Sounds like a strange title right?
Not sure if you have the same experiences, but I feel that my ability to process Korean fonts has a positive correlation with my proficiency in Korean – or rather, the familiarity I have with 한글.
When I first started learning Korean, I can only process one type of font – The very proper font found in most Korean textbooks. My personal favorite is 바탕 or 굴림. Straight, upright and no-nonsense kind of font.
Without realizing, I have grown accustomed to a certain type of font and it was really difficult for me to read a cursive form of Korean or any of those cute fonts. I remembered a mini test I had in my basic class in the Singapore Korean school.
The teacher called us forward one by one and showed us a passage. Typed in those balloon-like, cutesy, slanted font and I was like OMG. I know how to read Hangul but that font was a different matter altogether. I was not the only one having difficulties, most of us were slowed down by the font.
I used to have difficulty with variety show captions too – especially when they have the decorated fonts.
But as time passes and I got more used to reading 한글, font type doesn’t matter that much to me anymore.
Naver Blog has a huge selection of font types and here’s some screenshots. (click to view full size image!)
Can you read them all? ^^ What is your favorite font?
In case you want to download any fonts, you can try googling 한글 글꼴 다운 (korean fonts download).