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Hancom (한글과컴퓨터)
TypePublic (KRX: 030520)
IndustryComputer software
FoundedOct. 9th, 1990 (Listed on KOSDAQ: Sep. 24, 1996)
Headquarters10FL. Hancom Tower, 49, Daewangpangyo-ro 644 Beon-gil Sampyeong-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Key people
Lee, Hong Goo, CEO[1]
Lee, Chan Jin, Founder[2]
Baek, Jong-Jin , Co-founder
Kim, Hyeong Jip, Co-founder
Woo, Won Sik, Co-founder
ThinkFree Office
Hangul Development Library Kit
Hancom Read-on
Total assetsKRW 12.2 billion (as of dec. 2010)

Hancom (KOSDAQ: HAANSOFT) is an office suite software developer in South Korea.[3] Established in 1990, the company created Hangul, a native word processing program for the Korean language.

In May 2017 Hancom lost a lawsuit in US Federal Court for violating the GNU GPL license as a consequence of using the source code of PostScript and PDF interpreter Ghostscript.[4] Ghostscript is dual licensed under both the Affero GPL License, or a commercial license. Under the Affero GPL terms, Hancom would be required to open source their code. Alternatively, they could have purchased a license.[5]

On May 27, 2020, Hancom Group announced the unveiling of the latest version of Hancom Office.[6]

Hancom Office[edit]

Former logo

Hancom's Office Suite remains the company's main product. The suite is available in English and Korean.

Product List[edit]

  • Hancom Office Suite
    • HanCell - spreadsheet program
    • HanShow - presentation program
    • HanWord (also called as Hangul-a.k.a. HWP)
    • Hancom Office Hanword
    • Hancom Office Hanword Viewer
    • Hancom Office 2020 International Version
    • Hancom Space
    • Hancom Docs Converter

Discontinued Products[edit]

  • Documen
  • HanArum - office products
  • HanGrim - vector drawing program
  • Hangul Print - printing program
  • HanMaek - Hangul I/O program
  • HanTeX - Hangul TeX program
  • NetHangul


  1. ^ 김일숙,황승희,김현식,박종천,김정환 (2012-08-12). "SBS CNBC : 경제가 쉬워집니다" (in Korean). Sbscnbc.sbs.co.kr. Retrieved 2013-05-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Chan-Jin Lee". Forbes. 2012-04-18. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  3. ^ Kate Jee-hyung Kim (January 30, 2012). "Hancom Takes Vision of Information Independence to the Globe". koreaittimes.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "US District Court Rules GNU GPL is an Enforceable Contract". May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Licensing Artifex Products".
  6. ^ "South Korea Hancom Group Unveils Hancom Office 2020". www.prweb.com.

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