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Typing in Korean

The Korean language has more characters in the alphabet than there are keys on the keyboard. As a result, more than one character appears on one key. There may be alternate letters that are related to a primary letter or that have a similar form. You can press and hold a letter or press the key again to access the second and third characters.
The Korean keyboard supports word prediction and the flick feature, which allows you to flick word suggestions up onto the screen (if you have this feature turned on). The Korean keyboard also allows you to type alternate characters in a few different ways:
  • You can press a key two times quickly.
  • You can press The shift key, and then press a letter.
  • You can press and hold the primary character and then select the alternate character from the options.
To access emojis on the touch screen keyboard, press and hold The enter key.
If your device has a physical keyboard, the following image shows how the Korean characters map to the physical keys:
The keyboard input map for Korean