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Email...English/Korean

yatyas
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Email...English/Korean

Postby yatyas » January 15th, 2009 2:14 am

This may sound stupid, but if I gave someone in Korea who doesn't read, write, or speak English, would they be able to email me? If their keyboard is Hangul how would that work? :?

javiskefka
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Postby javiskefka » January 15th, 2009 4:48 am

I think your question is whether a person using a Korean keyboard would be able to type your e-mail address or not. Well, in order to comply with international standards, e-mail addresses can only consist of the following characters:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_address wrote:The local-part of the e-mail address may use any of these ASCII characters:

* Uppercase and lowercase English letters (a-z, A-Z)
* Digits 0 through 9
* Characters ! # $ % & ' * + - / = ? ^ _ ` { | } ~
* Character . provided that it is not the first nor last character, nor may it appear two or more times consecutively.


That means that no e-mail addresses use Korean characters anyway, so the person in question would be completely comfortable typing in an e-mail address using English characters.

In fact, Korean keyboards have a key that switches the typing mode to a basically normal QWERTY keyboard layout for just this sort of situation.
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