February 11, 2005
Today I tried to study Korean again. It was difficult. And then I return home. Now I have to sleep.
오늘은 한국어를 다시 공부해봤어요. 그렇지만 어려워요.
затем возращаются домой. Jetz müss ich schlaffen.
Here are three sentences in foreign Languages, with the translation in English above. I wrote in Korean, Russian, German and English and easily switched between the four.
I can do this for other character sets also. I discovered that in order to type with one of these alphabets, I have to have a keyboard designed for it, or map my keyboard to one of them. To do this I downloaded the Microsoft Global IME. Once installed, you can select multiple languages to use with it. Then to figure out which keys on my keyboard type which character, I just had to experiment in a blank document by typing each key. I can type right into this blog entry edit box or in any Windows program like Microsoft Word. When I post this blog, the characters are automatically converted to unicode characters so there really is nothing to it.
I used a sharpie marker to write the characters for Korean and Russian on my keyboard, but they keep wearing off. After the letters dried, I put some fingernail polish over the letters and that works for a long time. You might have to reapply it every so often. But make sure the marks are really dry before applying the fingernail polish or the letters will run and not look very sharp/clear.
I lost the site to download the Global IME, but it should be easy to search for. To practice Korean and Russian, I'll be adding some comments in those languages and character sets in my blog, but I'll always give an English translation for whatever I write.
Writing practice is a good learning tool.
Posted by carl1236 at February 11, 2005 11:55 PM | Learning
Hi carl1236, I've got Cyrillic letter stickers on my keyboard and they work great.
Posted by: Елизавета at March 12, 2005 11:22 PM