Korean Keyboard Question --- TIA

Hello All.

Today is the first time using the Korean Keyboard on (a recommendation from this group). However, I don't understand the meaning behind the Dubeolsik layout and Sebeolsik layout. Can anyone explain the difference in simple terms?

Also the best site to learn the Korean Keyboard would be helpful. I know repetition is my friend in this endeavor so just the basic knowledge would be very much appreciated.

Much Thanks from a Korean Novice. Kimberly

March 18, 2019


lol this is bogus! has anyone even seen this layout before?

most computers have korean already built-in, its just a matter of enabling it on your operating system, and keyboard stickers are like 5$. no emulation needed.

here take a look at this its usually pretty easy to do.

March 18, 2019

I recommend 두벌식, which is the most common layout AFAIK. It has some patterns (i.e. not all random):
The consonants are on the left while the vowels are on the right. Among the consonants, the top 5 are all consonants that can be doubled (as in ㅂㅈㄷㄱㅅ -> ㅃㅉㄸㄲㅆ) - press shift + key to double. The bottom 4 are the aspirated consonants (ㅋㅌㅊㅍ) , which leaves the middle row with its 5 consonants as everything else (ㅁㄴㅇㄹㅎ). There are more patterns and perhaps you may figure them out for yourself. 두벌식 is meant to be directly compatible with QWERTY so there are 26 keys that produce a jamo in Korean.
On mobile devices there may also be a 10-key thing which I found very learner-friendly, but I switched it out for myself eventually because I thought it would be better for me to learn the actual keyboard.

March 18, 2019

Edit: Below is link to the partial quote which follows.

Difference between Korean keyboard layouts

...2-set is the most common default layout that puts ja-eum on the left and mo-eum on the right side of the keyboard.

3-set is.. To simply describe, basically a newly designed layout for faster and easier typing as it has predefined combination of mo-eums that you can enter with a single key rather than combination of 2 mo-eum keys like in 2-set. 390 is just another variance of the 3-set.

Think 2-set as QWERTY and 3-set as the Dvorak layout.

March 18, 2019

Don't assume I know much:) I decided to type along with the Duolingo learning process because i'm not writing much but I recognize words pretty quickly and thought it would up my game. Tnx for all the great feedback!!

March 18, 2019

I learnt the full keyboard off by heart, but I am not learning Korean-

April 4, 2019
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