Korean romanization is a system for representing the Korean language using the Roman letters. In Korea, the Korean language is written using hangul, and sometimes hanja (chinese characters). In order to input Korean language into Western systems, Korean language needs to be represented in Roman letters. Several rules for Korean Romanization have been developed and used by different groups:
Since the University of Pittsburgh libraries follow ALA/LC Romanization rules for Korean bibliographic records, it is useful to learn ALA/LC Romanization rules to do research on Korean studies. The followings are useful guides to start with:
If you still are not familiar with Korean romanization rules, don't worry. There are useful tools for Korean romanization available on the Web.
For McCune-Reischauer, Yale Romanization and Revised Romanization of Korean:
For Yale Romanization:
For Revised Romanization of Korean