From: Ed Trager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 19:27:05 CST
Hi, Jeroen and everyone,
In the Korean input method that I am implementing, I'm currently using
semicolon ";" as the key to press to manually mark the end of a
(My thinking on this was that whatever key I use should be readily and
easily accessible on the keyboard layout. Semicolon seems easily
accessible, and I was thinking that semicolon is probably not used
very often in Korean text. If one does want to insert a semicolon,
one can still do that of course - for example, in the worst case, just
type a space character and then type the semicolon.)
But I am still thinking of implementing the automatic way of "pulling
out" a previous terminating consonant to become the initial consonant
of a new hangul as Curtis Clark has described it and as is apparently
common in Korean IMEs.
So if I do implement that too, then in theory I'll have the best of
both worlds: Manual way of ending a syllable (where ";" is converted
to HANGUL FILLER) and still have the automated way to allow faster
typing in the general cases.
Well, that's the theory anyway ... any comments?
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
> -On [20100107 02:16], Curtis Clark (email@example.com) wrote:
>>The syllable "chik" briefly appears, but as soon as she typed the jamo
>>for "a", the "k" was pulled away from "chik", making it "chi", and added
>>to "ka". Since no syllable can start with a vowel jamo (if the first
>>sound is a vowel, the first jamo is "ㅇ"), the entered vowel will always
>>steal the last consonant from the previous syllable.
> That's all nice and dandy, but Korean also knows a lot of ambiguous words
> where, depending on where you end the syllable, the word means one thing or
> the other, but you'd type them in the same way on a Latin-based keyboard.
> Can't at the moment remember an example, but just pulling jamo left or right
> does not always cut it. You *will* need a manual way of marking off a
> syllable end.
> Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)in-nomine.org> / asmodai
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> Want ik kan niet leven zonder alles of niets...
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