[KS] Mac Users / Korean: WARNING! (Update to OS X El Capitan)—CORRECTED VERSION, IF POSTED PLEASE DELETE THIS NOTE AND USE THIS VERSION. ED
ejbaker at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Sep 30 19:17:09 EDT 2015
Thank you, Frank, for the warning about updating to El Capitan. I do use 한글 과 漢字 on my MacBook and would really be upset to lose them. It would be great if we could all try to keep each other informed of what is happening with this.
> On Sep 30, 2015, at 12:32 AM, Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreanstudies.com> wrote:
> Dear All:
> A good number of you might use Macs.
> This is my warning to you to NOT to update to the new Mac OS X "El
> Capitan," to be released in a few hours. "El Capitan" (10.11) follows
> the present "Yosemite." Unless you hear otherwise and have confirmed
> that below issues have been fixed, I strongly suggest to wait with any
> update -- that is, if you also use Han'gŭl and Hanja in your texts.
> I have not see the FINAL release, only the last pre-release (last
> public beta). But there is no indication, no note anywhere that these
> issues are fixed.
> In many of your programs (applies to all Microsoft Office programs such
> as MS Word, both MS Word for Mac 2011 and the new Word 2016) you
> (a) get problems writing more than one syllable in Han'gŭl ... the 2nd
> syllable will of a word will show some bogus letters (so you have to
> delete that, and re-write that 2nd syllable as if it where the first of
> a word)
> (b) Hanja does not work at all in MS Word and Office programs (and
> many other programs)
> (c) when opening an existing text with Han'gŭl and/or Hanja and then
> save that (e.g. after an edit), you will find irreversible
> (un-correctable), unwanted spaces after NUMBERS; for example: "2015 年"
> instead of "2015年"
> In other older and very new program versions this all works fine, but
> as I mentioned, not so in MS Word, Excel, and others. It may thus be a
> smart idea to wait with any OS update until you know this has been
> Frank Hoffmann
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