I am a total beginner for Korean and want to take notes for the vowels and consonnes I am learning like "eu" and "eo", or "k". What is a standard and convenient input method on a Macbook ? Below are the input methods I can use from my Mac.

Input methods for Korean

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We commonly use 2-Set Korean layout(dubeolsik, 두벌식, KS X 5002) on the QWERTY layout. Of course you can choose 3-Set Korean layout(sebeolsik, 세벌식), but There might be less informations about that.

Maybe this Apple support document might help you.

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    If the OP plans to type Hangul in other OS's (windows, android, ios, etc), probably 두벌식 is THE standard layout.
    – krim
    May 29, 2022 at 17:54
  • @krim is right. In fact, 3-Set Korean Keyboard layout is not a standard. But, Korean stenographer, especially those belonging to the Korean National Assembly or courts, are using it a lot thanks to its fast typing speed... So I think we might be considered it as a de-facto standard?
    – Lee M.U.
    May 30, 2022 at 6:12
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    I agree that 세벌식 layouts are widely used and a de facto standard. I just wanted to point out that, on other platforms (especially on mobile OS's), 세벌식 layouts might not be so available as 두벌식 is. Not to mention "roman-based" layouts which are not even remotely standard-ish.
    – krim
    May 31, 2022 at 16:41

If you are used to a QWERTY keyboard layout, then the HNC Romaja input method may be the most straightforward to use.

At any rate, the “Show Keyboard Viewer” function can be helpful.

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