Proposal to add "Kore' as Suppress-Script for 'ko'

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Jul 10 08:50:56 CEST 2007

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> The combination of Hangul and a smattering of Hanja is by far the most 
> common way to write Korean, 

Is that open and shut?  Wikipedia says (in Hangul#Orthography):

	Today however, hanja have been almost entirely phased out of
	daily use in North Korea, and in South Korea they are now mostly
	restricted to parenthetical glosses for proper names and for
	disambiguating homonyms.

> but it can also be written in pure Hangul (North Korea),

Since the two Korean-speaking states disagree on this point, I am
concerned that setting the Suppress-Script to "kore", the South
Korean usage, would smell political.

If I don't know what I'm talking about, feel free to tell me.

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