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Author Topic: How can I configure the keyboard for Korean charaters?  (Read 2817 times)
ericking
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« on: December 03, 2008, 05:09:46 pm »

I have some korean students and they need to write in their language. Is there some solution?
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 05:30:55 pm »

U can try scim......u can get it from VL repo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul_(word_processor)
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 07:52:46 am »

thank you very much!! I'll try!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 02:11:02 pm »

If they have a Korean keyboard you'll also need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.  There is a line that reads:

Option     "xkblayout"      "us"

You can change the us to ko for a Korean keyboard.  You can also change it to us,ko to be able to switch between two types of keyboards.

I also don't know which version of VL you are using.  Some include Korean fonts by default and others don't.  Without those fonts nothing will work.  The Hangul fonts you need are in the repository if they aren't already installed.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 02:08:26 pm »

thank you caitlyn !

I have the last version of VL ligth.  The computers have the standard keyboards... (I am sorry for my english, I am from Guatemala!)
At this moment I installed and configurated SCIM, but I am not completely familiarized with Linux and its concepts. Finally the keyboard and the hangul icon appears and I can write korean characters but only in the gslapt or some system windows??!!!  When I try to use it in aby word only appear square symbols...while in opera browser and kword nothing happens...

I feel very close to the solution...

I really appreaciate your help
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 02:37:02 pm »

If you are running VL 5.9 Light you do NOT have the necessary fionts.  If you install them from the repository that should solve the problem regarding certain X apps.

There is no such thing as a "standard" keyboard.  Even in the U.S. there are multiple types.  I have no idea what the standard is in Guatemala.
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