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How To View Hangul

If you simply wish to view Hangul, follow these simple steps.

You will be asked to install a language pack. It is not a virus and comes directly from Microsoft. Your computer will run as it always does. It will simply have the ability to view Korean characters as well.


Sidebar: A visitor informed me that when you follow the instructions below, Windows will ask you to insert the Microsoft Windows CD-ROM. If you do not have one, or if the instructions below do not work for whatever reason (such as you cannot get Korean to appear on the 'Add' list), there is an alternative. Go to this Microsoft page and follow the instructions. This will also install the Korean language support files.

Open your internet browser, and go to a page with Korean characters on it (makes it easier to see when it is working);

Internet Explorer
Netscape
Mozilla Firefox
Linux Users
Not see your browser? Tell me here.
If you have still have trouble after following the instructions, click here.

Internet Explorer

Select 'View' From the top menu. Scroll down to 'Encoding'. Go to the option that says 'More'. Select Korean from the list. A box will pop up saying you need to install the Korean language pack. Click install. It will install automatically. You may need to restart your computer when finished.

You're computer should be able to view Hangul, the Korean alphabet now. If you go to a webpage and the characters still do not show up correctly, return to 'View - Encoding - More - Korean' to select Korean. You will not be asked to install anything. This will simply make sure that the Korean encoding is turned on and the characters show up properly.

Netscape

Select 'View' From the top menu. Scroll down to 'Character Set'. Select Korean from the list. A box will pop up saying you need to install the Korean language pack. Click install. It will install automatically. You may need to restart your computer when finished.

You're computer should be able to view Hangul, the Korean alphabet now. If you go to a webpage and the characters still do not show up correctly, return to 'View - Character Set - Korean' to select Korean. You will not be asked to install anything. This will simply make sure that the Korean encoding is turned on and the characters show up properly.

Mozilla Firefox

Select 'View' From the top menu. Scroll down to 'Character Encodings'. Go to the option that says 'More Encodings'. Select 'East Asian' from that list. Select Korean (ISO-2022-KR) from the list.

A box may pop up saying you need to install the Korean language pack. Click install. It will install automatically. You may need to restart your computer when finished.


Sidebar: A visitor informed me that with firefox, you may need to follow the instructions for Internet Explorer first to install the Korean language support files. If that doesn't work, follow the instructions in the first sidebar near the top of the page.

Linux Users

Thanks to Lydia, a Linux user who visits this site, we now provide you with information on how to get the characters working with Linux. I hope it helps! Quote:

"For Debian you just need to apt-get the font package "ttf-baekmuk". For this and other distributions, there are very good explanations on the following Wikipedia page: East Asian Characters"

The wiki page is extremely useful. Check it out!


You're computer should be able to view Hangul, the Korean alphabet now. If you go to a webpage and the characters still do not show up correctly, return to 'View - Character Encoding - More Encodings - Korean (ISO-2022-KR)' to select Korean. You will not be asked to install anything. This will simply make sure that the Korean encoding is turned on and the characters show up properly.

Trouble?

First, check out the following useful links. The first is a wiki page that contains information on installing East Asian Language Fonts on all different kinds of OS (Windows, Mac, Linux). The second is a Microsoft page that provides Windows users step by step instructions (with pictures of every step) for installing and setting up your computer to fully work with Asian fonts (typing the fonts as well).

Wiki Page - East Asian Languages
Microsoft Step-by-Step With Pictures

If you have any trouble getting it to work using this method, please let me know. I only have so many computers to try on before they all have the languages installed, and only have so many browsers. I will help you figure it out and then can post the method on this site. Use the link below to go to the recommendations page and let me know what OS, Browser, and problem you are having. Thank you.

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