IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013

Hangeul was invented in 1443, during the reign of King Sejong. It is composed of 10 vowels and 14 consonants. Hangeul has 11 compound vowels, 5 glottal sounds. The chart below represents the 24 Hangeul letters and their romanized equivalents. ‘The Hunminjeongeum,’ a historical document which provides instructions to educate people using Hangeul, is registered with UNESCO. UNESCO awards a ‘King Sejong Literacy Prize’, every year in memory of the inventor of Hangeul.

Korea’s climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and humid, and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall. Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being between 6 °C (43°F) and 16 °C (61°F). The average temperature in April (in the middle of spring), ranges from 7.3°C to 17.6°C. During the WHC2013, it will be spring. It is usually warm and nice weather, and various flowers and trees cover the mountains and fields.

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