Korean - Basic
This DBT template is designed to produce material written in the Korean language.
This is a basic DBT template. Click here for more information about Basic Templates.
You can make this template your default selection.
This language is usually produced in contracted braille. This means that words are not produced in braille on a one-for-one basis: there are abbreviations (contractions) in the text. If you have questions about producing correct braille, please contact a member of your local braille authority.
Producing this language in uncontracted braille is also quite easy in DBT. Before translation into braille, place the cursor at the top of the document and use the Grade 1 command (Alt+1). When the document is translated, the braille will be uncontracted.
This language is written in a script other than the Roman alphabet, which can occasionally cause problems when importing files to DBT. The best result is usually achieved by importing files from Microsoft Word or Open Office that are written in Unicode fonts. You can contact Duxbury Systems if you have file that does not import properly into DBT. Please send the original inkprint file with your request, not a screen shot of the DBT screen.
Duxbury Systems strives to work with users to make sure that our software works with as many file formats as possible. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Korean is written in Hangul characters. Each character is made up of three (or sometimes two) elements. When a Korean file is imported into DBT, the screen display shows each of these elements as if it were a separate character. This display is not at all suited for reading the Korean text. The braille translation, however, is correct.
Duxbury Systems regrets the difficulty of reading and editing the inkprint screen in DBT.
Han Script Issues
Normally, the type of Han character conversion done during file import is determined automatically by your template, and you can rely on the character/language conversion selected in this manner.
However, if you want to override this choice manually, see the explanation in the Korean Language landing page.
Sample Microsoft Word File
Click here for instructions and the complete list of language sample files in Word format.
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