It seems there are no problems with writing questions or answers in non-English languages like Korean (hangul, 한글). But I can't add non-English tags. Are there any plans to fix this? Or is it intentional?

I'm not asking this for Stack Overflow. I've proposed a site in Area 51 that will be mostly for Korean people. So far, this problem is the biggest issue we've found.

  • Yes, it is "intentional", because the engine was designed with having English entries only in mind. I doubt that Jeff will "waste" time on this, so be prepared for status-bydesign. Jul 23 '10 at 8:02
  • @Ladybug, see OP's comment on my answer.
    – Pops
    Jul 23 '10 at 8:25
  • @Pop: I know this comment. I added the Area51 tag. Jul 23 '10 at 8:43
  • @Ladybug, sorry, I missed your quotes. I need more sleep.
    – Pops
    Jul 23 '10 at 9:05
  • @Pop: Have a nice nap! :) Jul 23 '10 at 9:35
  • @Ladybug, not in the cards, but thanks for the sentiment.
    – Pops
    Jul 23 '10 at 9:38
  • @young it is ok to ask these questions here, meta.SO is the official area51-meta, mixed up with SE in general and SO, too, unfortunately... Jul 23 '10 at 11:27
  • @LadyBug, @Pop, Thank you for clarifying this question! hope I can get an official answer before more koreans follow the proposed site. :)
    – young
    Jul 23 '10 at 16:15
  • See my comments on this answer -- good luck to you on this request. I'd like to see it, but it probably isn't going to happen.
    – Jon Seigel
    Aug 3 '10 at 22:14
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    update: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135929/…
    – Marc Gravell StaffMod
    Oct 1 '12 at 8:35

For better or for worse, English is the official language of Stack Overflow. Using Unicode to insert Korean text may be technically possible, but it is strongly discouraged.

There is actually an official policy about this. See also the relevant FAQ entry.

My answer is no longer relevant based on the OP's comment. Not deleting the answer to preserve the comment.

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    I'm not asking this for StackOverflow. I've proposed one Q/A site through Area 51 for korean people and everything is excellent except for this limitation. Let me edit my question to make it clear.
    – young
    Jul 23 '10 at 7:38

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