[GUIDE] How to set up Korean keyboard on Manjaro KDE

I’ve seen so many incomplete guides and know many people struggled with this (myself included!). This is the EASIEST guide out there on how to set up the Korean keyboard!

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Step 1: Add ko_KR.UTF-8 UTF-8 to /etc/locale.gen :

echo ko_KR.UTF-8 UTF-8 | sudo tee -a /etc/locale.gen

Step 2: Update your system locale:

sudo locale-gen

Step 3: Update Manjaro so you can install software:

sudo pacman -Syyu

Step 4: Install your keyboard switcher, and the 한국어 fonts!

sudo pacman -S adobe-source-han-sans-kr-fonts fcitx-hangul kcm-fcitx

Step 5: Open fcitx in your launcher
A keyboard icon (fcitx) will appear in your bottom right, near the clock

Step 6: Right click fcitx in your tray and select configure

Step 7: Deselect “Only Show Current Language”

Step 8: Find hangul, click it, then click the > button to send it to “Current Input Method”:

Step 9: Hit OK

Step 10: Type in Korean!!
By default, Ctrl + Space will swap you between Korean and English characters. You can also Right Click Fcitx again and select “Hangul” or “English” from “Input Method”.

Bonus tip: If you add fcitx to your Autostart in the settings, you can have Hangul start up every time you boot your computer.

I spent a while figuring out the exact steps you need for Hangul on fresh VMs, so hopefully this works for you!

If you have any problems, please reply to this thread or message me and I’ll do my best to help you. Also @Admins, if this thread is in the wrong spot, feel free to move it. Enjoy :smile: :smile: :smile:

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I’m also planning on making a video guide that doesn’t use the terminal at all to do this. I’ll add it to this comment when I’m done!

I really like this bit:

and I’m going to add it to all my [HowTo]'s right now!