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General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs

Korean Input Method (KIM)

The Korean EUC code set consists of two main character groups:

The Hangul code set includes Hangul and Hanja (Chinese) characters. One Hangul character can comprise several consonants and vowels. However, most Hangul words can be expressed in Hanja. Each Hanja character has its own meaning and is thus more specific than Hangul.

The current Korean standard code set, KSC5601, contains 8224 Hangul, Hanja, and special characters. To comply with the Korean standard Extended UNIX Code (EUC), this code set is assigned to CS1 of the EUC.

Input of characters can be accomplished through:

To allow for these conversions, the following special keys appear on the 106-key Korean keyboard.

Special Korean Keys
Key Function Keysym Description of Function
Hangul/English toggle key XK_Hangul Toggles between Hangul and English modes
Hanja toggle key XK_Hangul_Hanja Toggles Hanja mode on and off
Code Input key XK_Hangul_ Codeinput Invokes the Code Input function, which allows characters to be entered by their code points
HHC All-Candidate key XK_Hangul_ MultipleCandidate Invokes the multi-candidate mode
HHC Conversion key XK_Hangul_ Conversion Invokes the single-candidate mode and also scrolls forward through the candidates in both single-candidate and multi-candidate modes
HHC Non-Conversion key XK_Hangul_ NonConversion Scrolls backwards through the candidates

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