HOWTO get Korean input on Debian

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If you're using the vanilla Debian and want to install a Korean keyboard, this guide is for you.

Debian 2021

  1. Install Hangul support for ibus and the Korean fonts: su -c “apt install ibus-hangul fonts-unfonts-core”
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Open "Region and Language" from the Settings app
  4. Add "Korean (Hangul)"
  5. After adding it, click "Korean Hangul", then click the Gear icon that appears under it
  6. Enable "Start in Hangul mode"

Type in Korean! Open an app that supports Korean fonts (i.e. a web browser) and hit Super + Space to swap between input languages.

Super is the Windows key on most keyboards

Debian XFCE Edition 2021

  1. Install the keyboard switcher and the Korean fonts: su -c “apt install ibus-hangul fonts-unfonts-core”
  2. Run ibus-setup, click "Input Method", click "Add"
  3. Find and select "Korean", then add "Hangul"
  4. Run ibus-setup-hangul, and enable "Start in Hangul Mode"

Type in Korean! Open an app that supports Korean fonts (i.e. a web browser) and hit Super + Space to swap between input languages.

Super is the Windows key on most keyboards