Files with hwp extension can be typically found as documents created using Hangul (Hanword), a Korean word processor.

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HWP file extension - Hanword (Hangul) document

What is hwp file? How to open hwp files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

File extension hwp is traditionally used for text documents written in Koran word processor called Hangul (now called Hanword) developed by South Korean company Hancom Inc.

Hangul is the name of Korean Alphabet. First version of Hangul was released in 1989.

Hangul (Hanword) supports special needs of written Korean language and is very common in South Korea.

Updated: December 2, 2022

The default software associated to open hwp file:

Hancom Office icon

Hancom Inc. logoHancom Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Hancom Inc.

Hancom Office is an innovative product that includes a word processor program (Hanword), a spreadsheet program (Hancell), and a presentation program (Hanshow).

Hanword (Hangul) icon

Hancom Inc. logoHanword (Hangul)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Hancom Inc.

A South Korean word processing application similar to MS Word, Hanword (Hangul) is used widely by South Korean government. Hangul and Microsoft Office Word are used alongside each other in many South Korean companies.

Help how to open:

Hangul is the best choice to open and work with *.hwp files.

Some western word processors like and LibreOffice Word are able to open and work with these files as well.

How to convert:

It is possible to open *.hwp files in supported word processors and save them to another document format.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 48 57 50 20 44 6F 63 75 6D 65 6E 74 20 46 69 6C 65
ASCII code: HWP.Document.File.V

List of software applications associated to the .hwp file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open hwp file, edit hwp file, convert hwp file, view hwp file, play hwp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting hwp files.

Software that open hwp file - Hanword (Hangul) document

Programs supporting the exension hwp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open hwp file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hwp file by default:
Hancom Office small icon Hancom Office
Hanword (Hangul) small icon Hanword (Hangul)

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