[KS] macOS ("Sierra") - warning!

Frank Hoffmann hoffmann at koreanstudies.com
Wed Aug 31 17:01:10 EDT 2016

To all those using Macs:

Same as not too long ago with the release of Apple's OS "El Capitan" I 
like to issue a warning to upgrade to the new macOS (Sierra) -- to be 
coming in September. 
There is no regular way to produce Hanja under macOS (Sierra) -- there 
is *no* regular workaround. 

In the case of "El Capitan" there was at least a workaround that 
Michael Prentice had been so kind of post:

The new macOS (Sierra), though -- I just tested the pre-release version 
-- made major changes in its code structure as regards to keyboard 
drivers. "Karabiner" is  NOT working anymore, and the makers of that 
application have indicated that it would likely take them a long time 
to rewrite their code (see here: 
https://github.com/tekezo/Karabiner/issues/660). There is presently NO 
OTHER app that you could use on Sierra to do the same.

I've filed a feedback report with Apple about this. But since they 
already had almost a year to fix that same issue under "El Capitan" and 
did not bother, maybe Hanja is dead when it comes to Korean language. 
Given its present non-use in both Koreas that only makes sense.


Frank Hoffmann

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