Earlier today, my dad downloaded a .hwp file from a Korean website that he needed to view. I searched around online and found a handful of different proposed solutions, but I realized that none of them really actually work. Some suggested that I should download a patch from the Korean version of Microsoft’s official website. The only problem was that I have an English operating system, and all the characters appeared as squares. Some gave links to Haansoft to download the software that originally made the .hwp file, but all those links were broken. Then I made a revolutionary discovery.
I came across a program called the Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2002. It’s freeware for viewing the .hwp files, which are made by the Hangul Word Processor (it’s similar to how Microsoft Word creates .doc files). You can download Haansoft Hangul Viewer 2002 from following links.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14198989/HaansoftHangulViewer2002.exe (Primary, courtesy of Dropbox)
http://www.mediafire.com/?zmmtzldqwyg (Mirror, Courtesy of MediaFire)
If you’re interested in the newer 2010 version, you can download it from Haansoft’s official website. I haven’t tried it yet, but if you’re interested, try it out and let me know how it works. I’ll add your review here and credit you.
That link directs you straight to Haansoft’s official website, where you will find two files listed. Click on the floppy disk icon on the first item to initiate the download.