[KS] Re: Using han'gul fonts

T.Han taehwan at hawaii.edu
Tue Nov 16 12:30:01 EST 1999

I have to agree with Charles Muller. I had a similar dilemma whether to
change to Korean Windows or not. The problem is partly solved when I
upgraded to
IE 5.0 (No Relationship with Microsoft!). When you install, there are two
choices, typical (or standard?) install and custom install. Choose custom
install, and check Korean IME and Korean (Chinese and Japanese if
necessary) in options dialogue box. That's
it! After you install Korean IME, it works like Korean Windows system when
you brouse web. At your right-bottom of your screen, you will see mini
icon, "En". If you click and choose Korean IME, you can read and input
Korean. I tested in Outlook (e-mail program). I can read and write Korean
with no problem. 

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Charles Muller wrote:

> > Does Korean Windows allow producing t
> ext in
> > languages which use these characters
> without any trouble?
> This is not a matter of "Korean" or any
> other localized version of Windows. If
> you are using Windows 98 of any type, y
> ou have the option to use the full set
> of characters contained in Unicode, inc
> luding all of the scripts from the majo
> r living languages.
> The only question is whether or not you
> have the fonts installed in your system
> . For diacritical characters, a *full*
> set (including diacritics for Indic, Ti
> betan, Skandinavian, Vietnamese, etc.,
> etc.) that is mapped to Unicode has bee
> n developed by Jost Gippert and his tea
> m (with the help of Bitstream) at the T
> ITUS project at the University of Frank
> furt. To get a set of these fonts, you
> can write to Jost at <gippert at em.uni-fr
> ankfurt.de>. If you are using Word 97,
> Netscape 4.0+, Explorer 4.0+ you can us
> e these fonts (although you need some e
> xtra tagging work in Netscape to get th
> em to display properly). I don't know a
> bout other major word processors, such
> as Word Perfect, but I would assume tha
> t the latest versions would have to sup
> port Unicode, which means that you can
> use these fonts.
> If you are using Word 2000, it is even
> easier, as Microsoft has a Unicode-mapp
> ed Arial font that also includes all La
> tin diacritical characters--although it
> is not very pretty. If you need to prin
> t out, the TITUS font is close enough t
> o Times New Roman that you can use TITU
> S where you need it, and use TNR for th
> e rest.
> If you are using Windows 95 instead of
> 98, all of this is still possible, but
> takes a bit more effort, as you need to
> download special font packages. For tho
> se who are working with international s
> cripts, it is clearly worthwhile to upg
> rade from Win95 to Win98. And if you ar
> e Word user, it is worthwhile to make t
> he move from Word 97 to Word 2000.
> Unionway, NJStar and such programs are
> gradually becoming redundant.
> Regards,
> Chuck
> -----------------------------
> Charles Muller
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