The following materials are available for download.
Software for Korean romanization
The South Korean government developed two PC programs for computer-assisted romanization of Korean. One is a DOS-based program (but also runs under Windows) and romanizes Korean according to the official romanization guidelines established in 1984. The other program operates only under Korean Windows and converts Korean following the official romanization guidelines introduced in 2000.
The 1984 romanization guidelines are very similar to the McCune-Reischauer system. Also, while the 2000 romanization guidelines differ from the McCune-Reischauer system, differences between the two systems are well-documented. With some efforts, therefore, the output of these programs can be made consistent with the McCune-Reischauer system.
DOS program: This version has been confirmed to runs under both Korean and non-Korean Windows 95/98. This should run under later versions of Windows with a little bit of tweaking.
Windows program (This runs only under a Korean language Windows.)
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Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society*
George M. McCune and Edwin O. Reischauer, "The Romanization of the Korean Language," Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 29, 1939, pp. 1-55.
This is undoubtedly the most cited work on Korean romanization but only few seem to have been able to actually obtain it. McCune and Reischauer's original paper is available here as a PDF document.
"The Romanization of Korean According to McCune-Reischauer System," Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 38, 1961, pp. 119-128.
Another widely cited piece from Transactions. Credit for these tables are often mistakenly given to a Korean author who apparently did not cite his source.
* Distributed with permission of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society:
ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts
The following are links to selected sections of the 1997 edition of ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts.