Typing Korean on a MAC OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andylo, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. andylo macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hi guys, I'm planning to buy a mac soon and I was wondering if you can type Korean with a MAC (for use in such as MSN). If you can please tell me how to do so.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand

    That's probably just gibberish but I hope it proves that you can :)
    I did that by turning on the Hangul input method.
  3. andylo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    Wow. I didn't know you can. That is awesome. Do you need a separate Korean keyboard to type it?

    Edit: Ah never mind, thanks for the help. You said "2 o'clock" in Korean hehe.
  4. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009

    Yes you can.

    Click the :apple: at the top and select "System Preferences."

    1. If 10.5, select "International" in the top row.
    2. Click the "Input Menu" tab.
    3. Find "Hangul" and check the box to the left to turn it on.

    1. If 10.6, select "Language & Text" in the top row.
    2. Click the "Input Sources" tab.
    3. Find "Hangul" and check the box to the left to turn it on.

    Now that you have turned on the new language, you will see a flag on the right side of the menu bar. If you click that flag you can select the language and input method desired.
    I recommend setting up a keyboard shortcut as it is much faster to switch languages that way.

    Also of note, there are multiple input methods. You will have to determine which you want to use. I know Japanese and Chinese (Korean is next), so I am not familiar with Korean input. Maybe someone else can chime in on the particular input methods. Or, google it.

    I have attached a screenshot from 10.5. 10.6 looks a little different, but same idea.

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