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Terms

The following terms are useful for understanding the layout features and script rules discussed in this document.

Jamo - individual Hangul alphabetic elements or atomic unit in a syllable. Consonants and vowels are both known as Jamos.

Consonant- each represents a single consonant sound. Consonants are further divided into leading consonants and trailing consonants.

  • Leading consonant (Leading Jamo) "Choseong" - the syllable initial character.

  • Trailing Consonant (Trailing Jamo) "Jongseong" - the syllable final character.

Vowel (Vowel Jamo) "Jungeong" - A phoneme that is an independent unit in a syllable. It does not combine with any consonant to result in the transformation of any consonant-vowel combination.

Notation

The following notation is used in this document to illustrate layout operations:

L Leading consonant

V Vowel

T Trailing consonant

S Syllable

X Non Jamo character

{ } indicates 0, 1 or multiple occurrence

[ ] indicates 0 or 1 occurrence

() indicates 1 or multiple occurrence



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Hangul OpenType Specification | Terms | Shaping | Features | Other | Appendix
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