Chinese font archive. The fonts are simply called tt1, tt13, tt2, tt201f, tt202f, tt203a, tt205a, tt205f, tt207f, tt208c, tt208d, tt208f, tt30, tt39, tt40, tt43, tt44, tt45, tt9, ttc5, ttmb001, ttmb002, ttmb009, ttmb013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
2000+ font archive. Graphically heavy, it shows just 5 fonts per page, so it takes a huge amount of time to get anywhere. The best way to use this place is to use the built-in search window. It contains also about 100 full Chinese truetype fonts for PC. Plus about 2000 Mac fonts as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. Has some Latin fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Abby Juan Qin
Graphic designer from China, who studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy (2014-2015) and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and works in Amsterdam. She created a great document on the Chinese oracle bone script and explains: Oracle bone script refers to incised ancient Chinese characters found on oracle bones which were animal bones or turtle shells used in divination during Bronze Age in China. The vast majority of records of oracle script are the pyromantic divinations of the royal house of the late Shang dynasty at the capital of Yin. The date of the Anyang examples of oracle bone script extends from ca.14th to the 11th centuries BC to c.1200-1050 BC. The oracle bone script of the late Shang appears pictographic, as does the Shang writing on bronzes. The earliest examples of oracle bone script appear even more pictographic than examples from later in the period, thus suggestion some evolution did occur over the roughly 200-year period. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Beijing of a Chinese typeface (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
ACAF stands for Ascender Compact Asian Fonts. Their blurb at the launch in 2006: ACAF uses proprietary techniques to render the complex ideographs found in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) scripts. By using component outlines, versus entire character outlines, ACAF offers significant benefits over standard TrueType or OpenType font formats. And unlike other compact font formats, such as stroke or stick fonts, the quality of Ascender Compact Asian Fonts is such that no embedded bitmaps are necessary for typical screen sizes. This savings in space by reusing pierces of font outlines is useful for high quality (scalable) fonts on mobile devices and digital TVs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of these commercial Latin display typefaces: Gracey (2012), Anjelica (2013), Rail (2013), Maix Rounded (2014), Pio Rounded (2014), WOM Rounded (2014), Greenleaf (2014), HulaHoop Rounded (2014), Acmenter (2014), Brush Serif (2014), Maix Rounded (2017), Silkypen Script (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chengdu, China-based designer of Zcool Addict Italic (2016), Addict Old Style Gothic One (2016, blackletter), Addict Script One (2016), Addict Handwriting (2016) and Addict Round (2016, sans). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adobe's Chinese fonts
The following Chinese fonts are usually bundled with Adobe software: AdobeMingStd-Light, AdobeFanHeitiStd-Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paul Rädle's great jump page for foreign fonts and phonetic fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alan Wood's Unicode Resources
Great Unicode jump page. Has a page showing all fonts that support the various Unicode ranges. Check, for example, his Shavian Unicode sub-page. Unicode font utilities. Some font downloads, including the Unicode font MPH Damase (2005, Mark Williamson). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese studio that made the Latin script typefaces Agile Script (2015), Belle Script (2015), Lovepen (2015, connected), Smooth handwriting (2015), Caligraphy (2015), Golf (2015), Fancy Signature (2015), Vina (2015, fashion mag headline sans) and Candy Sticks (2014). In 2015, they made Sickle Blade, Bigoo, Bubble (display type), Pipe (art deco), Shuimu (hand-printed typeface), Begade (display type), Guilloches (a textured wavy op-art decorative typeface), Pio, Graffito (a painted graffiti font), Dome (a thin techno sans), and Hemiyong (a script typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Dorae Script, Agile Script, Happly Script (connected), Quick Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Notetail Script, BrushWork, Alisa Serif (swashy), Wedding Script, Jasmine Script, Signature. [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based graphic designer. He created a custom Taiwanese display face. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American Presbyterian Mission Press
The American Presbyterian Mission was opened in Allahabad in 1836. Two missionaries were transferred to China, but it was not until 1861 that they were able to baptise the first convert. At Shanghai the extensive printing operations of the Society were carried on. These comprised not only several presses which were constantly at work, but a foundry where seven sizes of Chinese type, besides English, Korean, Manchu, Japanese, Hebrew, Greek and others were cast.
A type specimen book was published in Shanghai in 1872. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of the decorative caps Latin typeface Pipa (2016) during his studies at OCADU. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese fonts distributed by Apple:
- Unicode character set: Arial Unicode MS.
- GB18030 character set: STHeiti Light [STXihei], STHeiti, STKaiti, STSong, STFangsong.
- GB2312 character set: Hei, Kai, Song, Fang Song, Beijing (the latter three not supported after OS X 10.3).
- Big-5 character set: Taipei (discontinued after OS X 10.2), Apple LiSung Light, Apple LiGothic Medium, BiauKai (1995, Dynalab), LiSong Pro Light (2003, Dynalab), LiHei Pro Medium (2003, Dynalab).
Explanations of Japanese/Chinese typesetting. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arabia Ware Benelux
Vendor of Mac and PC fonts for several languages and from a variety of companies. Only commercial stuff for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, Tamazight, Turkish, Greek, Indic, Thai, Eastern European, and Korean. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Department of Industrial Design at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, class of 2008, ho became an award-winning graphic designer in China. Beijing-based creator of the Chinese fonts Yee Gothic (2017, brush style) and Funger Hei (2012). He also created several other experimental Chinese typefaces.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Architaraz Type is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.
He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.
Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.
Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.
Commercial typefaces done in 2013: William Shakespears, AT Archistency (piano key stencil face) AT Bombarda (piano key stencil face), AT Audio, AT Argyn.
Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.
Typefaces from 2015: ATAday, ATArchistruct, ATAttache, ATBogomol, ATCastleryRock, ATChaperon, ATKitay (oriental simulation), ATQuba, ATRaushan, ATRoyal, ATShlanga, ATSkos, ATTrassa, AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.
Typefaces from 2016: ATArchaus2, ATArchistructOutline, ATDornach, ATDrogo, ATEnschede, ATExtrema, ATGiveawayNo5, ATGiveawayNo6, ATHadamard, ATTwelve, Windows Icon Font, William Shakespears.
Typefaces from 2017: ATBals, ATBevelour, ATEsrever, ATHitchook, ATImagiro, ATLauda, ATMigdalia, ATRozalla, ATUniversiade, ATYangster, ATZabor, ATThinnetry.
Typefaces from 2018: KD Hachure (a multiline typeface family), KDAnniversary, Armiya (army stencil).
FontM link. Dafont link. Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The free Arphic fonts in PostScript format. Truetype format. The families include bkai00mp (ZenKai-Medium), bsmi00lp (ShanHeiSun-Light), gbsn00lp, gkai00mp. [Google] [More] ⦿
Four high-quality Chinese TrueType fonts generously provided by Arphic Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) to the Free Software community under the "Arphic Public License". The four free Chinese truetype fonts are about 10MB each: ZenKai-Medium, BousungEG-Light-GB, GBZenKai-Medium, ShanHeiSun-Light. Alternate URL. One more site. Yet another URL. This site has a file called fireflysung, which has the full Chinese font AR PL New Sung (1994-1999). CTAN download site. The license states: Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is forbidden. So I am hosting the fonts on my site: Download these fonts: AR-PL-KaitiM-Big5, AR-PL-KaitiM-GB, AR-PL-Mingti2L-Big5, AR-PL-SungtiL-GB. A large zip file with these fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arphic Technology Co
Taiwanese font company in Taipei. In 1999, they donated four TrueType fonts to the Open Source community under the Arphic public license. These four fonts consist of two Sung type typefaces and two Kai type typefaces, each for traditional and simplified Chinese: bkai00mp.ttf (AR PL KaitiM Big5), # # P L # # Big5 (14148) bsmi00lp.ttf (AR PL Mingti2L Big5), gkai00mp.ttf (AR PL KaitiM GB), gbsn00lp.ttf (AR PL SungtiL GB).
It sells the UniFonts 2000 package, as well as an XPDF font pack. Many of the free Chinese fonts on the web originate from Arphic. For example, here, one could download these fonts from 1998: Arphic-Mingti2-Light-BIG5, HerSin-Medium, InnMing-Bold, InnMing-Extra, InnMing-Heavy, InnMing-Medium, InnMing-Ultra, MaokaiEG-Bold-Big5, MaokaiEG-Extra-Big5, MaokaiEG-Heavy-Big5, NewGothic-Bold, NewGothic-Extra, NewGothic-Heavy, NewGothic-Light, NewGothic-Medium, OvlapRound_Outline-Ultra, PensinkaiEG-Light-Big5, PensinkaiEG-Medium-Big5, Pop1-Bold, Pop2EG-Bold-Big5, Pop3EG-Extra-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big565329, ShanHeiSun-Light, ShanheisunEG-Bold-Big5, ShanheisunEG-Medium-Big5, SingkaiEG-Bold-Big5, SingkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdKai-Medium, StdMing-Medium, StdkaiEG-Bold-Big5, StdkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdsungEG-Bold-Big5, StdsungEG-Heavy-Big5, StdsungEG-Light-Big5, TankuinEG-Bold-Big5, YankaiEG-Heavy-Big5, YankaiEG-Ultra-Big5, YenRound-Bold, YenRound-Extra, YenRound-Heavy, YenRound-Light, YenRound-Medium, YenRound-Ultra, ZuinnEG-Medium-Big5. Their Japanese fonts are sold by Dex Web. FireFly, a Taiwanese company, maintains the free font AR PL New Sung (2004), which was originally an Arphic font. Alternate URL.
People presently involved with Arphic include Teresa Mou (senior font designer), Jeff Wu, Grace Yang, Judy Lee (senior font designer), Edwina Lee (strategic cooperation manager), August Lan (head of Font Wizard), and Kaku Kuo (team leader and font designer). [Google] [More] ⦿
Artist in Bangkok, who designed a decorative Latin caps alphabet in 2016 with textures that emulates traditional Chinese porcelain lettering. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)
Free fonts by Sean Moldenhauer of Michigan City, Indiana, a graduate of the Art institute of Chicago who apprenticed with Donna Karen. Sean has beautiful Japanese calligraphic prints (shodo style) as well as fonts based on carefully researched historical typefaces. Examples: JapaneseZenSampler1 (2001), TheTombwinterandspring1 (1997, "heavily inspired by the incised letters from the tomb of Henry III, Westminster Abbey, about 1272"), Thorns (1997), VampyresGarden (1997, initial caps inspired by a copy of the Romant de la Rose from the beginning of the 16th century), HoursintheRain (1997), SevenWavessighsSalome (1997, caps). Very nice gothic and medieval style creations. He showcases great Arab, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Font editor by Pyrus/FontLab for Asian type design. Mac and Windows. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vendor of Korean, Japanese and Chinese software, including font packs for Mac and PC. AsiaSoft Inc./AsiaTech Inc. is located in Vero Beach, FL. Their font Urdu Naskh Asiatype (2001) for Urdu can be found here and here. Pashto Kror Asiatype (1994-2002) is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Heavy blockletter Chinese font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Baekmuk (was: Hwan Design)
[Jeong Hwan Kim]
Korean company that developed the freeware Hangul fonts Baekmuk Dotum (sans), Baekmuk Batang (serif), Baekmuk Gulim (warm rounded sans) and Baekmuk Headline (heavy). All fonts were made by JeongHwan Kim between 1986 and 2002, and cover Korean, Japanese and Chinese. CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who created a television-antenna-themed Chinese font in 2012 called Rooftop Type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing Founder Electronic Co
Chinese font foundry, offering many full Chinese/Western font sets in truetype format. The list: FZ Bao Song Z04, FZ Cai Yun M09, FZ Chao Cu Hei M10, FZ Cu Hei B03, FZ Cu Qian M17, FZ Cu Song B09, FZ Cu Yuan M03, FZ Da Biao Song B06, FZ Da Hei B02, FZ Fang Song Z02, FZ Gu Li S12, FZ Hei B01, FZ Hu Po M04, FZ Hua Li M14, FZ Huang Cao S09, FZ Ka Tong M19, FZ Kai Z03, FZ Kang Ti S07, FZ Li Bian S02, FZ Li Shu II-S06, FZ Mei Hei M07, FZ New Bao Song Z12, FZ New Shu Song Z10, FZ New Shu Ti S08, FZ New Xiu Li Z11, FZ Pang Wa M18, FZ Ping He S11, FZ Ping Hei B04, FZ Qi Ti S14, FZ Shao Er M11, FZ Shou Jin Shu S10, FZ Shu Song Z01, FZ Shu Ti S05, FZ Shui Hei M21, FZ Shui Zhu M08, FZ Song Hei B07, FZ Song III-Z05, FZ Song Yi Z13, FZ Wei Bei S03, FZ Xi Deng Xian Z06, FZ Xi Hei I-Z08, FZ Xi Qian M15, FZ Xi Shan Hu M13, FZ Xi Yuan M01, FZ Xiao Biao Song B05, FZ Xiao Zhuan Ti S13, FZ Xing Kai S04, FZ Yao Ti M06, FZ Yi Hei M20, FZ Ying Bi Kai Shu S15, FZ Ying Bi Xing Shu S16, FZ You Xian Z09, FZ Zhan Bi Hei M22, FZ Zhi Yi M12, FZ Zhong Deng Xian Z07, FZ Zhong Kai B08, FZ Zhong Qian M16, FZ Zhun Yuan M02, FZ Zong Yi M05.
Located in Beijing, its type director and type designer in 2012 is Zhi-wei Zhu. The deputy general manager in 2012 is Xue-jun Huang. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing Founder Electronic Co., Ltd.
Founder is the earliest TrueType developer as well as the biggest TrueType products vendor for Chinese characters in China. It has developed hundreds of Chinese, Western languages and multi-national fonts. Fonts now also sold by MyFonts. Fonts include: FZ Bao Song Z04, FZ Cai Yun M09, FZ Chao Cu Hei M10, FZ Cu Hei B03, FZ Cu Qian M17, FZ Cu Song B09, FZ Cu Yuan M03, FZ Da Biao Song B06, FZ Da Hei B02, FZ Fang Song Z02, FZ Gu Li S12, FZ Hei B01, FZ Hu Po M04, FZ Hua Li M14, FZ Huang Cao S09, FZ Ka Tong M19, FZ Kai Z03, FZ Kang Ti S07, FZ Li Bian S02, FZ Li Shu II-S06, FZ Mei Hei M07, FZ New Bao Song Z12, FZ New Shu Song Z10, FZ New Shu Ti S08, FZ New Xiu Li Z11, FZ Pang Wa M18, FZ Ping He S11, FZ Ping Hei B04, FZ Qi Ti S14, FZ Shao Er M11, FZ Shou Jin Shu S10, FZ Shu Song Z01, FZ Shu Ti S05, FZ Shui Hei M21, FZ Shui Zhu M08, FZ Song Hei B07, FZ Song III-Z05, FZ Song Yi Z13, FZ Wei Bei S03, FZ Xi Deng Xian Z06, FZ Xi Hei I-Z08, FZ Xi Qian M15, FZ Xi Shan Hu M13, FZ Xi Yuan M01, FZ Xiao Biao Song B05, FZ Xiao Zhuan Ti S13, FZ Xing Kai S04, FZ Yao Ti M06, FZ Yi Hei M20, FZ Ying Bi Kai Shu S15, FZ Ying Bi Xing Shu S16, FZ You Xian Z09, FZ Zhan Bi Hei M22, FZ Zhi Yi M12, FZ Zhong Deng Xian Z07, FZ Zhong Kai B08, FZ Zhong Qian M16, FZ Zhun Yuan M02, FZ Zong Yi M05. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing Hanyi Keyin Information Technology Co Ltd
The Beijing Hanyi Keyin Information Technology Co is a joint venture between CAPT (the Chinese Academy of Printing Technology) and TAICEM, based in Singapore, and was established in 1993 in Beijing. The company developed many (principally Chinese and Japanese) fonts using the Ikarus system, and partners on many projects with URW++, which sells these Hanyi fonts: Fang Song, Hei, Song, Song Medium, Yuan, Hupo, Kai, Lishu, Wei Bei, Zong.
The Beijing Hanyi collection of Simplified Chinese fonts: HY Bai Qing, HY Bao Song, HY Cai Yun, HY Chang Mei Hei, HY Chang Song, HY Chang Yi, HY Chao Cu Hei, HY Chao Cu Song, HY Chao Cu Yuan, HY Chen Pin, HY Cu Hei, HY Cu Song, HY Cu Yuan, HY Cuang Song, HY Da Hei, HY Da Li Shu, HY Da Song, HY Fang Die, HY Fang Li, HY Fang Song, HY Hei Mei, HY Hu Po, HY Hua Die, HY Jia Shu, HY Kai Ti, HY Ling Xin, HY Mi Mi, HY Nan Gong, HY Qing Yun, HY Shen Gong, HY Shou Jin Shu, HY Shu Hun, HY Shu Song Er, HY Shu Song Yi, HY Shu Tong, HY Shuang Xian, HY Te Xi Deng Xian, HY Wa Wa Zhuan, HY Wei Bei, HY Xi Deng Xian, HY Xi Xing Kai, HY Xi Yuan, HY Xi Zhong Yuan, HY Xiao Li Shu, HY Xing Kai, HY Xing Shi, HY Xueun, HY Ya Ya, HY Yan Ling, HY Yuan Die, HY Zhen Zhu Li, HY Zhong Deng Xian, HY Zhong Hei, HY Zhong Kai, HY Zhong Li Shu, HY Zhong Yuan, HY Zi Dian Song, HY Zong Yi.
The Beijing Hanyi collection of Traditional Chinese fonts: HY Bai Qing HY Bao Song, HY Cai Yun, HY Chang Mei Hei, HY Chang Song, HY Chang Yi, HY Chao Cu Hei, HY Chao Cu Song, HY Cu Hei, HY Cu Song, HY Cu Yuan, HY Cu Zhuan, HY Da Hei, HY Da Li Shu, HY Da Song, HY Fang Die, HY Fang Song, HY Hei Mei, HY Hu Po, HY Jia Shu, HY Kai Ti, HY Ling Xin, HY Mi Mi, HY Shou Jin Shu, HY Shu Song Er, HY Shu Song Yi, HY Shu Tong, HY Shuang Xian, HY Wei Bei, HY Xi Deng Xian, HY Xi Yuan, HY Xi Zhong Yuan, HY Xiao Li Shu, HY Xing Kai, HY Xing Shi, HY Xueun, HY Ya Ya, HY Yuan Die, HY Zhen Zhu Li, HY Zhong Deng Xian, HY Zhong Hei, HY Zhong Li Shu, HY Zhong Yuan, HY Zhuan Shu, HY Zi Dian Song, HY Zong Yi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing Hanyi Keyin IT Co Ltd
Chinese typefoundry located in Beijing. [Google] [More] ⦿
Programmer and font technologist in Hefei, China. He wrote a parametric program that can create fonts. His first adventure is the gorgeous (monoline monospaced) programming font Iosevka (2015), which is completely free: for the source code, see Github. It has 7 weights and 6 styles anmd is entirely programmed. Belleve says that he was inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. Link to the releases. The font covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, and is narrower than many fonts in order to be compatible with CJK characters. A tour de force that deserves an award. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer, who created two unnamed modular typefaces for Latin in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese inventor of the first (clay type) movable type system for printing in 1040 during https://www.behance.net/JoshPriceDesign. He lived from 990-1051. Tsuen-Hsuin Tsien (1985) writes: During the reign of Chingli, [1041-1048] Bi Sheng, a man of unofficial position, made movable type. His method was as follows: he took sticky clay and cut in it characters as thin as the edge of a coin. Each character formed, as it were, a single type. He baked them in the fire to make them hard. He had previously prepared an iron plate and he had covered his plate with a mixture of pine resin, wax, and paper ashes. When he wished to print, he took an iron frame and set it on the iron plate. In this he placed the types, set close together. When the frame was full, the whole made one solid block of type. He then placed it near the fire to warm it. When the paste [at the back] was slightly melted, he took a smooth board and pressed it over the surface, so that the block of type became as even as a whetstone.
The technology spread to Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1234, when the metal movable-type system for printing was introduced. This led to the printing of the Jikji in 1377, the oldest movable metal print book. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hong Kong-based graphic designer who created a Chinese typeface in 2012 that is based on the Latin typeface Krungthep.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Shanghai of the Escher style 3d Latin font simply called Font Of Contradictory Space (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Xian, China-based designer of Line Typeface (2014), a typeface based on lines found in the map of Xian. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Bitstream's web page: "Bitstream Cyberbit is our award-winning international font. Based on one of our most popular and readable type designs (Dutch 801 BT [note: Bitstream's version of Times and Times New Roman]), it includes all the typographic characters for most of the world's major languages. Cyberbit is now available! The product release includes the roman weight of Dutch 801 BT, a "serif" font. (A serif font has small finishing strokes at the end of the main stems, arms, and tails of characters, while a sanserif font does not.) The font is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Future releases will provide support for "sanserif" typefaces, other platforms, other font formats, and even more languages. Bitstream Cyberbit is a work in progress. Bitstream is now distributing the roman weight of Cyberbit, free of charge, over the Internet! Remember, this release is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT". --- Well, Bitstream no longer offers the font. It is still out there however. Try here, here, here, or here. Has these unicode ranges: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, Spacing Modifier Letters, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew Extended (A and B blocks combined), Thai, Latin Extended Additional, General Punctuation, Currency Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Dingbats, Alphabetic Presentation Forms, Combining Diacritical Marks, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Arabic, Arabic Presentation Forms-A and -B, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Symbols and Punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Hangul Compatibility Jamo, Enclosed CJK Letters and Months, CJK Compatibility, Hangul, CJK Unified Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Forms, Small Form Variants, and Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Boston Chinese home page
Links and help for Chinese typography on all platforms, from PC to Mac to DOS and UNIX and X-Windows. Includes free text processing software with embedded fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brian Stell works in the Font and Text team within Google's Internationalization Engineering group. He has been focused on engineering to make web fonts fast for all languages including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Roboto: faster than a speeding bullet. The abstract sounds interesting: This talk looks at the current status of Google's work to deliver fonts 'instantly' to Chrome users. With 'instant' fonts, website designers no longer have to choose between web fonts (that slow the site down) or 'web safe' fonts (that are only available in limited styles). Imagine being free to use your branding fonts in extra-light, book, normal, medium, bold, or ultra-bold - with italic, condensed, and slab variants. A brief overview of how the technology works is presented along with references to more information. Also discussed are efforts to make this work on other major browsers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bruce H. Liu
Bruce works at Dynalab, which offers Japanese and Chinese fonts. Examples: DynaLab Premium 17 Japanese Truetype fonts for JWindows3.1 US . DynaLab Premium 30 Japanese Truetype fonts for JWindows3.1/95 or Mac. US . Lots of Chinese fonts on sale at 8$ per font. DynaLab 15 artistic Truetype fonts for Windows95 or Mac for US . Sample fonts: DFBiaoKaiShu1B, DFBiaoSong1B, DFFangSong1B, DFGirl1B, DFGuYinMedium1B, DFHeiBold1B, DFHeiMedium1B, DFHeiUBold1B, DFKaiShuMedium1B, DFKanTingLiu1B, DFLiFancySong1B, DFLiHeiBold1B, DFLiHeiLight1B, DFLiHeiMedium1B, DFLiKingHei1B, DFLiKaiShu1B, DFLiSongBold1B, DFLiSongLight1B, DFLiSongMedium1B, DFLiYuanBold1B, DFLiYuanXBold1B, DFLiShu1B, DFMingBold1B, DFMingLight1B, DFMingMedium1B, DFMingUBold1B, DFPOP1B, DFXingShuMedium1B, DFYuanBold1B, DFYuanLight1B, DFZongYiBold1B, DFLiSongLight1B-GB, DFFangSong1B-GB, DFHei1B-GB, DFKaiShu1B-GB, DFSong1B-GB, DFSongXBold1B-GB, DFWeiBei1B-GB, DFZongYiBold1B-GB. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2011, with Nicolas Noh and Sung-woo Choi, Bruce Kwon co-designed the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).
URL for NHN.
Google Fonts link: Nanum Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Hanyu Pinyin font]
CAFA (or: China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
Design school in Beijing where one can study type design. It is the main type design school in China today. Its staff contains several foreigners. The elder teacher is Min Wang. Other lecturers include Xueqin Hu, Jiang Hua, Zhao Liu, Qin Du and Christoph Stahl. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Beijing Industry University, class of 2006. Beijing-based creator of a teardrop stencil typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
CAI's Software Page
Yidao Cai's free software. Most interesting is CNPRINT: "CNPRINT is a utility to print Chinese/Japanese/Korean (CJK) text (or convert to PostScript) under DOS, VMS and UNIX systems. It works just as a print command on your system. Currently GB, Hz, zW, BIG5, CNS, JIS, EUC, Shift-JIS, KSC, UTF8, UTF7 and UTF16 formats are supported. With its full Unicode support, it should be able to print other language (e.g. Thai, Vietnames, Arabic as well)." Also, MSHei and MSSong truetype fonts for Chinese, Korean and Japanese, developed by Stone Corporation, Zhuhai, China. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Hong Kong who graduated from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2016. His graduation typeface is Havil, a multiscript (Latin, Arabic and Chinese) typeface family for branding and business documents. This beautifully balanced typeface was inspired by 19th century British and French letterpress poster typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Camile Weihsin Lin
Camile Weihsin Lin is a designer in New York City. She graduated from National Taipei Education University. Taipei and the Pratt Institute, New York. Behance link.
In 2012, she created the purely geometric outline typeface called Cube Typography.
Another Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Mysite link. [Google] [More] ⦿
"CERG_Chinese_Font" (2003, DynaComware Corp) is a free font downloadable at CERG, part of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. It has over 36,000 glyphs (!) and covers nearly every language, including, most importantly, Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
A few simplified Chinese fonts in the CFMIN family, in truetype. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of some experimental Latin typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Changzhou SinoType Technology Co
Chinese foundry in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. As one of the major foundries there, it made fonts such as Heiti (2002), which can be downloaded here. Its fonts start with the letters ST. No retail font sales, but the fonts are worked into many packages such as on Apple systems. STXingkai (1998) is here. STCaiyun, STXihei, STXingkai, STXinwei, STZhongsong, all made in 1998, are here. This site carries their free fonts STFangSong, STeiTi, STKaiTi and STXiHei with a date of 2003. Songti is on most Apple systems. Ping Hei is another popular Chinese font by them.
People involved in SinoType in 2012 include Howie Lan (in San Francisco), Juanyan Sun and Deyi Wei. [Google] [More] ⦿
CHANT: Chinese Ancient Texts
At the Chinese University of Hong Kong: ICS1 (2003), ICS2 (2003), ICS3 (2003), ICS4 (2003), ICS5 (2003), ICS6 (2003), and ICS7 (2003), all copyright of CHANT, ICS, CUHK. These fonts have ancient symbols that are at the origin of various Chinese writing systems.
We also find information about the ancient Chinese scripts covering Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han, Han, the six dynasties, and Leishu. [Google] [More] ⦿
CEO of Bitstream, and creator of MyFonts.com in 1999. Born in 1946 in China, he died in 2010. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen Wu created the decorative caps typeface Big Time (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
China Dragon Beauty Font's Free Download
Free Chinese fonts Dragon POP, Dragon KAI, Dragon Ming, each over 1MB zipped. TrueType and PostScript, PC and Mac. Also a Chinese ATM version for free. [Google] [More] ⦿
China Guide Company
Sells 30 Chinese truetype fonts and Chinese software. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer from Jiangmeng, Guangdong. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at the City University of Hong Kong of the phonetic font DOCIPA (1993) designed for the Dialects of China (DOC) database. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font classification
Chinese has many scripts / handwriting styles including the oracle bone script to the Seal Script of the Eastern Zhou, but also to a lesser extent in the transition to the clerical script of the Han Dynasty. These have led to the present day traditional and simplified scripts. Chinese digital fonts can be roughly classified in these styles:
- Hei Ti: sans. The rounded corner version is Yuan Ti. Look for the word Hei in a font's name.
- Song Ti: serif. This is common text font, and is widely used in publications and the media. Also called Ming style. Look for Ming or Song in the font name.
- Kai Ti: Script (handwritten) style. Look for the keyword Kai in the name.
- Ancient styles, such as Zhuan Shu (from the Dyn dynasty, 2000 years old), Li Shu (from the Han dynasty, over 2000 years ago).
- Stone-carving emulation, such as Wei Bei.
Chinese Fonts jump site
Links for Chinese fonts (in Chinese). A few downloads of some fonts from Changzhou SinoType Technology Co (STFangSong, STeiTi, STKaiTi, STXiHei), CMEX Chinese Foundation for Digitization Technology (CMEXKai, 2002 and CMEXSong, 2004), DynaComware Corp (LiHei Pro, 2003), DynaLab (DFSTDLI-Md-HK-BF, 1998). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive: FZCuQian-M17S, MSBSF, MSBSJ, MSCHF, MSCHJ, MSCSJ, MSCYF, MSCYJ, MSDBSJ, MSDHJ, MSDSJ, MSDSSF, MSFSF, MSFSJ, MSHKJ, MSHPF, MSHTF, MSKTF, MSKTJ, MSLSJ, MSMHJ, MSSTF, MSTHJ, MSWBF, MSWBJ, MSXTF, MSXYF, MSXYJ, MSZHYJ, MSZYF, MSZYJ. [Google] [More] ⦿
Help page for the use of Chinese on Apple machines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Great page on Chinese fonts for the Mac. A must bookmark! [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese Online Reading Assistant
Chin-Chuan Cheng's Mac and Windows fonts for Pinyin. Cheng is at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Fonts: Chinese-Pinyin, Chinese-Pinyin-Cap (1996). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese Parterner (sic) Truetype fonts
Commercial truetype fonts for windows developed by Twinbridge Software Corporation. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese TrueType Fonts from Datastation
NewTek Super Chinese True Type Font Package (32 Chinese TTF) for 89USD, and links to other Chinese TTF fonts by Dyna, AllTrue and UnionWay. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese typography page by Chan Shih-Ping. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinthye Law is an art director for Band China in Shanghai, but was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In 2011, she made some typefaces, including a paperclip face.
In 2012, she added Disorder, Water (a wavy typeface), and New Typeface.
In 2013, Chinthye designed the outline typeface Onyx and the hip display typeface City. In 2015, she designed a modular typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hong Kong-based designer of an experimental Chinese typeface called Overturn (2013).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese TEX package. Includes free TrueType fonts fxntufs, fxntukai, fxntuli, and utilities such as ttf2pk and ttf2tfm. [Google] [More] ⦿
Christoph Stahl (b. 1975, Marburg, Germany) studied at Kunsthochschule Kassel in 2002, and teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing since 2003. First in the Computer Art Studio, and later in the School of Design and City Design School, Stahl wrote a doctoral thesis on Hanzi of the West, Letters of the East (2008- 2010). He earned a P.h.D. in Visual Communication at Central Academy of Fine Arts School of Design in 2010.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Hanzi of the West, letters of the East. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chun Lin Yeh
A file with six Chinese fonts, including FZHuangCao-S09S (1998) and FZYingBiXingShu-S16T (2001) from Founder Corporation. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai, China-based designer (b. 1985) of the free techno typefaces Loxo (2014) and Sonix (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Listing of CJK fonts, as of 2009.
- Simplified Chinese, serifed: Beijing (M), Bitstream CyberBit (W), Bitstream CyberBitCJK (W), Code2000 (M), Fang Song (M), Kai (M), MS Song (W), NSimSun (W), NSimSun-18030 (W), SimSun (M W), SimSun-18030 (W), Song (M), STFangsong (M), STKaiti (M), STSong (M), STSong Std Acro (W), TSC JSong S TT (W).
- Simplified Chinese, sans: Arial Unicode MS (W), Hei (M), MS Hei (W), SimHei (W), STHeiti (M).
- Traditional Chinese, serifed: Apple LiSung (M), BiauKai (M), Ming (W), MingLiU (W), MSung Std Acro (W), PMingLiU (M W), TSC FMing S TT (W).
- Traditional Chinese, sans: Apple LiGothic (M), Taipei (M).
- Japanese, serifed: Hiragino Mincho Pro (M), Kozuka Mincho Pro Acro (W), MS Mincho (M W), MS PMincho (W), MS UI Gothic (W).
- Japanese, sans: Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro (M), Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro (M), MS Gothic (M W), MS PGothic (M W), MS PMincho (M), Osaka (M), Osaka-Mono (M).
- Korean, serifed: AppleMyungjo (M), Baekmuk Batang (W), Batang (M W), BatangChe (W), #GungSeo (M), Gungsuh (W), GungsuhChe (W), HY Shin Myeongjo Std Acro (W), #MyungjoNeue (M), PCMyungjo (M).
- Korean, sans: AppleGothic (M), Baekmuk Dotum (W), Baekmuk Gulim (W), #GothicMedium (M), Gulim (M), Gulim Che (W), Gulim Old Hangul Jamo (W), New Gulim (W), Hangang (M), Seoul (M), #TaeGraphic (M).
CJK Macro Package
Werner Lemberg maintains the free CJK macro package of Asian btmap fonts for use in Latex2e. It includes the Hangul fonts han, han1 and hanja65 and the Japanese/Chinese fonts jfs56 (GB encoded, Fangsong style), jisksp40, kanji48, ntukai48 (Big5 encoded, Kai style), and the cns40 series (Song style). [Google] [More] ⦿
CJK Quick Start
Pages by Gyula Zsigri on reading and writing Chinese, Japanese and Korean in English Windows. Mirror. [Google] [More] ⦿
CJK Type Blog
The CJK Type blog was started by Gu Hua in Adobe's Beijing office, with active contributions by Ken Lunde. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arne Götje, a German who lives in Taiwan, works on a project to provide CJK unicode fonts. His work is based on the Arphic fonts AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni and AR PL ZenKai Uni. He added the Chinese dialect phonetic symbols. Furthermore, he merged the embedded Firefly Sung bitmap font into CJKUnifonts. In 2005, the work of the Hong Kong freefonts project (OAKA group) was also merged into CJK Unifonts. Additional URL.
Free high quality Chinese truetype Unicode fonts under the Arphic license (Arphic is based in Taiwan). They contain almost 22000 characters (!!!) and contain glyphs for Big 5 Chinese, GB2312-80 Chinese, ISO8859-1,2,3,4,7,9,10,13,14,15 and Bopomofo extended for Minnan and Hakka (Taiwan). The missing glyphs for Japanese, Korean and HKSCS are under development. The fonts are Uming (Mingti, or printed) and Ukai (Kaiti, or brush stroke). They are gorgeous and reproduce well at small screen sizes. Subprojects include modules for typing the Taiwanese styles Minnan and Hakka. Colloborators: Aaron Cheung, Akar Chen, Alex Ho, Chow Lok Yuen, CP Tung, Eric (EC-graphic), Eric Chan Chi Shing, Firefly, Ga Ming, Jack Tse, John Ma, Kevin Tse, K.M. Lau, Kong, Kwok Wun Yung, Lam Wai Tung, Munkwui Ho, Qianqian Fang, Simon Wong, Shiu Kau Wong, Willy Yuen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese fonts UMing TW (ShanHeiSun-Uni) and UKai TW (ZenKai-Uni). These are reworked fonts from the Arphic typefoundry in Taiwan. The Simplified Chinese versions are called UMingCN and UKaiCN. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwanese archive with about one hundred free Chinese truetype fonts in the public domain. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Chinese fonts: The HDZB series. [Google] [More] ⦿
CMap and CID Font Files Specification Version 1.0
Specs at Adobe for CMap, CID, useful for Chinese, for example. [Google] [More] ⦿
CMEX Chinese Foundation for Digitization Technology
Chinese foundry. Its free fonts CMEXKai (2002) and CMEXSong (2004) are here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwanese site. The zip files have 18 full Chinese fonts, including a handwritten one. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive with five full Chinese/Japanese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Information on viewing Chinese characters for all platforms, with appropriate font links. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese site which has a free full Chinese font, EBAS (2004), handwritten and using old-style Chinese glyphs. [Google] [More] ⦿
ComStar: Chinese Font Software
Lots of Chinese font software sold here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Corel 13 CD: CJK fonts
The CJK fonts on the Corel 13CD, all by DynaLab, made in 1997: DFGothic-EB, DFGothic-SU, DFGothic-UB, DFGyoSho-Lt, DFKGothic-Bd, DFKGothic-Md, DFKMincho-Bd, DFKMincho-Md, DFKaiSho-Lt, DFKaiSho-Md, DFKaiSho-SB, DFKaiSho-UB, DFKoIn-W4, DFKyoKaSho-W4, DFLeiGaSo-W9, DFMaruGothic-Bd, DFMaruGothic-Lt, DFMaruGothic-Md, DFMaruMoji-SL, DFMaruMoji-W9, DFMincho-SU, DFMincho-UB, DFMincho-W5, DFPOP1-SB, DFPOP1-W12, DFPOP1-W3, DFPOP1-W5, DFPOP1-W9, DFPOP2-W12, DFPOP2-W9, DFRuLei-W5, DFRuLei-W7, DFSinSo-W3, DFSoGei-W7, DFSoKing-W3, DFSumo-W12, DFTFLeiSho-W5, DFTFLeiSho-W7, DFTFLeiSho-W9. [Google] [More] ⦿
Court rules against Microsoft in China
Reported in 2009 in a case that pits Chinese foundry Zhongyi against Microsoft: A Chinese court has ruled Microsoft Corp. infringed a Chinese company's intellectual property rights by including certain fonts in its operating systems, the companies confirmed Tuesday. Beijing's No.1 Intermediate People's Court found Microsoft had exceeded the scope of a previous agreement to use and sell fonts owned by Zhongyi Electronic Ltd, Lan Fei, a spokeswoman of Beijing-based company told AFP. The decision came during US President Barack Obama's visit to China and at a sensitive time in the trade relationship between the two countries. The US has been pressing China for tougher intellectual property law enforcement. However, Microsoft said in a statement that it disagreed with the Monday-dated court ruling. "We plan to appeal the decision for the Zhongyi fonts case," Microsoft said. "Microsoft respects intellectual property rights... We believe our license agreements with the plaintiff cover our use of the fonts." Zhongyi said the court agreed Microsoft installed and used the fonts in eight of its operating systems without its express permission and had ordered the US company to stop selling those operating systems in China. The spokeswoman said the company was studying the ruling and could seek compensation from Microsoft for damages. "The case dragged on for a long time and the scale and impact of the case was very large. It involves a large figure. We are still checking and studying the form and amount (of the compensation)," Lan said. The case, which was filed in April 2007, does not appear to affect Microsoft's latest operating systems, including Windows 7, which went on sale last month. The court rejected Zhongyi's claim that Microsoft's use of Zhengma software, which enables computer users to type Chinese characters using Western keyboards, also violated its intellectual property rights. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive with these Chinese fonts: STCAIYUN, STFANGSO, STHUPO, STKAITI, STLITI, STSONG, STXIHEI, STXINGKA, STXINWEI, STZHONGS. This subpage has the following page with Founder fonts for Chinese: FZCCHFW--GB1-0, FZCCHJW--GB1-0, FZCYFW--GB1-0, FZCYJW--GB1-0, FZDBSFW--GB1-0, FZDBSJW--GB1-0, FZDHTJW--GB1-0, FZFSFW--GB1-0, FZFSJW--GB1-0, FZH4FW--GB1-0, FZHCJW--GB1-0, FZHPFW--GB1-0, FZHPJW--GB1-0, FZHTFW--GB1-0, FZHTJW--GB1-0, FZHTK--GBK1-0, FZKANGFW--GB1-0, FZKANGJW--GB1-0, FZKTFW--GB1-0, FZKTJW--GB1-0, FZL2FW--GB1-0, FZL2JW--GB1-0, FZLBFW--GB1-0, FZLBJW--GB1-0, FZLSJW--GB1-0, FZMHJW--GB1-0, FZNBSJW--GB1-0, FZNSTFW--GB1-0, FZNSTJW--GB1-0, FZPHFW--GB1-0, FZSHJW--GB1-0, FZSJSFW--GB1-0, FZSSFW--GB1-0, FZSSJW--GB1-0, FZSSK--GBK1-0, FZSTFW--GB1-0, FZSTJW--GB1-0, FZSZFW--GB1-0, FZSZJW--GB1-0, FZWBFW--GB1-0, FZWBJW--GB1-0, FZXBSFW--GB1-0, FZXBSJW--GB1-0, FZXDXJW--GB1-0, FZXH1FW--GB1-0, FZXH1JW--GB1-0, FZXKFW--GB1-0, FZXKJW--GB1-0, FZXXLFW--GB1-0, FZY3FW--GB1-0, FZY3JW--GB1-0, FZY4FW--GB1-0, FZY4JW--GB1-0, FZYTFW--GB1-0, FZYTJW--GB1-0, FZYXFW--GB1-0, FZZDXJW--GB1-0, FZZKFW--GB1-0, FZZYFW--GB1-0, FZZYJW--GB1-0, FangSong, HeiTi, KaiTi, SongTi, LiSu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive with these Founder Corporation fonts from 1998: FZCCHFW--GB1-0, FZCCHJW--GB1-0, FZCYFW--GB1-0, FZCYJW--GB1-0, FZDBSFW--GB1-0, FZDBSJW--GB1-0, FZDHTJW--GB1-0, FZFSFW--GB1-0, FZFSJW--GB1-0, FZH4FW--GB1-0, FZHCJW--GB1-0, FZHPFW--GB1-0, FZHPJW--GB1-0, FZHTFW--GB1-0, FZHTJW--GB1-0, FZHTK--GBK1-0, FZKANGFW--GB1-0, FZKANGJW--GB1-0, FZKTFW--GB1-0, FZKTJW--GB1-0, FZL2FW--GB1-0, FZL2JW--GB1-0, FZLBFW--GB1-0, FZLBJW--GB1-0, FZLSJW--GB1-0, FZMHJW--GB1-0, FZNBSJW--GB1-0, FZNSTFW--GB1-0, FZNSTJW--GB1-0, FZPHFW--GB1-0, FZSHJW--GB1-0, FZSJSFW--GB1-0, FZSSFW--GB1-0, FZSSJW--GB1-0, FZSSK--GBK1-0, FZSTFW--GB1-0, FZSTJW--GB1-0, FZSZFW--GB1-0, FZSZJW--GB1-0, FZWBFW--GB1-0, FZWBJW--GB1-0, FZXBSFW--GB1-0, FZXBSJW--GB1-0, FZXDXJW--GB1-0, FZXH1FW--GB1-0, FZXH1JW--GB1-0, FZXKFW--GB1-0, FZXKJW--GB1-0, FZXXLFW--GB1-0, FZY3FW--GB1-0, FZY3JW--GB1-0, FZY4FW--GB1-0, FZY4JW--GB1-0, FZYTFW--GB1-0, FZYTJW--GB1-0, FZYXFW--GB1-0, FZZDXJW--GB1-0, FZZKFW--GB1-0, FZZYFW--GB1-0, FZZYJW--GB1-0.
In addition, we have from Hunan Huatian Information Industry Co in 1999: FangSong, HeiTi, KaiTi, SongTi.
Finally, from Stone Co, LiSu (1996). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive in Hong-Kong. Alternate URL. Included are BitstreamCyberCJK-Roman (1990-1998), a nearly full Unicode font, the NTU family (which comprises NTU_FS_M, NTU_KAI, NTU_LI_M, NTU_MB, NTU_MM, NTU_MR, NTU_TW), Siddam, TSC-FMing-S-TT, TSC-JSong-S-TT (both from Twinbridge Software), CWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M, CWTEX-R (all by Tsong-Min Wu, Tsong-Huey Wu and Wang Ming-Ter, 1999-2002), and the wcl family. In the Unicode subpage, we find the HZK series. Alternate URL. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
The story of Cui Xianren gives hope. I am quoting the original report: A street beggar who draws beautiful calligraphy with a chalk held precariously between the only movable fingers of his handicapped hands has finally signed a contract with a font company to produce original fonts of Chinese characters. The 49-year-old Cui Xianren is a native of Huiqi Manchu Ethnic Town, Wangkui county, of northeast China's Heilongjiang province. His hands and typeface were severely burnt when a diesel barrel exploded during an accident in October 1993, leaving him with movement in only his index and ring fingers. Burdened with a family to feed, Cui was forced to beg on the streets. He would bend on a long sheet of plastic for several hours writing neat and beautiful Chinese characters with his injured fingers. Cui practiced for about ten years to master the feat following the accident. A microblogger posted a photo online of Cui begging and writing on the street of Qingdao city, in east China's Shandong province on October 9. The photo quickly became an Internet sensation, prompting Founder Font, a company under the Peking University Founder Group which specializes in the development of Chinese Fonts, to post a notice on its official microblog to locate the author. Staff from the company finally located Cui on a street in Qingdao on October 12. The two parties signed a working contract on Friday after Founder Font made clear the terms to Cui. Founder will cover the expenditure for Cui's artistic creations and provide him with 50,000 yuan in advance for his livelihood. Cui was asked to first work on a list of 1,000 Chinese characters and send the finished works to the company, which will then incorporate them into its font library after making necessary adjustments. Cui will exclusively enjoy any profit made from commercial development of the fonts within a 50-year time frame. Founder Font said Cui's chalk calligraphy, with its classic beauty, will have huge potential for the designing and advertisement market. Cui had related to the media that during his years practicing the art, he would choose traditional Chinese characters from a dictionary and transform different parts of the characters to make them look like a picture. Cui, who has only three years of primary education, has become the first grass-roots calligrapher to sign with Founder, the company said, adding they would name the fonts after Cui's given name, Xianren.
Images: i, ii, iii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lin obtained an MA in 2002 from Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkust Leipzig (Academy of Visual Arts) and a PhD in 2012 from the School of Design, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He is Associate Professor at CAFA.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Chinese typeface recognition in public space. The talk summarizes the factors that influence legibility of Hanzi characters, and deals with the proportion of black and white using statistical analysis. Using statistical analysis, the author discovers the relationship between major Hanzi typefaces, their strokes, texture and legibility. Based on statistics and calculation, this paper examines mathematical relationships between different parameters, and the threshold of black and white in terms of recognizability, ultimately ways of analyzing and testing the legibility of Hanzi typefaces. This paper tests the accuracy of this theory by experimenting with typefaces used in directional signs on highways. [Google] [More] ⦿
cwTeX: TeX for Chinese. This is the jump page with links to software and sources, including many Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
cwTeX Developement Group
Chinese font development group which made these Chinese typefaces in 2003: CWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M, CWTEX-R. Download here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Some Taiwanese Free Software Foundation supporters designed a number of free Chinese truetype fonts under the guidance of Edward J. Lee between 1999 and 2005. People involved include Tsong-Min Wu and Tsong-Huey Wu. As of 2005, the fonts are cwTeXFangSong, cwTeXHeiBold, cwTeXKai, cwTeXMing, cwTeXYen. All fonts cover Chinese, Korean and Latin as well. The project is part of CLE (Chinese GNU/Linux Extensions) located in Taiwan. The fonts are especially useful with cwTeX. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cykle (was: Mr. Dogo)
Parisian-Chinese graphic designer who created Celsius (2015), Megève (2013), Apollo (2012, a monoline avant-garde typeface), Comma (2012, a geometric typeface), FoldFont (2011), Croxxtypo (2011, octagonal), and CrossTypo (2011).
Old Behance link for Mr. Dogo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of a vector format display typeface in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Shnaghai, who created the Latin typeface Melted (2015) and Vintage (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Book designer in Beijing. Creator of an experimental typeface in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Pinyin fonts for Windows]
Shenzhen, China-based designer of a beautiful high-contrast Chinese typeface in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Prager Branner
Director of the Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork. Designer of these Mac fonts, which area avialable upon request: Neouiue Mac Font (based on the New York font), Longyan Mac Font (monowidth, places any diacritic over any character) and Shyrbaw Mac Font (based on the Times font), all of which include Pinyin tone diacritics over vowels. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Mak Sui Shing]
Mak Sui Shing (Hong Kong) created these freeware dingbat fonts in 2001-2002: CNg001, CNg002, CNg003, CNg004, CNg005, CNg009, ChopStick, DEMObeard, DEMObig5, DEMOcoins, DEMOflower, DEMOhorse, DEMOlantern, DEMOmusic, DEMOrose, DEMOstamp, DEMOsword, DEMOtree, DEMOwatch, DemoBun, DemoFood-2001, DemoXmas, cn12. Most of these fonts have Chinese symbols. He is working on Hand Signs, Doll Houses, Letter Flags and AZFonts (caps with embedded flowers). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free eye chart font Sloan (1990-1994, Metropia Ltd), which is based on Louise Sloan's design, which in turn has been designated the US standard for acuity testing by the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Vision (1980, Adv Ophthalmol, 41, 103-148). The standard specifies only the letters CDHKNORSVZ, whereas the font file provides a complete uppercase alphabet A-Z. This font was developed for the Pelli-Robson Contrast Sensitivity Chart. It is made available at the Pelli Lab in the Psychology Department of New York University. He also created the free font Yung (2006): 26 Chinese characters a-z based on high-resolution scans of Yung Chih-sheng's beautiful calligraphy in a beginning Chinese primer (DeFrancis, J., 1976, Character Text for Beginning Chinese, Second Ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Derek Lee (Kwun Tong, Hong Kong) created an origami typeface for Chinese (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tang Shipeng (b. 1980, Zhejiang) graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing. Now based in Shanghai, he is the creator of a number of decorative Chinese and Latin typefaces in 2012. These include experimental, connect-the-dots, geometric, oriental simulation, hexagonal, and tangram designs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese truetype fonts: in TTF format, Wei, Wov, WS2, WL3, NTU-MM, NTU-Kai. In TTC format, MingLi. In BDF and PCF formats, many other fonts. Unfortunately, I am getting "permission denied" now. [Google] [More] ⦿
Diabetes Australia Multilingual Fonts
Archive: -JS-Rapee (Thai), ER-Bukinist-1251 (Ukranian), Simsun (Chinese), NUTANU-Regular (Hindi), Times-New-Roman-Greek, VPS-Times (Vietnamese). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dian Feng (Chicago, IL, then New York City, and then Hong Kong) designed the delicate oriental simulation typeface Hybrid and the shadow typeface Space in 2013 during his studies at UIUC in Chicago. Before that, he worked as an architectural assistant at the Beijing Institute Of Architecture Design, 1A3 Studio, Beijing, China. [Google] [More] ⦿
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Commercial and free fonts designed by Diane DiPiazza, who lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was the original bass player for The Misfits. She is now in Lodi, NJ. Dinc closed its doors in January 2006 but returned some time later in 2006. Most of the fonts evoke the fifties.
Wikipedia states: Diane DiPiazza was the first bass player for the The Misfits, although she does not appear on any album. She left the band, vacating the spot that was quickly filled by Jerry Only. Her name is often incorrectly spelled Diane DiPiaza. Growing up in Lodi, New Jersey, she was a friend of Glenn Danzig, the founder of the Misfits. The first lineup consisted of Glenn on vocals and electric piano, Diane on bass guitar, Jimmy Battle on guitar and Manny Martínez on drums. On the Cough/Cool single, The Misfits first release, she is the Diane who Glenn thanks on the sleeve. Diane DiPiazza is an artist. She is a type designer who distributes free fonts and vintage black and white line art at dinc! She is art director at mystifyinglyGLADdesign, who designs for the web, clothing, and packaging. She designs hand screened gig posters and many other forms of rock 'n roll art, retro art, modern art. A collector of vintage design elements, her style has been called retro/modern. Diane also creates custom hand stamped silver jewelry as well as a line of tattoo inspired pieces. She is in the process of recording a demo LP with the working title Last Year's Fab Rave, on which she plays all the instruments, including bass.
Free fonts include Bobo, Dilettante, Modern-Love, Note-To-Self, Plastic-U, Post-No-Bills, Road-Crew, Saturdays-Girl, Sleeptalk, Sugaree, Mod Guitars, Woof Squared, Hatcheck, Mess Kit, Billy Dolls, Knitwits, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Joybuzzer (2007, rough outline), Autos (2007, old typewriter), U Better, The Con, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Ahmet.
In 2006, she created Road Crew (2006, rough stencil), DINC (2006, blackletter), Post No Bills (2006, stencil), Ashtrays&Art.
Typefaces from 2005: Neat Neat Neat, Shut Up, Hello Hey Joe, Wings For wheels, Trustmaker, Bad To Me, BellBottomBlues, DinkyToy, Funkhouse, Rodeoboy, SaturdaysGirl, SoWhat, Blue Monday, Betcha By Golly Wow, Nathaniel (2005, blackletter), Brillo Blue, Doctor My Eye, Guilt For Dreaming, Rhyming Bells, Bob's Your Uncle, Princess Jasmine, 45, Seven, 7-7000, Ahmet, Alexei, Boxer, Cinema Aisles, Divine Intervention, Synchronicity, Tangled Up In Blue, Tjinder, Untrue, Special Edition 6, 20,000 Roads, Big Diamonds, Charly Baltimore, Dream, Fever In The Funkhouse, Green&Blue, Ring Ring, Swoop Swoop.
Typefaces from 2004: Fuzzbox (2004; not to be confused with Bragagna's pre-2004 font by the same name), Ace In The Hole, Balls, The Christmas Font, Beau Geste, ByeBye, Heart, Loverboy, Sycophant, The Comedians, Fishboy, Truth, King Me, Snapper, Blue Heaven, Oceans Eleven, Fresh Fish Seven, Trason, Your Type, Da Doo Ron Ron, Big Flirt, Dicky Dee, Boxtop, Satellites, Upsmack, Starry, Silicon Chip, Howdy, Grandpa Boy, Scarlet Letter, Capsule, Doggy, Little Eden, Frank Mills, Chewtoy, Jez, OneWitU, BrineShrimp, Joe College (2004, pixel face), stj-fro, One Inch Rock (2004, pixel face), Black Hole, Ya Ya Baby, Blondie, ShaLaLa, Lower Eastside, GeeWhiz, Sixteen, Joe Strummer, Amy Johnson, JoJo, JodiGirl, Zelda, Hipster, LaDolceVita, LittleLove, Mod, MrEarl, Noveltease, QBats, Ranger, Rhymes, BarkingDog, BFBigmouth, BooHoo, Chance, CowardSquared, Cupid, DincCorona, FiftyFive, FunkyBut, Gamble, HelloHello, IdiotWind, JimmyCap, Luck, Metropolitan, MidnightKiss, Mine (2004, letters in hearts), PerfectCouple, Resolution, Spitball, StencilMeIn, TypeToyNight, YrChickens.
Typefaces designed in 2003: 11592003, 2004, BrokenPromise, DincCorona, DoublyBlessed, EchoPark, FiftyFive, Fishing, FunkyBut, HelloHello, Hoboken, InstantKarma, Integrity, KaseyMac, MidnightKiss, PeppermintLump, Resolution, StencilMeIn, ThreeCubicFeet, TypeToyNight, Crybaby, DeepDark, MajorLift, Mikes, MinorFall, Beeper, Kate, Blacktop, Def Caroline, EZ Bake, JoJo, Kima, Bait, Dreamgirl, Sugar Daddy, Friday, Birth of the True, Soul Deep, Virginia Plain, Feelin' Groovy, Sunday SF, Socks, Boy Toy and Sweet Potato, FunnyValentine, Laura, LonelyFrog, Pati, BrokenDoll, Placemats, Satori, Scout, ThousandLies, ThousandOceans, GetTheeGone, Promises, Rudeboy, YuppieFraud.
Typefaces designed in 2002: Emmanuel, Strummer, Teardrops, Busterboy, Evergreen, Blulite, Respect, Pretty Baby, Hickory Wind, Chelsea Boys, Femme Fatale, Tour de Lance, Peppermint Lump, Ce La Luna! Nous, El Goodo (2002, pixel font), Big Boy, Farfallena, Life On Mars, Saturn Return, GeeWhiz, Train in Vain, Massive Blur, Lonely Planet Boy, Littlebits, Secretarial Pool, Eight Bits, Firefly, Fluff, Startone, Cupcake, Diet Dr. Creep, Dr. Creep, messaround, Pencilbox, Crush No 47, Crush No 49, and Dialtone. Mac and PC. Plus Starry F. Hope (1997) at Chank's site.
Commercial fonts: Booboy, Ingigo (2001, script font), Rufus (2001: four pixel/bitmap fonts), Chinese Symbols: Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Boxtop Fontset, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Lovelight, Moonlight, Sunlight, YaYa, Alvin, Amplifier, BigBeatBold, BigBox, Bit-Thing, Boxboy, Chatterbox, Chinatown (oriental simulation), Chopsticks, Console, Cup O'Joe, dincBATS, dincINK, Dinette, DincINK (1998), Dixie, Dreamboat, Duojet, Esquire, Fireball, Flashlight, FourWay, Geebot, gomer, goober, Highball, Homework, jacks, Jetage, Jetage Hi-Fi, Jetage Lo-Fi, Kingbats, Light Series, Loverboy, Moondog, Mister Lee, Mr. Big Stuff, PaperTiger, Pipeline, Popstar, Pushpop, Recordhop, Rocketship, Roundup, Rubberduck, Satellite, Scripto, SquareBox, SquareCircle, Speedometer, Starlite, Sugar, Swizzle, Thinman, transistor, TwinTone, Ultramatic, Variable Videobox, W. Square, Wash&Wear, Whatnot, Winky, Yin Yang, Tight Toy Night, Funtime, OCRDINC01, 02 (OCR-like fonts), Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Funtime, FiFi, Fakebook, FlameJob, OCRDINC, Tight Toy Night, Swingbats, Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, YaYa, Boxtop Fontset, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Moonlight, Sunlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Hotrod, Iceberg, Gutterball, Homewrecker, Bubba, Starry Night, Lady Luck, Automobile, Hydromatic, Seventeen, Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Swingbats, FiFi, Flamejob, Fakebook, Madness, Apple Scruffs, Marmalade, Queen of Corona, Cupcake, Starry Eyes, Juice, Fivebits (2002, pixel font), Matchbox, Hot Burrito #3, Fishsticks, Eightbits (pixel font), FoolsGold, Drive, Sleepwalk, Icecube, Pruneface, Witness 2HB, Zerogirl (stencil font, 2002), Fairytale of New York, Levi Stubb's Tears, AllModCons, Babylon, BigBoy, ChampsElysees, ConcreteandClay, ElGoodo, Farfallena, Heroes&Villains, LifeOnMars, LittleRamona, MerseyBeat, MetalGuru, Missile, OnYourBike, Pinup, Reconnez, SaturdaysGirl, SaturnReturn, ShepherdsBush, Tatum, TiniestDancer, TumbinDice, VeraGemini, YesterMe, Rising, Treason, Monami Vrai, Robot Girl, Tattooed Sailor, Sunrise, Midnight, Kakadu, Ana, Ace, Yobbo (2002, dot matrix font), GoGo (2002, pixel font), Waltzing Matilda, Memorial Day 911, Good Riddance, Boys, One Tin Soldier, One After 909, Joey, Infidelities.
Some of her fonts can be bought at SnapFonts. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Chinese outfit which has the copyright to XLinSans (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dooo Design Studio
Design studio in Beijing that created the sword-inspired Blade Font in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing-based designer of the Ming-style Chinese typeface MauMing (2012-2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A Chinese truetype font, Simkai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang
[HtWang Graphics Laboratory]
Downloads of many truly free font packages for all languages. Besides the Ghostscript type 1 collection, the free Charter fonts, and the Utopia, Luxi and Courier series, we find these truetype fonts: [email protected], AndaleMono, [email protected], Arial-Black, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-BoldMT, Arial-ItalicMT, ArialMT, Baekmuk-Batang, Baekmuk-Dotum, Baekmuk-Gulim, Baekmuk-Headline, Bandal, BitstreamCyberBase-Roman, BitstreamVeraSans-Bold, BitstreamVeraSans-BoldOblique, BitstreamVeraSans-Oblique, BitstreamVeraSans-Roman, BitstreamVeraSansMono-Bold, BitstreamVeraSansMono-BoldOb, BitstreamVeraSansMono-Oblique, BitstreamVeraSansMono-Roman, BitstreamVeraSerif-Bold, BitstreamVeraSerif-Roman, BousungEG-Light-GB, ComicSansMS-Bold, ComicSansMS, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT, CourierNewPSMT, Eunjin, GBZenKai-Medium, GeometricSlab703BT-Light, GeometricSlab703BT-LightItalic, Georgia-Bold, Georgia-BoldItalic, Georgia-Italic, Georgia, Impact, LuxiMono-Bold, LuxiMono-BoldOblique, LuxiMono-Oblique, LuxiMono, LuxiSans-Bold, LuxiSans-BoldOblique, LuxiSans-Oblique, LuxiSans, LuxiSerif-Bold, LuxiSerif-BoldOblique, LuxiSerif-Oblique, LuxiSerif, Kochi-Gothic, Kochi-Mincho, Ongdalsam, Sazanami-Gothic-Regular, Sazanami-Mincho-Regular, ShanHeiSun-Light, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPSMT, Trebuchet-BoldItalic, TrebuchetMS-Bold, TrebuchetMS-Italic, TrebuchetMS, UnBatang-Bold, UnBatang, UnBom, UnDotum-Bold, UnDotum, UnGraphic-Bold, UnGraphic, UnGungseo, UnJamoBatang, UnJamoDotum, UnJamoNovel, UnJamoSora, UnPen, UnPenheulim, UnPilgi-Bold, UnPilgi, UnShinmun, UnTaza, UnYetgul, Verdana-Bold, Verdana-BoldItalic, Verdana-Italic, Verdana, Webdings, ZenKai-Medium. They cover European, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Malaysian-born graphic designer (b. 1983), who works out of Shanghai. Behance link. In 2009, he created the experimental grungy typeface Between Skin for issue No.6 of Territory magazine, in collaboration with Chris Wong. [Google] [More] ⦿
DU Qin is PhD Candidate at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. His thesis is concerned with Chinese typography. Du Qin was involved in curatorial and organisational work of ICOGRADA Congress in Beijing as a core member of the CAFA team in 2009. He graduated from Nanjing University with a BA in English and studied design in Designskolen in Denmark and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia before his current research work at CAFA.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: A study on text image and typographical texture of Chinese typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
In the book Dunhuang Art: Through the Eyes of Duan Wenjie (1994, New Delhi), the special cave art of Dunhunag, on the silk road in China's Gobi Desert, is discussed. The cluster of 492 caves, the Mogao Caves, contain 45,000 square metres of frescoes and 2,415 stucco statues as shrines to Buddha. Patterns of that art and ceiling decorations were digitized into a font by Dick Pape in 2009, called DunHuang Art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwan-based foundry involved in the production of both Chinese and Japanese fonts, est. 1987 as DynaLab. FontShop link. It made fonts such as LiSong Pro (2003, distributed with Apple software), LiHei Pro (2003, for Chinese, which can be downloaded here), Biau Kai (1995, distributed with Apple software), DFP Kantei Ryu, DFP Kyokashotai, and DFP Reisho.
Linotype sells these (incomplete list): DF Brush Japanese Font Family, DF Bu Ding Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Bun Cho Min Japanese Font Family, DF Cai Dai Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Craft Japanese Font Family, DF Dan Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF En En Japanese Font Family, DF En Kai Japanese Font Family, DF Fang Yuan Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ga Gei Japanese Font Family, DF Gan Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gang Bi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Glide Japanese Font Family, DF Go Hitu Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gyo Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF H G Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Hai Bao Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Hei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Hibi Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Hibi Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Horror Japanese Font Family, DF Jin Wen Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF K Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Ka Gei Japanese Font Family, DF Kai Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Kaku Pop Japanese Font Family, DF Kaku Tai Hi Japanese Font Family, DF Kann Tei Ryu Japanese Font Family, DF Kann Ting Liu Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ken Ryu Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Ki Sou Kyu Japanese Font Family, DF Kin Bun Japanese Font Family, DF Ko Tai O Hi Japanese Font Family, DF Kyo Geki Japanese Font Family, DF Kyo Sui Japanese Font Family, DF Lei Ga So Japanese Font Family, DF Li Jin Hei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Long Men Simplified Chinese Font Family, DFK Mincho Korean, DF Naughty Japanese Font Family, DF Neko Maru Japanese Font Family, DF PenJi Japanese Font Family, DF POP 1 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP 2 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP 3 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP Mix Japanese Font Family, DF Ren Ren Japanese Font Family, DF Renga Japanese Font Family, DF Ribon Japanese Font Family, DF Script Li Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Miao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Er Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Hsiu Traditional Chinese Font Family, Liu Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Tsai Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Ya Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Yun Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Chu Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Mo Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Pao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Tou Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Qiao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Shao Nv Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Shi Yi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Shou Jin Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF So Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Song Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF SP Lei Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Star Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Std Kai Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Std Song Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Stick Japanese Font Family, DF Tan Li Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Taru Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Tegaki Warabe Japanese Font Family, DF Toge Pop Japanese Font Family, DF Wa Wa Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Wie Bei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ya Song Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF YaYi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Yu Ga So Japanese Font Family, DF Yuan Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Zong Yi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Zou Kei Japanese Font Family.
Wawati (2012) is an Apple system font. [Google] [More] ⦿
This Chinese font archive carries part of the DynaComware collection. See also here and here. The latter link has these DynaComware fonts: DFBangShuStd-W8, DFBiaoKaiShuStd-W5, DFBiaoSongStd-W4, DFCaiDaiStd-W7, DFDouDouStd-W3, DFDouDouStd-W5, DFFangSongStd-W2, DFFangSongStd-W4, DFFangSongStd-W6, DFFangYuanStd-W7, DFGangBiStd-W2, DFGirlStd-W3, DFGirlStd-W5, DFGirlStd-W7, DFGuYinStd-W5, DFHaiBaoStd-W12, DFHaiBaoStd-W9, DFHeiStd-W12, DFHeiStd-W3, DFHeiStd-W5, DFHeiStd-W7, DFHeiStd-W9, DFHuaZongStd-W5, DFHuiZongStd-W5, DFJinWenStd-W3, DFKaiShuStd-W3, DFKaiShuStd-W5, DFKaiShuStd-W7, DFKaiShuStd-W9, DFKanTingLiuStd-W9, DFKangKaiStd-W5, DFKuoTaiBeiStd-W4, DFLiHeiStd-W3, DFLiHeiStd-W5, DFLiHeiStd-W7, DFLiKaiShuStd-W5, DFLiKingHeiStd-W8, DFLiShuStd-W3, DFLiShuStd-W5, DFLiShuStd-W7, DFLiSongStd-W3, DFLiSongStd-W5, DFLiSongStd-W7, DFLiYuanStd-W7, DFLiYuanStd-W8, DFLianLianStd-W2, DFLianLianStd-W4, DFLiuLiStd-W5, DFLiuLiStd-W7, DFLiuXianStd-W3, DFLiuYeStd-W3, DFLungMenStd-W9, DFMingStd-W12, DFMingStd-W3, DFMingStd-W5, DFMingStd-W7, DFMingStd-W9, DFMoStd-W9, DFNewChuanStd-W5, DFOYangXunStd-W5, DFPOP1Std-W5, DFPOP1Std-W7, DFPOP1Std-W9, DFPOP2Std-W9, DFPOP3Std-W12, DFPuDingStd-W12, DFPuDingStd-W7, DFShiYiStd-W5, DFSoZingStd-W3, DFSuMoStd-W12, DFTanKaiStd-W5, DFTanLiStd-W5, DFTanLiStd-W7, DFTieXianStd-W3, DFTongTongStd-W3, DFWZMingStd-W4, DFWaWaStd-W5, DFWaWaStd-W7, DFWeiBeiStd-W7, DFXingKaiStd-W5, DFXingShuStd-W5, DFYaYiStd-W6, DFYanKaiStd-W5, DFYanKaiStd-W7, DFYanKaiStd-W9, DFYeaSongStd-W9, DFYingHeiStd-W7, DFYuanStd-W12, DFYuanStd-W3, DFYuanStd-W5, DFYuanStd-W7, DFYuanStd-W8, DFYuanStd-W9, DFYuanYuanStd-W2, DFYuanYuanStd-W4, DFZongKaiStd-W7, DFZongYiStd-W5, DFZongYiStd-W7, DFZongYiStd-W9. [Google] [More] ⦿
Major producer of Chinese and Japanese fonts. Dynafont OpenType 127 Chinese Fonts (2006) is Dynafont's latest OpenType Chinese font package with 127 fonts. It retails for 200 USD. see also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
"DynaFonts 98, is an extensive font package (7 CD's) containing 55 traditional and simplified Chinese True Type fonts (PC)." 150 USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese company, selling Japanese and Chinese postscript fonts here. Example: 38 fonts for 2400 USD. Demo download page. See also here. The Corel 13 CD has these DynaLab CJK fonts, dated 1997: DFGothic-EB, DFGothic-SU, DFGothic-UB, DFGyoSho-Lt, DFKGothic-Bd, DFKGothic-Md, DFKMincho-Bd, DFKMincho-Md, DFKaiSho-Lt, DFKaiSho-Md, DFKaiSho-SB, DFKaiSho-UB, DFKoIn-W4, DFKyoKaSho-W4, DFLeiGaSo-W9, DFMaruGothic-Bd, DFMaruGothic-Lt, DFMaruGothic-Md, DFMaruMoji-SL, DFMaruMoji-W9, DFMincho-SU, DFMincho-UB, DFMincho-W5, DFPOP1-SB, DFPOP1-W12, DFPOP1-W3, DFPOP1-W5, DFPOP1-W9, DFPOP2-W12, DFPOP2-W9, DFRuLei-W5, DFRuLei-W7, DFSinSo-W3, DFSoGei-W7, DFSoKing-W3, DFSumo-W12, DFTFLeiSho-W5, DFTFLeiSho-W7, DFTFLeiSho-W9. [Google] [More] ⦿
[James E. Dew]
Pinyin fonts: Freeware fonts for writing romanized Mandarin Chinese using the standard four tone marks. EasyTone fonts are prepared by James E. Dew who works in Beijing's Tsinghua University. Included are 4KeyCourier and 4KeyTimesRoman. [Google] [More] ⦿
French publisher which has a nice series of books on writing. These include "Le Verbe géomètre Numérographies et écritures mathématiques" (Valère-Marie Marchand, 2004), "Lettres Latines Rencontre avec des formes remarquables" (Laurent Pflughaupt), "Les alphabets de l'oubli Signes et savoirs perdus" (Valère-Marie Marchand), "Le Bruissement du calame Histoire de l'écriture arabe" (Sophia Tazi-Sadeq), and "Entre Ciel et Terre Sur les traces de l'écriture chinoise" (Shi Bo). [Google] [More] ⦿
Edward G.J. Lee
[LGJ Font Notes]
Edward G.J. Lee
Developer in Taiwan of the free GNU-license font family Wang (2004), which contains a number of full Chinese fonts in all formats: HanWangWCL01, HanWangWCL02, HanWangWCL03, HanWangWCL04, HanWangWCL05, HanWangWCL06, HanWangWCL07, HanWangWCL08, HanWangWCL09, HanWangWCL10, HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangMingMediumPoIn1, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn1, HanWangMingMediumPoIn2, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn2, HanWangMingMediumPoIn3, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn3, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangYenLight, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangZonYi, HanWangYanKai, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangGB06, HanWang-KaiBold-Gb5, HanWang-WeiBeiMedium-Gb5, HanWang-FangSongMedium-Gb5, HanWang-SinSongThin-Gb5. All these fonts were originally created by Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang of HtWang Graphics Laboratory. [Google] [More] ⦿
Edwina Lee works for the Taiwanese foundry Arphic Technologies. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam How to find or develop matched Chinese typefaces for existing Latin typefaces. She also spoke at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of the Chinese font Font Number (2006). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eighth Founder Type Design Competition
This is the eighth competition organized (in 2016) by the Chinese typefoundry Founder Type. the first one was held in 2001. Awards are given in the Latin and Chinese categories. Information file. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Animagis. Guangzhou, China-based creator of the alchemic typeface Eureka (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Shenzhen, China. ArtMy (2010) is an ornamental art nouveau typeface that was based on letters hand-drawn by herself. [Google] [More] ⦿
Links to many Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font links. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of a set of (Latin) initial caps inspired by Chinese folk art (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Opentype Chinese fonts for Chinese typesetting available via CTAN, the Math TeX archive. The Fandol team consists of Clerk Ma and Jie Su. Created in 2013, the font family covers the basic Chinese styles, FandolSong (like didone), FandolHei (like sans), FandolKai (calligraphic) and FandolFang (like slab serif). All fonts cover Latin and Chinese, and some have Japanese coverage as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fang Zheng Fonts
A collection of free Chinese fonts. For commercial versions, go here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fedora Project: ZY Song
This archive contains ZY Song (2001, ZhongYi Electronic Co.), a 30,000 plus Chinese font. It covers these languages: Asu, Bemba, Bena, Bulgarian, Chiga, Chinese, Congo Swahili, Cornish, English, Gusii, Indonesian, Japanese, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Luo, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malay, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Nyankole, Oromo, Rombo, Rundi, Russian, Rwa, Samburu, Sangu, Shambala, Shona, Sichuan Yi, Soga, Somali, Swahili, Taita, Teso, Tibetan, Vunjo, Zulu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fifth Founder Type Chinese Type Design Competition
The Center for Chinese Font Design and Research and Beijing Founder Electronics Co.,Ltd jointly organized this Chinese type design competition in 2009. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese-Japanese-Korean fonts for figlet, a GNU Linux program by Francesco Tapparo. "Figlet is a program that creates large characters out of ordinary screen characters. It can create characters in many different styles and can kern and "smush" these characters together in various ways. Figlet output is generally reminiscent of the sort of "signatures" many people like to put at the end of e-mail and Usenet messages. " Fonts included: Fang Song Ti, Song Ti, CNS, Jiskan 16, Hanglg16, Kanglm16. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2004, a Taiwanese OSS writer, Firefly, completed a new set of 12x16 bitmap fonts based on the four public domain Arphic fonts. He merged Traditional and Simplified Chinese glyphs and embedded the manually optimized bitmap fonts into a single TTF, which is known as fireflysung.ttf. It consists of 16976 glyphs. Download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Download Ming Liu (TrueType) for Chinese Traditional, MS Hei (TrueType) for Chinese Simplified, MS Song (TrueType) for Chinese Simplified, MS Gothic (TrueType) for Japanese, MS Mincho (TrueType) for Japanese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive that carries many Latin fonts as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Florian spent the year 2008 in Xi'an, China, where he studied the Chinese language, letterforms and calligraphy. He has been working at Linotype since 2010 as a font engineer, mostly dealing with web fonts.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Zhou Youguang, the father of Pinyin. The abstract of that talk: Hanyu Pinyin is not just a system to romanize Chinese characters. It is a phonetic transcription of Putonghua, the so called Standard Chinese, and now serves as the most frequently used input method for Chinese characters on computers and mobile devices. Not only has it helped to increase literacy in the People's Republic of China since its introduction in 1958, it is also the reason why every child in China knows the Latin alphabet and it helps foreigners all over the world to pronounce Chinese words and learn the Chinese language. This presentation talks about the life and work of linguist Zhou Yougang, who turned 106 this year , and his most famous creation, Hanyu Pinyin. How does the Pinyin system work? What are its advantages over other transcription methods? And why has it never replaced Chinese characters? [Google] [More] ⦿
Fong Yi Ching
Hong Kong-based creator of the Chinese typeface Lol (2013), which is based on emoji. [Google] [More] ⦿
Font vendor located in Korea. It covers Latin (fonts by Adobe, Agfa, Bitstream, Emigre, FontFont, Garagefonts, ITC, Linotype-Hell, Monotype, T-26, URW, and others), Korean, Japanese (fonts by Morisawa, Dynalab and Fontworks), Chinese (FZ series fonts), Arabic (Kitabi LS, Lateefi LS, Nargisi LS), and Cyrillic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. Seems dysfunctional. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese site. It has an archive of Vietnamese, Korean, Latin, Chinese and Japanese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type portal in China. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese site that has an archive of both Latin and Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type information site with a 2000-strong Latin font archive. Downloads not easy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts and font facilities supplied with ghostscript
Information on fonts in ghostscript. Discussed are the 35 free URW type 1 fonts, Basil Malyshev's Paradissa fonts for Computer Modern, the use of the Fontmap, the prfont.ps program for printing a sample sheet, the free Hanzi font (Chinese) by Jackson Technologies, the free Kanji type 1 fonts by Tetsurou Tanaka of the Department of Engineering, University of Tokyo, N. Glonty and A. Samarin's CM Cyrillic fonts, the bdftops (BDF font to type 1 font) conversion program, and many technical details. [Google] [More] ⦿
Founder Corporation (or: Beijing Founder Electronics)
The main Chinese foundry, also called the Beijing Founder Electronic Co., Ltd. (see elsewhere on this page), located in Beijing. In 2015, its General Manager of the Font Division was Jianguo Zhang (Beijing) and its Font Development Director was Yin Qiu (Beijing). Founder Corporation produced fonts such as FZShuTi and FZYaoTi (1998) (download these here). Formerly Zhongyi. The following typefaces from 1998-1999 are here: FZBaoSong-Z04, FZBaoSong-Z04S, FZCaiYun-M09S, FZChaoCuHei-M10S, FZDaBiaoSong-B06S, FZDaHei-B02S, FZFangSong-Z02, FZFangSong-Z02S, FZFangSong-Z02T. This site has FZWeiBei-S03S (1998). Maybe the most complete collection is here: FZBaoSong-Z04, FZCaiYun-M09, FZChaoCuHei-M10, FZCuQian-M17, FZCuSong-B09, FZCuYuan-M03, FZDaBiaoSong-B06, FZDaHei-B02, FZFangSong-Z02, FZHei-B01, FZHei-B01S, FZHuPo-M04, FZHuaLi-M14, FZHuangCao-S09, FZKai-Z03, FZKangTi-S07, FZLiBian-S02, FZLiShu-II-S06, FZLiShu-S01, FZMeiHei-M07, FZNew-BaoSong-Z12, FZNew-ShuTi-S08, FZPangWa-M18, FZPingHe-S11, FZShaoEr-M11, FZShouJinShu-S10, FZShuSong-Z01, FZShuTi-S05, FZShuiZhu-M08, FZSong-III-Z05, FZSongHei-B07, FZSongYi-Z13, FZWeiBei-S03, FZXiDengXian-Z06, FZXiHei-I-Z08, FZXiQian-M15, FZXiShanHu-M13, FZXiYuan-M01, FZXiaoBiaoSong-B05, FZXingKai-S04, FZYaoTi-M06, FZYouXian-Z09, FZZhiYi-M12, FZZhongDengXian-Z07, FZZhongQian-M16, FZZhunYuan-M02, FZZongYi-M05. EU-HX (2001) contains Latin glyphs and symbols. See here for a direct download of the EU and FZ families. Founder Lanting TrueType 200 (125 dollars) is a package of 62 fonts. Small catalog.
View the Latin portions of some of the Founder typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fourth Founder Type Chinese Type Design Competition
The Center for Chinese Font Design and Research and Beijing Founder Electronics Co.,Ltd jointly organized this Chinese type design competition in 2007. The jury consisted of Akira Kobayashi (Linotype), Professor Wangmin (head of the design department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts), Zhu Zhiwei (Director of font design at Beijing Founder Electronics Co), Professor Lu Shengzhong (China Central Academy of Fine Arts), Li Shaobo (China Central Academy of Fine Arts), Professor Yu Bingnan (Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University), Jin Liqiang (a designer from Hong Kong) and Xubin (a Chinese artist in the USA). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based on research by Professor Horace H.S. Ip and Dr. Helena T.F. Wong at the Department of Computer Science of the City University of Hong Kong, two approaches are followed for the generation of Chinese (and other) calligraphic fonts. In the first approach, a truetype font's features are detected using fractals, and this permits generation of characters using calligraphic pens. In a second approach, a (physical) brush model is able to capture the physical effects of the writing process due to brush geometry, brush orientations and motions, ink absorption and depositing by the brush hairs. Resulting papers:
- Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, Florence Y Mong, "Representing Oriental Handwritten Scripts Using Fractals", CPCOL, Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 1996, pp. 49-64.
- Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, "Generation of Brush Written Characters with fractal Characteristics from True-type Fonts", ICCPOL, 17th International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, pp. 156-161, Hong Kong, April 2-4, 1997.
- Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, "Calligraphic Character Synthesis using Brush Model", CGI'97, Computer Graphics International conference, pp. 13-21, Hasselt-Diepenbeek, Belgium, June 23-27 1997.
- Helena T. F. Wong, Horace H. S. Ip, "Automatic Synthesis of Image Details based on Multiresolution Coherence", The Visual Computer Vol. 13, pp. 412-423, 1997.
- Helena T. F. Wong, Horace H. S. Ip, "Virtual Brush: A Model-Based Synthesis of Chinese Calligraphy ", Computers&Graphics, Vol.24, No.1, 2000.
Frannie Fangning Pan
Hangzhou City, China-based Frannie Fangning Pan is a visual designer from Zhejiang, China, specializing in typography, branding and graphic design. In 2017, she earned her BFA in Visual Communication Design from China Academy of Art. In 2018, she published the hand-crafted Latin typeface Frannie. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More] ⦿
Hangzhou, China-based creator of the Latin display typeface Halo (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Shenzhen, China-based designer of a Chinese font in 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
About 45 full Chinese truetype fonts for Mac and PC. All fonts made by Founder in Beijing. The fonts with D.ttf in the name are incomplete. The "sea" and "zip" fonts are complete. They are GB encoded and come in two forms: Simplified (jianti, GB 2312-80, "S" in the name) and Traditional (fanti, GB/T 12345-90, "T" in the name) character sets. Some names: FZBaoSong-Z04S, FZCaiYun-M09S, FZCaiYun-M09T, FZChaoCuHei-M10S, FZChaoCuHei-M10T, FZCuHei-B03T, FZCuQian-M17S, FZCuQian-M17T, FZCuSong-B09S, FZCuSong-B09T, FZCuYuan-M03S, FZDaBiaoSong-B06S, FZDaBiaoSong-B06T, FZDaHei-B02S, FZFangSong-Z02S, FZFangSong-Z02T, FZGuLi-S12S, FZGuLi-S12T, FZHuangCao-S09S, FZKangTi-S07S, FZKangTi-S07S, FZKangTi-S07T, FZLiBian-S02S, FZLiBian-S02T, FZLiShu-II-S06S, FZLiShu-II-S06T, FZNew-BaoSong-Z12S, FZShouJinShu-S10T, FZShuiZhu-M08S, FZShuiZhu-M08T, FZYaoTi-M06S, FZYouXian-Z09T, FZZhunYuan-M02S. [Google] [More] ⦿
GakuSoft markets KingKanji, a free Japanese flashcard program for Windows.a Included are free Japanese, Chinese and Hangul fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese truetype fonts [Google] [More] ⦿
At the Winchester School of Art, Dalian, China, Gary Zhang created the angular typeface Triangle (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
GB 2312 and GB 18030
The GB 2312-1980 character set standard represents Simplified Chinese characters. GB is short for Guojia Biaozhun, Chinese for national standard. GB 2312-1980 contains 7,445 characters, including 6,763 Hanzi and 682 Latin, symbol and punctuation characters. As additional extensions were added and the Unicode Standard expanded, GB character sets were updated accordingly. The most recent, GB 18030-2000, was introduced in to the Unicode Standard in 2000. It contains room for 1.6 million characters, can include one, two or four byte characters, and includes support for Mongolian, Tibetan, Yi, and Uyghur, as well as all previously supported Chinese scripts. The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) government requires that all language-related products introduced into the Chinese marketplace must be able to function using all the characters in GB 18030. [Google] [More] ⦿
GCCS supplement (to Big5)
Adds 3,049 characters to Big5's 13,000, of which a good number are characters for words used in Cantonese, or characters used in person/place names in Hong Kong. [Google] [More] ⦿
Interesting Taiwanese archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Toronto-based George W.L. Gu worked in a publishing house in Shanghai for eight years as assistant editor and graphic designer. In 1991, he received his Masters degree from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo where he wrote a thesis on digital typography. After graduation, he worked in the design center of Sharp for four years as the head of the font team and subsequently as an adviser. Since 1988, George has been developing and designing CJK Multiple Master display typefaces. In 1998, he single-handedly completed a set of JIS X 0208-1990 MMT, which contains 25,420 Kanji and Kana symbols. He lives in Toronto since 1993.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Hanzi: The Past, Present, and Future.
In his Hong Kong talk, Gu basically summarizes the history of CJK font design. Here are the main points:
- 1807: Robert Morrison mixed Chinese wooden types with English metal letters for printing.
- 1858: William Gamble (1830-1886) was the first to electroplate Chinese type for printing. In modern printing, we call the typefaces, Hong Kong and Shanghai types, respectively.
- Gamble was invited to Japan and taught the locals how to make hot type. In 1912, Japanese type designers purchased the Linn Boyd Benton machine from the U.S., which allowed them to transition from mould-cutting by hand to large-scale production by machine.
- Ishii Shigekich and Morisawa Noboo, inspired by Monotype, invented the photo-typesetting machine. Nevertheless, due to the vast quantity of Hanzi characters in use, the high cost and time-consuming process of transforming these types from hot metal onto high precision photo-typesetting machine is an ongoing limitation.
- Gu lists the limitations of Far East font designs: Flaws resulting from sizing fonts, Uneven alignment, Disruption of normal spacing, Loss of aesthetics in the development of type families.
- Lu concludes with font production methods that are best suited for use in printed materials, electronic devices, and the internet: (1) Stroke typefaces such as Dyna Font (made in Taiwan), (2) Typefaces that are partitioned such as the Paris and Berlin types, ca. 1836-1860, (3) Use of Fontographer's EM function to alter font weights, (4) Use of MMT technology.
Chinese truetype fonts. And 20 MB worth of international bitmap fonts. The fonts at the latter link contain PCF and BDF sources, and some truetype and type 1 fonts. Among the bitmap (BDF) fonts: ISO8859 series 1 through 9 (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic), KOI8 (Cyrillic), Indic, Lao, Tibetan, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ethiopic, Arabic, IPA, Hebrew. Truetype: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman). Type 1: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman), Thai (TIS620), Thai National Font. The readme goes: "We greatly appreciate the contribution of Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka. They made free TrueType and Type1 fonts for Latin-X series, Thai, and Vietnamese. They will eventually make fonts for more character sets." The fonts are called OmegaSerif, and were made in 1999. Also included is the Thai National font Nf3, made by Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich in 1999. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai, China-based creator of the script typefaces Just Awesome (2015), Alegance (2015, watercolor brush) and Rushistly (2015). In 2016, he/she made the calligraphic Brigitte Script, Hustle Script (brush script) and Hustle Sans (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2017: Heartsoul (script). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
GreatWall Computer Co
Chinese foundry which produced fonts such as KaiTi_GB2312 (1994) and FangSong_GB2312 (1994). Download these here or here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Well over 300 full Chinese truetype fonts. Great page! Has a substantial Bitstream/URW archive as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
The package distributed in this site provides the patches for gs6.50 to handle CJK (Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean) TrueType fonts as CID-keyed fonts and some improvements upon CID-keyed font handler in gs6.50. We also aim to add our results to the original Aladdin/Artifex ghostscript. The developers are Toshiya Suzuki, Masatake Yamato, Taiji Yamada, Hideyuki Suzuki. [Google] [More] ⦿
Guo Bingquan, a native of Nanhai county (Guangdong province, China), is a specialist in type design. He has been working on Chinese font design since 1973. He used to serve as the chief artist at Luck Advertising Group (Australia) for years and taught Chinese font design at Design First Institute of Hong Kong for five years. He was commissioned to do the internal design for the Far East branch of Philip Morris in 1975, to design Chinese and Japanese fonts for Sha-Ken in Japan from 1980 to 2000, to design Chinese, English and Japanese fonts for Monotype in the United States from 2001 until 2014, and to design multiple Chinese fonts for Founder Type (between 2000 and 2015). Guo Bingquan has published over 80 Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based creator of a Chinese typeface in 2012. He won an award at the Sixth Founder Type Design Award competition in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
69 Chinese/Japanese truetype fonts. About 400MB in all. Slow page, but good quality fonts. Unfortunately, this server shut down. [Google] [More] ⦿
MSGothic and MSMincho, as well as other fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Han Jiaying (b. 1961, Tianjin, China) graduated from Xi-Yan Academy of Fine Arts. He is the founder of Han Jiaying Design Company, a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and a guest professor of the City Design School of China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is the winner of the golden award of Design for Asia Awards, was voted the most influential designer of 2015 by Forbes, and has claimed awards in International Poster Triennial in Toyama, International Biennale of the Poster in Mexico, and International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno.
He founded Han Jiaying Design Company in 1993 and has opened studios in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a student at University of London, Han Qimeng (Beijing, China) designed an experimental Latin typeface in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shijiazhuang, China-based designer of the (Latin) blueprint typeface Britomart (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of the Chinese font Colour Tail (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese typefoundry. Its chief operating officer in 2017 is Yiyuan Ma. One of the artistic consultants is Chinese type designer Zhiwei Zhu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hanyu Pinyin font
Free high quality truetype Pinyin font by Bryan Wagner, 1999. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer. In 2012, he won the Akashi Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Latin Seal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese commercial foundry related to Jikji Soft, Hanyang Systems and Yoon Design. Fonts:
- From Jikji Soft (Korean): KRJBatang120, KRJBatang125, KRJBatang130, KRJBatang140, KRJBatang150, KRJBatang210, KRJBatang220, KRJHangSer, KRJSongMyung, KRJDotum110, KRJDotum130, KRJDotum135, KRJDotum140, KRJDotum150, KRJDotum230, KRJDokDo, KRJFreeTourM, KRJGMokPan, KRJJunEum, KRJKidM, KRJMokPan, KRJMyungMoon, KRJNonSquare2M, KRJNonSquareM, KRJORyoun, KRJRGra, KRJSatGat, KRJSeVal, KRJSunFlowerM, KRJTimeMachineM, KRJWallin.
- From Hanyang Information&Communications Co: KRHYMokPTrace-Bold, KRHYMokPTrace-ExtraBold, KRHYMokPTrace-Medium, KRHYNamu-Bold, KRHYNamu-Light, KRHYNamu-Medium, KRHYPillGi-Light, KRHYPMokGak-Bold, KRHYPMokPan-Bold, KRHYPMokPan-Light, KRHYPop-Bold, KRHYPop-Light, KRHYPop-Medium, KRHYPost-Bold, KRHYPost-Light, KRHYPost-Medium, KRHYSam-Bold, KRHYSam-Light, KRHYSam-Medium, KRHYSan-Bold, KRHYSan-Light, KRHYSan-Medium, KRHYSeNse-Bold, KRHYSeNse-Light, KRHYSinGraPhic-Medium, KRHYTaJa-Bold, KRHYTaJa-Light, KRHYTaJa-Medium, KRHYTaJaFull-Bold, KRHYTaJaFull-Light, KRHYTaJaFull-Medium, KRHYTeBack-Bold, KRHYYeaSo-Medium, KRHYYeaSol-Bold, KRHYYeatGul-Bold, KRHYYeatGul-Medium, KRHYYoyo-Bold, KRHYYoyo-Light, KRHYYoyo-Medium, KRHYBackSong-Bold, KRHYBada-Bold, KRHYBada-Light, KRHYBada-Medium, KRHYBaram-Bold, KRHYBaram-Light, KRHYBaram-Medium, KRHYBuDle-Medium, KRHYBuwhaL-Bold, KRHYBuwhaL-Light, KRHYBuwhaL-Medium, KRHYChunjyin-A, KRHYChunjyin-B, KRHYCrystal-Bold, KRHYCrystal-Light, KRHYCrystal-Medium, KRHYCSWheysang-Bold, KRHYCSWheysang-ExtraBold, KRHYCSWheysang-Medium, KRHYDongNyuk-Bold, KRHYDongNyuk-Light, KRHYDongNyuk-Medium, KRHYGraPhic-Bold, KRHYGraPhic-Medium, KRHYHaeSo-Medium, KRHYInyoen-Bold, KRHYInyoen-Light, KRHYInyoen-Medium, KRHYKang-Bold, KRHYKang-Light, KRHYKang-Medium, KRHYKumgangsan-Bold, KRHYKumgangsan-ExtraBold, KRHYKumgangsan-Light, KRHYKumgangsan-Medium, KRHYMokGak-Bold, KRHYMokPan-Bold, KRHYMokPan-Light, KRHYGungSo-Bold, KRHYMyeongJo-Bold, KRHYMyeongJo-ExtraBold, KRHYMyeongJo-Light, KRHYMyeongJo-Medium, KRHYMyeongJo-Ultra, KRHYSinMun-MyeongJo, KRHYSinMyeongJo-Bold, KRHYSinMyeongJo-Medium, KRHYSooN-MyeongJo, KRHYGoThic-Bold, KRHYGoThic-ExtraBold, KRHYGoThic-Light, KRHYGoThic-Medium, KRHYHeadLine-Bold, KRHYHeadLine-Medium, KRHYKHeadLine-Bold, KRHYKHeadLine-Medium, KRHYRGoThic-Bold, KRHYRGoThic-Medium, KRHYSuPungSun-Bold, KRHYSuPungSun-ExtraBold, KRHYSuPungSun-Light, KRHYSuPungSun-Medium, KRHYTeGoThic-Bold, KRHYWulNunDo-Bold, KRHYWulNunDo-ExtraBold, KRHYWulNunDo-Light, KRHYWulNunDo-Medium.
- From Yoon Design: KRYD-Mincho110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160; KRYD-Gothic110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 220, 230, 240, 250; KRYD-Yoon [B, M, L, UL]; KRYD-GamenB, KRYD-GamenM, KRYD-GamenL, KRYD-HawheB, KRYD-HawheM, KRYD-HawheL, KRYD-TogeB, KRYD-TogeM, KRYD-TogeL, KRYD-SapphireB, KRYD-SapphireM, KRYD-SapphireL, KRYD-KaisouB, KRYD-KaisouM, KRYD-KaisouL, KRYD-ChildB, KRYD-ChildM, KRYD-ChildL, KRYD-GyosonB, KRYD-GyosonM, KRYD-GyosonL, KRYD-TonboB, KRYD-TonboM, KRYD-TonboL, KRYD-KasasagiB, KRYD-KasasagiM, KRYD-KasasagiL, KRYD-DirtyB, KRYD-DirtyM, KRYD-DirtyL, KRYD-PanchiGo, KRYD-PanchiMin, KRYD-SaleB, KRYD-SaleM, KRYD-SaleL, KRYD-KakkouB, KRYD-KakkouM, KRYD-KakkouL, KRYD-KaiB, KRYD-KaiM, KRYD-KaiL, KRYD-YamabikoB, KRYD-YamabikoM, KRYD-YamabikoL, KRYD-ShosetsuB, KRYD-ShosetsuM, KRYD-ShosetsuL.
[Yi Jing Page]
Shenzhen, China-based designer of Solar Terms Icons (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Helena Ahlstrom Jole
Designer of the free fonts Helena'sHand (handwriting), and Scrapbook-Chinese (Chinese characters). Helena grew up in Ohio and graduated from Brigham Young University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taipei, Taiwan-based designer of the Chinese typeface Wind (2016). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2009. The 6-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Japanese Fonts 01]
Large Chinese font archive. FZ font subarchive. Many fonts from the Founder Corporation, for example. [Google] [More] ⦿
Researcher from CTUG, China. At TUG 2005 he explains howwavelets can be used in conjunction with Metafont/Metapost to design Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set-2001
The Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set-2001 offers a free full Chinese font: Ming(for-ISO10646) (by Arphic Technology). The site explains: "The Government has submitted the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for inclusion in the ISO 10646 international coding standard." [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese company specializing in Chinese character sets. You can download sample TrueType files (single byte). HTML International is the USA counterpart of Dynalab in Hong-Kong, Japan and Taiwan. [Google] [More] ⦿
HTMLCOM's Chinese and Kanji fonts
Bruce H. Liu. [Google] [More] ⦿
HtWang Graphics Laboratory
[Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang]
Free Chinese fonts made by Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang from 2002 until 2004. The CLE project run by "Seventeen" and Edward G. J. Lee (Taiwan) has resulted in a number of free Chinese truetype and type 1 fonts, listed below, with corresponding PostScript names: wt001 (HanWangMingLight), wt002 (HanWangMingMedium), wt003 (HanWangMingBold), wt004 (HanWangMingHeavy), wt005 (HanWangMingBlack), wt006 (HanWangYenLight), wt009 (HanWangYenHeavy), wt011 (HanWangHeiLight), wt014 (HanWangHeiHeavy), wt021 (HanWangLiSuMedium), wt024 (HanWangFangSongMedium), wt028 (HanWangKanDaYan), wt034 (HanWangKanTan), wt040 (HanWangZonYi), wt064 (HanWangYanKai), wt071 (HanWangShinSuMedium), wtcc02 (HanWangCC02), wtcc15 (HanWangCC15), wthc06 (HanWangGB06), wtg-06cut1 (HanWangGSolid06cut1), wp010-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn), wp110-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn1), wp210-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn2), wp310-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn3), wp010-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn), wp110-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn1), wp210-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn2), wp310-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn3), wts11 (HanWang KaiBold-Gb5), wts43 (HanWang WeiBeiMedium-Gb5), wts47 (HanWang FangSongMedium-Gb5 wts47 wts55 (HanWang SinSongThin-Gb5), WCL-01 (HanWangWCL01), WCL-02 (HanWangWCL02), WCL-03 (HanWangWCL03), WCL-04 (HanWangWCL04), WCL-05 (HanWangWCL05), WCL-06 (HanWangWCL06), WCL-07 (HanWangWCL07), WCL-08 (HanWangWCL08), WCL-09 (HanWangWCL09), WCL-10 (HanWangWCL10). This archive has HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangGB06, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangWCL01, HanWangWCL02, HanWangWCL03, HanWangWCL04, HanWangWCL05, HanWangWCL06, HanWangWCL07, HanWangWCL08, HanWangWCL09, HanWangWCL10, HanWangYanKai, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangYenLight, HanWangZonYi.
Some of the WCL fonts are also here and here.
Comments. HanWangShinSuMedium is a nice brush script. HanWangFangSongMedium is a clean script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hunan Huatian Information Industry Co
Hunan Huatian Information Industry Co is located in Chang Sha, Hunan, China. From the web page: With the help of many experts, more than 100,000 Chinese characters have been collected in Huatian fonts. Of course the collected is the most complete in China, it include Chinese-traditional, Chinese-simplified, Chinese-dialectal, characters in popular form, slangy characters, variant form of characters, characters collected Taoist scriptures and the Chinese characters that popular in Japan, Singapore and Korea. Now, these characters have been made into TTF fonts and Huatian Super Multi-steps Curvilinear Structural Fonts(this fonts is the state patent of Hunan Huatian Information Industry Co., Ltd). Freely downloadable fonts include HuaTianKaiTi (1999) and HuaTianSongTi (1999).
Download site for these 1999 fonts: FangSong, HeiTi, KaiTi, SongTi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer whose Chinese typeface Qingyu Lishu won an award in the TDC Typeface Design competition in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
A system of 8, and 8x8, binary-coded symbols dating back to 2800 BC in China. Example. [Google] [More] ⦿
The i-ching package by Wlodek Bzyl contains I-Ching-Regular in type 1 format and various macros and TEX files. Author of The Tao of Fonts (TUGBoat, vol. 23, pp. 27-40, 2002, in which he explains about font design using Metafont and MetaPost. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Chinese truetype fonts (the "Wang collection"): the WCL 1 through 10 fonts from 2003, as well as TSC FMing S TT (TwinBridge Software Corp. 1993-1998), and CCWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M and CWTEX-R, all by cwTeX Developement Group, 2003. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive that includes DFTT-H6, FZCaiYun-M09T (Founder Corporation, 1997), dfft-s5, dftt-f5, dftt-k5, dftt-r7, tt1, tt10, tt11, tt12, tt14, tt16, tt17, tt18, tt19, tt21, tt22, tt31, tt36, tt42, tt43, tt45, tt47, tt50, tt9. [Google] [More] ⦿
IMUG: The International Macintosh Users Group
"A new generation of Asian language software for Windows. RichWin is an add-on software that fits between Non-Chinese Windows and other Windows applications, enabling users to process the two-byte languages Chinese, Japanese and Korean on non-Chinese Windows and on other platforms. It provides 30 different Chinese fonts." For more info, email Bruce Liu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indeed Information Computer
From Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, a company that sells Chinese (Big5) fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
INDEED Information Computer Co
Taiwanese company, where you can download four Chinese truetype fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Internet Yellow Pages
Each of these fonts has about 50 Chinese characters: CFMINC1Normal, CFMINC2Normal, CFMINC3Normal, CFMINC4Normal, CFMINC5Normal, CFMINC6Normal, CFMINC7Normal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Download a free Chinese truetype font, DFTT-H6. Font is gone! [Google] [More] ⦿
IS X 0213:2004 vs Unicode mapping table
Listing of glyphs with their Kuten, JIS, SJIS and Unicode numbers, as well as their Unicode names. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
A 2MB file Fonts.zip has a full Unicode font FGGYM_0 (with Cyrillic, Greek, Japanese, Chinese), and the font Transistor. [Google] [More] ⦿
Two Chinese/Japanese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
James E. Dew
Japanese Fonts 01
Links to free Japanese and Chinese fonts. Plus a free direct downloads, such as
- IPAGothic, IPAPGothic, IPAUIGothic, IPAMincho, IPAPMincho.
- UmePlus-Gothic, UmePlus-P-Gothic by Wada Laboratory, University of Tokyo. The Ume fonts were modified by Hiroshi Utumi so that the Latin and kana part are taken from the M+ fonts.
- UmePlus-CL-Gothic, UmePlus-CLP-Gothic by Wada Laboratory, University of Tokyo. The Ume fonts were modified by Hiroshi Utumi so that the Latin and kana part are taken from the M+ fonts.
- KonatuPlus fonts (KonatuPlus Light and KonatuPlus Mono Light) created by Mitiya Masuda and Hiroshi Utumi from Konatu (for kanji) and the M+ family (for Latin and kana).
- M2Ipa-Gothic, M2Ipa-P-Gothic by 1990-2003 Wada Laboratory, University of Tokyo, and the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. These are modified IPA and M+ fonts for Japanese.
Between 2005 and 2012, Jasper Habicht (Accipiter Media, Germany) created the free typefaces Roaat Regular (for Khmer), Al Saqr (for Arabic), Maya Modern, Pixelfont, Ukussa (for Sinhala), Kayah Li (for Karen), Deutsche Kurrent (deutsche Schreibschrift), Blissymbolics, PixelFraktur, Vexillogic Symbols, Braille, Airport (a segmented font), and Karakorum (for Mongolian) in 2012.
Jasper was born in 1986 in Duisburg, Germany, and is affiliated with the University of Köln, where he specializes in Modern Chinese Studies. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shenzhen, China-based designer of the Chinese brush typeface Hua (2014), which is based on the work of Ming dynasty poet Yuan Hongdao. His other typeface, Monk (2014) is based on the work of an unknown Japanese monk in China. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chengdu, China-based designer of the grid-based Latin typeface Glance (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Changchun, China-based designer of a connect-the-dots Chinese typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jenny Lau Shi Ting
Designer of the handwriting typeface Jalligraphy01 (2004), created via Fontifier. She also made the handwritten Chinese typeface Jalligraphy02 this way. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jeong Hwan Kim
[Baekmuk (was: Hwan Design)]
Xiamen, China-based designer of the elegant Chinese typeface Khitan Small Script (2017(. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nanchang, China-based designer of the hipster sans typeface Black Panther (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jian Chun Lei
Jian Chun Lei is Font Design and Production Manager at Weifang Beida Jade Bird Huaguang Imagesetter Co., Ltd. Huaguang is an important developer of Chinese minority scripts and supplier of prepress software and equipment. Chinese minority scripts from Huaguang are being used as reference for Chinese national standards (GB).
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Development of types for Chinese minority script. Jian writes: Although Han is dominating in China, China is, in reality, a multi-cultural society. Minority scripts, such as: Uighur, Kazak, Kirghiz, Sibe, Manchu, Yi, Phags-pa,Tai, Tibetan, Korean, comprise of important parts of languages in China. This presentation is about features of Chinese minority scripts, its design and production. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jian Min Yin
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Development of types for Chinese minority script (together with Jian Chun Lei). Jian writes: Although Han is dominating in China, China is, in reality, a multi-cultural society. Minority scripts, such as: Uighur, Kazak, Kirghiz, Sibe, Manchu, Yi, Phags-pa,Tai, Tibetan, Korean, comprise of important parts of languages in China. This presentation is about features of Chinese minority scripts, its design and production. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jiang Hua is a designer, researcher and curator. His research on MeiShuZi (Chinese modern typography) explores design methodology with Chinese characters. Jiang received a Ph.D. in communication design. He teaches at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing).
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Homage to Meishuzi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tianjin, China-based creator of a rounded Latin display typeface in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berkeley, CA-based Jill Wing created GAAHK Latin (2014), a Latin equivalent of Jason Kwan's Chinese techno typeface GAAHK that was created for the Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies Jingboo Young (Beinjing, China) created an experimental Chinese caps typeface called Chair (2014), and an all-caps Latin ornamental typeface without a name. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the Winchester School of Art, Dalian, China, Jinghan Niu created a grid-based typeface (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Hong Kong who studied at Hong Kong Polytechnic. Creator of the modern Chinese typeface GAAHK (2010). For this custom almost-octagonal typeface, he was advised by Lam Kwai Ming.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jody Yeoh (Singapore) and Hwee Chong Chan co-designed Book Typeface (2011), with 3d glyphs made up of books. Jody Yeoh now works in Beijing, China. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joe (Hsuan-Hao) Chang
Taiwanese graphic designer Joe (Hsuan-Hao) Chang (Taipei) has unveiled his typeface Wafflu in 2012. Joe, who has worked as a type designer for Dynacomware and also as a freelancer at Tenten Creative, was inspired to create the typeface by Dutch waffles and by Japanese scripts.
In 2012, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK, Den Haag. Wafflu was his graduation project.
During his studies with Paul van der Laan at Type & Media in the KABK in Den Haag, Joe Chang created a revival of a 1927 typeface by Sjoerd H. de Roos called Meidoorn (2012). For this, he used printed material as well as original punches.
In 2012, for Peter Verheul's course at the KABK, he created the sturdy text typeface Mayweather. Before his studies at KABK, he created the Latin typeface Rubbery (2009).
Principal of Typetrix.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
John Brandon Lowe
A consultant in Berkeley, CA, who created a font in 1993 for Tangut, an extinct Tibeto-Burman language written in an ideographic script of about 6,000 characters which superficially resembles Chinese, while he was a visiting researcher at Vakgroep Verglijkende Taalwettenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands. Co-developer in 1993 of the phonetic font STEDT, based on an original bitmap designed by Stephen P. Baron in the late eighties. [Google] [More] ⦿
Organizer of the font collection for the Unicode charts. He contributed the fonts for KangXi and the CJK radicals. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing-based designer. His experimental Latin typeface Cloud Mountain (2013) won an award at TDC 2014. He explains: The Cloud Mountain Type inspired by Zhang Jiajie, the Chinese cloud-fog mountains and ancient Chinese landscape painting. Combined the traditional Chinese clouds landscape with western character. The Chinese saying: You cannot know the shape of a mountain when you stand on it. When you stare at the details of the font, you even can't recognize the letter itself, that is because you have already stand on the cloud-fog mountains. [Google] [More] ⦿
Large Chinese font archive. Inconvenient multi-click downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Senior font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, b. China. In 2017, she designed Ffeyffolken, a display typeface that is rooted in Norse mythology. [Google] [More] ⦿
His Chinese name is Hon Man Hui. Type designer in Hong Kong who created the Chinese font Xin Gothic (2011, VM Type), art directed by Sammy Or. He also entered the Sixth Founder Type Awards for Chinese Typeface Design in 2011 with a Chinese Fangsong style typeface. Presently he works at the Hong Kong branch of Dalton Maag as type designer.
Typecache link. Buy Xin Gothic here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive with these truetype fonts: FZSZJW--GB1-0 (Founder Corp., 1998), GSKA00H, FZHCJW--GB1-0 (Founder Corp., 1998), GPIL00U, FZZhongQian-M16T (Founder Corp., 1999), FZZhiYi-M12S (Founder Corp., 1999), FZZhongQian-M16S (Founder Corp., 1999), SimSun, HDZB_1, HDZB_4, HDZB_5, HDZB_25, HDZB_72, HDZB_79, GYAN00E, GYKG00U, JDFHCU, JQBSJT, LISHUSF, TPOP02B, TSIN00M, TTAK00B, MJ1GFM. There is also a small Latin truetype font archive with fonts from 04b. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Chun Lin Yeh]
Taiwanese typefoundry located in Taipei. One of its personalities is Chun Lin Yeh. [Google] [More] ⦿
Large Chinese font archive that includes a few thousand Latin fonts. We find, for example, the entire enStep collection from 1997. On the Chinese side, several hundred full Chinese fonts, including about 100 fonts from Dynacomware. Other similar download sites include K666, vv66, 6ccc, 88gg, 88uu, 88qq, 7377, 66vv, vv66. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chief font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kang Le Ge Kang
Chinese designer of the paperclip typeface Kang (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Karate Chinese Alphabet Page
Strange page with Chinese alphabet clip art and a Hanzi-Kaishu font (by Spring Systems Inc) in truetype. Page by Shihan Mike Skinner. [Google] [More] ⦿
Communication designer who has lived and worked in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The free oriental simulation font Jululu (2015, Maximage) was developed during a workshop by the team of Katie Kwan, Didier Quarroz, Jacob Chen, Doris Zhou, and Tony Tang. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1940 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Katsumi Asaba founded the Katsumi Asaba Design Studio in 1975. He has designed many advertisements for Japanese companies. He produced the poster of the Nagano wintertime Olympics, for example.
Asaba is the chairman of the Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) and of the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA). He is a committee member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC).
His principal area of expertise lies in the pictographic Dongba script used in rituals by the Naxi tribe in China.
He has been awarded the Tokyo ADC Grand Prix, and the Medal with purple ribbon. Keynote speaker at ATypI Hong Kong in 2012.
Portrait by Frank Kawamata. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive of commercial type 1 fonts for Chinese (DLCHei, DLCSong, DLCKaishu, DLCFangSong, DLCZongYi, DLCWeiBei, GBYen, HeitiCSEG, TankuinEG, HeitiEG), Thai (DBErawan, DBFongNam, DBNarai, DBPradit), Hangul (HYGothic, HYTeGoThic, JCLIGHT, HYMyeongJo), Vietnamese (Vina family), Cyrillic (Vina, Helvetica, Newton), and Arabic (Geezah, Nadeem, LotusTT, Yakoot, DedanAB). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Keflouis Vuitton and Keflouis d'Or, and born in France in 1984. Now based in Shanghai, Keflouis designed the free display typeface Flatirone (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Keith Chi-Hang Tam
[Keith Tam Typography]
[MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Keith Tam Typography
[Keith Chi-Hang Tam]
Keith Tam is a graphic designer and type designer born in Hong kong who has lived and worked in the UK and in Vancouver, Canada. He received his MA in Typeface Design at the Department of Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading in 2002. Presently, he teaches art the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2005, along with Michail Semoglou, Keith co-founded Type Initiative, a type foundry and design collective. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His fonts include Arrival (2005: a font developed during his graduate studies at Reading for reading signs from afar or while driving) and DGSans. Arrival can be bought at Incubator / Village.
He started a discussion on why people pick certain typefaces:
- prevailing trend/fashion
- personal taste client's wishes/preferences
- historical context (reflecting the time and place of the content)
- context of use (kind of paper, method of printing, etc)
- stereotypes (established conventions, e.g. script type for wedding invitation)
- uniqueness (in terms of distinguishing from others)
Main organizer of ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong.
Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dr. Ken Lunde is Manager of CJKV Type Development at Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA. He holds a Ph.D. (1994) in Linguistics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wrote Understanding Japanese Information Processing (O'Reilly&Associates, 1993), and CJKV Information Processing (O'Reilly&Associates, 1999). He also wrote CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean&Vietnamese Computing (O'Reilly). In 2010, Adobe will release the first genuinely proportional Japanese font, Kazuraki (by Japanese type designer Ryoko Nishizuka), which was developed at Adobe in 2009 under his management.
Ken managed the Source Han Sans project---these are open source fonts released in 2014 by Adobe and Google for Japanese, Chinese and Korean. He also headed the development of Source Han Serif.
In 2018, Ken Lunde and Masataka Hattori co-designed Soukou Mincho. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenji Wai Chang was raised In Macau. In 2006, Kenji moved to the United States to study graphic design at San Jose State University. Her Mirage typeface (2012) is based on Salvador Dali's paintings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Hong Kong, Kenneth Kwok is the Chief Designer and Director of The Creative Calligraphic Centre. He has been working on type design, particularly ideographic design from ca. 1970 until now. He designed many successful typefaces for Sha-Ken and Monotype Imaging such as ZhongYi, Elle, Ellan, and StiffHei.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Ideographic type design and production. In this talk, he explained the following claim: Some of the many challenges of designing and producing a CJK ideographic font is to maintain consistency and tranquility. His talk was forceful and convincing.
His Chinese typeface M Zhi Hei (Monotype) won an award at TDC 2014. His Chinese fonts M Ellan Light (Monotype) and M Gentle (Monotype) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean site which has HYHaeSo-Medium (Korean), a broken stick Korean font called Sense, and Hanjabusu (limited character set Chinese). [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designed of the spurred typeface Bourgeon (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Guangzhou, China-based designer of the paperclip or neon light typeface One Touch (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of the Latin typeface Comic Book (2017). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
As a student in Guangzhou, Kiki Chan designed the curly typeface Britomart (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Asian font archive. Carries Dynafont, CREOFont, Vodafone Opentype, Ricoh Valuefonts, Osaka.ttc, and more. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kin Lu (Canton, China) created an unnamed counterless modular Latin typeface and a circle-based typeface called Starbox in 2013. In 2016, he created the experimental typeface Ink In Water. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in San Jose, CA, who created the angular typeface Summer Color (2012) and the artsy typeface Cheesy (2012). Before California, Lana lived in Shanghai.
Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese creator of the pixel font family Laoism (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese creator of the pixel font family Laoism (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
General links on typography and fonts, compiled by Denis Roegel (with earlier contributions by Karl Tombre who is no longer involved). Very, very useful. This page contains, among other things:
- METAFONT for Beginners (Geoffrey Tobin)
- The METAFONT book (TeX source) (Donald E. Knuth)
- How to Create Your Own Symbols in METAFONT and for use in LaTeX Documents (Richard Lin)
- Milieu -- METAFONT and Linux: A Personal Computing Milieu (Thomas Dunbar)
- Simple drawings with METAFONT (Zdenek Wagner)
- Some METAFONT Techniques (article from TUGboat, 10 pages) (Yannis Haralambous)
- List of all available Metafont fonts
- Liam Quin's Metafont Guide (last version)
- MetaFog: Converting METAFONT Shapes to Contours (Richard J. Kinch)
- METAFONT source
- Design of a new font family (slides) (Gerd Neugebauer) (1996)
- PERL Module for reading .tfm files (Jan Pazdziora) (1997)
- fig2mf (UNIX manual) (Anthony Starks)
- bm2font (Friedhelm Sowa)
- Essay on math symbols by Paul Taylor
- drgen genealogical symbol font by Denis Roegel, 1996
- Chess fonts
- The Marvosym Font Package (Martin Vogels)
- Eurosymbol, another font for the euro symbol
- Lots of stuff on virtual fonts
- P. Damian Cugley's Malvern (Greek) font
- Yannis Haralambous's Omega project
- DC and EC fonts by Joerg Knappen
- Technical notes on Postscript fonts, and Postscript fonts in TEX
- Computer Modern type 1 fonts
- Articles on computer typography by Sebastian Rahtz, Aarno Hohti&Okko Kanerva, Richard J. Kinch, Basil K. Malyshev, Hirotsugu Kakugawa, Karl Berry, Victor Eijkhout, Vincent Zoonekynd, Tom Scavo, David Wright, Erik-Jan Vens, and Nelson H. F. Beebe.
- Articles on mathematical symbol fonts
- Links to essential pages for Cyrillic, Japanese, Berber, Khmer, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Indic, Syriac, Hebrew, Hieroglyphic, Tibetan, Mongolian, African fc
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong-based (and before that, Suzhou, China-based) designer of the dot matrix typeface Solidslice (2014), who studied at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). [Google] [More] ⦿
Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
About four full Chinese truetype fonts, but the permissions were altered recently. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of Typeface of Feminism Masturbation (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Leung Pui Yi
During his studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014, Leung Pui Yi created five Chinese typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
LGJ Font Notes
[Edward G.J. Lee]
Taiwanese type designer Edward Lee has some font information pages (in Chinese). He has useful technical discussions on Metafont, OpenType, Truetype and type 1. Downloadable full CJK fonts include cwHBMono (2008, Tsong-Min Wu, Tsong-Huey Wu and Edward G.J. Lee).
This archive contains about 30 free full Chinese fonts in the WT, WTS, WP, and WCL series created in 2004 by Taiwanese type designer Edward G. J. Lee. The font names are: HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangMingMediumPoIn1, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn1, HanWangMingMediumPoIn2, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn2, HanWangMingMediumPoIn3, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn3, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangYenLight, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangZonYi, HanWangYanKai, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangGB06, HanWang-KaiBold-Gb5, HanWang-WeiBeiMedium-Gb5, HanWang-FangSongMedium-Gb5, HanWang-SinSongThin-Gb5. All fonts are copyright Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang, 2002-2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer. His typefaces include Qihei (at Hanyi Font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Li Shaobo is a graphic and type designer, educator, art director, and academic researcher. In 2008, he obtained a doctoral degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Presently, Li is the Dean of the Design Department of the Fine Arts Academy of Hunan Normal University. He also works as a design consultant for the largest Chinese font foundry, and is a member of the academic committee of the Center for Chinese Font Design and Research.
His awards include The Grand Prize in the 1998 First China Exhibition of Designing Art, an award in the Fourth Founder Type Chinese Type Design Competition in 2007, and the Judge's Prize in the Seventh Morisawa International Typeface Design Awards competition.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Investigation on the origination of Chinese Heiti. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese-born graphic designer who studied in Leipzig, Germany in the early 1960's and graduated in 1962. He is credited with Freundschaft (Typoart, 1962) and Chinese Roman. These typefaces can be found in Jaspert's book and in Hildegard Korger's Handbook of Type and Lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of ESAD Amiens (France), 2010-2012. At ESAD, she designed a Chinese / Latin typeface Ling Song while keeping an eye on the integration of Latin and Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts, but slow downloads. We find AVLV and AVOV, two Chinese brush-style fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Chinese font: AR-PL-New-Sung (2004, Arphic Technology Co). [Google] [More] ⦿
[LYB Design (or: Liu Yinbin Design)]
Liu Zhao (b. 1976) is a designer, teacher and researcher. She is lecturer at the School of Design of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in China. She studied under Professors Wang Min and Huang Ke Jian. Her PhD thesis at CAFA was on he history of Chinese typefaces.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: The front and behind. That talk deals with the logical and scientific approach for Chinese type design, the influence of calligraphy and state propaganda on the choice of typefaces (examples include Songti Two which was used to typeset the work of Mao Zedong, and Songti One which wasused in Ci Hai, China's famous lexicon and dictionary), and the importance of aesthetics for Chinese characters (examples include Songti's contrast between horizontal and vertical stroke widths due originally to calligrapher Yan Zhen-qing).
Liu Zhao runs the Chinese branch of TypeTogether. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese archive: Gulim (Latin/Cyrillic/universal and Korean typeface by HanYang, 2000), Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W4 (OTF by Dainippon, 2002), Hei (for Mac), Heiti (Chinese font by Changzhou SinoType Technology Co, 2002), Lihei Pro (Chinese font by DynaComware Corp, 2003). Also, the Luxi family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of several experimental Chinese typefaces in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies in Beijing, China, Luo Haozhen created the Latin typefaces Insane Display (2016) and Sleigh (2015). He also created Suiyen (2013), a Chinese font that combines elements of the ancient oracle bone script with modern Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Custom fonts made by Martin Majoor for Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in 1999. In truetype: TUELogosVLBold, TUELogosVL, TUEMeta-Book, TUEMeta-Medium, TUEMetaWide, TUEScala-BoldItalic, TUEScala-Bold, TUEScala-Italic, TUEScala. [Google] [More] ⦿
LYB Design (or: Liu Yinbin Design)
Liu Yinbin graduated from the Xian Academy if Fine Arts in 2007. Director at Meitu Design Company since 2013. Creator of these typefaces in 2014: Calliraphy (sic) (oriental brush font), Lake Font (art deco), Rough (sans caps). In 2015, he made Gorgeous (a penmanship style calligraphic script), Dense Forest, Christmas Font (hand-crafted script), Arrow, Vertical Line (sans) and Imagine (hand-crafted bold typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Indisinct Shine (a thin all caps typeface with interrupted strokes), Procession (bilined sans). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font producer in Japan that started out as a bitmap font specilaist. The M+ Fonts Project is jointly run by Coji Morishita, Hiroki Kanou, Imazu Kazuyuki and Taro Muraoka.
All fonts are totally free: Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute them, with or without modification, either commercially or noncommercially. . Download page. Free monospaced and variable width outline fonts containing kana, kanji (97% coverage of jinmeiyo), Chinese (81% coverage of traditional Chinese), Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin (sans), all made between 2006 and 2016 and still being developed: mplus-1p-black, mplus-1p-bold, mplus-1p-heavy, mplus-1p-light, mplus-1p-medium, mplus-1p-regular, mplus-1p-thin, mplus-2p-black, mplus-2p-bold, mplus-2p-heavy, mplus-2p-light, mplus-2p-medium, mplus-2p-regular, mplus-2p-thin.
Open Font Library link. Local download of the M+ family. [Google] [More] ⦿
M Ying Hei
Chinese typeface designed in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Macintosh Chinese Page
Has the AddTones font for the Mac developed by Patrick Edwin Moran. For Pinyin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mak Sui Shing
In their Global Type collection, URW++ has MAN (2012), a private corporate typeface family for the MAN company. There is a limited retail version for the volume at 7,500 Euros. It covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hong Kong-based creator of the decorative caps protest typeface Poacher (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ningbo, China-based designer of the Latin stencil typeface Gouyugifts (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
San Jose, CA-based designer of Afro (2015), a sans typeface based on SF Comapct. [Google] [More] ⦿
From her CV: Having lived and worked as a half-Japanese and half-German in Germany for a long time, the focus of my artworks was to create books about Japanese culture. The intention of writing and designing books about Japanese topics was to make German readers curious about the strange and foreign culture and to give them insights into it. In the last eleven years I have published six books talking about Japanese culture. Since 1998, I ran my own design office with a focus on corporate design, corporate publishing and catalogue design. Since 2002 I was teaching at several Universities in Germany. Moving to Hong Kong and teaching as an assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) since 2010 gives me new influences and inspiration for starting research projects focused on Chinese typography. My background of teaching typography as well as graphic design in Germany over eight years gives me the necessary background for starting a research project not only to learn more about my new cultural environment, but also to make the Hong Kong design culture more visible to international audiences.
At Typography Day 2012 she spoke on Typographic Culture of Hong Kong.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Typography between Chinese complex characters and Latin letters. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Hanzigraphy. In the latter talk, she deals with the problem of the joint use of Latin and Chinese on pages. The research project Hanzi-Graphy: Typographic translation between Latin letters and Chinese characters will be published late in 2013 by a publisher in Hong Kong.
In 2014, she graduated from the MATF program at the University of Reading. Her graduation typeface was Gion, a serif typeface for multi-lingual typesetting in Latin, Japanese and Chinese. She writes: As a contemporary interpretation of Modern typefaces, Gion synthesises historical stylistic features of Modern typefaces with characteristics and qualities that enhance comfortable and continuous reading in longer text.
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Tanaka Ikko and the Japanese Modern Typography. A convergence of Western inspiration and Japanese aesthetics. In that presentation, she spoke about Tanaka Ikko (1930-2000), the Japanese grand master of graphic design, and emphasized his encounter with typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks2
Chinese font links. A great resource brought to you by Marjorie Chan at Ohio State. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai, China-based illustrotor who designed a wavy bilined alphabet in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of a Pinyin font as part of the Mishu-Wuhan Desk Accessory demo for Macs that was available for downloading at UCSD's Multilingual FTP Site. [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate URW typeface family published in 2009. The 17-font family sells for nearly 10,000 Euros. There are sans, serif, semi-sans and semi-serif subfamilies. This family started out as a design for the Merck company. URW writes: URW++ is authorized by Merck KGaA to deliver the Merck corporate typeface family for a license fee to external users, i.e. Merck KGaA suppliers such as ad agencies, signmakers and the like. The Merck corporate typefaces are available in four different volumes with correspondingly multi lingual character encoding. All Merck Global Fonts contain approximately over 45,000 glyphs including the complete CJK glyph set (China, Japan and Korea). Besides all Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic glyphs as well as the complete CJK glyph set also cover Japanese Katakana and Hiragana plus Korean Hangual syllables. Furthermore they are supporting Thai and Arabic (including Farsi and Urdu) plus Hebrew and Vietnamese as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Merrill Liu attends OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. She also attended the Nanjing University of Art in Nanjing, China.
Creator of the display typeface Caged Bird (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Changzhou, China, Miao Shangshang created a great-looking artsy Chinese typeface (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Shenzhen, China-based designer of the free semi-condensed Latin / Cyrillic semi-condensed sans serif typeface Vladivostok (2017) and the free Latin / Cyrillic snas typeface Manrope (2018). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of the Latin typeface Chinglish (2016), which emulates the Chinese Song style of typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese fonts bundled with various Microsoft products:
- Unicode: Arial Unicode MS, DFKai-SB, PMingLiU, MingLiU, PMingLiU-ExtB, MingLiU-ExtB, SimSun-ExtB.
- GBK encoding: SimHei, SimSun, NSimSun.
- GB18030 encoding: KaiTi, FangSong.
- GB2312 encoding: FangSong_GB2312, KaiTi_GB2312.
Microsoft fonts for Chinese include Microsoft YaHei and Microsoft JhengHei. [Google] [More] ⦿
Microsoft fonts for Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Someone posted this on alt.binaries.fonts. To obtain a free Japanese TrueType font from Microsoft: (1) run Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE); (2) go to any web page; (3) change the View menu / Encoding item to Japanese; and (4) wait for several megabytes to download. Use the same procedure for Chinese or Korean. Microsoft has a web page for these downloads. Search for the keywords "Chinese", "Japanese", or "Korean" (without the quotes) on the http://office.microsoft.com/ web site. You want the "language pack" downloads. These pages often move, but recently were: Japanese (2557 KB with the "MS Gothic" font), Korean (1985 KB with the "GulimChe" font), Simplified Chinese (2561 KB with "MS Hei" and "MS Song" fonts), Traditional Chinese (3541 KB with the "MingLiU" font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Min Wang is a professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He is currently serving as dean of the School of Design at CAFA and director of the Art Research Centre for the Olympic Games. He also serves as Standing Expert on Image and Identity for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Committee. He received his BA in graphic art from CAFA and an MFA from Yale University School of Art where he studied under Armin Hoffman, Paul Rand, and Bradbury Thompson. He is the design director at Square Two Design, which he joined in 1998 after serving eight years as design manager, senior art director and graphic designer at Adobe Systems. He has been a visiting fellow in Germany at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich and Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. In 1989, he began lecturing in graphic design at Yale University School of Art, teaching graduate students until 1997.
Square Two Design clients include: Adobe, IBM, Intel, Stanford University, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
At Adobe, he designed the mythical figure caps typeface Mythos (together with Jim Wasco).
At this site, Min Wang used to have nine Chinese/Japanese/Cyrillic truetype fonts: GCdls, GCWei, GCXfang, TCHei, TCSun, GCFang, GCHei, GCKai, GCSong. Alternate (dated) URL.
Keynote speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
One of the many places where one can download the free Chinese TTC fonts MingLiu and MingLiuB. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Minliu Chinese CJK truetype font: 4MB, free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive: From Arphic, we find LinGothic and STDSunEG-Heavy (Big 5). Also, U2030. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese TrueType font moe_kai.ttf (8.77MB). And software (cb2tt) for creating Chinese TrueType fonts from bitmap fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mojikyo English Page
The Mojikyo Institute is in Yokohama, Japan. Its goal is to produce free universal tools for Japanese, Chinese and Korean word processing and typesetting. Several tens of complete fonts are already finished, in all possible font formats (truetype, type 1, metafont).
Mojikyo is the newest kind of software for Chinese Character word-processing. More than 80,000 character fonts have been built in Mojikyo. So, everyone in the world can use any font of Mojikyo, free of charge. Moreover, if you want to use Chinese Character which cannot be found in Mojikyo Internet fonts, you can ask us to make new character provided that you inform us the source(s) of the character. We make them, and put them on our Home Page free of charge for public use.
Truetype fonts for Chinese and Japanese characters: The Mojikyo fonts are Japanese Shift-JIS-encoded fonts for the 48,902 Chinese characters in the Morohashi dictionary, along with tens of thousands of additional characters. Each character is assigned a six-digit Mojikyo number. The Morohashi characters are contained in fonts M101-109. Fonts M110 and above contain characters not in Morohashi. These include, for example, oracle-bone characters [M117-118], Siddham [M119-121], and Tangut [M202-203].
Mojikyo Windows truetype fonts. TEX-specific download page. University of Virginia link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monotype: All languages
Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese fonts at Monotype Imaging:
Chinese - (Simplified - Mainland)
Chinese - (Traditional)
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Monotype Hong Kong Ltd.is a subsidiary of Monotype responsible for the design and development of Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese typefaces, and also other Asian languages/scripts. It grew out of the acquisition in 2006 by Monotype of China Type Design Ltd. They write: The Monotype HK typeface collection includes a wide range of high quality designs in popular type styles for text and display setting, in print and screen environments. Today the Monotype team continues to create new Chinese typefaces for the library, as well as custom and bespoke typefaces for global brands and enterprises. The typefaces as of 2018: M Comic HK, M Computer HK, M Finance HK, M Sung Gold HK, M Sung PRC, M Razor HK, M Stiff Hei PRC, M Kai PRC, M Ling Wai P HK, M Razor PRC, M Finance PRC, M Zhi Ngai HK, M Zhi Ngai PRC, M Gentle HK, M Gentle PRC, M Banquet P HK, M Banquet P PRC, M Bitmap Square HK, M Circus PRC, M Bei HK, M Bitmap Round HK, M Circus HK, M Hei PRC, M Yuppy HK, M Yuppy PRC, M Lady HK, M Lady PRC, M Young Hei PRC, M Young HK, M Young PRC, M Yoyo HK, M Yoyo PRC, M Sung Gold PRC, M Elite Hei HK, M Elite Hei PRC, M J Ngai HK, M J Ngai PRC, M Yuen PRC, M Elle PRC. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Monotype's East Asian Stroke Font Set
Monotype states: Traditional Asian TrueType fonts require megabytes of storage too much for most memory-restricted or low-resolution devices. Yet, storage requirements can be reduced 90 percent or more using our stroke-based fonts. For example, a standard GB 2312 Simplified Chinese TrueType font with 7,663 characters is about 2.7 MB. Our stroke font equivalent is under 250 KB. Cell phones, set-top boxes, PDAs, most other wireless devices and even operating systems benefit from stroke-based fonts. Our fully scalable stroke-based fonts consist of composite strokes or graphemes. These simple shapes appear as pen strokes or lines and are used repeatedly to build complex East Asian characters. Graphemes offer huge storage savings. The same graphemes are used to construct various characters that can add up to thousands in a single font. Another major advantage lies in the technologys simplicity: less than half the number of points are needed to render characters much less than building characters using traditional outlines where points are located on the edges of shapes rather than at the centerlines. Our stroke-based fonts support both native and Unicode encodings and are available for Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Morty Lake djz
Zhengzhou, China-based designer of a vintage alphabet in 2014. He/she also drew a cuneiform alphabet in 2014. In 2015 he published the oriental simulation font ABR, the all caps typeface OHBI (Ox Hide Bronze Ingot), the experimental Honeycomb font, the cuneiform numeral typeface MQ (2015), and the flared all caps typeface EAG for Latin--the name EAG for elegant ancient Greek, though, is misleading. Home page. Another link. At Behance, we find the name Carpenter Baker. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Microsoft fonts for Chinese and Japanese. Some sites where you can find them: Kodyzone, TZoNE, Deepmind, MSIME98, Technote2002, Wintness Peacenet, Lantern Festival. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free truetype versions of MSGothic (Japanese), GulimChe (Korean), MingLiu (Chinese), MSSong (Chinese), MSHei (Chinese). Page seems down. [Google] [More] ⦿
Download two Chinese fonts: gbsn00lp and gkai00mp. [Google] [More] ⦿
Natalia Mirapeix Bedia
Located in Beijing, this designer and illustrator created the wavy Orquidea font in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Naxidongba sells a huge dingbat font, E-dongba, that is related to Chinese characters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. It has, for example, DFKaiShu-SB-Estd-BF, FangSong, HT_CJK+, KaiTi, LiHeiPro, MS-Song, MicrosoftJhengHeiBold, MicrosoftYaHei (+ Bold), MingLiU, New-Gulim, QuiMi-mincho, SimHei, SimSun-ExtB. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwanese site with a few Chinese font collections, including the Arphic fonts, several truetype fonts, and a number of PCF (X-Windows) fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Two Chinese TrueType fonts: DFFT-S5.TTF, DFTT-L5.TTF. [Google] [More] ⦿
Grab the files starting with NTU: these contain Chinese TrueType fonts for the Mac encoded in BIG5: Black-Medium, FunSung, Kai, Lei, Ming-Medium, Round-HRound-Medium, and Thin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Shanghai. Creator of a few display display typefaces in 2013, such as Ranek Dobry, Organique and Abricot. [Google] [More] ⦿
French graphic designer based in Shanghai. In 2016, she created a circle and line-based typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Breed Software
Free truetype fonts for Greek (Thryomanes by Herman Miller, 2002), Chinese (AR PL SungtiL GB by Arphic Design, 1999), Japanese (Kochi Gothic by Wadalab), Tamil (TSCu_Comic by Thukaram Gopalrao, 1999), Hebrew (Nachlieli Light by Maxim Iorsh, 2002) and Korean (Baekmuk Gulim by Hwan Design, 2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
NewTek Super True Type Fonts CD-ROM
"32 Chinese TTF for Chinese Windows 3.1 or Windows 95." [Google] [More] ⦿
Archivce with some Corel and Microsoft fonts, mixed in with Chinese truetype fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean typefoundry which provided several typefaces to Apple as Latin / Hangul system fonts in 2010. These include Nanum Brush Script, Nanum Myeongjo (free), and Nanum Gothic.
The Nanum fonts (Nanum Myeongjo, Nanum Pen Script, Nanum Gothic, Nanum Gothic Coding, Nanum Brush Script) are Unicode fonts designed especially for the Korean-language script, designed by Sandoll Communications and Fontrix. The publisher is Naver. Nanum Pen Script is a contemporary pen script with a warm touch and is expertly hinted for screen use.
Namum Gothic Coding (2009) is by Nicolas Noh, Bruce Kwon, Sungwoo Choi, Goun Cha and Soohyun Park. Nanum Gothic (2011) is by Nicolas Noh, Bruce Kwon, and Sungwoo Choi. Nanum Myeongjo (2010) is by Yong-rak Park and Ji-hee Yoon. Nanum BrushScript (2010) is by Doo-yul Kwak and Nicolas Noh. Nanum Pen Script (2010) is by Hyunghwan Choi, Doo-yul Kwak and Nicolas Noh.
Google Fonts links: Nanum Myeongjo, Nanum Pen Script, Nanum Gothic, Nanum Gothic Coding, Nanum Brush Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ni Chuwan is an award-winning font designer. A graduate of Central Academy of Fine Arts, he is art director at CAUPLE. His fonts at Founder Type include FZShuiZhu font, the FZShaoEr, FZZBHJW, FZSSBJW and FZXSHJW. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free Mac font for Chinese with roman letters as in Geneva. It was designed as a replacement for Apple's Taipei system font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicolas Noh is the Korean codesigner, with Doo-yul Kwak, of the Latin/Hangul script font Nanum Brush Script (2010, NHN Corporation), which is an Apple system font. In 2011, with Bruce Kwon and Sung-woo Choi, he co-designed the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).
URL for NHN.
Google Fonts links: Nanum Brush Script, Nanum Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
In their Global Type collection, URW++ has its Helvetica clone, Nimbus Sans (2005, 5 fonts, 2000 Euros) and Nimbus Roman (2005, 2 fonts, 2000 Euros). The former is based on Helvetica, the latter on Times New Roman. Meant as workhorses, these fonts cover Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. Of course, Nimbus Sans can be had for free at Open Font Library.
The first versions of Nimbus Sans were digitized in the 1980s for the URW Signus sign-making system. The highest precision of all characters (1/100 mm accuracy) were required because the fonts were to be cut in any size in vinyl or other material used for sign-making. During this period three size ranges were created for text (T), display (D) and poster (P). In addition, URW produced the L-version that was compatible with Adobe's PostScript version of Helvetica. Nimbus was also the product name of a URW-proprietary renderer for high quality and fast rasterization of outline fonts. Also in the 1980s, a new improved and expanded version of the Nimbus Sans, Nimbus Sans Novus, was developed with URW's Ikarus system. Nimbus Sans Novus was modified for Nimbus Sans Round in 2015. Nimbus Sans Devanagari was redesigned in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ninth Founder Type Design Competition
This is the ninth competition organized (in 2017) by the Chinese typefoundry Founder Type. the first one was held in 2001. Awards are given in the Latin and Chinese categories. Information file. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese site with about ten Chinese fonts. Included is FZWeiBei-S03S (1998, Founder Corporation). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Chinese and Japanese fonts and word processors. [Google] [More] ⦿
A large free font family released under the Apache license at Google Web Fonts, and developed by Monotype's Steve Matteson and a team of type designers. Developed between 2012 and 2016, this typeface covers over 800 languages and 100 writing scripts. URL with details. Noto stands for no tofu, i.e., no white boxes that represent unknown characters. The fonts are property of Monotype, with the exception of Noto Khmer and Noto Lao, which belong to Danh Hong.
Noto Sans and Noto Serif cover Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Asturian, Avaric, Aymara, Azerbaijani-AZERBAIJAN, Bashkir, Bambara, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bislama, Bini, Breton, Bosnian, Buriat, Catalan, Chechen, Chamorro, Mari (Russia), Corsican, Czech, Church Slavic, Chuvash, Welsh, Danish, German, Modern Greek (1453-), English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, Fijian, Faroese, French, Fulah, Friulian, Western Frisian, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Manx, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hiri Motu, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association), Igbo, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiaq, Ido, Icelandic, Italian, Kara-Kalpak, Kikuyu, Kazakh, Kalaallisut, Kurdish-ARMENIA, Kumyk, Komi, Cornish, Kirghiz, Latin, Luxembourgish, Lezghian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malagasy, Marshallese, Maori, Macedonian, mo, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmål, Low German, Dutch, Norwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian, South Ndebele, Pedi, Nyanja, Occitan (post 1500), Oromo, Ossetian, Polish, Portuguese, Romansh, Romanian, Russian, Yakut, Scots, Northern Sami, Selkup, sh, Shuswap, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Southern Sami, Lule Sami, Inari Sami, Skolt Sami, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Swati, Southern Sotho, Swedish, Swahili (macrolanguage), Tajik, Turkmen, Tagalog, Tswana, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Tuvinian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Venda, Vietnamese, Volapük, Votic, Walloon, wen, Wolof, Xhosa, Yapese, Yoruba, Zulu, Akan, Aragonese, ber-dz, Crimean Tatar, Kashubian, Ewe, Fanti, Filipino, Upper Sorbian, Haitian, Herero, Javanese, Kabyle, Kuanyama, Kanuri, Kurdish-TURKEY, Kwambi, Ganda, Limburgan, Mongolian-MONGOLIA, Malay (macrolanguage), Nauru, Ndonga, Navajo, pap-an, Papiamento-ARUBA, Quechua, Rundi, Kinyarwanda, Sardinian, Sango, Shona, Sundanese, Tahitian, Zhuang.
Non-Latin scrips include Noto Armenian, Noto Georgian, Noto Carian, Noto Greek, Noto Devanagari, Noto Ethiopic, Noto Glagolitic, Noto Hebrew, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Serif Thai, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sana Telugu, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Orya (for Odia), Noto Sans Bengali.
Other typefaces in the package include Arima, Cousine, and Tinos.
At CTAN, one can find Noto with full TeX support.
At Open Font Library, one can download Noto Nastaliq Urdu (2014), which covers Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Urdu.
The fonts, as of October 2016: Noto Sans, Noto Serif, Noto Color Emoji, Noto Emoji, Noto Kufi Arabic, Noto Mono, Noto Naskh Arabic, Noto Nastaliq Urdu, Noto Sans Armenian, Noto Sans Avestan, Noto Sans Balinese, Noto Sans Bamum, Noto Sans Batak, Noto Sans Bengali, Noto Sans Brahmi, Noto Sans Buginese, Noto Sans Buhid, Noto Sans CJK JP, Noto Sans CJK KR, Noto Sans CJK SC, Noto Sans CJK TC, Noto Sans Canadian Aboriginal, Noto Sans Carian, Noto Sans Cham, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Coptic, Noto Sans Cuneiform, Noto Sans Cypriot, Noto Sans Deseret, Noto Sans Devanagari, Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Noto Sans Ethiopic, Noto Sans Georgian, Noto Sans Glagolitic, Noto Sans Gothic, Noto Sans Gujarati, Noto Sans Gurmukhi, Noto Sans Hanunoo, Noto Sans Hebrew, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Inscriptional Pahlavi, Noto Sans Inscriptional Parthian, Noto Sans Javanese, Noto Sans Kaithi, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sans Kayah Li, Noto Sans Kharoshthi, Noto Sans Khmer, Noto Sans Lao, Noto Sans Lepcha, Noto Sans Limbu, Noto Sans Linear B, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Mandaic, Noto Sans Meetei Mayek, Noto Sans Mongolian, Noto Sans Myanmar, Noto Sans NKo, Noto Sans New Tai Lue, Noto Sans Ogham, Noto Sans Ol Chiki, Noto Sans Old Italic, Noto Sans Old Persian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Old Turkic, Noto Sans Oriya, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phags Pa, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Rejang, Noto Sans Runic, Noto Sans Samaritan, Noto Sans Saurashtra, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Sinhala, Noto Sans Sundanese, Noto Sans Syloti Nagri, Noto Sans Symbols, Noto Sans Syriac Eastern, Noto Sans Syriac Estrangela, Noto Sans Syriac Western, Noto Sans Tagalog, Noto Sans Tagbanwa, Noto Sans Tai Le, Noto Sans Tai Tham, Noto Sans Tai Viet, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Telugu, Noto Sans Thaana, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Sans Tibetan, Noto Sans Tifinagh, Noto Sans Ugaritic, Noto Sans Vai, Noto Sans Yi, Noto Serif Armenian, Noto Serif Bengali, Noto Serif Devanagari, Noto Serif Georgian, Noto Serif Gujarati, Noto Serif Kannada, Noto Serif Khmer, Noto Serif Lao, Noto Serif Malayalam, Noto Serif Tamil, Noto Serif Telugu, Noto Serif Thai. Late additions include Noto Sans and Serif for Chinese, japanese and Korean, developed at Adobe.
Github repositories. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Noto Sans CJK and Noto Serif CJK are free typeface families developed at Adobe and Google to complement the universal Noto font package between 2014 and 2017. CTAN link. Credits :
- Ken Lunde (project architect at Adobe, glyph set definition and overall production).
- Masataka Hattori (production and ideograph elements).
- Ryoko Nishizuka (kana and ideographs).
- Paul D. Hunt (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
- Wenlong Zhang (bopomofo).
- Sandoll Communication, Soo-young Jang and Joo-yeon Kang (Hangul elements, letters and syllables).
Four Chinese TrueType fonts (Kai, Lei, FunSung, Thin). [Google] [More] ⦿
NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts
The catalog of the true type fonts by the National Taiwan University was compiled by Thian-Huat Ong in 1999. The fonts, called NTU, are here and here. The creator of the (free) NTU fonts is Lin Yaw-Jen (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei). The fonts were derived ca. 1993 from bitmap fonts provided by Dynafont by a bitmap to truetype program developed in-house. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jiangshan, China-based creator of a couple of Chinese fonts in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Jiangshan, China, who created a Chinese font called Lihei in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free type fonts for Chinese (MOEKai, MOESung), Korean (Munhwa) and Japanese (WadaGo, WadaMaruGo, WadaMin). [Google] [More] ⦿
Oren Watson is a computer programmer from Canada. Designer of the free pixel font Neoletters (2016). It has 8653 glyphs, including about 1600 Chinese ones. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts for Chinese (MS Song, MingLiu), Arabic (ArabicKufiSSK, ArabicKufiSSKBold, ArabicKufiSSKItalic, WL-ArabicNaskh-Bold-Italic, Riyadh, WL-ArabicNaskh, WL-LatinALA-LC1Times, WL-PersianNaskh, WL-ArabicNaskh-Bold, WL-ArabicNaskh-Italic), Phags (Phags-pa-Unicode-Reference, Phags-pa, Phagspa, hPhags-pa-(rotated)). The Phags-Pa font is by Babelstone1357 (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ten full Chinese display fonts, wcl-01 through wcl-10. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Large Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ping Ji (Minneapolis, MN) created the typeface Xing (2014), which tries to blend Latin and Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pintone tone fonts and progams. One Mac and three PC fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pinyin fonts for Windows
Pinyin TT fonts by Daqing (David) Chu of Calgary. "Pinyin is a phonetic system used in Chinese to help people to pronounce Chinese (Mandarin). It has been widely used in the People's Republic of China since 1958. Many none-speaking-Chinese people also find out that this is a very good phonetic system for them to learn Chinese." [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese Fonts included in Microsoft Windows XP:
- SimSun: Simplified Song, proportional
- NSimSun: Simplified Song, monospaced
- SimHei: Simplified/Traditional Hei, proportional
- PMingLiU: Traditional Xi Ming (Song), proportional
- MingLiU: Traditional Xi Ming (Song), monospaced
Replacements for SimSun and NSimSun with more characters have been available since 2001. "SimSun 18030" conforms to the current PRC government standard, GB 18030, which supports a larger portion of Unicode. Microsoft could not sell XP in mainland China without it, but did not include this in other country versions of Windows until Vista and Win7. Elsewhere on this site I have more info about GB code, but all you really need to know is that you can download the SimSun 18030 update from Microsoft.
Replacements for MingLiu and PMingLiu are also available to keep you current with the versions of those fonts on Windows 7 and Vista, which now support more Unicode characters based on a Hong Kong standard released in 2004. You can ignore any instructions from Microsoft requiring Language Packs or different Locale settings, they are not correct. Just go ahead and install: First enable East Asian languages on your system, then download the MingLiu update from Microsoft. The file ending in "x86.exe" is for 32-bit systems; the file ending in "x64.exe" is for 64-bit systems.
You have the SimHei headline font with simplified Chinese Heiti characters and a limited set of traditional Chinese Heiti characters. There are not enough characters in this font to cover the larger range of a standard traditional character set.
You are missing two standard Chinese fonts that are normally in a basic set: the Kai and Fangsong fonts, which you could say are roughly equivalent to ornate or italic styles. Often a basic set of traditional Chinese fonts include all of the above plus the Weibei and Yuan fonts as well. These fonts are very common, and you should consider buying a third-party font package if you are doing more than just casual e-mail and messaging. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pinyin Joe's: Windows 7
Pinyin Joe's great intro to Chinese fonts on Windows. He show s a table with the Chinese fonts available in Windows 7. For the PRC, where Simplified Chinese is the standard, the Chinese keyboards support DFKai-SB, FangSong_GB2312, KaiTi, Microsoft JhengHei, Microsoft YaHei, MingLiU, MingLiU-ExtB, MingLiU_HKSCS [with support for Hong Kong Cantonese characters], MingLiU_HKSCS-ExtB, NSimsun, PMingLiU, PMingLiU-ExtB, SimHei, Simsun [the default in the PRC], Simsun-ExtB. Traditional Chinese, still in use in Taiwan (and to some degree in Hong Kong and Macau) has keyboard support for DFKai-SB Microsoft JhengHei, MingLiU, MingLiU-ExtB, PMingLiU [the default in Taiwan], PMingLiU-ExtB. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pinyin Okay Font
Free Times truetype font to enable correct printing of all characters and accents in the Han4yu3 Pin1yin1 transcription system (for Chinese). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Chinese Unicode font that comes with MS Office 2000. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Shanghai, Pop Chang is an original and creative designer, illustrator and photographer. His typographic work includes Paperclip (2011), the funny Bike Chain Font (2008), and a pair of pixel fonts called Pixel Faces Pattern (2008).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chengdu, China-based designer of the Latin alphabet Two Way (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Xiamen, China, who designed a beautiful connect-the-dots typeface in 2017 called Kaleidoscope. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at the China Academy of Art in Shanghai. He created some experimental Latin alphabets in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Wen Quan Yi]
[WenQuanYi Zen Hei]
Shanghai-based designed of several sets of oriental simulation numbers (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Qiu Yin (b. 1962) is the Development Director of Founder Type in China, where he designed the Chinese typefaces FZ-YouHei and FZ-DaWei. He designed the identity (and font) for the 2010 GuangZhou Asian Games. His books on typography and calligraphy include ChouYin Pen Writing, ChouYin write foreign poem, Pen writing ancient calligraphy, Pen writing Lei Feng's diary, Pen writing famous foreign poem, and Copybook of famous words of advice. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Fusion. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese creator at the School of Visual Arts in New York City of a colorful geometric decorative caps typeface in 2016 that was inspired by ACME Studios. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of a few Latin and Chinese typefaces in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese studio. Their typeface Mudan Type won an award at Granshan 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wuhan, China-based designer of the sans typeface family Nelson (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1988 in China, Eric Amate (Rhinophant Graphics) designed White Knight in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese symbols in all their historical forms---a lifetime of work for Richard Sears. [Google] [More] ⦿
Demo Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Richwin Software Products
Sells Chinese Expert package which has 68 Chinese TrueType fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Robin Hui joined China Type Design in 1988 as a type designer. As chief typographer and production manager, Hui managed China Type's type design team and was responsible for a variety of font projects. In 2006, China Type was acquired by Monotype.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Ideographic type design and production. In this talk, together with Kenneth Kwok, he explains the following claim: Some of the many challenges of designing and producing a CJK ideographic font is to maintain consistency and tranquility.
He won an award at Granshan 2016 for the Chinese typeface M Ying Hei. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Type with pride]
Born in 1976 in Germany, Roman Wilhelm graduated in 2004 with a diploma related to a German-Chinese book project. He studied visual communication at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Saale) in Germany and type design at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig under Fred Smeijers. He briefly taught type design at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. He specializes in multilingual typography, which includes Chinese and Korean. A frequent visitor of Asia, he has taught at various academies such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, as well as the Seoul National University College of Fine Art. He is primarily a web, book and magazine designer, but in 2009, he did create Sung New Roman, a typeface for Latin-Chinese typography, for which he received the award Ars Lipsiensis in 2009.
In 2013, he designed a wonderful hand-drawn Chinese typeface, Laowai Song. It has over 28,000 Chinese ideographs, supported by a perfectly matched hand-drawn roman.
Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at the Braunschweig University of Art, and is a member of the Multilingual Typography Research Group at the Geneva University of Art and Design.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong on multicultural typography. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Code Switching, Multi-Style, Diglossia. His typeface Koex Text (2016) aims to meet the requirements of style-switching typography, i.e., the use of a different style for imported words or special context material [examples of this include katakana in Japanese, or roman letters in blackletter text in 16th century Prussia for words of Latin origin]. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chief of Visual Communication and Information Department, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA), and Chief Creative Director of Qinwei Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Khmer font producer. Salika Ltd is located in Tokyo. Their Khmer fonts are named Khm-1 through Khm-4. They also have fonts for Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Latin, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Nepali, Cyrillic, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer who created the sans typeface Xin Gothic (2011) that covers both Chinese and Latin. This clean and crisp typeface, typical of the Sammy Or style, is ideal for wayfinding and is also being used in e-books.
He created tens of CJK typefaces but is most proud of his first designs, Li Gothic (Li Hei) and Li Song, from the early eighties, which are still used in Apple products today, and Zhaujinti. Zhaujinti is Sammy's re-interpretation of Song emperor Huizong's Zhaujiin calligraphic style. Its strokes are thin and mannered. Matthew Carter designed matching Latin and Osamu Torinoumi (Jiyokobo) created gorgeous kana characters for it.
His CV at VM Type: A seasoned typeface designer, Sammy Or's career spans 30 years. He is one of the most prolific and important designers of contemporary Chinese typefaces. With a solid grounding in traditional Chinese calligraphy as well as thorough knowledge in current font technologies, Or's typefaces are amongst the most widely used in the Chinese-speaking world today. Or began his work in typeface design as a Sign Systems Designer for the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR) in Hong Kong in the 1980s. At MTR, Or participated in the development of a corporate typeface for its wayfinding system, which is still in current use. Subsequently, he was employed by the Hong Kong branch of the Monotype Corporation as Type Manager and Chief Typographer. While at Monotype, Or developed over twenty Chinese typefaces, including the first Chinese digital LaserCom fonts for the Hong Kong Government's Printing Department. The Monotype Sung and Hei families---typefaces of choice for numerous publications as well as the Hong Kong Government---are also his designs. In 1989, Or founded TTL Technology Limited. LiSung and LiGothic were the first Chinese outline (Postscript) fonts designed and developed for Apple Computers. These remain system fonts in the Macintosh operating system to this day. He also designed and marketed the popular 'Li' family of over thirty typefaces. In 1992, Or assumed the position of Vice-president and Chief Font Designer of DynaLab Inc., a preeminent font manufacturer in Asia. Or has also been a project-based development consultant for Bitstream Inc. for several years, designing CJK stroke-based technologies for international fonts. He is also a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Keynote speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong. [Google] [More] ⦿
[University of Heidelberg]
Palakkad, Kerala-based computer scientist. He is responsible for Autonym Font (2013). He explains: A font that can render all language autonyms. If we want to show a large number of languages written in their own scripts (autonyms), we cannot apply the usual webfonts to it. This is because when each script requires a webfont, we will end up using a large number of webfonts. This can cause large bandwidth usage. An example of this use case is a language selector on a website. Autonym font tries to solve this. The font contains glyphs and opentype rules for rendering the language autonyms. And it contains only those glyphs for a language. The glyphs for the font are taken from a large number of free licensed fonts.
The sources for the glyphs, by language, are:
- Main: FreeSans.
- Arabic: Droid Arabic Naskh
- Tibetan: Jomolhari
- Bengali: Lohit Bengali
- Telugu: Lohit Telugu
- Tamil: Meera Tamil
- Odia: Lohit Odia
- Malayalam: Meera
- Kannada: Lohit Kannada
- Gujarati: Lohit Gujarati
- Devangari: Lohit Devangari
- Khmer: Hanuman
- Thai: Droid Sans Thai
- Chinese: WenQuanYiMicroHei
- Lao: Phetsarath
- Divehi: FreeFontThaana
- Javanese: TuladhaJejeg
- Myanmar: TharLon
Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shenzhen, China-based creator of an untitled Tamil typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sawndip / Zhuang
Zhuang chracters, or sawndip, are logograms derived from Han characters and used by the Zhuang people of Guangxi, China to write the Zhuang languages for more than one thousand years. In Mandarin Chinese, these are called Gu Zhuangzi or Fangkuai Zhuangzi. Old Zhuang Script is restricted to those characters used before the founding of the Republic of China in 1911. Quoting wikipedia on the modern use: After the Chinese Revolution in 1949, even communist revolutionary propaganda was written using sawndip. In 1957 an official romanized Zhuang script was introduced. However there are major phonetic and lexical differences between Zhuang dialects, and the Latin-based system is based on the Wuming dialect; because of this and other reasons, there still are many Zhuang speakers that prefer to write Zhuang using sawndip. Even though it is not the official script at grassroots level various departments have continued to use Sawndip on occasions to get their message across. Coming into 21st century Sawndip understanding and usage of Sawndip remains significant, of those surveyed in two dialect areas just over one third said that they understood Sawndip, and about one in ten that they use Sawndip in most domains these rates are approximately twice those for the romanized script with only one sixth saying they understood it and only one in twenty saying they used in in most domains. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
A gorgeous Chinese truetype font by Dynalab called DFGirl-W3-HK-BF (1997). [Google] [More] ⦿
[Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)]
Dutch author of Hello Chinese (Acco). He has a sub-page on Chinese fonts, and lots of links related to Chinese input, and unicode fonts for Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwan-based designer of a Mandarin phonetic symbol font (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
For the city of Shanghai, a mini-animated-logotype competition took place in 2014. Remarkable contributions by Bob Lei (Macao) and Jody Xiong (Shanghai). See also the Shanghai posters by Zhang Yan and Liang Shi (Shanghai). John Yu's Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Singapore-based designer of various modular Latin typefaces (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The SIL Yi Font is a single Unicode font for the standardized Yi script used by a large ethnic group in southwestern China. Designed by SIL International, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, Texas. Yi is spoken by the Yi people (also known as Lolo) in Southern China (in Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi). The script is a purely syllabic script which was developed on the basis of an older, ideographic system.
Nuosu SIL (2008) is a single Unicode font for the standardized Yi script. The script was standardized in the 1970s by the Chinese government. In the process of standardization, 820 symbols from the traditional scripts of the Liangshan region were chosen to form a syllabary. The syllable inventory of a speech variety from Xide County, Sichuan was used as the phonological basis for standardization. For the most part there is one symbol per phonologically-distinct syllable and vice-versa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hangzhou, China-based designer of a beatuful thin brush typeface for ChinesCe (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese truetype font by Founder in Beijing. It is a Unicode-encoded GBK font that comes with Microsoft Windows/Office 2000/XP, and is compatible with Unicode-compliant applications in OS 9 and above. Chinese Mac reports on these extensions of SimSun: "SimSun-18030 comes with Microsoft's GB 18030 Support Package for Windows 2000 (or XP) at http://www.microsoft.com/china/windows2000/downloads/18030.asp. To get the font, you have to install the package on a Windows 2000 or XP system. Then you can copy the font to your OS X Library/Fonts folder and use it in Unicode-compliant applications like TextEdit. It works beautifully with Unicode Hex Input, giving you full access to the more than 27,000 Chinese characters in Unicode 3.0 on Mac OS 9 and above. An edition of SimSun containing the full set of around 65,000 Chinese characters in Unicode 3.1, called SimSun (Founder Extended) [filename: SURSONG.TTF], is included with the Microsoft Office XP Proofing Tools CD (Version 2002). It also comes with Chinese editions of Office XP. This font can be used with Unicode Hex Input in Mac OS X 10.1 and above." [Google] [More] ⦿
Some interesting free Chinese fonts to download: Arphic-Huochai-Bold-GB, CTLiShuSF.TTF FZChaoCuHei-M10S, FZKangTi-S07T, FZZhiYi-M12S, HuabanEG-Ultra-GB, PiliEG-Ultra-GFB, Pop3EG-Extra-GB, STCaiyun, STXingkai, STXinwei, mhyf3gip, mhyj1gfp. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Chinese truetype fonts. Slow page. Latin fonts. Dingbats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Changsha, China-based designer of the mechanical octagonal Latin typeface Plan C (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Shanghai, who created the Latin techno typeface Vision (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Source Han Sans
In July 2014, Adobe and Google jointly announced the publication of the free Asian typeface family Source Han Sans for Chinese (traditional (both Taiwan and Hong Kong) and simplified), Japanese, Korean, Greek, Cyrillic and Latin. This project, based on designs originally due to Ryoko Nishizuka, a senior Adobe designer in Tokyo, started in 2010. The fonts and original code are downloadable from SourceForge and GitHub. Blog page at Typekit. Blog post at Google. The other name for the family, Noto Sans CJK, is used by Google.The open source license even permits modification of the glyphs.
The 42 fonts are designed for small devices, and thus, the glyphs are monolinear and simple. Each font weight in the family has a total of 65,535 glyphs (the maximum number of characters supported in the OpenType format), and the entire family contains just under half a million total glyphs. Adobe sought expertise from foundries such as Iwata Corp to expand the Japanese glyph selection, Sandoll Communication, designer of Korean Hangul and Changzhou SinoType, Adobe's longtime collaborator in China.
On the Google side of the project, where the fonts are added to the Noto Sans and Noto Serif (which covers all major languages of the world and many others, including European, African, Middle Eastern, Indic, South and Southeast Asian, Central Asian, American, and East Asian languages, and, since the joint release with Adobe in 2014, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and minority languages related to them), users can download all Noto fonts freely in a 43 MB file.
References: Ken Lunde (Adobe) on the design and development of Pan-CJK fonts (2010). Inside the fonts, we find these credits: Ken Lunde (project architect, glyph set definition & overall production), Masataka Hattori (production & ideograph elements), Ryoko Nishizuka (kana & ideographs), Paul D. Hunt (Latin, Greek & Cyrillic), Wenlong Zhang (bopomofo), Sandoll Communication, Soo-young Jang & Joo-yeon Kang (Hangul elements, letters & syllables).
At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, the project was explained by product managers Stuart Gill of Google and Caleb Belohlavek of Adobe. [Google] [More] ⦿
Southern Software Inc. (SSi)
In the late 1990s, SSi used to sell foreign fonts for Arabic, Urdu, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Baltic, Burmese, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Cree, Simplified Chinese, Ethiopian, Inuktitut, Gaelic, IPA, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mayan. Farsi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Syriac, South Arabian, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ugaritic, and Vietnamese. Plus musical dingbats. Of course, they did not make a single of these fonts themselves. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of the hexagonal Latin typeface Spannlee Edge (2015), which ios claimed to be free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amateur artist located in China. Dafont link. Creator of Zomnk (2008). Kernest link. [Google] [More] ⦿
SUN's trial software comes with some Japanese, Chinese and Korean fonts (choose the right platform/language and throw away the software after locating the fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of the paperclip typeface SZ (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Stone Co Beijing
Chinese foundry which produced fonts such as YouYuan (1996) and LiSu (1996). Download these here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of Cucumber (2013), an experimental Latin typeface.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Hilversum, The Netherlands, Summer Yang created some experimental typefaces for Latin and Chinese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sun-ExtA and Sun-ExtB are two full free Unicode fonts, covering everything under the sun. Inside, we find information that these fonts were made by Beijing ZhongYi Electronics Co. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2011, with Nicolas Noh and Bruce Kwon, Sung-woo Choi co-designed the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).
URL for NHN.
Google Fonts link: Nanum Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vendor of Chinese fonts for these companies: HanDing, Fang Zheng, Han Yi, Mi Ni, Microsoft, Wen Ding, Chang Cheng, Chuang Yi, Chao Shi Ji and Jin Mei. The latter two are in Big5 format, while the others follow GB2312. [Google] [More] ⦿
Singaporean graphic design student who made a nice typographic illustration of The Year of The Dragon (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Experimentation with Chinese and Dongba tribal typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
[IS X 0213:2004 vs Unicode mapping table]
This site has free full-Unicode (including Chinese/Japanese) fonts by T. Fujiwara: Mincho2000, Mincho2000P. It also has BitstreamCyberbit-Roman, a full unicode font. Later additions: Mincho2004, Mincho2004P. [Google] [More] ⦿
A full Unicode font: gunsuhche. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer of the Latin handwriting font Milano Sky (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tao Chen, or just Tao, is the Parisian designer of Chinese Gothic (2012), a Chinese language blackletter typeface. Depot (2012) is a 3d Latin typeface. At FontStruct, a (the same?) Tao Chen made Crunchy (2011).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taiwanese archive with Latin and Chinese truetype fonts. From Arphic Technologies, we have these Chinese fonts: Arphic-Mingti2-Light-BIG5, HerSin-Medium, InnMing-Bold, InnMing-Extra, InnMing-Heavy, InnMing-Medium, InnMing-Ultra, MaokaiEG-Bold-Big5, MaokaiEG-Extra-Big5, MaokaiEG-Heavy-Big5, NewGothic-Bold, NewGothic-Extra, NewGothic-Heavy, NewGothic-Light, NewGothic-Medium, OvlapRound_Outline-Ultra, PensinkaiEG-Light-Big5, PensinkaiEG-Medium-Big5, Pop1-Bold, Pop2EG-Bold-Big5, Pop3EG-Extra-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big56955, ShanHeiSun-Light, ShanheisunEG-Bold-Big5, ShanheisunEG-Medium-Big5, SingkaiEG-Bold-Big5, SingkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdKai-Medium, StdMing-Medium, StdkaiEG-Bold-Big5, StdkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdsungEG-Bold-Big5, StdsungEG-Heavy-Big5, StdsungEG-Light-Big5, TankuinEG-Bold-Big5, YankaiEG-Heavy-Big5, YankaiEG-Ultra-Big5, YenRound-Bold, YenRound-Extra, YenRound-Heavy, YenRound-Light, YenRound-Medium, YenRound-Ultra, ZuinnEG-Medium-Big5. The Latin fonts are from Microsoft, Letraset and Bitstream. [Google] [More] ⦿
Senior font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Taipei City, Taiwan-based designer of the Chinese typeface Mei Ling (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Japanese/Chinese truetype fonts: MS Gothic, MS Song, MingLiu (Chinese), MSHei. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Fool's Workshop
Pinyin fonts online: links. [Google] [More] ⦿
The TimesPinyin Font
This page by Zev Handel had a downloadable Chinese Pinyin font for the Mac. [Google] [More] ⦿
[NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts]
Third Type Design Contest of Hanyi Font Star
Chinese type competition organized by Hanyi Font with three categories: Chinese Text, Chinese Display, Latin (for use with a set of given Hanyi fonts). The fonts should be designed after March 2016 and before March 2018, the deadline for submissions. The judging will take place in April 2018.
The judges: Xuefeng Bi (Professor of China Academy of Art, Associate Dean of Design Art College), Osamu Torinoumi (Japanese type designer, President of Jiyukobo Ltd), Li Qi (Chinese type designer, Chief Designer of Qihei family of Hanyi), Rong Chen (Chief of Visual Communication and Information Department, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA), Chief Creative Director of Qinwei Design), Min Wang (Deputy Director of the Academic Committee of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)), Sang-soo Ahn (Korean graphic designer, Head of PaTI (Paju Typography Institute)), Zhiwei Zhu (Chinese type designer, Artistic Consultant of Hanyi Font), Yong Wu (Professor, Director of the Department of Graphic Design, Cheung Kong School of Art and Design), Yiyuan Ma (Chief Operating Officer of Hanyi Font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Thomas Ridgeway (d. 2005) held a Ph.D. in Asian linguistics. He was Director of the Humanities and Arts Computing Center, University of Washington, Seattle WA, where he worked until around 2002. He is the author of
- Poorman: Free fonts (metafont/bitmap/pk) for Chinese and Japanese, developed in 1990. As Ridgeway explained: pmC and pmJ are less than ideal implementations of Chinese and Japanese for TeX. Less than ideal because they use fonts based on 24x24 dot-matrix fonts, and don't do vertical format typesetting and so forth.
- IPBS or Indo-Persian BitStream Charter: a free font family in truetype with these fonts: IPbschtrBoldItalic, IPbschtrBold, IPbschtrItalic, IPbschtrNormal. The fonts were modified by Richard J. Cohen, from "HACC Indic" by Thomas Ridgeway (1993), which is based on Charter, a font in the public domain. Richard Cohen is with the South Asia Regional Studies Department, University of Pennsylvania.
- WNTamil: a Tamil metafont created by Ridgeway in 1990. Hal Schiffman writes: I worked together with Tom Ridgeway to design this font, at my instigation, since I needed it for my dictionary, and he knew METAFONT. (He did not know Tamil, although he did know Hindi.) We spent many Friday mornings designing the glyphs. He would write the code and run the program, and I would then critique it, and then we would run it again until we had an acceptable glyph. But I realize he thought of himself as the sole developer, which is why he registered it in his name. Afterwards we tweaked some of the glyphs, and Vasu Renganathan worked on later versions, too, so the authors of this font should be listed as myself, Ridgeway, and Vasu Renganathan. Anshuman Pandey from the University of Washington took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN and cover Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF). This set was used in the GNU Freefont project.
- A phonetic typeface was designed by Thomas Ridgeway for a large subrange of American Indian languages. The first active projects using this were in Salish and Navajo. In the case of Salish, Tom's font was based on a Lushootseed alphabetic script was developed by Thomas Hess.
Graphic designer in Shanghai who created some experimental geometric Latin typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tianxin Xia lived in Beijing, Hong Kong and the UK. At Falmouth University in the UK, Tianxin Xia designed the dotted typeface Happy Type (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font link site. [Google] [More] ⦿
[MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in Taiwan, Tinghao Hu has lived in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Ottawa. Shenzhen, China-based designer of the free pixel typeface SH Pinscher (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
[MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Tintin Liu (Shanghai) designed a decorative Chinese typeface in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australia-based Tom Chiu is working hard on Chinese and Korean truetype fonts. Some are almost finished, and all are free: check out Ming Li, Kai, Hei and FangSong. He designed FingerNumber (each digit from 0-8 is represented by fingers, Hong Kong Style), MimosaRat (rat-related characters) and TomScript (his handwriting). The Chinese fonts are temporarily unavailable. He also has software to view Chinese characters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tom Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, where he is currently working on a project entitled Hot Metal Empire: Script, Media, and Colonialism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, a history of Linotype and its career in the non-Latin alphabetic world. He is also completing a two-volume history of China's development of a nonalphabetic information infrastructure encompassing telegraphy, typewriting, and computing. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on The Font that Never Was. The summary of this intersting piece of history dating back to 1921: Since the invention and popularization of hot metal printing in the United States and Europe, engineers and entrepreneurs dreamt of a day when linotype and monotype technologies would conquer the Chinese language, just as they had Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Devanagari, Hebrew, Korean, and over one hundred other scripts. In the early 1920s, the much-celebrated release of a new font---the Chinese Phonetic Alphabet by Mergenthaler Linotype, and later by the Monotype corporation---led many to believe that the day had finally come. In this presentation, I chart out the quixotic history of Linotype and Monotype's efforts to enter the Chinese market, examining the linguistic challenges that had long prevented China's absorption into a Western-dominated "hot metal empire," the design process by which artists in Brooklyn and London crafted these new fonts, and ultimately the profound cultural misunderstandings that doomed the projects to failure. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tompa is a script based on images that is used by the Nashi people in Southern China. Presentation by Wang Chao Ying about this, and the relationship to modern day Chinese script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tong Pei Cheong
During his studies in Singapore, Tong Pei Cheong created a great Chinese character metamorphosis illustration (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kowloon-based designer of the Chinese Fighting Font (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Guilin, China-based designer of a single stroke Chinese font in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Traditional Chinese OLPC
A wiki, with links, of free Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of St Cloud State University, who works as a graphic designer in Albertville, MN. In 2017, she published the fun rounded display typeface Good Bad (perhaps a silent movie text font) at Chank Fonts. In 2013, she designed an untitled techno typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
A truetype tool by UniDoc System. TrueKeys is the only font conversion utility that handles Chinese/Japanese/Korean TrueType font conversion between Windows and Mac OS platforms. Can also be used to add Unicode support (required for OS X) to older fonts that don't have it. US, and crippled free demo. An OS X version is available. The manufacturer reports: "TrueKeys is a Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK) 2-byte truetype font conversion utilities. What makes it different from other truetype utilities such as TTConvert 1.5 and TrueConvert 0.3b is that it generates its own cmap table for specified language encoding, and assemble the original font data into a new truetype. This strategy corrects some common PC font problems such as no Mac cmap table support, etc. When TTConvert or TrueConvert does not work for your font, you should seriously try TrueKeys. TrueKeys v3.5 is guarenteed to work with any Mac format CJK truetypes and Windows format truetypes (including TTC format). TrueKeys v3.6 is currently in beta, supporting both pre-MacOS 9 and MacOS X platform." [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial (50 USD) Mac utility for Korean/Chinese/Japanese truetype: Convert Chinese/Japanese/Korean truetype fonts between Windows/Macintosh format. Add Apple Unicode encoding table to existing font to support's Apple's Unicode imaging technology. Convert Chinese/Japanese/Korean truetype fonts between popular encodings. [Google] [More] ⦿
TrueType Font Editor (TTFE)
A free truetype font editor for the Mac. TTFE version 1.0 came with the localized Chinese Mac OS 8.6 and CLK 2.0. TTFE version 1.5 comes with the Chinese Mac OS 9.1. It also comes with OS X 10.1. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tientsin, China-based designer of the ultra-condensed typeface Stray (2016) and the dry brush-painted poster font Elak (2016). In 2017, he designed the painted look typeface Slabrush. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taichung City, Taiwan-based designer of Moon Font (2015, circle-based and experimental Latin font) and an untitled Chinese font (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free program. Converts Chinese Big5 TrueType fonts to PK format supporting CJK. Originally written by Yu-Chung Wang and arranged by Yu-Ray Li. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wu Liangsheng's free Chinese True Type Font to Postscript Translator, which reads Chinese TTF file data, and outputs to stdout in Postscript format curve data. [Google] [More] ⦿
William Zhang's free program "converts BIG5 True Type Fonts to GB True Type Fonts and vice versa. It also converts GB files from/to BIG5 files. It is a WIN32 program running on Windows 95 and NT." [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive with the NEXT fonts, type 1. Has KaiSu kanji font (type 1) plus the Russian NEXT fonts. The KaiSu font from Jackson Technologies is free but flawed (some characters have their tops chopped off by a bounding box that is too small). [Google] [More] ⦿
TwinBridge Software Corporation
Unicode Chinese, Japanese and Korean true type fonts. Commercial outfit. One of its fonts, TSC-FMing-S-TT (1998) is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Twinbridge Software Corporation
46 Hanyi truetype fonts (commercial product). [Google] [More] ⦿
Small Taiwanese archive. Two Chinese shareware fonts! [Google] [More] ⦿
Type is beautiful
Chinese type blog. Subpage on Kinkido. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type with pride
Gilbert Baker (1951-2017), the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag, was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free OpenType-SVG color font inspired by the Rainbow Flag, Gilbert. There is also a free black-and-white font.
Gilbert (2017) was designed by Robyn Makinson and is the copyright of Ogilvy & Mather. A Chinese version was added in 2018 by Real (Tianjin, China). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typeland (web site and possibly direction by Leung Tsang) is a type research place in China. Download the great free Chinese script typeface YiFeng (2010) or the trial version of KhangXi (2010, a typeface for small print and dictionaries). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type design and history of type web site. In Chinese and (some) English. [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry, est. 2008, by Jonathan Perez and Laurent Bourcellier. Graduates from the Ecole Estienne in Paris, they have made the following fonts:
- Chapitre (2013): It is based on the principle of the endless knot, a symbol used particularly in Hinduism and Buddhism. As its name implies, an endless knot has no beginning and no end. It also echoes many works in the history of writing which you must be familiar with, like Irish and Anglo-Saxon illuminations of the Middle Ages or Flemish calligraphy of the 17th century. Chapitre won an award at TDC 2014.
- Colvert (2012): A family comprosed of four families, Colvert Arabic (by Kristyan Sarkis), Colvert Cyrillic (by Natalia Chuvatin), Colvert Greek (by Irene Vlachou) and Colvert Latin (by Jonathan Perez).
- The free font Ifao N Copte, a Unicode-compatible font with 809 glyphs for Coptic. By Perez.
- Unicopte (by Bourcellier) and Copte Scripte (2008, by Bourcellier and Perez; it won an award at TDC2 2009). Discussion.
- A hieroglyphic font. By Perez.
- Joos (2009) took its inspiration from an italic, ca. 1530, by Joos Lambrecht, from Gent, Belgium, who was one of the great printers and punchcutters of the 16th century.
- Extensions of Syntax and ITC Slimbach for Vietnamese (with the help of Pauline Nuñez, Valentine Proust and Mathieu Réguer) for the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet.
Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tzu-yuan "Erik" Yin
Erik Yin (b. 1988) lives in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Creator of the gridded rhombic typeface Prism (2013) and the sans headline typeface ERKN (2013). ERKN covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. In 2014, he created the Latin typeface Coward. In 2015, he created the free thin sans typeface Jonah. In 2018, he addded the calligraphic oriental emulation font Goalthink nd the modular typeface CubeFarm Latin (to accompany his Chines font CubeFarm).
Dafont link. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Five Chinese truetype fonts depicting various degrees of handwriting. [Google] [More] ⦿
At this Korean font site, we find free Windows truetype assemblers and disassemblers, and several free truetype fonts called UnBatang (2003, Koaunghi Un), a full Latin/Cyrillic/kana/kanji/hangul text face, made by Koaunghi Un from 1998-2003. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vendor of Elegance Unicode Chinese, Japanese, and Korean truetype fonts for Mac and PC. [Google] [More] ⦿
Greek font archive: GentiumAlt-Italic, GentiumAlt, Gentium-Italic, Gentium, TITUSCyberbitBasic, GaramondClassical, GalatiaSIL-Bold, GalatiaSIL, GaramondClassical, GaramondClassical-Bold, GaramondClassical-Italic, GRTimesNewRoman, GRTimesNewRoman-Bold, GRTimesNewRoman-BoldItalic, GRTimesNewRoman-Italic. Most of these fonts also have full Latin and Cyrillic letters. Opentype: KadmosU (2005, American Philological Association). [Google] [More] ⦿
UnionWay AsianSuite 97
Download UnionWay AsianSuite 97 for a 60-day free trial: it includes fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The registration procedure and mode of providing the files (exe) make this site not worth visiting for the free downloads at least. [Google] [More] ⦿
University of Heidelberg
At the Institute of Chinese Studies of the University of Heidelberg, a series of free high quality Chinese truetype fonts, named HDZB 5, 6, through 96 (with some numbers missing). Alternate URL.
- HDZB_5: Traditional Chinese Ancient Stamp Font. Description: Used in the seals and stamps of ancient times. This is one of the most elegant traditional Chinese fonts around.
- HDZB_6: Traditional Chinese Poster Font. Description: This font is sometimes used in posters.
- HDZB_10: Traditional Chinese Shu Font. Description: This Chinese font gives people the feeling of fluidity and comfortability.
- HDZB_25: Traditional Chinese Seal Script Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is frequently used on seals or stamps. It evolved organically out of the Zhou dynasty script, arising in the Warring State of Qin. The Qin variant of seal script became the standard and was adopted as the formal script for all of China in the Qin dynasty, and was still widely used for decorative engraving and seals (name chops, or signets) in the Han dynasty. Ever since, its predominant use has been in seals, hence the English name. The literal translation of its Chinese name is decorative engraving script, because by the time this name was coined in the Han dynasty, its role had been reduced to decorational inscriptions rather than as the main script of the day.
- HDZB_27: Traditional Chinese Changing Style Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font changes in style depending on different Chinese characters. It sometimes feels like a handwritten style.
- HDZB_24: Traditional Chinese Regular Yan Style Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is one of the traditional Chinese regular style fonts. It follows the styles of one of the greatest Chinese calligraphers in Tang Dynasty, Yan Zhenqing.
- HDZB_35: Simplified Chinese Black Changing Font. Description: This simplified Chinese font is normally used in large prints, posters, or books.
- HDZB_36: Simplified Chinese Regular Script Font. Description: This simplified Chinese font follows the style of the regular, or standard script of Chinese calligraphy. The regular script, also called standard script, or Kaishu, is the newest of the Chinese script styles (appearing by the Cao Wei dynasty ca. 200 CE and maturing stylistically around the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the Ming and sans-serif styles, used exclusively in print).
- HDZB_37: Simplified Chinese Clerical Script Font. Description: This simplified Chinese font follows the clerical script style, or Lishu. The clerical script, also formerly chancery script, is an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy which evolved in the Warring States period to the Qin dynasty, was dominant in the Han dynasty, and remained in use through the Wèi-Jìn periods. Because of its high legibility to modern readers, it is still used for artistic flavor in a variety of functional applications such as headlines, signboards, and advertisements. This legibility stems from the highly rectilinear structure, a feature shared with modern regular script (kaishu). In structure and rectilinearity, it is generally similar to the modern script; however, in contrast with the tall to square modern script, it tends to be square to wide, and often has a pronounced, wavelike flaring of isolated major strokes, especially a dominant rightward or downward diagonal stroke. Some structures are also archaic.
- HDZB_39: Simplified Chinese Shu Font. Description: This Chinese font gives people the feeling of fluidity and comfortability.
- HDZB_7: Traditional Chinese Clerical Script Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font follows the clerical script style, or Lishu. The clerical script, also formerly chancery script, is an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy which evolved in the Warring States period to the Qin dynasty, was dominant in the Han dynasty, and remained in use through the Wèi-Jìn periods. Because of its high legibility to modern readers, it is still used for artistic flavor in a variety of functional applications such as headlines, signboards, and advertisements. This legibility stems from the highly rectilinear structure, a feature shared with modern regular script (kaishu). In structure and rectilinearity, it is generally similar to the modern script; however, in contrast with the tall to square modern script, it tends to be square to wide, and often has a pronounced, wavelike flaring of isolated major strokes, especially a dominant rightward or downward diagonal stroke. Some structures are also archaic.
- HDZB_70: Simplified Chinese Thick Black Font. Description: This simplified Chinese font is mostly used in artistic posters, headlines or other occasions to emphasize the importance.
- HDZB_74: Traditional Chinese Regular Script Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is one of the most commonly used fonts. The regular script, also called standard script, or Kaishu, is the newest of the Chinese script styles (appearing by the Cao Wei dynasty ca. 200 CE and maturing stylistically around the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the Ming and sans-serif styles, used exclusively in print). It looks extremely elegant, yet also very formal.
- HDZB_75: Simplified Chinese Regular Script Font. Description: This Simplified Chinese font is one of the most commonly used fonts. The regular script, also called standard script, or Kaishu, is the newest of the Chinese script styles (appearing by the Cao Wei dynasty ca. 200 CE and maturing stylistically around the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the Ming and sans-serif styles, used exclusively in print). It looks extremely elegant, yet also very formal.
- HDZB_86: Traditional Chinese Amber Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is named after amber, the precious stone, for its style and shape. It is frequently used on posters, newspaper headings, etc. It looks artistic.
- HDZB_9: Traditional Chinese Kan Ting Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is frequently used in posters, newspaper headings. While it lacks the feeling of formality, it is artistic.
- HDZB_96: Traditional Chinese Thick Song Font. Description: This traditional Chinese font is also frequently used in posters, newspaper headings, and art works.
Font bundle for use with Uptex, maintained by Takuji Tanaka. Github link.
Uptex home: Tanaka write that he is developing a Unicode version of ASCII pTeX (a Japanese-localized TeX). I named it `upTeX', `upLaTeX'. The character encoding for input and output is UTF-8. [Google] [More] ⦿
URW++ Design&Development GmbH is a Hamburg-based foundry established in 1995 by Svend Bang, Hans-Jochen Lau, Peter Rosenfeld, and Jürgen Willrodt. URW stands for Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber, named after Gerhard Rubow and Rudolf Weber, cofounders of the original URW company from which urw++ evolved. It offers a whole range of font services and has an extensive (7000+) font library. At the basis of the early development of many classy PostScript fonts. For example, in 1999, URW++ donated the 35 core PostScript fonts (renamed) under the GNU GPL license to the Ghostscript project. The great 3000-font CD costs about 2000DM. Other CDs are more expensive: on the ITF CD, each font is about 100DM! URW sells fonts and font families with complete rights (you can change, resell, embed, anything, except use the original name), with examples ranging from 2k for a complete family of 12 to 5k for a collection of 250 fonts. This practice continues until today: URW++ thus provides a great service to software developers who want to include high-quality typefaces in their software applications. URW has offices in many countries. In the first decade of the 21st century, freelance type designer Ralph M. Unger contributed most frequently to the URW library. OpenType collection guide (in PDF).
Selected releases: URW Egyptienne, URW Grotesk (1985, Hermann Zapf), Anzeigen Grotesk (2009), Clarendon No 1 URW, Saa Series (industrial sans), Nimbus Sans (1987, a Helvetica clone), Nimbus Sans Novus, Nimbus Sans Europa (covering Latin, Greek, Baltic, Cyrillic, Central European, Turkish, Romanian, and so forth), Nimbus Roman No 9 (2001), Nimbus Sans Global and Nimbus Roman Global, each at about 2000 Euros, and each containing 35,000 glyphs, from kanji/Chinese/Korean to all European languages. House typefaces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Gardena Sans (2015, for Gardena), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).
MyFonts lists their bestsellers. Catalog of their typefaces [large web page warning]. Another catalog of URW's typefaces.
Eight-minute corporate movie produced in the summer of 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
URW: Chinese Fonts
The Chinese fonts sold by URW are from Hanyi---their names have the HY or Hanyi prefix. The list, as of 2013: Hanyi Bai Qi Jian (2001, simplified Chinese), Hanyi Bai Qing Jian (simplified Chinese), Hanyi Cai Die Jian, Hanyi Cai Yun Jian, Hanyi Chang Mei Hei Jian, Hanyi Chang Yi Jian, Hanyi Chen Pin Jian, Hanyi Fang Die Jian, Hanyi Fang Li Jian, Hanyi Fang Song, Hanyi Gan Lan Jian, Hanyi Ha Ha Jian, Hanyi Hai Yun Jian, Hanyi Hei, Hanyi Hei Qi Jian, Hanyi Hua Die Jian, Hanyi Huo Chai Jian, Hanyi Hu Po Jian, Hanyi Jia Shu Jian, Hanyi Kai Ti, Hanyi Li Hei Jian, Hanyi Ling Bo Jian, Hanyi Ling Xin Jian, Hanyi Luo Bo Jian, Hanyi Man Bu Jian, Hanyi Mi Mi Jian, Hanyi Nan Gong Jian, Hanyi Qing Yun Jian, Hanyi Shen Gong Jian, Hanyi Shou Jin Shu Jian, Hanyi Shuang Xian Jian, Hanyi Shu Hun Jian, Hanyi Shui Bo Jian, Hanyi Shui Di Jian, Hanyi Shu Tong Jian, Hanyi Song, Hanyi Tai Ji Jian, Hanyi Wa Wa Zhuan Jian, Hanyi Wei Bei Jian, Hanyi Xiao Li Shu Jian, Hanyi Xing Kai, Hanyi Xing Shi Jian, Hanyi Xiu Ying Jian, Hanyi Xue Feng Jian, Hanyi Xue Jun Jian, Hanyi Yan Ling Jian, Hanyi Ya Ya Jian, Hanyi Yuan Die Jian, Hanyi Yuan, Hanyi Zhong Li Shu Jian, Hanyi Zhu Jie Jian, Hanyi Zong Yi Jian. [Google] [More] ⦿
URW++ Global is the foundry name used by URW++ for a collection of fonts that support a combination of Latin and non-Latin scripts such as Nimbus Sans Thai (2008), and Nimbus Sans ME (2008: Middle Eastern scripts such as Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Cyrillic). The Korean versions are Nimbus Roman Korean (2014) and Nimbus Sans Korean (2009).
The Chinese font collection includes the Hanyi fonts: Hanyi Bai Qi Jian (2001, simplified Chinese), Hanyi Bai Qing Jian (simplified Chinese), Hanyi Cai Die Jian, Hanyi Cai Yun Jian, Hanyi Chang Mei Hei Jian, Hanyi Chang Yi Jian, Hanyi Chen Pin Jian, Hanyi Fang Die Jian, Hanyi Fang Li Jian, Hanyi Fang Song, Hanyi Gan Lan Jian, Hanyi Ha Ha Jian, Hanyi Hai Yun Jian, Hanyi Hei, Hanyi Hei Qi Jian, Hanyi Hua Die Jian, Hanyi Huo Chai Jian, Hanyi Hu Po Jian, Hanyi Jia Shu Jian, Hanyi Kai Ti, Hanyi Li Hei Jian, Hanyi Ling Bo Jian, Hanyi Ling Xin Jian, Hanyi Luo Bo Jian, Hanyi Man Bu Jian, Hanyi Mi Mi Jian, Hanyi Nan Gong Jian, Hanyi Qing Yun Jian, Hanyi Shen Gong Jian, Hanyi Shou Jin Shu Jian, Hanyi Shuang Xian Jian, Hanyi Shu Hun Jian, Hanyi Shui Bo Jian, Hanyi Shui Di Jian, Hanyi Shu Tong Jian, Hanyi Song, Hanyi Tai Ji Jian, Hanyi Wa Wa Zhuan Jian, Hanyi Wei Bei Jian, Hanyi Xiao Li Shu Jian, Hanyi Xing Kai, Hanyi Xing Shi Jian, Hanyi Xiu Ying Jian, Hanyi Xue Feng Jian, Hanyi Xue Jun Jian, Hanyi Yan Ling Jian, Hanyi Ya Ya Jian, Hanyi Yuan Die Jian, Hanyi Yuan, Hanyi Zhong Li Shu Jian, Hanyi Zhu Jie Jian, Hanyi Zong Yi Jian. In addition, there are Nimbus Sans Chinese (2014) and Nimbus Roman Chinese. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Two TrueType Chinese fonts, SimFang, SimKai. [Google] [More] ⦿
One full Unicode/Chinese truetype font by Unionway, UWPSTJ (GB). [Google] [More] ⦿
Huge Japanese/Chinese font archive site. [Google] [More] ⦿
View Chinese under Netscape
Page by S.W. Lam and Patrick Pang with two full Chinese truetype fonts for Windows. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. Included are DynaLab's DFFangSong-Md-HK-BF, DFKaiShu-SB-Estd-BF, DFMo-Xb-HK-BF, DFPuDing-UB-HK-BF, DFTongTong-Lt-HK-BF, DFWaWa-Md-HK-BF and about 50 other fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vince Lo is a communication designer currently working and living in Vancouver Canada, where he recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Design. In 2011, he created the Collator family at Practice Foundry: Collator is a typeface designed to achieve greater harmony between Chinese characters and Latin letterforms when set together.
Narrator (2012) is a neutral sans.
Klingspor link. Behance link. Studio Faculty Design & Research link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More] ⦿
From the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wai Wong is the keynote speaker at TUG 2005: Typesetting Chinese: a personal perspective. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1988 in Taipei. Creator of the graffiti typeface Dumbnerd (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Wang Min is the deputy director of the Academic Committee and a Yangtze River Scholar chair professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts, an executive director of AGI and chairman of AGI China. He used to serve as a chair professor of the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the IMI art director of Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (BOCOG), teach at the School of Art of Yale University and act as senior art director and chief designer of Adobe. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wang Xi Zhi
Creator of the Chinese font DF Li Kai Shu Std (DynaComware). [Google] [More] ⦿
Huge Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wei Ming is the product director at Founder Type in China. She graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts，and received her MA degree from Central Saint Martins. After returning to China from her studies abroad, she started at FounderType, specializing in product and user research. The Sichuan Art Museum contains one of her posters in its collection.
Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taoyuan, Taiwan-based co-designer, with fellow Taiwanese Jou-Wei Wang, Chih-Ching Lee and Yan-Ting Ding, of the Chinese font Ethereal Sans (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2012. The six-font family sells for over 4000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Guangzhou, China-based designer of Latin / Chinese grid-based display typeface Badminton Court (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tim Ko, or Timothy Ko, Timothy Gao, or Gao Weishan, or Weishan Gao, from Qingdao (China) was born in 1987. Now located in Tsingtao, China, he created TG Qing (2017), the rounded sans typeface TG Naonao (2015), the free geometric typeface Triangler (2010), Amit (2012), Tetris (2011), Baqa (2012, hand-printed), Alcefun (2011, sans) and Moon (2010).
About me link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Another Klingspor link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Wen Quan Yi
WenQuanYi Zen Hei is a huge unicode-compatible Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Latin (CJK) truetype font, available for free under the GNU license. From the web page: The WenQuanYi Zen Hei font is a Chinese (or CJK) outline font with Hei Ti style (a sans-serif style) Hanzi glyphs. This font is developed for general purpose use of Chinese for formating, printing and on-screen display. The non-Hanzi glyphs, including Latin, extended Latin, kana etc were merged from cmunss.ttf from the CM-Unicode project, and mplus-1p-medium.ttf from the M+ project. The embedded WenQuanYi bitmap song fonts were developed by WenQuanYi contributors and Qianqian Fang based on the bitmap fonts by firefly.
WenQuanYi Zen Hei contains arguably the largest number of Chinese Hanzi glyphs of all known open-source outline Chinese fonts: it has 20194 Hanzi glyphs covering 97% of the Unicode CJK Unified Ideographics. This font provides full coverage to the required code points for zh_cn, zh_sg, zh_tw, zh_hk and zh_mo locales. The total vector glyphs in this font is over 35000 including Latin characters, Japanese kanas, hanguls and symbols from many other languages. Developers:
- Qianqian Fang: Developer for online and off-line stroke decomposition software, server-side scripts and database, software for vector glyph generation, font creation and version control, all the spline Hanzi glyphs, document and tutorial contributors and release manager. Incredibly, Qianqian Fang holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth (2004) and is now a full-time biomedical imaging researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Ailantian: key developer for vector Chinese glyphs stroke decomposition.
- Haitao Han, "twang467", and Qing Lei: key developers for vector Chinese glyphs stroke decomposition.
Zen Hei download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wen Quan Yi
Web site about Open Soyurce Chinese fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
WenQuanYi Zen Hei
WenQuanYi Zen Hei is a huge unicode-compatible Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Latin (CJK) truetype font, available for free under the Gnu license. From the web page: The WenQuanYi Zen Hei font is a Chinese (or CJK) outline font with Hei Ti style (a sans-serif style) Hanzi glyphs. This font is developed for general purpose use of Chinese for formating, printing and on-screen display. The non-Hanzi glyphs, including Latin, extended Latin, kana etc were merged from cmunss.ttf from the CM-Unicode project, and mplus-1p-medium.ttf from the M+ project. The embedded WenQuanYi bitmap song fonts were developed by WenQuanYi contributors and Qianqian Fang based on the bitmap fonts by firefly.
WenQuanYi Zen Hei contains arguably the largest number of Chinese Hanzi glyphs of all known open-source outline Chinese fonts: it has 20194 Hanzi glyphs covering 97% of the Unicode CJK Unified Ideographics. This font provides full coverage to the required code points for zh_cn, zh_sg, zh_tw, zh_hk and zh_mo locales. The total vector glyphs in this font is over 35000 including Latin characters, Japanese kanas, hanguls and symbols from many other languages. Developers:
- Qianqian Fang: Developer for online and off-line stroke decomposition software, server-side scripts and database, software for vector glyph generation, font creation and version control, all the spline Hanzi glyphs, document and tutorial contributors and release manager. Incredibly, Qianqian Fang holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth (2004) and is now a full-time biomedical imaging researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Ailantian: key developer for vector Chinese glyphs stroke decomposition.
- Haitao Han, "twang467", and Qing Lei: key developers for vector Chinese glyphs stroke decomposition.
[CJK Macro Package]
This archive has about 20 full Japanese/Chinese character truetype fonts. Dead link? [Google] [More] ⦿
Very useful link site for good quality free fonts for Unicode, and in particular for CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese graphic designer who created several experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Shanghai who designed a decorative set of numbers in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA, Singapore) and Loughborough University (United Kingdom), class of 2013. Singapore-based designer of Door (2013), which is based on the door symbol as seen on floor plans. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese truetype font archive. Has STXingkai (Changzhou SinoType Technology, 1998), FZKangTi-S07S (Founder Corporation, 1999), LiSu (Stone Co., 1996). [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate geometric URW studio sans family published in 2012. The three-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. URW++ is authorized by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG to deliver the new corporate fonts to external service providers of Würth on the basis of royalty payment. Würth covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Big Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Chongqing, China, who created some free organic Latin typefaces in 2012: Black, Black Bold, Black Light, Miter, Round Tip. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Xavier Xu created a display typeface (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing-based designer of the futuristic typeface Phantom (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Go to xfonts at this Debian site, and get fonts and font software for use under X Windows, including fonts for Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Korean, and Cyrillic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Xiao Li Zhong
Type designer in Beijing. [Google] [More] ⦿
China-born graphic designer who is absed in Columbus, OH. In 2017, he created an oriental emulation typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A brush style Chinese font. Vendors include[Google] [More] ⦿
Professor at China Academy of Art, Associate Dean of Design Art College and Design Director of Shenzhen Imagram Design Co., Ltd. [Google] [More] ⦿
Xueqin Hu is a lecturer in the department of Information Design at the City Design School of Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. She studies digital typography and her PhD thesis examines the digital usage of Latin typography from the viewpoint of information media, broadcasting and visual communication since the 1980s. In the thesis, she deals with the historical development, aspects of digital techniques, multidimensionality, and time-space expansion as well as its evolution and dynamic development in digital media, particularly film/television and online/interactive media. She is now exploring the possibilities of Chinese kinetic typography in digital media.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Temporal typography. In that talk, she explores the development, formation, evolution and experimentation of kinetic typography in the film/television and online/interactive media. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer. His typeface Dongxin won an award at Granshan 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pick up SimSun. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing-based designer of a decorative caps typeface in 2018, in which each glyph evokes a famous artist. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yang Chloe Meng
Designer in Iowa City, IA, who created a pictorial alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Sothwestern University of Finance in Chengdu, China, Yangyifan Dong created the Latin typeface Promise (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Yati is an ornamental script which developed from the same script thta modern day Chinese evolved from. Presentation by Wang Chao Ying about this, and the relationship to modern day Chinese script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer. His typeface Zhao Pai (with Ye Tianyu) won an award at Granshan 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer. His typeface Zhao Pai (with Ye Ni) won an award at Granshan 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free Chinese truetype font collection (but the glyph collection is woefully incomplete, so don't bother). [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based desiogner of the Chinese calligraphic brush font Feiyun (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yi Jing Page
Harmen Mesker's fonts: some fonts with Chinese characters: HexagramnamesCaiYun, HexagramnamesFangSong, HexagramnamesGuYin, HexagramnamesGuangGao, HexagramnamesHeiL, HexagramnamesHeiM, HexagramnamesHuBo, HexagramnamesKai, HexagramnamesKantingLiu, HexagramnamesLiM, HexagramnamesLiS, HexagramnamesMaoKai, HexagramnamesMing, HexagramnamesWeiBeiL, HexagramnamesWeiBeiM, HexagramnamesXing, HexagramnamesXingKai, HexagramnamesXingYi, HexagramnamesYanKai, HexagramnamesYao, HexagramnamesYuanL, HexagramnamesYuanM, Yitekens. Plus YiJing. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yi (Oliver Corff)
Oliver Corff (Ulaanbaatar, 1997) developed TEX code for using Yi (or Lolo, a language spoken in southwestern China). Included are metafont sources of 1165 characters provided in two typefaces, regular and boldface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yi (or Lolo) is a member of the Loloish branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. Yi is spoken by between 2 and 5.5 million people in the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan. A standardized form of the syllabary containing a total of 819 characters was official adopted in 1975 and has been taught in schools since 1978. 756 of the characters are for Yi syllables, the remaining 63 are used for loan words from Chinese and other languages. This page lists part of the beautiful syllabary. [Google] [More] ⦿
Computer Science student in Beijing. Creator of a slightly deformed Times Roman called AhyangiHerbiflora (2010, Open Font Library). Aka Ahyangi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yi Zhu (Yi Design Studio, Buderim, Australia) created the great poster stencil typeface Scrap (2014) and the paperclip typeface SZ (2015). I am not 100% certain that the Yi Zhu who made SZ and runs Sauries Studio in Shanghai, China, is the same Yi Zhu who made Scrap. Behance link for Stephen Zhu. Behance link for Sauries Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer (b. 1987) of the experimental Latin typeface Yarn (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Shanghai, China, who created the Chinese typefaces RuiKai (2016) and Fufeng in 2016 and Yihong Type in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Font Development Director at Beijing Founder Electronic Co., Ltd. Speaker at ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer who studied photography at Gobelins in Paris. During her studies at Esag Penninghen in Paris, Ying Lei co-designed the paperclip typeface Fakear (2018) with Yannan Tang. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ying Zhihan (Hangzhou, China) designed the calligraphically drawn oriental simulation typeface AZ Chinese Calligraphy (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Yip Sheung Yu
Hong Kong-based creator of the experimental Chinese typeface Rolling Eyes (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
The full Chinese truetype font skai00mu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese/Latin font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Chinese truetype font family for use with Yangtze Bridge 95 (YB95). 70 USD. From YR Soft in Brooklyn, NY. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yuanchen Jiang is a designer working in graphic design, motion, branding and storytelling, who is based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Yale University School of Art (MFA), class of 2015, and China Central Academy of Fine Art (BFA). Developer of a series of typefaces for The Jungle Book movie (2016). These cover Latin, Japanese, Chinese and Thai. In 2017, Jungle was published at MyFonts.
He also designed the vintage high-contrast Latin typeface Antiqua Roman (2015) which is based on letters drawn by Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke in 1907.
In 2018, Yuanchen designed AI. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of a thin all caps (Latin) sans typeface in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art in 2015. Shanghai, China-based creator of Clumsy (2012), a Chinese typeface that emulates the imperfections of hand-carved seals. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer of Viking TYGRA (1994), an uncial face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese calligrapher and type designer. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, China. AR Types writes about Freundschafts-Antiqua AR (2010): Freundschafts-Antiqua AR is based on a 20th-century German type design. Freundschafts-Antiqua (which was also called Chinesische Antiqua) was designed by the Chinese calligrapher Yü Bing-nan when he was a student at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig in 1960. It was cast in 1964 by VEB Typoart, Dresden, in 9-pt and 28-pt (Didot). The design combines the best German traditions with the Chinese bamboo pen. It is a unique, wholly modern, yet quiet and dignified typeface which is well suited for text-setting in many sizes. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
[The TimesPinyin Font]
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Chongqing, China-based designer of the Chinese typeface JStone Mincho (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Shenzhen, China. At TDC 2016, he won an award for The Spirit of Cursive Script, which was designed for WESUN Brand Consultant. His typeface Lingering won an award at ProtoType in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lingering Fonts by Zhang Weimin won second prize in the TDC Typeface Design competition in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer with Hua Weicang of the CJK Extension A part of the font used for the Unicode charts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jinan, China-based designer of a couple of Chinese typefaces, including Wisdom Classic (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Shanghai-based designer of Double Lines Hei (2013, a Chinese typeface). Born in 1991, Zhihua Duan majored in Visual Communication Design at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art starting in 2010. He cofounded Experimental Art&Design Group and UN Vision Lab in Shanghai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1991, Zhihua Duan graduated from Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, and is now located in Melbourne, Australia. He created the experimental Line Maze Type in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
[Beijing Founder Electronic Co]
Beijing-based foundry that produces high quality Chinese fonts in all formats. They have a font with over 100,000 glyphs! [Google] [More] ⦿
Zhongji Electronic Corp
Chinese foundry which produced fonts such as SimHei (1995) and SimSun (1995). Download these here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zhou Zong Yuan
Designer of DF POP 2 Std HK W9 Traditional Chinese OT and DF POP 3 Std HK W9 Traditional Chinese OT by DynaComware. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital calligraphy site, akak 6763.net. In Chinese, for Chinese. Some subpages have free samples of handwritten / calligraphic fonts (see, e.g., JinZeshan). One subpage has FZKTFW--GB1-0. Makers of Fashion Font (Chinese calligraphy). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Xiamen, China, who created Angle (2014, an octagonal typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese type designer, b. 1955, who works for Founder Type in Beijing as type designer and type production manager. Born in 1955, he graduated from the Calligraphy Art department at Capital Normal University. His creations Beiwei Kaishu and Tiejin Lishu won a Bronze prize in 1996 and a Jury member prize in 1999, respectively, in the International Printing Font Competition held in Japan. [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based graphic designer who designed the 3d Architecture font in 2012.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Winchester, UK, who was so impressed by the Winchester Cathedral that he made a font called Arch Type (2011) that reflects the gothic arches found in the cathedral. He writes about his Sino-Latin typeface Hakka (2011): Hakka ethnic group distributes around south China and other part of the world. They were the earliest Han settlers in China and affiliated with royal blood. However, globalization and cultural collectivism today are wiping out their individuality. Young generation of Hakka is about to forget their identity. The design is aim to arose people's attention by rebranding the group with typeface of traditional looks and New Hakka phonetic system. They will be widely used in publications. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beijing, China-based designer of the high-contrast display typeface ZZ Daylily (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Nanjing, China-based designer of the Latin display typeface Banana (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
This Chinese font archive also carries Latin typefaces, both commercial and non-commercial. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zhangzhou, China-based designer of a prismatic Latin typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese designer in Paris who created the creamy display typeface Extravertis (or Extravertie) (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿