What R resources are there to romanise Korean place names? The places in question are administrative areas, from regions down to city districts.

It could take the form of a gazetteer listing place names in both hangul and Roman scripts or it could take the form of a hangul to Roman converter.

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    Have you tried either stri_trans_general or stringi?
    – Taras
    Jun 2, 2021 at 5:02
  • @Taras stri_trans_general goes some of the way but does not seem to provide the official Revised Romanization of Korean, e.g. "종로구 사직동" converts to "jongLogu sajiGdong" instead of "jongNogu sajiKdong."
    – syre
    Jun 2, 2021 at 6:31
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    I think you'll get more accurate answers on Stackoverflow and I don't see a GIS problem here. Jun 2, 2021 at 7:35
  • @J._Monticolo The question may not be entirely solvable algorithmically, in case some official romanisations are customary/irregular, hence the suggestion of a gazetteer.
    – syre
    Jun 2, 2021 at 10:14


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