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deckorean(5)							 deckorean(5)


  deckorean - A	character encoding system (codeset) for	Korean


  The DEC Korean (deckorean) codeset consists of the following character

    +  ASCII

    +  KSC 5601-1987

  For the symbols and ideographic characters defined in	the KSC	5601-1987
  character set, DEC Korean uses 2-byte	data representation. For ASCII char-
  acters, DEC Korean uses single-byte 7-bit data representation; that is, the
  most significant bit (MSB) of	the byte that represents an ASCII character
  value	is always set off. For more information	on the ASCII character set,
  refer	to ascii(5).

  KSC 5601-1987	Characters

  KSC 5601-1987	is a national standard that defines a primary set of graphic
  characters for Korean	information interchange. The standard defines a	char-
  acter	set with a total of 8224 characters that are arranged in a code
  table. The code table	has 94 rows, numbered from 1 to	94. Each row has 94
  columns, also	numbered from 1	to 94. Different kinds of characters occupy
  different areas of the code table as follows:

    +  Special characters: 986 graphic symbols that reside in rows 1 to	12

    +  Hangul characters: 2350 Korean (Hangul) characters that reside in rows
       16 to 40

    +  Hanja characters: 4888 Chinese characters that reside in	rows 42	to 93

  DEC Korean Encoding Values

  To differentiate KSC 5601-1987 codes from ASCII codes, the most significant
  bit (MSB) of both the	first and the second byte of a KSC 5601	character
  value	is always set on.

  The value of a KSC 5601 character can	be determined from its row and column
  number as follows:

  1st byte = A0	+ Row number
  2nd byte = A0	+ Column number

  For example, if a character is positioned at the first column	of the 36th
  row, its value is CA41, which	is calulated as	follows:

  1st byte = A0(hex) + 36 = C4 (hex)
  2nd byte = A0(hex) + 01 = A1 (hex)

  Codeset Conversion

  The following	codeset	converter pairs	are available for converting Korean
  characters between deckorean and other encoding formats.  Refer to
  iconv_intro(5) for an	introduction to	codeset	conversion. For	more informa-
  tion about the other codeset for which deckorean is the input	or output,
  see the reference page specified in the list item.

    +  eucKR_deckorean,	deckorean_eucKR

       Converting from and to Korean Extended UNIX Code: eucKR(5).

    +  UCS-2_deckorean,	deckorean_UCS-2

       Converting from and to UCS-2 format: Unicode(5).

    +  UCS-4_deckorean,	deckorean_UCS-4

       Converting from and to UCS-4 format: Unicode(5).

    +  UTF-8_deckorean,	deckorean_UTF-8

       Converting from and to UTF-8 format: Unicode(5).

  There	are also codeset converters that convert between the Microsoft Korean
  code-page format (cp949) used	on PC systems and UCS-2, UCS-4,	and UTF-8
  formats. Note	that if	the UCS-2, UCS-4, or UTF-8 output from these convert-
  ers is then converted	to DEC Korean, some Hangul characters may be lost.
  For more information,	see code_page(5).

  DEC Korean Fonts

  The operating	system provides	Korean fonts for both screen display and

  The following	bitmap fonts are available in various sizes and	typefaces for
  75dpi	and 100dpi display devices:

    +  Fonts in	Gotic Family:


    +  Fonts in	Myungcho Family:


    +  Fonts in	Screen Family:


  For PostScript printers, the operating system	provides only Munjo fonts.

  For general information on printing non-English text,	refer to


  Commands: locale(1)

  Others: ascii(5), code_page(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5),
  iconv_intro(5), l10n_intro(5), eucKR(5), Korean(5), Unicode(5)