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Hangul Syllables

U+AC00 – U+D7A3   (44032–55203)

Hangul is the writing system that is used for the Korean language. There are far too many of these Korean syllables to show in a single HTML document, so only the first and last few are shown. There are more Hangul characters in the Hangul Compatibility Jamo, Hangul Jamo, Hangul Jamo Extended-A and Hangul Jamo Extended-B ranges. You can find some real Korean text to try at and You can see some Unicode Korean on the What is Unicode? in Korean page.

Users of Internet Explorer 5 for Windows can choose to install updates for viewing Korean Web pages and to provide a Korean interface and a Korean IME.

Users of Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9 can install an Apple Language Kit for Korean, which includes an IME.

The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.

You can find some or all of the characters in this range in the Windows Unicode fonts Arial Unicode MS, Baekmuk Batang, Baekmuk Dotum, Baekmuk Gulim, Baekmuk Headline, Batang, BatangChe, Bitstream CyberBit, Bitstream CyberCJK, Code2000, Gulim Che, Gungsuh, GungsuhChe, HY Shin Myeongjo Std Acro, Malgun Gothic, New Gulim, Sun-ExtA, UnBatang, WenQuanYi Zen Hei, and WenQuanYi Zen Hei Mono; in the Macintosh OS 9 Unicode fonts AppleGothic, AppleMyungjo, Gungseouche, Pilgiche and Seoul; and in the Macintosh OS X Unicode fonts AppleGothic, AppleMyungjo, Batang, #GothicMedium, Gulim, #GungSeo, Hangang, #HeadLineA, #MyungjoNeue, #PCMyungjo, #PilGi, Seoul and #TaeGraphic.

To see exactly which characters are included in a particular font, you can use a utility such as Andrew West’s BabelMap, Apple’s TrueEdit, or WunderMoosen’s FontChecker.

There are too many characters in this range to display in a single HTML file. You can find a document that displays them all at

44032AC00<Hangul Syllable, First>
44033AC01<Hangul Syllable, Second>
44034AC02<Hangul Syllable, Third>
44035AC03<Hangul Syllable, Fourth>
44036AC04<Hangul Syllable, Fifth>
44037AC05<Hangul Syllable, Sixth>
44038AC06<Hangul Syllable, Seventh>
44039AC07<Hangul Syllable, Eighth>
44040AC08<Hangul Syllable, Ninth>
44041AC09<Hangul Syllable, Tenth>
55202D7A2<Hangul Syllable, Penultimate>
55203D7A3<Hangul Syllable, Last>

Copyright © 1999–2010 Alan Wood

The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991-1999 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData-Latest.txt on the Unicode ftp site ( in October 1999.

Created 3rd February 1999   Last updated 24th August 2010

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