja characters. From the list the wanted Hanja can be selected by clicking the Hanja character with the left mouse button or by typing the number. First 8 Hanja will be shown first and the rest can be brought up by clicking the arrow on the right side of the input window.

For example to input image18.JPG (6451 bytes) first type image19.JPG (5016 bytes) as shown below:

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After pressing Ctrl key the Hanja list comes up:

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Since the wanted Hanja image18.JPG (6451 bytes) is not on the list, press ?arrow key or image23.JPG (4394 bytes) 5 times to get the following list:

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From the list press numeric key 5 or click on 5 to choose image18.JPG (6451 bytes) and the image18.JPG (6451 bytes) character will show up on the application window. Press the ESC key to exit Hanja input mode. The UnionWay tool bar changes to:

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KSC Input Method

In the IME Configuration dialog box, KSC is the second Korean input method. This IME allow any KSC-5601 code to be input manually. A1A1 - FEFE hexadecimal number is used to input any KSC code. This input method for inputting special characters and for software development.

Starting UnionWay Korean system, English is the default input method, you can use the hot key "Ctrl + Alt + F2" or "Ctrl + Space" to switch between English and KSC input method. If you click the task bar icon with the left mouse button, the IME Configuration dialog box will appear. Click the input method name list box to bring down a list of input method. Click on the KSC to select the KSC input method.

KSC code input example

To inputimage29.JPG (4659 bytes)symbol, first select the KSC input method and type A 2 D E keys. The following will be shown on the UnionWay system window.

Initially the UnionWay tool bar looks like the below.

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After typing the first A key, the input window will show up replacing some option selection icons.

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After typing the 2 key, the input window changes to:

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After typing the D key, the input window changes to:

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After typing E, image29.JPG (4659 bytes) symbol will show up on the application window and input window will go back to showing other options.

Input Using Clipboard

The very last item in the IME Configuration dialog box is:

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This is not a default option.

UnionWay Asian system provides this option to use the Clipboard as a stepping board to inputting Chinese, Japanese and Korean words, avoiding the Auto Correct (or Auto Spelling Check) feature that is in some of the word processing application program such as MS-Word, WordPerfect, etc.

The Auto Correct feature often make some unwanted correction to the CJK words causing erroneous display. With this option enabled, the input to the word processor is actually first made to the clipboard, then sending the same input into the word processing program. Since the input is coming from the clipboard, the Auto Correct feature will not make additional changes to the input. Of course, you can also turn off the Auto Correct feature in the word processing program to avoid correction completely.

If you want to know how to turn off Auto Correct feature in the MS-Word, please read the Q & A Chapter.

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