Korean (alias for Hangul + Han)Kore

Subject areas for this script

This subject area includes both general entries that discuss the range of resources available and listings of specific resources (books, sites, journal articles, etc.).


Entries in this subject area

Entries can contain text, graphics, media, files and software.

There are no entries yet for this subject - please add some using the Add to ScriptSource button.


Blog posts in this subject area

These are posts from the blogs on this site; the full blogs can be accessed under the Topics link.

There are no blog posts for this subject.


Discussions in this subject area

Discussions include ideas, opinions or questions that invite comments from other ScriptSource users.

There are no discussions for this subject.


Sources for this script

Sources are references to books, web pages, articles and other materials. Scroll down to see the source on this page, or click on the title to see full details.

Title Type
ALA-LC Romanization Tables - Library of Congress web page
Concise Compendium of the World's Languages book
Developing OpenType Fonts for Korean Hangul Script - Microsoft Typography web page
Is Korean a syllabic alphabet or an alphabetic syllabary journal article
Korean Writing book section
Korean Writing book section
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
Non-Latin Font: Korean - MonotypeFonts web page
  • These Library of Congress tables are used by librarians in cataloging data from a non-Roman script into the Latin script.

    Site nameLibrary of Congress
    LinkALA-LC Romanization Tables

    The definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script. Provides the most up to date ALA-LC transliteration schemes for even obscure scripts. Includes 61 transliteration tables covering more than 145 languages and dialects written in non-Roman scripts. The first single source for accurate, up to date LC romanization practice. Supersedes all ALA-LC romanization tables previously issued. Organized for practical use.

  • This book contains short entries on about a hundred languages. Articles are ordered alphabetically, and each has a standard structure for ease of reference, including:

    • General Historical and Sociolinguistic Introduction
    • Writing System
    • Sound System
    • Grammatical System
    • Sample scan from a publication

    The book has an Appendix of Scripts. Each script entry is generally a chart of the characters as well as a transliteration. Most of the script entries have a small amount of explanatory text.

    AuthorGeorge L. Campbell
    LocationLondon and New York,
    YearFirst published 1995, Reprinted 1999.
    ISBN/ISSN0-415-16049-9 [Second edition published 2011: 0-415-47841-3]
  • This document presents information that will help font developers create or support OpenType fonts for the Korean Hangul script covered by the Unicode Standard.

    Site nameMicrosoft Typography
    DateAccessed 27 August 2015
  • This article argues against the conventional categorisation of Korean Hangul as a syllabic alphabet, and proposes that it be reclassified as an alphabetic syllabary. The article draws on evidence from the orthography, phonology, and morphology of the Korean language, as well as the role of vowels in written Korean, to support the author's position. Please note that you need to be a subscriber to this journal in order to access the full article. There is also an option to purchase short-term access to the article.

    AuthorHye K. Pae
    JournalWriting Systems Research
    LinkIs Korean a syllabic alphabet or an alphabetic syllabary
  • AuthorFlorian Coulmas
    BookBlackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems
    EditorFlorian Coulmas
    LocationOxford, UK
  • AuthorIksop Lee & S. Robert Ramsey
    BookThe Korean Language
    PublisherState University of New York
    LocationNey York
  • Microsoft Style Guides are collections of rules that define language and style conventions for specific languages. These rules usually include general localization guidelines, information on language style and usage in technical publications, and information on market-specific data formats.

    Dateaccessed 2014-07-03
    LinkMicrosoft Style Guides
  • This is a brief description of Korean writing (Hangul alone and Hangul+Han), from the Monotype Font Foundry's Non-Latin Library.

    Site nameMonotypeFonts
    DateAccessed 2011-08-19
    LinkNon-Latin Font: Korean

Copyright © 2017 SIL International and released under the  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA) unless noted otherwise. Language data includes information from the  Ethnologue. Script information partially from the  ISO 15924 Registration Authority. Some character data from  The Unicode Standard Character Database and locale data from the  Common Locale Data Repository. Used by permission.