International Korean Phonetic Alphabet
- Its Application in MS Word -
H.B. Lee, CBE, Ph.D.
Prof. Emeritus, Seoul National University
D. Vautour, Dept . of Linguistics
Seoul National University
The aim of this paper is (1) to give a short introduction to the International Korean
Phonetic Alphabet (IKPA for short) and (2) to provide netizens around the world
user-friendly step-by-step instructions on how to use IKPA symbols on Microsoft
by installing the IKPA font package.
I. What is the International Korean Phonetic Alphabet?
1.1 The International Korean Phonetic Alphabet (IKPA for short) is a set of
phonetic symbols which has been devised by Hyun Bok Lee, a Korean professor of
phonetics and linguistics to represent speech sounds of world languages systematically
and efficiently. First published in 1971 in Seoul after years of work carried out mainly
This font (ikpabatang.ttf) is a true type font, and as such will work on most
word processors and systems that support true type fonts. However due to the closed
nature of the Hangul series of word processors, IKPA Batang does not currently work
reliably within this program.