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The Korean Character Code: A National Controversy, 1987-1995 (2016)


Adequately representing the Korean language has been a challenge since the earliest introduction of digital computing and computer-mediated communication. As a local solution to the more general problem of the internationalization of computer languages, the Korean government introduced a new standard character code known as KSC-5601 in 1987. This article traces the history of the Korean character code, from the introduction of the KSC-5601:1987 standard (which stirred up a decade of controversy that was as much political, economic, and cultural as it was technological) to the adoption of the Unicode system.

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Article Kita, Chigusa; Choi, Hyungsub (2016) History of Computing in East Asia: Introduction. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (pp. 8-9). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Kim, Hyomin
Misa, Thomas J.
Aspray, William F.
Ceruzzi, Paul E.
Edwards, Paul N.
Shin, Youjung
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Science, Technology and Human Values
La Recherche
Public Understanding of Science
Technology's Stories
MIT Press
History of Computing
Computers and computing
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Computer industry
United States
Great Britain
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
International Network Working Group
Club of Rome
Jōhō Shori Gakkai (Japan) -- Information Processing Society of Japan
Research Data Alliance
Internet Engineering Task Force

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