In contemporary Korean, when ㅋ (k) is placed on the side, it curves as in the example of 키 (ki). However, when ㅋ (k) is placed on top or bottom, it retains its original look, as in the examples of 코 (ko), 콩 (kong), 콜라 (kolla), 녘 (nyeok). This was done in the modern era to make the character look more balanced. This rule is also applied to ㄱ (g). In the South Korean order, it is the sixteenth jamo. In the North Korean order, it is the eleventh.