From: Charlie Ruland ☘ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jan 02 2010 - 11:21:57 CST
please note that in modern Korean it is usually unnecessary to
‘finalize’ a syllable in order to distinguish between initials and
finals. The reason for this is, of course, their distribution: any
consonant immediately followed by a vowel/medial is an initial: there
are no initial consonant clusters. Any consonant not immediately
followed by a vowel/medial is a final.
Please also note for the above that the ‘zero’ initial ㅇ is just like
any other initial that has to be input, and that ‘strong’ obstruents
that are written like double consonants (‘geminates’) have their own key
combination (SHIFT+‘weak’ obstruent) and count as simple initials.
Ed Trager wrote:
> Hi, again everyone!
> Dreiheller, Albrecht wrote:
>> I would use<Space><Backspace>.
>> But I'm not Korean, so there might be a shorter way.
> Yes, that's what I did too. But<Space><Backspace> is surely too
> *slow* to be practical for really typing Korean, n-est-ce pas?
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Charlie Ruland ☘<email@example.com> wrote:
>> 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.)
> I did not think of the ESCAPE key. But ESCAPE also is not
> conveniently located on the keyboard. So using ESCAPE also will be
> relatively *slow*.
> I asked the question because I am working on writing some input method
> software ... Checking both Microsoft's and Apple's documentation on
> Korean Input Methods, I don't find anything describing which
> "official" key is to be used to "finalize" such syllables ...
> - Ed
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