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Subject: Hangul & Internet in Korea (Introduction)

This article was archived around: 16 Aug 1999 03:27:09 GMT

All FAQs in Directory: cultures/korea/hangul-internet
All FAQs posted in: soc.culture.korean, alt.talk.korean, alt.internet.services, comp.misc
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Archive-name: cultures/korea/hangul-internet/intro Posting-Frequency: Monthly(3rd Saturday) to home groups and relevant *.answers and twice a month(1,3th Saturday) to home groups. URL: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jshin/faq
Hangul and Internet in Korea FAQ (Introduction) =============================================== Introduction ************ --> This FAQ list is intended to answer the most frequently asked questions in soc.culture.korean on Hangul program on Intel x86 based PC, Mac and UNIX and Internet in Korea. Plain text version of this FAQ list is posted 1st and 3rd Saturday to soc.culture.korea,alt.talk.korean, alt.internet.services, and comp.misc. Every month(3rd Saturday of each month), it's also posted to news.answers, soc.answers, comp.answers,and alt.answers, and archived at rtfm.mit.edu and its mirror sites(Among directories at rtfm.mit.edu with the FAQ are /pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/soc/culture/korean). Moreover, it's avaliable in plain text format at following searchable FAQ archives(the last one is in HTML), o http://www.cs.ruu.nl/cgi-bin/faqwais o http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/search/search_faqs.html. o http://www.faqs.org/faqs/cultures/korea/hangul-internet/ You can always retrieve the most recent one at http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jshin/faq. Summary of the FAQ in Korean is posted to Hangul Usenet Newsgroup (See Subject 14) han.answers and han.comp.hangul on 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and HTML version of the summary in Korean is available at http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jshin/faq/summary.html. Original Hangul.FAQ list(still circulated in Korea and archived at most archives in Korea such as CAIR-archive) was compiled and written by Choi,Woohyung at KAIST perhaps in 1992. Its principal purpose was to answer frequently asked questions about Hangul computing (especially related to Unix and the Internet that had just taken off and began sky-rocketing growth in Korea). and served well a number of netters in and outside Korea. It was written , however, for those familiar with use of Hangul on computer(e.g. word processing), which are not often the case for Korean and others outside Korea. Hence, need for revised Hangul.FAQ for this group of people arised as exemplified by numerous questions in soc.culture.korean not covered by the original FAQ list. I embarked on revising the original FAQs in late 1992 and added many items of particular interest to people outside Korea with interest in Hangul who have difficulty finding information about Hangul computing and Internet service in Korea. It had since been semi-regularly posted to soc.culture.korean until Aug. 1993 when I left the U.S. During my stay in Korea, it was maintained by Lee, Kumsup (at klee@math.umn.edu). I set out for rather big revision including converting it to HTML when I returned to the States in Aug. 1995 and it still needs a large number of corrections and additions, which I'll do as my time allows me to. About 35% of material in this FAQ list came from original Hangul FAQ by Choi,Woohyung at KAIST. The rest was collected and compiled by me thanks to a lot of netters on Usenet newsgroup soc.culture.korean, and several groups belonging to Han hierarchy. Besides, a number of netters on Hangul Internet BBS such as ARA,KIDS and CBUBBS have helped complete this FAQ. Recent updates to this FAQ list are also partly due to numerous articles posted to Nowcom and HiTel where I have an account. I used to mark what I added to the original FAQ by ** at the beginning of paragraphs, but I decided to drop that convention and explicitely note contribution of the author( Choi,Woohyung) of original FAQ, instead. This was edited with special regard for Koreans abroad,people of Korean ethnicity and others who are not familiar with Korean software on their platforms and Internet in Korea. As such, it may include some items too well known to people in Korea. I tried to be as accurate as I can,but this is certainly bound to have mistakes. Please, post any suggestion and comment to soc.culture.korean or send them to me at jshin@pantheon.yale.edu. I'll try to include new findings and corrections as my time allows. HTML version now supports Keyword search. You may use logical operators OR,AND,and NOT and parentheses to combine keywords. Acknowledgement *************** This FAQ list would not exist as it is without those who have made invaluable contribution to developing Hangul Environment for Unix/Internet including and certainly not limited to Song,Jae-gyung(hanterm), Choi,Woohyung at whchoi@cosmos.kaist.ac.kr (the original Hangul FAQ, hlatex and hangul mail), Park,Jongdae at cdpark@baram.kaist.ac.kr(Hangul elvis), Oh,Sung-gyu at hanmaum@baram.kaist.ac.kr(HanX,Han for Linux,hscreen,hps) and other members of SPARCS at KAIST and Kim,Daeshik at dkim@cwc.com(Hanterm porting and modification,Hangul IRC/talk and numerous articles posted to soc.culture.korean and han.*), to whom I feel greatly obliged for their generous help to me as well as their great contribution to Hangul computing. I also wish to express my sincere thanks for a number of netters(only part of them are mentioned in the list mostly due to my carelessness for which I'm very sorry. Please, tell me if you find your contribution not properly credited) who helped me gather information and correct errors in the list. Legalese ******** Trademarks appearing in the FAQ are owned by their respective owners. Any mention of commercial entities and their products and services in the FAQ list does NOT constitute endorsement of them by the author and is given for purely informational purposes only. There is absolutely no warranty, express or impiled, about the information in this document, whether involving commercial or non-commercial programs,products,and services. This FAQ is copyrighted by Jungshik Shin(jshin@pantheon.yale.edu). You are free to copy and distribute it via the Internet and on-line services for non-commercial purpose provided this copyright notice appears intact. Those who wish to use it commercially must contact the author and get the express permission. Hangul Summary Tarred and Gzipped Text Version Keyword Search jshin@pantheon.yale.edu