Text Direction

Both HanJa and HanGul text were traditionally written top-to-bottom and right-to-left on a page or scroll. Books were written in the opposite direction from western books. The back page of a western style book is where the first page of a traditional eastern book would start. Modern Korean writing follows the same text direction as the western world, but genealogical records normally use the traditional eastern text direction.

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  1. The spelling of “un-mun,” the classical Korean used mainly by womenfolks up to the 1950’s needs to be studied by those interested in the text direction.

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