A Glyph Reduction Evaluation of Combined Jeongeum-Fonts

  • Ga-Yeon Kim
  • Jeong-Yong ByunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 931)


It is not easy to develop fonts for individual syllables because the scientific principles of Hunminjeongeum generate a huge number of syllables. So we need to develop syllable fonts combined with three phonemic glyphs. Here, the development of glyphs according to each syllable structure is also a great effort, so we think that it is important to reduce their number using structural properties of syllables and factor font drawing. Therefore, this paper aims to evaluate the reduction method of glyph number and its efficiency.


Hunminjeongeum Jeongeum Haerye Middle Initial Final letters Combined syllable font Unicode Grapheme Design target glyph 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2015R1D1A1A01060408).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringDongguk UniversityGyeongjuRepublic of Korea

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