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Encode::Korean::SKR_1959 - Perl extension for Encoding of Korean: South Korean Romanization 1959.


  use Encode::Korean::SKR_1959;

  $string = decode 'skr-1959', $octets;
  $octets = encode 'skr-1959', $string;

  while($line = <>) {
                print encode 'utf8', decode 'skr-1959', $line;


Encode::Korean::SKR_1959 implements an encoding system of Korean based on the transliteration method of South Korean romanization system, officially released in 1959 by South Korean Ministry of Education.

This module use Encode implementation base class Encode::Encoding. The conversion is carried by a transliterator object of Encode::Korean::TransliteratorGenerator.


RR of Korean is basically similar to McCune-Reischaur, but uses only low ascii characters. In case of ambiguity, orthographic syllable boundaries may be indicated with a hyphen.

        Unicode name            Transliteration

        kiyeok                  g
        ssangkieok              gg
        nieun                   n
        tikeut                  d
        ssangtikeut             dd
        rieul                   r
        mieum                   m
        pieup                   b
        ssangpieup              bb
        sios                    s
        ssangsios               ss
        ieung                   ng
        cieuc                   j
        ssangcieuc              jj
        chieuch                 ch
        khieukh                 k
        thieuth                 t
        phieuph                 p
        hieuh                   h

        a                       a
        ae                      ae
        ya                      ya
        yae                     yae
        eo                      eo
        e                       e
        yeo                     yeo
        ye                      ye
        o                       o
        wa                      wa
        wae                     wae
        oe                      oe
        yo                      yo
        u                       u
        weo                     weo
        we                      we
        wi                      wi
        yu                      yu
        eu                      eu
        yi                      eui
        i                       i


Visit "wiki/Korean_romanization" in, if you need information on romanization systems of Korean language.

Visit, if you want a list of Hangul Jamo in Unicode.

See Encode, Encode::Encoding, Encode::Korean, Encode::Korean::TransliteratorGenerator, if you want to know more about relevant modules.

See Encode::KR, Lingua::KO::MacKorean, if you need common encodings.

See Lingua::KO::Romanize::Hangul, if you need a common romanization (transcription method used in public).


You Hyun Jo, <you at cpan dot org>


Copyright (C) 2007 by You Hyun Jo

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.