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How to have Korean keyboard letters to do the test?

Please help me how to find and use a Korean keyboard during studying its language? Thank you so much!

October 27, 2017



If you have Windows 8 or Windows 10:

Go to where it has the language your computer is in on the bottom right corner of your screen near where it says the time. For English, it says "ENG".

Click it and then click, "Language Preferences."

Under where it says "Languages", click "Add Language."

It will give you options for languages to add, and when you find Korean and any other ones you want, click them and they will be added to your keyboards.

To switch to Korean or other languages, click the first thing you did that had your own language on it, and it'll give you a list of your language keyboards.

Click Korean or any other one you want, and it'll switch. You will have a new button near the language button, and it'll let you switch between Hangul and Roman alphabet.

You will have to memorize where the letters are for the buttons.

If you don't have Windows 8 or 10.... I can't help you.


If you really want to learn Korean, it's best to memorize the hangul keyboard layout. It is not really that difficult. You can also purchase stick-on characters/ letters for about $5, or buy a Korean keyboard with both alphabets for less than $30. If you think of Roman / English letters while typing Korean, it will be extremely difficult to learn the real sounds / pronunciation of the langage. To learn a language well is learning to think in that language.


I wrote a detailed tutorial post about it, but it got buried and can't find it anymore using the forum's search function. Here a link to a similar blog-post on the topic.

If you are serious about learning Korean, I would avoid Romanja keyboard layout as it would take a lot of time to unlearn once you switch to the standard 2-set Korean. And honestly, memorizing 2-set Korean is not that hard. It actually even makes a lot of sense.


Also check out this discussion comparing different keyboard layouts.


I recommend Nalgaeset, which supports Romanja Hangul input based on the familar English QWERTY layout (i.e. typing 'han' will produce '한').
Installing a default Korean keyboard will give you the arbitrarily-different Korean layout which you will have to memorise before you can type anything. This is probably worthwhile if you plan to go to Korea and use computers there, but otherwise it is a considerable extra effort.


At the same time, though, that means you'll still be in a romanization mindset instead of 한글 mindset which might trip you up and hold you back, reading and pronunciation wise. So if you're tackling Korean seriously it might be worth the effort.


I think the solution to this problem is to learn Korean phonology properly with the romanisation; the same is true for romanisations of Chinese and Japanese—never assume the Roman letters have English values unless it's written in black and white in the IPA. All this information is freely available on Wikipedia and other places. People should really do this for any new language, romanised or not. If one doesn't know the correct pronunciation of a phoneme, it makes no difference whether it's written in Roman letters or in Hangeul—one's pronunciation isn't going to miraculously improve by using the latter.


If you don't have windows 8 or 10, follow these directions:

1: Go to the following link: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/

2: Scroll to where it says, ''Other alphabets'' and select ''Korean''

3: When you need to type in an answer in Korean, type it on there then copy it and paste it onto the text box.

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