Korean Index in Framemaker
Thread poster: Alaina Brantner
Alaina Brantner
United States
Local time: 16:02
Spanish to English
Mar 23

Hello all,

In Framemaker, translating from EN to Korean, we are testing the auto generation of indexes. In our test file, when we generate the index of the Korean sample translation file, all entries that start with Korean characters are being listed under the letter "z". We're checking with translation resources on how "alphabetization" (or characterization maybe?) works in translation. Would anyone be able to offer any solutions for the generation of indexes into character languages?

Thank you,
Alaina


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Alaina Brantner
United States
Local time: 16:02
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Information on Korean alphabetization (by syllable) Mar 23

A Korean resource has let me know that the Korean alphabetical order is decided by syllables.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul_consonant_and_vowel_tables

Are there any options in Framemaker that allow for sorting of the index per Korean syllable conventions?

Thank you!


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Franz Bissinger
Germany
Local time: 23:02
Framemaker: Koren Index Mar 28

Hi Alaina,

Unfortunately, I can't provide the direkt solution since I can't recall the details, however, for languages such as Korean you need to perform three steps for creating a well sorted index (plus one further step for font support - check the term "Combined Fonts"):

- As Korean sort order is based on phonetic rules you need to extend all the index entries in the same way than e.g. for Japanese by adding the phonetic expression in square brackets:
index_entry[phonectic_expression]

- You need to add the statement to SortOrderIX paragraph in the index chapter's reference page, such as:



Note: Maybe hangul should come before alphabetics...

- You also need to add the group titles for Korean to the GroupTitlesIX paragraph in the index chapter's reference page, such as:

Symbols[\];Numerics[0];A;B;C;D;E;F;G;H;I;J;K;L;M;N;O;P;Q;R;S;T;U;V;W;X;Y;Z;
 
For a better understanding of how index creating, sort oder etc. are working in Framemaker please read the index section of the FM online documenation:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/2015/using/index.html#t=using-framemaker-2015/frm_books_bk/Creating_indexes-.htm

Please also read a document about Asian language support which is important for correct encoding:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/2015/using/index.html#t=using-framemaker-2015/frm_text_tx/Asian_language_support1-.htm&rhsearch=hangul&rhhlterm=hangul&rhsyns=%20

Best
Franz


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