Special characters in Korean IME
If you have been visiting Cyworld (or any Korean-hosted blog or site) for quite some time, you might have noticed characters like ♥ ♡ ♪ ♩ ♬ ※ ★ ☆ . I don’t know if I’m the only one wondering where they got those characters or how they make those characters or if I need to type a special code just to get those characters but I’m really interested to know. So out of random curiosity, I asked my Korean friend how to type those characters.
So let me tell you how:
1. First be sure that you are using Korean IME as your main keyboard input. To install Korean IME in your computer check this post. To check if you are currently using Korean IME, you should see this icon at the bottom right screen of your computer.
2. Let’s say you are typing in MS word (or any preferred program). Type in the ㅁ character. If you’re not sure how to type this character check out this post.
3. Highlight the ㅁcharacter and press the Hanja Convert found at the bottom right section.
4. This should appear in your monitor.
5. Press the double right arrow to view all the characters available under ㅁ.
6. Pick your desired special character.
7. You can also use the other Korean consonants (ㅂ, ㅈ, ㄷ, ㄱ, ㅅ, ㄴ, ㅇ, ㄹ, ㅎ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅊ, ㅍ, ㅃ, ㄸ, ㄲ, ㅆ) to view other special characters.
By the way, one of my readers (Johnathan) mentioned something about special characters. I’m not sure if the special characters he’s asking are the ones I showed here. Hope I’m correct.