HOW TO USE HANGUL ON YOUR MAC
Setting your computer up for Hangul:
- Open your Mac’s System Preferences (you can do this by searching for them via Spotlight, Applications or by opening the Launchpad on Lion OS X with the three fingers/thumb grab)
2. In the panel that pops up, click on Language & Text icon (in the “Personal” row at the very top).
3. Select Input Sources, then scroll down and check Hangul.
1. Whenever you want to use Hangul, find the language/keyboard icon in the top bar of the computer. Select 2-Set Korean. This will switch your keyboard’s keys to Korean letters.
The icon on top of the bar will also switch to indicate the keyboard change:
2. If you don’t have Hangul stickers on the keys, the next step is to select Show Keyboard Viewer from the same language menu. A small keyboard will show up, showing the position of the various keys. You can type now Hangul letters now:
Note that in order to use some Hangul letters (ㅃ ㅉ ㄸ ㄲ ㅆ ㅒ and ㅖ), you have to press the SHIFT key (highlighted in grey in the image below):
Note: If you want to go back to typing Latin letters, switch back to Romaji or U.S. Extended via the language/keyboard icon in the top bar.
[In case you are wondering, the background image on my computer desktop in these screenshots is from the Japanese film ハルフウェイ(Harufuwei/Halfway).]