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Hangul IME


JavaScript plugin to enable typing Korean characters without the help of external input method editor.


Shift+space (ms windows) or Alt+space (x windows) to toggle between english and 2bul-hangul.
Ctrl+space to toggle between english and 3bul-hangul.
The IME status text has id parameter of “hangul_ime”. Modify your .css file to change its look.
to hide the IME status

in your style.css add the following

    #hangul_ime {
        display: none;

Although the plugin is written by me most of the credit should go to Ho-Seok Ee (aka ALee) from KLDP.
For more information about the javascript that made this possible please visit
This WordPress Plugin was written by Timothy Kim. Please visit my blog at


  1. copy the “hangul-ime” directory and its files to your wordpress plugins directory.
  2. in the admin page goto plugins section and enable “Hangul IME” plugin!
  3. Done.


Q. I’m pressing Shift+space but nothing’s happening.

A. This plugin will not work if there are other JavaScript listening for key stokes.

Contributors & Developers

“Hangul IME” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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