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    Why are some korean letters being censored?

    Some korean letters are being replaced by * when you use them on this forum. Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post
    Some korean letters are being replaced by * when you use them on this forum. Why?
    Sounds like it isn't supported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehco View Post
    Sounds like it isn't supported.
    Well, some can be used just fine. So it clearly is supported...

    Like this article http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?...aid=0000160102

    *금 필*핀 *닐*에서* *세**역 *보포럼, ARF가 열** 있습니*. *늘(6일) 하루에만 한미, 한*, 북* *교*관 회담* 열렸*데요. *닐* 현*를 *결하겠습니*.

    *의근 *자, *금 * 한* *교*관 회담* 열렸죠. 막 끝났** *식* 들려왔*데, *국의 왕* *교*** ** 문제에 대한 *한 불만을 제*했**요?

    Seems more like there's some kind of filter in place to censor some of it. Noticed it when I was trying to type my name out and part of it just appeared as *.
    Last edited by Freighter; 2017-08-06 at 05:27 PM.
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    Forum language is english anyway, posting in korean is against the rules.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/faq.php?faq=forumrules

    Only post in English. As English is not everyone's native language, we ask you to not correct other people's posts unless you are asked to. Do not quote dictionary entries for the sake of arguing. Don't be the grammar police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDurionX View Post
    Forum language is english anyway, posting in korean is against the rules.
    So? Doesn't make any sense to apply a filter to some parts of it.

    Arabic has the same problem with parts of it coming out as * instead of what was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post
    So? Doesn't make any sense to apply a filter to some parts of it.

    Arabic has the same problem with parts of it coming out as * instead of what was there.
    It clearly isn't supported, since the language is english, there is no "censorship".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDurionX View Post
    It clearly isn't supported, since the language is english, there is no "censorship".


    Have you even considered the fact that there's a PM function on the forum? I doubt germans are sitting and typing in english to each other in PMs.
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    I find it really strange too. Mostly I've just posted some Korean food and tried to give it a korean label.

    *추* = Go Chu Jang = Spicy Red Pepper Sauce. You have to type the individual letters, it's dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post


    Have you even considered the fact that there's a PM function on the forum? I doubt germans are sitting and typing in english to each other in PMs.
    As i said, it. is. not. supported. since. it. is. not. allowed. on. the . forums. anyway. I don't go to a korean website and expect german support, no. Especially not if it's against their ToS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDurionX View Post
    As i said, it. is. not. supported. since. it. is. not. allowed. on. the . forums. anyway. I don't go to a korean website and expect german support, no. Especially not if it's against their ToS.
    It clearly is supported since the letters work independently when not in a block. They're filtering it for no apparent reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post
    It clearly is supported since the letters work independently when not in a block. They're filtering it for no apparent reason.
    Simple enough,independant letter are easy to support as they are just symbols when it comes to coding,but blocks are more complex and since this board is supposed to be english only,they didn't go through the process of making it support them,as it was deemed useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post


    Have you even considered the fact that there's a PM function on the forum? I doubt germans are sitting and typing in english to each other in PMs.
    but german language is not made up entirely by different letters, while korean is
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    Simple enough,independant letter are easy to support as they are just symbols when it comes to coding,but blocks are more complex and since this board is supposed to be english only,they didn't go through the process of making it support them,as it was deemed useless
    That doesn't explain why most of them work but some don't. Seems more like they're being filtered rather than the software not being able to handle it, especially since they turn into *.
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    Happens with many CJK characters, not just Korean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post
    It clearly is supported since the letters work independently when not in a block. They're filtering it for no apparent reason.
    It's clearly not fully supported since all of the characters aren't working. It's quite telling that your initial reaction to something (quite obvious) is CENSORSHIP!! silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    It's clearly not fully supported since all of the characters aren't working. It's quite telling that your initial reaction to something (quite obvious) is CENSORSHIP!! silly.
    Hint: Forums usually replace filtered terms, characters or what have you with a *. When a page does not support the characters it's not going to be a *. It's a filtering system that's replacing them.

    Last edited by Freighter; 2017-08-06 at 06:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freighter View Post
    Hint: Forums usually replace filtered terms, characters or what have you with a *. When a page does not support the characters it's not going to be a *. It's a filtering system that's replacing them.
    they can also change unsupported/unrecognized characters into whatever they want to avoid bugs or exploits.

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    Looks like just a limited selection of characters are available on whatever software the site uses to print korean. Maybe the font is slightly different so it doesn't recognise them? Either way it's such a random selection that it's unlikely to be censorship. If you wanted to censor it you'd disable the characters entirely, or just ban posters who used korean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwkwardSquirtle View Post
    Looks like just a limited selection of characters are available on whatever software the site uses to print korean. Maybe the font is slightly different so it doesn't recognise them? Either way it's such a random selection that it's unlikely to be censorship. If you wanted to censor it you'd disable the characters entirely, or just ban posters who used korean.
    Or their anti-spam system is being anal and included the characters in them because they were used by spambots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhero View Post
    they can also change unsupported/unrecognized characters into whatever they want to avoid bugs or exploits.
    I just tried typing out unsupported/unrecognized characters, they just promptly disappear from the post, they don't get replaced.
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    seriously, why would they filter just a few letters? Sounds like just a waste of resources. * is here what squares are on a lot of other text processors, that's all.

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