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Korean
한국어
Speakers ~ 80,000,000
Rectangles represent Korean communities
Countries South Korea (한국), North Korea (조선), Korean Chinese(조선족), Koreans in Japan (재일동포), Koreans in the USA (재미교포), Koreans in the old Soviet Unions (고려인).
Status official
Unicode
Direction
Alphabet [1]
ISO 639-1: ko
ISO 639-2: kor
ISO/FDIS 639-3: kor [2]
Hangul (한글), the writing system used in Korean, is included in Unicode 1100~11FF as Hangul Jamo. It is the only writing system used by a major language that was created specifically for that language (unlike the writing system used in English, for example, which comes from Latin alphabet, which was in turn adapted from other writing systems). It was created by King Sejong
and scholars in the Hall of Worthies between AD 1443~1526.

Contents

l10n

Character sets 
Unicode supported.
Script layout 
is left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Fully supported by Pango the layout engine chosen.
Fonts 
see Hangul
File:Korean.png
Korean keyboard
Keyboard 
OLPC Korean Keyboard will fully supports the language
Input methods 
except for 'standard' keyboard and touchpad would suffice for general use, although special considerations would be needed for physical disabilities.
Speech synthesis 
there is not so wide variances region to region compared to other languages such as Chinese.
Dictionaries, Spelling Checkers, Thesaurus 
are very much developed in Korean
aspell 
Korean is treated as a single language unit, without regional/national divisions. Code:ko Name: Korean Script: Hangul Jamo Available: Status:
mozilla 
coming soon.
abiword 
coming soon..
OpenOffice 
coming soon...
Character recognition 
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Alphabet

   ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅅ, ㅇ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅎ
   ㅏ, ㅑ, ㅓ, ㅕ, ㅗ, ㅛ, ㅜ, ㅠ, ㅡ, ㅣ 

Formats

Date 
Traditionally, dates are all numeric in the YY/MM/DD or YYYY/MM/DD. if necessary, the day of week is written at the last. In the formula official document of government, it separated by dot and white space(YYYY. MM. DD.) and has not the day of week.
Numbers 
use the -9,999.99 format (coma for thousands and period for decimal, prefix sign).
Currency 
KRW, won. -₩9,999.99

Population

 48,000,000 South Korea          official   (2006)
 22,200,000 North Korea          estimation (2002)
  1,600,000 Koreans in Japan     estimation (2002)
  1,900,000 Korean Chinese       official   (2006)
    200,000 Korean in Old Soviet estimation (2006)
  2,000,000 Korean in the USA    estimation (2006)
 75,900,000 TOTAL
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