Korean (Hangul) Set

The layout was edited on March 4, 2011, during developing the Korean language option for the Android GKOS applicaton.

The Korean alphabet lends itself pretty well to the GKOS keyboard. The six keys by themselves give the six basic vowels ah, oe, o, u, eu and ee. You simply iotize vowels ah, oe, o, and u into ya, yoe, yo and yu by using Modifiers TH and W. Typing the standard diphthongs also turns out to be quick and easy. (Symbols on keys D (4) and F (6) were swapped in order to eliminate accidental Up/Down Arrows while typing diphthongs carelessly.)

By using the G, K, O, S and TH modifiers as the most common consonants, the typing becomes fluent as most of the frequently used symbols are directly visible. The four letters gieuk, dieut, bieup and jieut along with their associated aspirated and glottalized letters (4 x 3 in total) are assigned under the four main Modifier positions. The remaining letters and the most common diphtongs are assigned to the remaining Combos.

The round null letter ieung (o) and the round (h) sit in same positions as latin O and 0 (zero). A natural Chordon stroke (W) allows for the 'Next Syllable' Combo if needed.

The placement of the letters in the syllable block will be taken care of by the application (on a PC or smartphone). There are exactly 29 characters in Hangul. These along with the Next Syllable keystroke fill all the available key Combos in a very rational manner.

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