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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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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]  ⦿

3lian

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

4kong

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

51fonts.com

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]  ⦿

7wind

Chinese font archive. Has some Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abby Qin

Designer in Beijing of a Chinese typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ACAF

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]  ⦿

Acerchina

Chinese designer of these commercial Latin display typefaces: Gracey (2012), Anjelica (2013), Rail (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahoi

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]  ⦿

Alvaro Arregui

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]  ⦿

Apple

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).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Apropos

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]  ⦿

Archer Zuo

Beijing-based creator of the Chinese font Funger Hei (2012). He also created several other experimental Chinese typefaces.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Architaraz Type
[Zhalgas Kassymkulov]

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 face 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 Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid, AT Steglo.

FontM link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arne Götje
[CJK Unifonts]

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Arphic Fonts

The free Arphic fonts in PostScript format. Truetype format. The families include bkai00mp, bsmi00lp, gbsn00lp, gkai00mp. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arphic Technology

Four high-quality Chinese TrueType fonts generously provided by Arphic Technology 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). [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 faces and two Kai type faces, 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 can 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]  ⦿

Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)
[Sean Moldenhauer]

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]  ⦿

AsiaFont Studio

Font editor by Pyrus/FontLab for Asian type design. Mac and Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asiasoft

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]  ⦿

AVSYV

Heavy blockletter Chinese font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Banana Chan

Graphic designer who created a television-antenna-themed Chinese font in 2012 called Rooftop Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beijing Founder Electronic Co
[Zhi-wei Zhu]

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 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beijing Hanyi Keyin IT Co Ltd

Chinese typefoundry located in Beijing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benwei Guo

Beijing, China-based designer, who created two unnamed modular typefaces for Latin in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bi Sheng

Chinese inventor of the first (clay type) movable type system for printing in 1040. 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Billy Cheung

Hong Kong-based graphic designer who created a Chinese typeface in 2012 that is based on the Latin typeface Krungthep.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bingyi Jiang

Designer in Shanghai of the Escher style 3d Latin font simply called Font Of Contradictory Space (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bitstream Cyberbit

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

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 $30. DynaLab Premium 30 Japanese Truetype fonts for JWindows3.1/95 or Mac. US $50. Lots of Chinese fonts on sale at 8$ per font. DynaLab 15 artistic Truetype fonts for Windows95 or Mac for US $50. 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]  ⦿

Bruce Kwon

In 2011, with Nicolas Noh and Sung-woo Choi, Bruce Kwon codesigned the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).

URL for NHN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bryan Wagner
[Hanyu Pinyin font]

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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]  ⦿

Cai Peng

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]  ⦿

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 face called Cube Typography.

Another Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Mysite link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CERG

"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]  ⦿

CFMIN

A few simplified Chinese fonts in the CFMIN family, in truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ch Ng

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.

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]  ⦿

Charles Ying

CEO of Bitstream, and creator of MyFonts.com in 1999. Born in 1946 in China, he died in 2010. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

China Type Designs Ltd.
[Ricky Chun]

Foundry based in Hong Kong, est. 1986. In September 2006, Monotype Imaging acquired China Type Design Limited. At that time, Ricky Chun was China Type's managing director. Monotype writes: China Type has been a long-time partner of Monotype Imaging, which previously held 20 percent ownership of the firm. Over a 20-year period, the companies have collaborated on a wide range of Asian font projects, with recent work involving typefaces for Hewlett-Packard XHTML-based inkjet printers shipping in Japan and China, and East Asian fonts for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. [...] A recent collaboration involved the design and development of the Microsoft JhengHei typeface, a Traditional Chinese, OpenType-based typeface family, optimized with Microsoft's ClearType subpixel rendering technology for use in the Vista operating system. [...] China Type and Monotype Imaging have also recently completed work on a patent-pending technology involved in the ability to display scalable Simplified Chinese characters at small sizes (down to 14 pixels per em) with exceptional clarity on cell phones. The technology is available with the iType 3.0 font engine, the newest version of Monotype Imagings font rasterizer that enables the rapid display of scalable characters on memory-constrained devices. [...] As part of the China Type acquisition, Monotype Imaging has secured an exclusive relationship with Creative Calligraphy Center (CCC), a font production company in Zhuhai, China, with 30 production specialists. Ricky Chun began his career at China Type in 1992 as a developer of PostScript-compatible font programs and in-house production tools. Since then, Chun has held positions in sales, marketing, technical support and product development. Chun has worked with Monotype Imaging on various type production and development projects. Chun earned a masters degree in Australia. Linotype link where these fonts are sold: M Bei HK, M Bitmap Round HK, M Bitmap Square HK, M Comic HK, M Comic HKS, M Cute HK, M Cute HKS, M Dynasty HKS, M Dynasty HK, M Ellan HKS, M Ellan HK, M Elle HK, M Elle HKS, C Fang Song HKS, C Fang Song HK, M Gentle HK, M Gentle HKS, C Gu Li HK, C Gu Li HKS, C Gu Yin HK, C Gu Yin HKS, MHG Hagoromo T HK, C Hei HK, C Hei 2 HK, C Hei 3 HK, C Hei 3 HKS, M Hei HK, M Hei HKS, C Hei HKS, C Hei 2 HKS, M Hei Sung HKS, M Hei Sung HK, M Kai HK, M Kai HKS, C Kan HK, C Kan HKS, MHG Kyokashotai T HK, M Lady HK, M Lady HKS, CX Li HK, CX Li HKS, M Li HK, M Li HKS, M Ling Wai FHK, M Ling Wai P HK, M Marker HK, M Marker HKS, M Metallic Hei HKS, M Metallic Hei HK, CJ Ngai HK, CJ Ngai HKS, M Ngai HKS, M Ngai HK, C Ngan Kai HKS, C Ngan Kai HK, C Po 3 HK, C Po 3 HKS, C Po HK, C Po HKS, M Qing Hua HKS, M Qing Hua HK, M Razor HKS, M Razor HK, MHG Reithic T HK, C Song 3 HK, C Song 3 HKS, M Stiff Hei HKS, M Stiff Hei HK, M Stream HK, M Stream HKS, C Su HK, C Su HKS, M Sung Gold HKS, M Sung Gold HK, M Sung HK, M Sung HKS, C Wei Bei HKS, M Windy HK, M Windy HKS, C Xing HK, C Xing HKS, C Xing Kai HKS, C Xing Kai HK, CX Yao HKS, M Young HK, M Young HKS, M Yuen HKS, M Yuen HK, M Yuen, CO Yuen HKS, C Yuen HK, C Yuen, CO Yuen HK, CO Yuen, C Yuen 2 HKS, CO2 Yuen HKS, CO2 Yuen HK, C Yuen GB, C Yuen T GB, CO Yuen T GB, C Yuen GB5, CO Yuen GB5, M Yuppy HK, M Yuppy HKS. Here the S in HKS stands for simplified. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chinazhang

Chinese type designer from Jiangmeng, Guangdong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chin-chuan Cheng

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 information

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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 Government

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]  ⦿

Chinese Mac

Help page for the use of Chinese on Apple machines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chinese Mac

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

Chinese typography page by Chan Shih-Ping. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chinthye Law

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 face City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chip Yip

Hong Kong-based designer of an experimental Chinese typeface called Overturn (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

chitex

Chinese TEX package. Includes free TrueType fonts fxntufs, fxntukai, fxntuli, and utilities such as ttf2pk and ttf2tfm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christoph Stahl

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
[Justfont]

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cice0129

A file with six Chinese fonts, including FZHuangCao-S09S (1998) and FZYingBiXingShu-S16T (2001) from Founder Corporation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CJK Fonts

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).
[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]  ⦿

CJK Unifonts
[Arne Götje]

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]  ⦿

CLE

Taiwanese archive with about one hundred free Chinese truetype fonts in the public domain. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clear Chinese.Com

Free Chinese fonts: The HDZB series. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clerk Ma
[Fandol]

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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]  ⦿

CMUH.org

Taiwanese site. The zip files have 18 full Chinese fonts, including a handwritten one. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CN Balloons

Archive with five full Chinese/Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CNA

Information on viewing Chinese characters for all platforms, with appropriate font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CNS11643

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]  ⦿

CTEX

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]  ⦿

CTEX

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]  ⦿

CUHK

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]  ⦿

Cui Xianren

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 face 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]  ⦿

Cunzhen Lin

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

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 faces in 2003: CWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M, CWTEX-R. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CWTTF
[Tsong-Min Wu]

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]  ⦿

Daniel Hu

Book designer in Beijing. Creator of an experimental typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daqing Chu
[Pinyin fonts for Windows]

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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) and Shyrbaw Mac Font (based on the Times font), both of which include Pinyin tone diacritics over vowels. His Longyan Mac Font is monowidth and can place any diacritic over any character (vowel or consonant). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Prager Branner

Designer of the Neouiue Mac Font (based on the New York font), the Shyrbaw Mac Font (based on the Times font), and Longyan Mac Font (monowidth, places any diacritic over any character). All fonts include Pinyin tone diacritics over vowels and are available upon request. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DEMO Company
[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]  ⦿

Denis Roegel
[LaTeX Navigator]

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Dennis Pelli

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]  ⦿

Derek Lee

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]  ⦿

Design Tang
[Tang Shipeng]

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.

Behance lkink. [Google] [More]  ⦿

deva.net

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

Dian Feng (Chicago, IL, and/or New York City) 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]  ⦿

Diane DiPiazza
[Dinc Type]

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Dinc Type
[Diane DiPiazza]

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]  ⦿

dmtr40in

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]  ⦿

Download HappyChina

A Chinese truetype font, Simkai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang
[HtWang Graphics Laboratory]

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Dragonfly

Downloads of many truly free font packages for all languages. Besides the Ghostscript type 1 collection, the free CharterBT fonts, and the Utopia, Luxi and Courier series, we find these truetype fonts: 09t@, AndaleMono, Antiqu@rk, 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]  ⦿

Driv

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

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]  ⦿

Dunhuang Art

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]  ⦿

DynaComware Corp

Taiwan-based foundry involved in the production of both Chinese and Japanese fonts, est. 1987 as DynaLab. FontShop link. It made fonts such as 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DynaComware downloads

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]  ⦿

DynaFont

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

"DynaFonts 98, is an extensive font package (7 CD's) containing 55 traditional and simplified Chinese True Type fonts (PC)." 150 USD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DynaLab

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]  ⦿

Easytone Fonts
[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]  ⦿

Editions Alternatives

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

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]  ⦿

Edward G.J. Lee
[LGJ Font Notes]

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Edward G.J. Lee
[Lansing Chinese School]

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Edwina Lee

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egg Lu

Chinese designer of the Chinese font Font Number (2006). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Balakhnova

Graphic designer in Shenzhen, China. ArtMy (2010) is an ornamental art nouveau face that was based on letters hand-drawn by herself. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Epoch times

Links to many Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Epoch Times

Chinese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fandol
[Clerk Ma]

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]  ⦿

figfonts-cjk 2.2-3

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]  ⦿

Firefly Sung

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]  ⦿

Fisher Virginia

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]  ⦿

Flash8.net

Chinese font archive that carries many Latin fonts as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Florian Wittig

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 [2012], 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 BANK

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]  ⦿

FontChina

Chinese font archive. Seems dysfunctional. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontchu.com

Vietnamese site. It has an archive of Vietnamese, Korean, Latin, Chinese and Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font.cn

Type portal in China. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font.com.cn

Chinese font archive. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONT.com.cn

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontcx

Chinese site that has an archive of both Latin and Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font.Knowsky

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. It produced fonts such as FZShuTi and FZYaoTi (1998) (download these here). Formerly Zhongyi. The following faces 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]  ⦿

Fractal Font

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.
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FREELANG Fuentes

Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic face by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao face by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao face by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian face 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 face 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 face by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao face by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian face 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 face by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter face by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fuwei Chen

Hangzhou, China-based creator of the Latin display typeface Halo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

fzfont

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

GakuSoft markets KingKanji, a free Japanese flashcard program for Windows.a Included are free Japanese, Chinese and Hangul fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gangzou

Chinese truetype fonts [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]  ⦿

gch

Interesting Taiwanese archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Gu

Toronto-based George 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.
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gnu.org

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]  ⦿

GreatWall Computer Co

Chinese foundry which produced fonts such as KaiTi_GB2312 (1994) and FangSong_GB2312 (1994). Download these here or here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

grkj

Well over 300 full Chinese truetype fonts. Great page! Has a substantial Bitstream/URW archive as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gs-cjk

"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 Xiao

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]  ⦿

gynic.net

69 Chinese/Japanese truetype fonts. About 400MB in all. Slow page, but good quality fonts. Unfortunately, this server shut down. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ham Fonts

MSGothic and MSMincho, as well as other fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanyu Pinyin font
[Bryan Wagner]

Free high quality truetype Pinyin font by Bryan Wagner, 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanzi Smatter
[Sinosplice]

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Hao Zhang

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]  ⦿

Hare Gon

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.
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Harmen Mesker
[Yi Jing Page]

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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]  ⦿

Hilti

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]  ⦿

Hiroshi Utumi
[Japanese Fonts 01]

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Hohi

Large Chinese font archive. FZ font subarchive. Many fonts from the Founder Corporation, for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hong Feng

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]  ⦿

HTML International

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 2002-2004. 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]  ⦿

I Ching

A system of 8, and 8x8, binary-coded symbols dating back to 2800 BC in China. Example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

i-ching
[Wlodek Bzyl]

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]  ⦿

IDV Taiwan

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]  ⦿

IDV Taiwan

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

IP98

Download a free Chinese truetype font, DFTT-H6. Font is gone! [Google] [More]  ⦿

IS X 0213:2004 vs Unicode mapping table
[T. Fujiwara]

Listing of glyphs with their Kuten, JIS, SJIS and Unicode numbers, as well as their Unicode names. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iTbulo

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ITP Berkeley

A 2MB file Fonts.zip has a full Unicode font FGGYM_0 (with Cyrillic, Greek, Japanese, Chinese), and the font Transistor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackal

Two Chinese/Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James E. Dew
[Easytone Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Japanese Fonts 01
[Hiroshi Utumi]

Links to free Japanese and Chinese fonts. Plus a free direct downloads, such as

[Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Kwan
[JKWAN Design]

[More]  ⦿

Jasper Habicht

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.

Behance link.

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]  ⦿

Jeanie Lin

Chengdu, China-based designer of the grid-based latin typeface Glance (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jenny Lau Shi Ting

Designer of the handwriting face Jalligraphy01 (2004), created via Fontifier. She also made the handwritten Chinese face Jalligraphy02 this way. [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

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]  ⦿

JKWAN Design
[Jason Kwan]

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

John Jenkins

Organizer of the font collection for the Unicode charts. He contributed the fonts for KangXi and the CJK radicals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Perez
[Typographies.fr]

[More]  ⦿

jscode.cn

Large Chinese font archive. Inconvenient multi-click downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judy Lee

Senior font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julius Hui

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]  ⦿

JUSTDN

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]  ⦿

Justfont
[Chun Lin Yeh]

Taiwanese typefoundry located in Taipei. One of its personalities is Chun Lin Yeh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K666

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]  ⦿

Kaku Kuo

Chief font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [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]  ⦿

Katsumi Asaba

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]  ⦿

KBS Japan

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 Arab (Geezah, Nadeem, LotusTT, Yakoot, DedanAB). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keflouis XIV

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:

  • legibility
  • 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)
He also wrote articles on the slab serif in the 20th century, and the sans serif in the 20th century. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke on Typographic bilingualism: a framework for the co-existence of Chinese and English texts. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about issues in Chinese text design.

Main organizer of ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ken Lunde

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 9O'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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenji Chang

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]  ⦿

Kenneth Kwok

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kerinet

Korean site which has HYHaeSo-Medium (Korean), a broken stick Korean font called Sense, and Hanjabusu (limited character set Chinese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Bichaud

Shanghai-based designed of the spurred typeface Bourgeon (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiki Chan

As a student in Guangzhou, Kiki Chan designed the curly typeface Britomart (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimassiya

Asian font archive. Carries Dynafont, CREOFont, Vodafone Opentype, Ricoh Valuefonts, Osaka.ttc, and more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kin Lu

Kin Lu (Canton, China) created an unnamed counterless modular Latin typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koaunghi Un
[UnBatang Odal]

[More]  ⦿

Lana Gao

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]  ⦿

Lansing Chinese School
[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]  ⦿

Laoism Design

Chinese creator of the pixel font family Laoism (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laoism Design

Chinese creator of the pixel font family Laoism (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LaTeX Navigator
[Denis Roegel]

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
At FontStruct, he created Sixer (a pixel face) and Smallish (bold unicase). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

About four full Chinese truetype fonts, but the permissions were altered recently. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leung Tsang
[Typeland]

[More]  ⦿

LGJ Font Notes
[Edward G.J. Lee]

Edward Lee's font information pages (in Chinese). 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Li Shaobo

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]  ⦿

Library Palooza
[Qianqian Fang]

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.
Links: Chinese version, English version, Sourceforge project, Development site, User forum, Screenshot gallery, Firefly bitmap font, Qianqian Fang homepage, Chinese National Standard. 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lin Yü-Bingnan

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 faces can be found in Jaspert's book and in Hildegard Korger's Handbook of Type and Lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linux 3JK

Free fonts, but slow downloads. We find AVLV and AVOV, two Chinese brush-style fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linuxhall

Free Chinese font: AR-PL-New-Sung (2004, Arphic Technology Co). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liu Zhao

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Livid.cn

Chinese archive: Gulim (Latin/Cyrillic/universal and Korean face 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]  ⦿

Long Gu

Beijing, China-based designer of several experimental Chinese typefaces in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luluw

A 9.5MB file with MSGothic and MSMincho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luon.net

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]  ⦿

Macintosh Chinese Page

Has the AddTones font for the Mac developed by Patrick Edwin Moran. For Pinyin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mak Sui Shing
[DEMO Company]

[More]  ⦿

MAN

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]  ⦿

Mariko Takagi

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks2

Chinese font links. A great resource brought to you by Marjorie Chan at Ohio State. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mathieu Saiko

Shanghai, China-based illustrotor who designed a wavy bilined alphabet in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maynard Chen

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]  ⦿

Merck

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

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]  ⦿

Microsoft

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.
The Office 2000/XP/2003 Proofing Tools (and Chinese editions) include the same set of 14 additional fonts, as follows: for the GBK character set: LiSu, YouYuan, STXihei, STKaiti, STSong, STZhongsong, STFangsong; for the GB 2312 and GB/T character sets: FZShuTi, FZYaoti; for the GB 2312 character set: STCaiyun, STHupo, STLiti, STXingkai, STXinwei. The Office XP/2003 Proofing Tools (and Chinese editions) also include the font SimSun (Founder Extended, 2001), which contains over 64,000 hanzi, including most of the CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B block. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Microsoft: Chinese

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

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 face 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]  ⦿

MingLiu

One of the many places where one can download the free Chinese TTC fonts MingLiu and MingLiuB. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MinLiu

Minliu Chinese CJK truetype font: 4MB, free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MIT Taiwan

Chinese font archive: From Arphic, we find LinGothic and STDSunEG-Heavy (Big 5). Also, U2030. [Google] [More]  ⦿

moe kai

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

Chinese fonts at Monotype Imaging:

Chinese - (Simplified - Mainland)

Font Name

Character Set

Encoding

MHeiMedium (1991-2005)

Simplified Hanzi

GB

MKaiMedium

Simplified Hanzi

GB

MSungLight

Simplified Hanzi

GB

MSungS-Medium-U

Simplified Hanzi

Unicode

MHeiS-Bold-U

Simplified Hanzi

Unicode

MSungS-Light-U

Simplified Hanzi

Unicode

MHeiS-Medium-U

Simplified Hanzi

Unicode


Chinese - (Traditional)

Font Name

Character Set

Encoding

MHei-Medium

Traditional Hanzi

Big Five

Mkai-Medium

Traditional Hanzi

Big Five

Msung-Light

Traditional Hanzi

Big Five

MSungUGL-Light

Both Radicals

Unicode

MSungT-Light-U

Traditional Hanzi

Unicode

MSungT-Medium-U

Traditional Hanzi

Unicode

MHeiT-Medium-U

Traditional Hanzi

Unicode

MHeiT-Bold-U

Traditional Hanzi

Unicode


[Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Mr. Dogo

Parisian-Chinese graphic designer who created Megève (2013), Apollo (2012, a monoline avant-garde typeface), Comma (2012, a geometric typeface), FoldFont (2011), Croxxtypo (2011, octagonal), and CrossTypo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

MSGothic, MSMincho

Microsoft fonts for Chinese and Japanese. Some sites where you can find them: Kodyzone, TZoNE, Deepmind, MSIME98, Technote2002, Wintness Peacenet, Lantern Festival. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Multi Font

Free truetype versions of MSGothic (Japanese), GulimChe (Korean), MingLiu (Chinese), MSSong (Chinese), MSHei (Chinese). Page seems down. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nankai University

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

Naxidongba sells a huge dingbat font, E-dongba, that is related to Chinese characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NBTVU

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]  ⦿

NCIT.EDU

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]  ⦿

NCKU Taiwan

Two Chinese TrueType fonts: DFFT-S5.TTF, DFTT-L5.TTF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NCTU

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]  ⦿

Nelly Garneau

Graphic designer in Shanghai. Creator of a few display display typefaces in 2013, such as Ranek Dobry, Organique and Abricot. [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]  ⦿

NHINF

Archivce with some Corel and Microsoft fonts, mixed in with Chinese truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nice Taipei

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

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 codesigned the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).

URL for NHN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nimbus

In their Global Type collection, URW++ has 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NJMU

Chinese site with about ten Chinese fonts. Included is FZWeiBei-S03S (1998, Founder Corporation). [Google] [More]  ⦿

NJStar Company

Commercial Chinese and Japanese fonts and word processors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NTU

Four Chinese TrueType fonts (Kai, Lei, FunSung, Thin). [Google] [More]  ⦿

NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts
[Thian-Huat Ong]

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]  ⦿

onevision

Jiangshan, China-based creator of a couple of Chinese fonts in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onevision

Graphic designer in Jiangshan, China, who created a Chinese font called Lihei in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OReilly

Free type fonts for Chinese (MOEKai, MOESung), Korean (Munhwa) and Japanese (WadaGo, WadaMaruGo, WadaMin). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oriental Fonts

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]  ⦿

OSS

Ten full Chinese display fonts, wcl-01 through wcl-10. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PC Fai

Large Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ping Ji

Ping Ji (Minneapolis, MN) created the typeface Xing (2014), which tries to blend Latin and Chinese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pintone fonts

Pintone tone fonts and progams. One Mac and three PC fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pinyin fonts for Windows
[Daqing Chu]

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]  ⦿

Pinyin Joe's

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
I quote the remarks made at Pinyin Joe's page under the banner What's missing [in the Microsoft collection]?

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]  ⦿

PMingLiU

Free Chinese Unicode font that comes with MS Office 2000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pop Chang

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]  ⦿

Porter He

Chengdu, China-based designer of the Latin alphabet Two Way (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qian Hao

Student at the China Academy of Art in Shanghai. He created some experimental Latin alphabets in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qianqian Fang
[Wen Quan Yi]

[More]  ⦿

Qianqian Fang
[Library Palooza]

[More]  ⦿

Qing Yan

Shanghai-based designed of several sets of oriental simulation numbers (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Sears

Chinese symbols in all their historical forms---a lifetime of work for Richard Sears. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RichWin

Demo Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RichWin Chinese support software

"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]  ⦿

Richwin Software Products

Sells Chinese Expert package which has 68 Chinese TrueType fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricky Chun
[China Type Designs Ltd.]

[More]  ⦿

Robin Hui

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roman Wilhelm

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, and he taught in Seoul, Hong Kong and Shenyang. 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salika

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]  ⦿

Sammy Or

Chinese type designer who created the sans face 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.

Another URL.

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]  ⦿

Samuel Xie
[University of Heidelberg]

[More]  ⦿

sc.jcwcn.com

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scottied

A gorgeous Chinese truetype font by Dynalab called DFGirl-W3-HK-BF (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Moldenhauer
[Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)]

[More]  ⦿

Sebastien Bruggeman

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]  ⦿

SIL Yi

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]  ⦿

Sim Chen

Hangzhou, China-based designer of a beatuful thin brush typeface for ChinesCe (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

SimSun

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]  ⦿

Sinosplice
[Hanzi Smatter]

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]  ⦿

sj00

Free Chinese truetype fonts. Slow page. Latin fonts. Dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Skydrive

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Song Tse

Graphic designer in Shanghai, who created the Latin techno typeface Vision (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Southern Software Inc. (SSi)

SSi sells 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]  ⦿

Sparanoid

Amateur artist located in China. Dafont link. Creator of Zomnk (2008). Kernest link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

StarSuite 8

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]  ⦿

Stone Co Beijing

Chinese foundry which produced fonts such as YouYuan (1996) and LiSu (1996). Download these here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Su Shanshan

Shanghai-based designer of Cucumber (2013), an experimental Latin typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Summer Yang

During her studies in Hilversum, The Netherlands, Summer Yang created some experimental typefaces for Latin and Chinese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sun-Ext

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]  ⦿

Sung-woo Choi

In 2011, with Nicolas Noh and Bruce Kwon, Sung-woo Choi codesigned the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).

URL for NHN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suntendy USA

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]  ⦿

Suzanna Teo

Singaporean graphic design student who made a nice typographic illustration of The Year of The Dragon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swee

Experimentation with Chinese and Dongba tribal typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T. Fujiwara
[IS X 0213:2004 vs Unicode mapping table]

[More]  ⦿

T. Fujiwara

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]  ⦿

TAG Publication

A full Unicode font: gunsuhche. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tang Shipeng
[Design Tang]

[More]  ⦿

Tao Chen

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]  ⦿

TCDM.com

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]  ⦿

Teresa Mou

Senior font designer at Arphic Technology in New Taipei, Taiwan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tharuka

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
[Zev Handel]

This page by Zev Handel had a downloadable Chinese Pinyin font for the Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thian-Huat Ong
[NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Thomas Han

About 50 full Chinese TTC and TTF fonts. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Ridgeway

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 (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 "BitStreamCharter," 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.
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tieba

Chinese font link site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Timothy Gao

Tim Ko, or Timothy Ko, Timothy Gao, or Gao Weishan, from Qingdao (China) was born in 1987. Now located in Tsingtao, China, he created the free geometric face Triangler (2010), Amit (2012), Tetris (2011), Baqa (2012, handprinted), Alcefun (2011, sans) and Moon (2010).

About me link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Another Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tintin Liu

Tintin Liu (Shanghai) designed a decorative Chinese typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Chiu

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]  ⦿

Tompa

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]  ⦿

Tony Leung

Kowloon-based designer of the Chinese Fighting Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Touxin Liang

Guilin, China-based designer of a single stroke Chinese font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Traditional Chinese OLPC

A wiki, with lnks, of free Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueKeys

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$50, 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]  ⦿

TrueKeys v3.4

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]  ⦿

Tsong-Min Wu
[CWTTF]

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ttf2pk (Chinese)

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]  ⦿

ttf2ps (Chinese)

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]  ⦿

ttfconvt

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]  ⦿

tut.ac.jp

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]  ⦿

twins

Small Taiwanese archive. Two Chinese shareware fonts! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type is beautiful

Chinese type blog. Subpage on Kinkido. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeland
[Leung Tsang]

Typeland (web site and possibly direction by Leung Tsang) is a type research place in China. Download the great free Chinese script face YiFeng (2010) or the trial version of KhangXi (2010, a typeface for small print and dictionaries). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographies.fr
[Jonathan Perez]

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.
  • 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.
Jonathan Perez is a graphic and type designer. He graduated in 2007 from Ecole Estienne in Paris with a provocatively-titled thesis, Giambattista Bodoni, génie ou assassin?. In 2009, Jonathan set up his own site, JonathanPerez.cm, where he plans to publish some Latin typefaces. Fontspace has some free fonts by Perez, such as Ifao n Copte.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Uhome

Five Chinese truetype fonts depicting various degrees of handwriting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UnBatang Odal
[Koaunghi Un]

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]  ⦿

UniDoc

Vendor of Elegance Unicode Chinese, Japanese, and Korean truetype fonts for Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unine.ch

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
[Samuel Xie]

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.
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urw++

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, 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 faces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).

MyFonts lists their bestsellers. Catalog of their faces [large web page warning]. Another catalog of URW's typefaces. [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 Bao Song, Hanyi Cai Yun, Hanyi Chao Cu Hei, Hanyi Chao Cu Yuan, Hanyi Chen Pin, Hanyi Cu Fang Song, Hanyi Cu Hei, Hanyi Da Hei, Hanyi Da Li Shu, Hanyi Dai Yu, Hanyi Die Yu, Hanyi Fang Li, Hanyi Gan Lan, Hanyi Hai Yun, Hanyi Hu Po, Hanyi Hua Die, Hanyi Kai Ti, Hanyi Shou Jin Shu, Hanyi Shu Hun, Hanyi Shu Tong, Hanyi Shuang Xian, Hanyi Shui Di, Hanyi Tai Ji, Hanyi Te Xi Deng Xian, Hanyi Wei Bei, Hanyi Xi Zhong Yuan, Hanyi Xiao Li Shu, Hanyi Ya Ya, Hanyi Yan Ling, Hanyi Zhong Deng Xian, Hanyi Zhong Li Shu, Hanyi Zhu Jie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Utsunomiya University

Two TrueType Chinese fonts, SimFang, SimKai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UWPSTJ-(GB)

One full Unicode/Chinese truetype font by Unionway, UWPSTJ (GB). [Google] [More]  ⦿

VBQQ

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]  ⦿

viewrich

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

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]  ⦿

Vistawide

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]  ⦿

Wai Wong

From the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wai Wong is the keynote speaker at TUG 2005: Typesetting Chinese: a personal perspective. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wallace Chao

Born in 1988 in Taipei. Creator of the graffiti face Dumbnerd (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wang Xi Zhi

Creator of the Chinese font DF Li Kai Shu Std (DynaComware). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Websbook

Huge Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Weidmüller

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]  ⦿

Wen Quan Yi
[Qianqian Fang]

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.
Links: Chinese version, English version, Sourceforge project, Development site, User forum, Screenshot gallery, Firefly bitmap font, Qianqian Fang homepage, Chinese National Standard. 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.

Zen Hei download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wen Quan Yi

Web site about Open Soyurce Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

West

This archive has about 20 full Japanese/Chinese character truetype fonts. Dead link? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wiki freefont

Very useful link site for good quality free fonts for Unicode, and in particular for CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Windin Lin

Chinese graphic designer who created several experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wlodek Bzyl
[i-ching]

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Wong Sockying

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]  ⦿

wqwl

Chinese truetype font archive. Has STXingkai (Changzhou SinoType Technology, 1998), FZKangTi-S07S (Founder Corporation, 1999), LiSu (Stone Co., 1996). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Würth

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]  ⦿

www.downsc.com

Big Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

x1ao4

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]  ⦿

xfonts

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]  ⦿

Xueqin Hu

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 ithe 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]  ⦿

Yahei

Pick up SimSun. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yang Chloe Meng

Designer in Iowa City, IA, who created a pictorial alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yangyifan Dong

During his studies at Sothwestern University of Finance in Chengdu, China, Yangyifan Dong created the Latin typeface Promise (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yati

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]  ⦿

yellowpages.com.mo

A free Chinese truetype font collection (but the glyph collection is woefully incomplete, so don't bother). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yi Jing Page
[Harmen Mesker]

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 Syllabary

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]  ⦿

Yi Yang

Computer Science student in Beijing. Creator of a slightly deformed Times Roman called AhyangiHerbiflora (2010, Open Font Library). Aka Ahyangi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yihe Bai

Beijing, China-based designer (b. 1987) of the experimental Latin typeface Yarn (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ying Zhihan

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]  ⦿

YMIT Taiwan

The full Chinese truetype font skai00mu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Youmade.com

Chinese/Latin font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

YR Soft

Commercial Chinese truetype font family for use with Yangtze Bridge 95 (YB95). 70 USD. From YR Soft in Brooklyn, NY. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yury Sokolnikov

Russian designer of Viking TYGRA (1994), an uncial face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yü Bing-nan

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]  ⦿

Zev Handel
[The TimesPinyin Font]

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Zhalgas Kassymkulov
[Architaraz Type]

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Zheng Long

Designer with Hua Weicang of the CJK Extension A part of the font used for the Unicode charts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zhihua Duan

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]  ⦿

Zhi-wei Zhu
[Beijing Founder Electronic Co]

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Zhong Yi

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]  ⦿

Zhu

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]  ⦿

Zhu Zhiwei

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]  ⦿

Zijiang He

London-based graphic designer who designed the 3d Architecture font in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zilong Xu

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 face 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]  ⦿

Ziti

Chinese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ZTXZ.cn

This Chinese font archive also carries Latin faces, both commercial and non-commercial. [Google] [More]  ⦿