Wednesday, April 18, 2007

VA Tech shooter's name:
spelling update

The killer's name is now being spelled as the more normal 조승희, which was one of my original guesses. Sorry about the confusion, but I'll say in my defense that I was quoting off the headlining Naver article at the time. That article has unfortunately disappeared (and the link in my previous post has gone dead), leaving no trace of the original spelling (is it cached somewhere?). So: Cho Seung Hui is indeed a decent romanization of the Korean name.

The first spelling, 조승휘, might have been a simple typo: the "ㅜ" and "ㅡ" vowel keys are next to each other on the keyboard.

Ah-- I wasn't hallucinating the earlier spelling. Check this out. (Link in Korean.)


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