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Chinese font classification

Chinese has many scripts / handwriting styles including the oracle bone script to the Seal Script of the Eastern Zhou, but also to a lesser extent in the transition to the clerical script of the Han Dynasty. These have led to the present day traditional and simplified scripts. Chinese digital fonts can be roughly classified in these styles:

  • Hei Ti: sans. The rounded corner version is Yuan Ti. Look for the word Hei in a font's name.
  • Song Ti: serif. This is common text font, and is widely used in publications and the media. Also called Ming style. Look for Ming or Song in the font name.
  • Kai Ti: Script (handwritten) style. Look for the keyword Kai in the name.
  • Ancient styles, such as Zhuan Shu (from the Dyn dynasty, 2000 years old), Li Shu (from the Han dynasty, over 2000 years ago).
  • Stone-carving emulation, such as Wei Bei.

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