On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 12:30:20AM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 08:20:06PM -0700, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 04:10:07PM +0900, Cheol-Hee Kim wrote:
> > > see Korean Menu. However I cannot input Korean Letters but English
> > > Alphabet in Tux Paint.
> > You can't input Korean Letters yet. Sorry. Maybe in the future.
> I just saw this pass over the SDL mailing list, which may be useful:
> I have not yet looked at it closely.
The site is down right now but guess what I found:
It's from the Korean LDP site. Translation: A daughter asks her dad to
make Tuxpaint work with Korean keyboard, so he finds a Korean font that
lets you input Korean into Tuxpaint with minimal code modification.
The font makes use of the 3-Bul Keyboard Layout, which isn't as common
as the 2-Bul Keyboard Layout, but the 3-Bul layout has one-to-one
keyboard_key-to-Korean_alphabet mapping which makes it possible to
input Korean into Tuxpaint with no code modification. The produced text
isn't as natural looking as the usual way of producing Korean, and it's
sort of like asking someone to learn the Dvorak keyboard to use English,
but it works. Kids that haven't quite learned 2-Bul keyboards aren't
likely to mind a 3-Bul keyboard layout. (Interesting factoid: Korean
text on the Apple II used the same technique, though Apple II's were
rather slow to render font in software thus needed an add-on card.)
The font is in the public domain, according to the website. The URL to
the font is:
Creator: Yong Mook Kim
Font type: True Type
Date: July 22, 2002
File size: 7.82KB
But it doesn't stop there. They start having discussion on the forum
and they end up patching Tux Paint 0.9.15 with SDL_im 1.2.9:
Patch to Tux Paint 0.9.15: