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Luc Devroye
McGill University
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04 extra
[Yuji Oshimoto]

Free pixelized fonts by Yuji Oshimoto: the 04b family. Postscript and truetype, PC and Mac. Japanese designer of Beech (psychedelic), Broccoli, Beech, Chicory, Carrot, Sixgun (dot font) and Horseradish. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Another URL.

Dafont link, Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

2apes.com
[Taishi Yokoyama]

Original katakana fonts and dot fonts by Taishi Yokoyama. Mac and PC: ApeliumK (1999) and Receipt43 families. [Google] [More]  ⦿

3D Mild

DEAD LINK. Four free fonts, all called Mild, at this Japanese site. Three of the fonts are katakana. One is a grunge Latin font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

3dlogo

Interesting archive with MSMincho, MSGothic, Wadalab Gothic, dfpop9, hgrgep, hgrskp, hgrsmp, all Japanese fonts in truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

4galaxy

Type blog and news site, in Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

55

"Minmes", aka "55", is the designer of SmallFont 4th (2002) and SmallFont 6ty (2002), both extreme pixel fonts. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

617

Japanese foundry with some commercial fonts. I think that the fonts can be bought through Shift Factory. One font is called MaoFont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A Spoonful of Sugar
[Yasutaka Sato]

Yasutaka Sato's free techno and/or pixel fonts made between 2000 and 2002 include Asos19101357, Asos19101357BoldItalic, Asosbeats01, Curvic, CurvicOblique, HDF, Lignor, Linernix, and Thundercity.

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

A-1 Corp

Commercial Japanese foundry with beautiful fonts: Zen Old Minchou R, Marumin Old, Kurenaido, Zen Antique, Dots, Zen Loop, Zen Loop Italic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abe Kazuma

Designer of the handwritten kanji/kana/Latin/Cyrillic face Hikaisho (2003). Alternate page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aboutfont

Japanese font vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AboutFonts

Japanese page that explains the various electronic font formats. [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]  ⦿

Act Select (Segasonic)

Major Japanese free font foundry with techno, katakana, hiragana, comic book Latin, techno and game fonts. List: NiseAirTrix, NiseAlienFront, NiseAstroCity, NiseChuChu, NiseColumns, NiseEnduroRacer, NiseEswat, NiseGalaxyForce, NiseGameGear, NiseGenesis, NiseGreatestNine02, NiseGunstarHeroes, NiseHangOn, NiseHornet1994, NiseHornet1997, NiseIchidantRK, NiseIsao, NiseJSRF, NiseJoypolis, NiseKidChameleon, NiseKnuckles, NiseMarkIII, NiseMegaDriveEU, NiseMegaDriveK, NiseOverWorks, NisePico, NiseR360, NiseRoboPitcherK, NiseSG1000, NiseSGGG, NiseSega, NiseSegaK, NiseSegaKara, NiseSegaKn, NiseSegaNet, NiseSegaRosso, NiseSegaSaturn, NiseSegaSports, NiseSegaSports2k, NiseSegaSports2k1, NiseSegaSports2k2, NiseSegaSports2k3, NiseShiningD, NiseShinobi1987, NiseSonic, NiseSonicBattle, NiseSonicIcon, NiseSonicK, NiseSonicKb, NiseSonicShuffle, NiseSpaceHarrier, NiseSuperHangOn, NiseTantRK, NiseTera, NiseTheDead, NiseThunderBlade, NiseUfoCatcher, NiseVFkids, NiseWonderMega, NiseZaxxon, NiseZillion, NiseHotRod, NiseMajorLeague, NiseMegaDriveBR, NiseSegaSonic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Active Girl (or: Cat House)

Japanese designers of the free fonts Momo, Inapple, Flower Bold, Candy Bold and Mika Hiragana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Add (Aoki Digital Design)
[Atsushi Aoki]

Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: AddFatMan, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, IronPoint7, StandardBitmapPoint9. Mac type 1 and Windows truetype. Font names: AddCityboyNormal, AddElectricCity, AddFatMan, AddJazz, AddLGBitmap09, AddLine, AddLoopsNormal, AddMBitmap06, AddRusty, AddShade, AddSniperNormal, AddSpeedy, AddStandardBitmap (2011), AddStarSugarNormal, AddStarSugarOblique, AddSteel, AddWBitmap09, Addround. Font Pavilion sells AddWasp (1999). He designed PointN (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Addax Designs
[Gurucho]

Japanese foundry with a nice web presence. Free original fonts made in 2000 and 2001 by "Gurucho": Spiral-Bitmap, TeaPot, XSquare, XSquare-Katakana, XSquare-Lite. Most of these fonts are either pixel fonts or inspired by the pixel movement. Teapot (2001-2006) is an informal sans. Hosobiki (2005) is a paperclip font. N.E.L. (2007) is a sans face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

add.jp.org

Links to Japanese font sites. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Affection

Japanese designers of the pixel fonts nindots (2004, Latin) and Kakuji (2004, kana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

A-FONT

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ages5&Up
[Katsuya Nakamura]

Japanese site with one original free font each week. Some fonts are great, such as 5&up-Namco, 5&up-Airport, 5&up-KC, 5&up-Peanuts, and 5&up-Sega. There are also hiragana fonts for free. Designer: Katsuya Nakamura. Dead link! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahoi

Paul Rädle's great jump page for foreign fonts and phonetic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ainezunouzu
[Akira Hayashi]

Akira Hayashi (Ainezunouzu) is the Japanese designer of the experimental Latin fonts UzuAutotwo, UzuBalloonO, UzuBalloon, UzuBiscuit, UzuBmp01_06 (pixel), UzuCheeseO, UzuCheese, UzuCracker and UzuRenga. He also made the handwritten kanji fonts UzuPen, UzuPencil, UzuKaku, UzuMaru, UzuFace, UzuOfTsuchiyaB, UzuOfTsuchiya, UzuFude. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akashic Design

Japanese free font maker specializing mainly in pixel fonts, kana, kanji, Latin. A partial list of their fonts, all made in 2004: 53SeedExtended, 53Veda, 53VedaExtended, 55Kana, 55KanaExtended, 75Naga, 75NagaExtended, 76NagaBold, 76NagaBoldExtended, 88Zen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A-kei
[Masahiro Suzuki]

Commercial Japanese truetype fonts (kanji) by Masahiro Suzuki. He also published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000.

His typeface names start with AFP for Atelier Font Products. They include AFP Karuta, AFPhina, AFPWaraku, AFPGagaku, AFP Kiraku, AFP Suruga. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aki Mari
[Watashi to Tokyo]

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Aki Toyoshima
[Akipon Design House]

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Akibatec Wabunfont

Links to free fonts for Japanese. Also, discussion and news on commercial Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akihiko Seki

Designer of Aki Lines (1970, ITC), a delicate multiline Latin display face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akihiro Oya
[Family Font Mart]

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Akihiro Tsusaka

Akihiro Tsusaka's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Caterpillar-System, Nightcrawler (1999), Poodle2K (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akiko Iwaguchi

Designer of the commercial fonts Ahoo-Bomber (1998) and Ahoo-Check, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akiko Naito
[uraorange]

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Akiko Sekimoto

Akiko Sekimoto's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: drop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akiko Yamaga

Akiko Yamaga's techno fonts Apolo (1998) and Union (1998) are sold through Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akio Okumura

Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, who also works at the Takarazuka Media Lab. Japanese type designer who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akipon Design House
[Aki Toyoshima]

Akipon Design House is the studio of type designer Aki Toyoshima, who used to work at FONT1000 in New York. She won an award at TDC2 2011 for her minimalist Japanese type family simply called News.

Other (exquisite!) Japanese typefaces by her include Aki (2004, FONT1000), Kikori (20009, FONT1000), Tsurumaru (2008, FONT1000), Omusubi (2007, FONT1000), Suzume (2006, FONT1000) and Andante (2005, FONT1000).

For a project, he created the Latin poster face Midsummer Nights Dream.

FONT1000 link.

In 2012, she won the Bronze Prize in the Kanji category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Suzumushi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akira Hayashi
[Ainezunouzu]

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Akira Kataoka
[Kataoka Design Works]

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Akira Kobayashi
[Type Project]

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Akira Kobayashi

Born in 1960 in Niigata, Japan. Studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. He also studied calligraphy at the London College of Printing. He became a freelance designer in 1997. Akira Kobayashi, who was based in Tokyo prior to his move to the Franfurt area, is an accomplished type designer who has created numerous typefaces for Sha-Ken, Dainippon Screen (where he made the kanji font Hiragino Mincho), TypeBank (from 1993-1997), ITC and Linotype, where he is Type Director since 2001. Interview. His numerous awards include the Type Directors Club awards in 1998 (ITC Woodland), 1999 (the art deco styled ITC Silvermoon, and ITC Japanese Garden), and 2000 (FF Clifford), the 1999 Kyrillitsa award for ITC Japanese Garden, the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library (for the informal and quirky 4-style Linotype Conrad (1999): Linotype states that Kobayashi took his inspiration from a print typeface of the 15th century created by two German printers named Konrad Sweynheim and Arnold Pannartz), and the 5th Morisawa International Typeface Competition (in which he received an Honourable Mention for his typeface Socia Oldstyle). CV at bukvaraz. Interview in 2006. His typefaces:

  • Helvetica Neue eText Pro (2013).
  • Dainippon Screen: the kanji font Hiragino Mincho.
  • ITC: ITC Scarborough (1998), ITC Luna, ITC Silvermoon, ITC Japanese Garden, ITC Seven Treasures (1998), ITC Magnifico Daytime and Nighttime (1999), ITC Vineyard (1999), ITC Woodland Demi (1997).
  • Adobe: Calcite Pro (sans-serif italic at Adobe, in OpenType format).
  • Linotype: Akko Sans and Akko Rounded (2011; Akko Rounded is situated between DIN and Cooper Black, while Akko Sans is an elliptical organic sans related to both DIN and Neue Helvetica), Eurostile Next (2008, after Aldo Novarese's original), Eurostile Candy and Eurostile Unicase, Cosmiqua (2007, a lively didone serif family based on 19th century English advertising types, and in particular Miller&Richard's Caledonian Italic), Metro Office (2006, a severe sans after a family of Dwiggins from the 20s), Neuzeit Office (2006, modeled after the original sans serif family Neuzeit S, which was produced by D. Stempel AG and the Linotypes design studio in 1966. Neuzeit S itself was a redesign of D. Stempel AG's DIN Neuzeit, created by Wilhelm Pischner between 1928 and 1939), DIN Next (2009, based on the classic DIN 1451), Times Europa Office (2006, modeled after the original serif family produced by Walter Tracy and the Linotypes design studio in 1974. A redesign of the classic Times New Roman typeface, Times Europa was created as its replacement for the Times of London newspaper. In contrast to Times New Roman, Times Europa has sturdier characters and more open counter spaces, which help maintain readability in rougher printing conditions. Times Europa drastically improved on the legibility of the bold and italic styles of Times New Roman.), Trump Mediaeval Office (2006), Linotype Conrad (1999), Optima Nova (2003, a new version of Optima that includes 40 weights, half of them italic), Linotype Avenir Next (2003, 48 weights developed with its original creator, Adrian Frutiger, and to be used also by the city of Amsterdam from 2003 onwards), Avenir Next Rounded (2012, in conjunction with Sandra Winter), Zapfino Extra, Palatino Sans and Palation Sans Informal (2006, with Hermann Zapf; won an award at TDC2 2007). Frutiger Serif (2008) is based on Frutiger's Meridien and the Frutiger (sans) family. Diotima Classic (2008, with Gudrun Zapf von Hesse) revives Gudrun's Diotima from 1951. In 2008-2009, Akira Kobayashi unified and extended Trade Gothic to Trade Gothic Next (17 styles). Neue Frutiger (2009, with Adrian Frutiger) has twice as many weights as the orifinal Frutiger family. Later in 2009, the extensive DIN Next Pro, codesigned with Sandra Winter, saw the light. I assume that this was mainly done so as to meet the competition of FontShop's FF DIN (by Albert-Jan Pool).
  • Fontshop: Acanthus (2000, large Fontfont family), Clifford (gorgeous text face!). In 2009, he and Hermann Zapf cooperated on Virtuosa Classic, a calligraphic script that updates and revives Zapf's own 1952-1953 creation, Virtuosa.
  • Typebox: TX Lithium (2001, The Typebox).
  • Oddities: Skid Row (1990), Socia Oldstyle.
  • Suntory corporate types (2003-2005), developed with the help of Matthew Carter and Linotype from Linotype originals: Suntory Syntax, Suntory Sabon, Suntory Gothic, Suntory Mincho.
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran a Linotype student type design workshop.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Rounded sans in Japan.

View Akiro Kobayashi's typefaces.

Klingspor link. FontShop link. Eurostile Next review. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Akira Uchida

Akira Uchida (Hitachi, Ltd. and TypeBank Co, Ltd) developed a very useful free full Latin/Kanji/unicode "didone style" font called XANO-mincho-U32 (2003). Opentype included. A thing of beauty. Direct download. He also made another full (free) didone-style unicode font, Kandata (2004). Here you can download his Tsuitiku-Kana family from 2004-2005. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akubin

Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana faces: AKAkubit12H, AKElephant3, AKMyPrince (2004), AKOsaruH, AKOsaruR, AK-Keroyon (2003, alphadings), Akubin (handwriting), AKAppriqueBlack, AKANGEL, AKAppliqueWhite, AKUNCIAL, AKCalligraphy, 09Keroyon (2004), AK Jelly Beans (2004), AK-Piyoko (2004, egg dingbats), AK woopaa, AK Roopaa, AK-Halloween (2004, dings), AK Sweet Prison (2004, Fraktur), AK-BlackCastle (blackletter, 2004), AK-WinterYawns (2004, winter dings). AK-Shanghai 1930 (2005), AK-Japonesque (2005), AK-My Baby (2005, child dingbats), KS Lovers (2007, handwritten Latin and kana). In 2008, they stopped offering free 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]  ⦿

Alex Ro

Japanese Fontsructor who made the display typeface One OK Rock (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

AlohaFont

Japanese foundry. Creators of the free dingbat font AlohaFont 01 (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Altosoft

Japanese type blog and news site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Olson

Ann Arbor, MI-based creator of Kodomo Moji (2010, a kana children's font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Germain
[Xelloss]

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Android Open Source Project

Free downnloads of Ahem, Clockopia, DroidSans-Bold, DroidSans, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansHebrew, DroidSansJapanese, DroidSansMono, DroidSansThai, DroidSerif-Bold, DroidSerif-BoldItalic, DroidSerif-Italic, DroidSerif, MotoyaLCedar-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H, MotoyaLMaru-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H. Droid (2007) and Clockopia (2009) are by by Google (2007) and Motoya is by Motoya Corporation (2010). Ahem (2010, Todd Fahrner) is for the CSS Samurai's browser testing. Motoya was created for mobile machines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrzej Lapa

Katakana and hiragana fonts attached to commercial learning software by Andrzej Lapa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Vibes

Japanese outfit that made some free experimental and/or techno Latin fonts in 2008 and 2009: Angelica, Apricot, Celery, Citronella, Durian, Elder, Feijoa (dotted), Flax, Heliotrope, Liquorice (dotted), LoveApple, Mandarin, Marsh, Melissa (dotted), Paprika, Rosemary. Sorrel (puffy) was published in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AnimeComic-Ink

The free handwritten kana font "Cinema" is here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

animes

Japanese (a WSI truetype font with about 40 kanjis). Also, Retortot and Sumire, two katakana families by Yuji Saiki, 1999. Truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anke Arnold
[Anke Art]

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Anke Art
[Anke Arnold]

Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.

English page. For 10DM (5 USD), Anke will make your handwriting into a font! Alternate URL. Dafont link. Another link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ankokukoubou

Scary fonts at a Japanese site: GhostParty, BloodySlime, DingTheInsect, TheNeighbours, AlmostDead, AlmostDeadBloody. Fonts subpage. Alkternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apricot Color
[Kyoko]

Free handwritten full kanji (anzumoji) fonts made by Kyoko: Anzu, APJapanesefontPrecocity, APJapanesefontPrecocityT, APJapanesefont, APJapanesefontF, APJapanesefontK, APJapanesefontT. [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]  ⦿

Area-Q
[Ichihara]

Ichihara is the Japanese designer of Heartfont (2005, alphadings) and the destructionist face DESERT AREA-Q (2005). Dafont link. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arozone

Japanese font links. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Ascender Corporation

Elk Grove Village, IL-based company established in 2004, which specializes in font development, licensing and IP protection. It rose from the ashes of a major fire at Agfa/Monotype at the end of 2003. Its founders are Steve Matteson (type designer, formerly with Agfa/Monotype), Thomas Rickner (of Microsoft fame, where he hinted many Microsoft families), Ira Mirochnick (founder and President of Monotype Typography Inc in 1989 (where he was until 2000) and a Senior Vice President and director of Agfa Monotype Corporation (2000-2003), a self-proclaimed expert in font licensing issues and IP protection), and Bill Davis (most recently the Vice President of Marketing for Agfa Monotype). Also included in this group are Josh Hadley, Brian Kraimer, Jim Ford (since 2005), and Jeff Finger (as Chief Research Scientist, since 2006). On December 8, 2010, Ascender was acquired by Monotype for 10.2 million dollars.

Their typefaces include Endurance (2004, Steve Matteson, an "industrial strength" Grotesk designed to compete with Helvetica and Arial; it supports Greek, Cyrillic and East European languages).

In April 2005, Ascender announced that it would start selling the Microsoft font collection, which is possibly their most popular collection to date. They also started selling and licensing IBM's Heisei family of Japanese fonts in April 2005: Heisei Kaku Gothic, Heisei Maru Gothic and Heisei Mincho. Also in 2005, they started distributing Y&Y's Lucida family.

In October 2005, Ascender announced the development of Convection, a font used for Xbox 360 video games. Their South Asian fonts cover Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, amnd include Ascender Uni, Ascender UniDuo and Arial Unicode for general use across all Indic languages, and, in particular, the Microsoft fonts Vrinda (Bengali), Mangal (Devanagari), Shruti (Gujarati), Raavi (Gurmukhi), Tunga (Kannada), Kartika (Malayalam), Latha (Tamil) and Gautami (Telugu). Khmer SBBIC (2011) is a Khmer font at Open Font Library.

It does more type trading and licensing than type creation, although Steve Matteson has contributed fairly well to their new typefaces. Their brand value took a hit when they started selling scrapbook, handwriting and wedding fonts under the name FontMarketplace.com.

Recent contributions: Crestwood (2006, a house face, possibly by Steve Matteson) is an updated version of an elegant semi-formal script typeface originally released by the Ludlow Type Foundry in 1937.

In 2009, they started a subpage called GoudyFonts.Com to sell their Goudy revivals.

In 2010, they announced a new collection of OpenType fonts created specifically for use in Microsoft Office 2010: Comic Sans 2010 (including new italic and bold italic fonts), Trebuchet 2010 (including new black&black italic fonts), Impact 2010, Pokerface 2010, Rebekah 2010 and Rebus Script 2010. Ligatures in Comic Sans?

New releases.

View Ascender's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Asyl Design

Japanese company which has made some commercial typefaces, typically sans serif: Asyl (Black and Dot), Composite (Bold New, Bold Old, Light, 360, 2000, 90's, 1900: sans adjusted to periods), Effects (New Regular, New Wide, Bold, Light: an octagonal family), Minimal (Regular, Round), Amsterdam (Regular, Bold, Light), Tadadah, 26 Dots, Hong Kong Express (black display sans). I don't know who among the staff designed these faces: Naoki Sato, Kazuki Ohashi, Yuu Sato, Rie Amaki, Mitsugu Mizobata, Shinichi Arakawa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)
[Matthew Bardram]

Matthew Bardram (b. New York City, 1965) is the Tucson, AZ-based [T-26] founder of Atomic Media, and specializes in bitmap fonts. He designed Atomic, Centrifuge, Bromide (at T-26), Crackle, Klaxon. At Nakedface (now gone), he made Arachnid, Bitpak, Bylinear, DhexInline, Genetica, Economy Large, Empiric, Hypersigna (2005, bitmap face), Montreal (the family) and two katakana fonts. His Bitpack includes the following pixel fonts: Bylinear (2000), Cellular (2000), Genetica (2000, free download), Genetrix, Macroscopic, Metodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer, Remote (2000), Monocule (2000), Joystik, Centrifuge, Quantaa (2000), Bionika, Megalon (2000), Wired, Badfish.

Bardram's Digipak includes Atomic-Inline, Atomic-Outline, Bionika-Black, Bionika, Genetrix-Crossed, Genetrix-Square, Genetrix-SquareCore, Genetrix-SquareHollow, Joystik, Macroscopic-A, Macroscopic-B, Macroscopic-C, Macroscopic-D, Macroscopic-E, Methodic-Bold, Methodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer-SanScript, Scriptometer.

Additional typefaces: a 3D pixel font called Boxer 3D (2002), Neuronic (2002-2004, nice outlined pixel font; see also here), Fusionaire (2002, a display font) and Wijdeveld, a squarish font based on the lettering of poster artist Wijdeveld from The Netherlands. In 2005, these fonts were added: Magnetica, Imperium, Ratio, Hypersigna, Sequence and Tempora, all by Matthew Bardram.

Sausan Kare's pixel fonts at Atomic Media: Mini Food, Kare Dingbats, Biology, Everett, Harry, Ramona, Kare Five Dots, Kare Five Dots Serif, Kare Six Dots, Kare Six Dots Serif.

Alternate URL. Interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Atsuhito Kohda
[GT TrueType fonts]

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Atsuko Onozato

Designer of Pazool (Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atsushi Aoki
[Add (Aoki Digital Design)]

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Atsushi Kadono

Atsushi Kadono is a Japanese type designer who sells his fonts via Font Pavilion. Check his dingbat font Monochrome City. There are also austere katakana font families, Asahi and Shin-Asahi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atsushi Kawakami
[Koushiki]

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Atsushi Miyasaka

Designer of ef4000cc, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atsushi Mizukami
[La-LaMoomooDesignzerohour]

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Atsushi Moda

Designer of the shareware font AngleBold (1998, Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autorain Font

Japanese foundry that markets about ten Latin and twenty full kanji fonts. Among its type families is LSN or Lambda Truetype Font. Finally, it sells a font editor for Japanese fonts, called LFEdit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A.V. Hershey
[Hershey fonts]

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Avanti E-zine Fontshop

Japanese outfit where some free fonts may be found. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aya Suzukon

Designer of handwriting fonts for Japanese: chimacoron (2004), chimacoronhoso (2004), Tinkling Bell (2003), OhiruneFont, kotorimojiFONT-TT (full kanji font, also called TheLittleBirdFONT), RuFont, WarabeFont, TheLittleBirdFONTS (2003, full kanji face, handwritten), WarabemojiKTT (2003, full kanji font). Home page. Alternate URL, which has these free Latin/kana techno fonts: ChimaChima, Dekaji, Funyaji, MaruMaru, MiniChima, MiniChimaKaku, all made in 2003 by Aya Suzukon. Is this by the same type designer? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aya Yamamoto

Japanese designer of alphabets Ope Font, which can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayako

Designer of the Latin/kana handwriting font ayaFONT01. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki is the designer of A-STYLES (2003), all ornamented letter As. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayumi Mori

Designer at Font Pavilion of Caramelfont (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayumi Takeshima
[Tanpopo Lion]

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Ayumi Takeshima

Kakuji1 (2000) is a great artistic font with some kanjis, designed by Ayumi Takeshima. Look also for his calligraphy called Hudeji and Kamon (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ayu-mod

Designers of the dingbat font A-Styles (2001), in honor of Japanese starlet Ayumi Hamasaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayumu
[Chocolat Font]

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Azipon

Two huge font files for Windows: Dameji (by Takuya Ando), Habadasa (by Tetsuya Hozaki). I suspect they are two kanji truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azuki Font
[Azusa Hyuga]

Azusa Hyuga's Japanese foundry Azuki offers the handwritten Japanese font Azuki. Alternate URL. Uzura (2007) is a handprinted Latin/Cyrillic/kanji font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azusa Hyuga
[Azuki Font]

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Bagel & Co
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry that offers these free Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa around 2005: Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout, Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb (hexagonal), Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso, Pusab, Sushitaro, Typewrong.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bahyahya

Free Japanese techno fonts Ionic Bond and Kaden-60. Aka em-DESIGNS E.d. Fonts.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bajoka

Small commercial Japanese foundry specializing in handwritten and extreme brush fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baka Fonts (or: Kyakirun, KYA, Kyakirun's Pasomono)

Free fonts: OhHiGe (2003, OpenType), Kakudaron B (2003), Kakudaron IB (2003), GoJuOn (2003, kanji), Kurogama TsubuChan, After_Attack, CHOP!!!!!, MouTen-Dattayo-Soitsu-Wa (2002), Soitsu-Wa-MouTen-Dattayo (2002), Chain-Reaction, Chain-Reaction-Itaric, Kunyulla-Black, mimizu, HONEBONE-Ukokkei, PENTAGRON (2001), TALL-TWIN (2001), TECNO-STRESS, TECNO-STRESS-HIRAGANA, TECNO-STRESS-KATAKANA, Yura_Hiragana, Future-Chibaraki2, Tokyo Honey Chan (2002), DeJi (2002), Hone Bone Ukokkei, Hone Bone Hakkotsu (2001), Yurayura Hiragana, Tecno Stress, Before_Attack, KICK!!!!!, PUNCH!!!!!, Tall Twin (2001), Pentagron (2001), Chain_Reaction, Kemushi_Hira, Kemushi_Alp, Kemushi_Kata, Mystery-Circle, Oshare-Black, YuraH, TecnoS-K, TecnoS-H, Oshare-Honenuki, Suehirogari, JIHAI, MANZ, PINZ, SOUZ [the last four fonts are for mahjong and other games], The-ManPu, Chibaraki-Now, Future-Chibaraki, Oshare, IAmNotWeapon. Many fonts have Latin and kana versions.

Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Yep, another URL. One more URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Batsuka Typeworks

Japanese outfit. Designed the commercial fonts Makuhari, Metropolis 2001, Yobatsuka. Roman and katakana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bézier

Japanese page explaining about the use of Bézier curves in type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beer
[Hiroyuki Tsutsumi]

Japanese and other font utilities resource page kept by Hiroyuki Tsutsumi. Freeware utilities by him, developed from 2003-2005:

  • fonted (for taking truetype fonts apart)
  • img2ttf (image to ttf, bitmap style)
  • ttfdasm (truetype disassembler)
  • macttf2be (ttf trnasformed into a bitmap ttf and a format called bmf, BeBitmapFont)
  • bdf2ttf
  • bdf2bmf
  • mrk2ttf
  • ttfcnv_a (ttf ShiftJIS encoded to ttf Unicode)
  • ttc2ttf
  • ttf2ttc
  • edbmf (edits his own bmf format bitmap fonts)
  • mkbmf (ttf to bmf conversion)
  • bmf help utility
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Beer fonts
[Karo]

Free fonts by "Karo", made in 2001: BEER01-H-ENIKKI (kana), BEER02-A-CROSS, BEER03-H-HEBEREKE (kana), BEER04-A-FASTENER, BEER05-H-MEDAMA (signs), BEER06-H-LOLITA (kana). [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]  ⦿

Bertrand Loeulliet
[Fonderie de Bertrand Loeulliet]

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Bharatic
[Tamon Yahagi]

Free original fonts by Tamon Yahagi: Bharatic (Latin, all formats), Devanagarish (Indic simulation), Ananda (handwriting), Ame, Apparappa-House (2003, handwriting), Hiran-Kanan (kana).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Biblos Font

Biblos is a commercial kanji font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BitmapMania

Japanese site with some free pixel fonts for Mac and PC. Fonts: BMaztecA12, BMharry, BMbiscuitA9, BMblockA15, BMbugA6, BMchainA6, BMchocolatA9, BMcinemaA16, BMcorrodeA13, BMcubeA8, BMcutterK8, BMdelicoA16, BMdumplingA9, BMethnoA17, BMleavesA11, BMmazeA9, BMminiA8, BMnecoA29 (a cute cat ding font), BMplamoA9, BMreceiptA11, BMrizerA6, BMrubyA12, BMslyA10, BMsolidA11, BMspiralA13, BMstampA9, BMtoppoA12, BMGaudiA32, BMUtopiaA33, BMFeather, Tube, BMKitchen, BMPress, BMXRay, BMFigaro, BM Japan-A12, BMgreat-A9, BM-Army-A12, BM Wappen, BM Gaia-A10, BM Cafe, BM Pinhole, BMJoint, BMGermar. All fonts made in 2001-2004.

Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

body-G katakana font site

Japanese foundry selling two katakana font packs. Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bonten

Japanese designer (b. 1988) who made these free grunge, pixel or handwriting fonts for Latin and/or kana in 2008: def_puni2, def_rabbit, def_summer, def_summer2, hand, loveletter, toller_Ba-Ba-Banbi, toller_By-the-way, toller_Chelsea, toller_Don't-miss-it, toller_OCEAN, toller_amenimomakezu, toller_cassis, toller_crazy, toller_emoji, toller_fruit, toller_mocomoco, toller_mocomoco2, toller_no-name, toller_prettypuppy, toller_sarah, toller_shake, toller_sunshine, toller_vitamin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bosskete

Font site possibly related to Nan Sakurai's N+ Download. Find the dingbat font Efoodde (2001) and the kana fonts BSkkh, BScth, BSnjh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Breezesquad

Artist in Fukuoka, Japan. He FontStructed the ssquarish or octagonal faces Surrender Everything Bold Square Katakana (2010), Numb Elektrik (2010), Surrender Everything Bold Square Klone 1 (2010) and Surrender Everything Bold Square (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Breezesquad
[Synnoske Matsumi]

Breezesquad is Synnoske Matsumi in Fukuoka, Japan. FontStructor who made the sci-fi font Surrender Everything Bold Square (2010). [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]  ⦿

Bridge Corporation (aka Fontasma)
[Jin Hashiba]

Japanese site with original truetype fonts made by Jin Hasiba. Includes techno and pixel fonts, a neat Mahjong font, a Japano-English font (Lightmorning), and some katakana fonts. The font names: Amoebic-kana, Amoebic, BRIDGEco, Chicagothic, Chicagothic-Outline, Gear-Proportion, Gear, Harb, Lightmorning (1999, oriental simulation face), Liner-HH, Liner-HS, Liner-SH, Liner-SS (horizontally striped family), Mahjong, Millennium, PEZ-font (3d typeface), Shuttle-Form, Shuttle, disc, disc_black, Bc.BMP07_A, Bc.BMP07_K, Teacher_A (2001, rounded geometric family), Teacher_K.

Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

Bruno Selles
[Vasava Artworks]

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Brush Art Design Office
[Teruyoshi Matsui]

Brush Art Design Office is the Tokyo-based foundry of brush art designer Teruyoshi Matsui. His brush fonts include Lethal Fake (2009), Brush Type Italic (2009), Brush Type Michiko (2008) and Brush Type Standard (2008).

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

Burner Graphics
[Shinobu Masuda]

Japanese outfit. Shinobu Masuda's font Moeyo (1998) may be bought from Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
[Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda]

Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda's foundry in Bern, Switzerland, est. 1994, called Burodestruct and Typedifferent.com.

Free fonts include(d) the gorgeous GalaQuadra (by Angela Pestalozzi, 1999), Eject Katakana (1998), Dippex (1995, grunge font), Ticket (1995), Rocket 70 (1996), Ratterbit (1995, pixel font), Plakatbau (1995), Lodel Fizler (1996), Flossy (1995), Faxer (1995), Console Remix (1998), Cravt (1998, by "Katrin"), Stereotype (1998, by M. Brunner), Brockelmann (1995, free), Kristallo (1997, very original display face) and Billiet (1996).

Other fonts: Acidboyz (1998), Alustar (1999), BD Asciimax (1999, ascii art font), BD Billding, Bdr_mono (1999), Brick (1996, like Kalendar), Cluster (1996), Console (1997), Doomed (1998), Eject (1998), Electrobazar (1995), Elside (1995), Globus (1996), Fazer (1996), Lofi (1997), Medled (1995), Paccer (1995), Solaris (1998), Spicyfruits_brush_rmx (1998, a nice high-contrast face), Spicyfruits_rmx, Wurst (free, by Heiwid, 2000), Relaunch (2000), Relaunch Katakana (2000, free), Rainbow (2000), DeLaFrance (2000, free, by Heiwid), Electronic Plastic (2000), Colonius (2001), Cash (2001), Cashbox (2001), Bilding (2001), Meter (2001), Mustang (2001), Bankwell (2001), BD Alm (2001), Balduin (2001), Tatami (2001, oriental look font), Hexades (2001, free), Nippori (2002, techno), Jura (2002), Bonbon (2002, free), Band (2002, free), Navyseals (2002, kitchen tile font), Ritmic (2002), BDR Mono (1999, OCR-like font), Mann (2003, ultra fat stencil), Aroma (2003), Zenith (2003), Nebraska (2003), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Wakarimasu (2004, free kana face), BD Bernebeats (2004, futuristic), BD Deckard (2004), BD Spinner (2004), BD Victoria (2004), BD Designer (2004), BD Kalinka (2005, a curly ultra-fat display face), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Varicolor (2005, stencil), BD Chantilly (2005), BD Memory (2005), BD Emerald (2005, beveled), BD Kalinka (2005, Cyrillic simulation), BD Extrwurst (2005), BD Aquatico (2005), BD Mandarin (2005), BD Polo (2005), BD Beans (2005), BD Tiny (2005, pixel face), BD Times New Digital (2006), BD Panzer (2006), BD Jupiter, BD Jupiter Stencil (2006), BD Pipe (2006), BDR Mono 2006 (2006), BD Fimo Outline (2007, free, by Nathalie Birkle), BD Bermuda (2007, experimental and geometric), BD Smoker (2007, psychedelic), BD Radiogram (2007), BD Mother (2007, exaggerated black Egyptian), BD Fimo Regular (2007, free), BD Demon (2007), BD Reithalle (2007, free), BD Halfpipe (2007, free), BD Broadband (2008, free; not to be confused with the much older fonts BroadbandICG or FLOP Design's Broadband), BD Viewmaster and BD Viewmaster Neon (2008), BD Electrobazaar (2008), BD Motra (2008, stencil), BD Virtual (2008), BD Spacy 125 (2008), BD AsciiMax, BD ElAutobus (2004), BD Equipment (2004), BD Ramen (2003), BD Retrocentric (2009), BDR A3MIK (2009, virile Latin and Cyrillic slab), BD HitBit (2009), BD Unicorse (2010, unicase and techno), BD Telegraph (2011), BD Schablone (2012, stencil face), BD Pankow (2013, stencil), BD Algebra (2014), BD Hiragana Kuro (2014).

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Behance link.

View the Typedifferent typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Buuchan
[Mikumo Sato]

Buuchan is a free handwritten Japanese kanji font, drawn by Mikumo Sato. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

C9H7O4GRaPhICs

Designers in 2000 at Font Pavilion 12 of the simple fonts OMA2 (Latin, katakana, hiragana). [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]  ⦿

Calligra-tei

Free Japanese handwritten kanji fonts: Armed Banana and Armed Lemon. Bondance and Flamenco are commercial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candy Machine

Designers of the font families CactusCurds, CactusFlowers (katakana, 2001), and LoveDollSalon (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Capsule Machine

Original fonts by "Akiko": Hyper Capsule (1999), Kitsch Candy (hirgana), Childish Alpha, Creamberry (katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caramel Syrup Font Shop

Free original Latin and kana fonts by "Charlie": cute bit club band (pixel), 59th-street-bridge-song (2002, pixels), atarax-p-white, atarax-p, cute-bit-club-band (2002, pixels), copike-kana, kimidori-mugcup (2002, grid font), musekinin-katakana, musekinin (2002, handwritten), orange-phone, tomato_coffee (2002, elegant white on black dot matrix font).

Another URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carsten Strinkau

German designer at URW++ of FontForum CSPaket, CSCourtHandD (medieval calligraphy based on the handwriting of monks in the 16th century), CSFuzzyLogD and CSTakahashiD (oriental simulation, a hommage to the Japanese Manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo and his character/figure Takashi from the Akira-Manga). Student in the Kunstschule Wandsbek in Hamburg. His fonts are sold under the name CS Fonts, and through URW++, and through MyFonts.com. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cascading style sheets

The cascading style sheets info page on fonts translated into Japanese by Kazuteru Okahashi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cat House

Free Mac fonts: MoMo, Flowerbold, In-Apple, Mika Hiragana and Candy Bold (also hiragana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CDL

Designers at the CDL (Communication Design Lab) in Japan of Eyecatch, a 2-glyph font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

C&G

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Channel 67

Japanese foundry which made Maniac 2K and Maniac 2A, available from Maniackers (MKS). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chaotic+
[Setsuna]

Japanese foundry. It has some free Latin fonts using FontStruct: A-CUTE (dot matrix), Cubic+ (3d face), Extension-Icons, FormaL (squarish blackboard bold), Hetare-Moji, KokubanBlackboard (white on black face), PSP-Logo, Scar (futuristic), S-Block, S-Simple, T-TEXT. The fonts were made by "Setsuna" in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Character Pavilion

About ten commercial dingbats drawn by Japanese designers for Font Pavilion/P22. Includes: PetSounds, Kisekae (Japanese kids), Ohanashi, Oshaberi (balloons), Mogmog-mix, Weapons-US, Weapons-German, Undersea, Cover Girl, Caramel Font, Kourin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiaki Okuno

Designer of Man-puku-ABC (alphadings with men-shaped shadows), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiaki33

A fresh Japanese kanji and kana font. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiba Design
[Hiroaki Chiba]

Free Japanese fonts Little Pig (2014), Bog (2014), Ribbon (2014), Iron Katakana (2014), Trick Kata (2014), Thin (2014). Also some commercial Japanese typefaces. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiehou Bonjie

Fonts Bonji Chiehou and Bonjie (tattoo-based glyphs). Mac only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiharu Tanaka

Japanese type designer. He created the roman and ornamental family HaruNami (2010, PSY OPS). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chi-heart

Handwritten Japanese fonts. Need a user ID to download them. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiho Aoshima

Chiho Aoshima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Kodomo-Manju (Marshmallow) would make a nice Japanese comics book font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chika Kakazu

Designer in Tokyo. Creator of an ornamental caps alphabet for children in 2012. Chika also made Ribbon Alphabets (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chikako Hannoura
[Cihpar Graphic]

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Chikako Larabie

Spouse of Ray Larabie in Nagoya, Japan. Chikako Larabie is a font design assistant for Typodermic Fonts, specializing in kerning, and languages. With Ray, she created From The Stars (2010, a consumer electronics / techno sans family), Hackensack (2010), Naked Power (2010, a geometric/industrial sans-serif font family in the style of the art deco face Novel Gothic (1929, ATF, Morris Fuller Benton and Charles H. Becker)), Moon Cresta (2010, modeled after Goudy Sans), Voivode (2010, headline face), Honfleur (2010, art deco all caps face), Hachimitsu (2010, Asian look face), Kadeworth (2010, rounded retro look sans), Gnuolane Jump (2010), Nagomi (2010, oriental simulation face), Biondi Sans (2010, a copperplate gothic without serifs in the style of AT Sackers), Board of Directors (2010, a Bank Gothic style family), and Wee Bairn (2010).

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

Chinki Tamushi
[Taikou Font]

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Chiphead

Free fonts: FAMania (pixel), Cinecaption (2003-2008, kana, kanji, Latin, Cyrillic, Greek handwriting font), Tompa (huge stick figure and pencil drawing dingbat face). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chocolat Font
[Ayumu]

Free Japanese and Latin fonts designed by Ayumu in 2006: biz-hiragana (Hiragana pixel font), Choco-oiwai (Latin, kana and kanji handwriting), biz_alp (Latin pixel font), biz_pencil (hiragana), Biz-Utatane (Latin and Cyrillic handwriting), biz-chocolat (curly lettering, Latin only). Alternate URL where we find the handwriting fonts Banana Chips (2008) and Burst Chocolate (2008). The designer is called Akira there, and another URL is given as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Palmieri

Designer of an outline bitmap font in 2004. He works as a designer in Tokyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chun Chou R

Graphic designer at Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok. Creator of the Japanese picture font Basker Jap (2012). All design elements are taken from Baskerville Old Face.

In 2013, Chun created TK Zygote (2013), a transitional Latin / Thai serif font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cihpar Graphic
[Chikako Hannoura]

Commercial Latin fonts: Cihpar Font 04, 01 and 03. Kana font Cihpar Font 02. By Chikako Hannoura. [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).
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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]  ⦿

Claudio Gomboli

Originally from Turin, Italy, Claudio Gomboli now lives in Osaka. He is the creator of a commercial icon font called World Outside in 2012.

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ClearType

On November 15, 1998, Microsoft claimed a major breakthrough in font technology with what they are calling "ClearType". They state: "The effective tripling of horizontal resolution in ClearType subpixel rendering allows much greater fidelity to the true angle of italic type, and ClearType's patented color-filtering techniques maintain high contrast and so enable comfortable [on screen] reading". The book Now read this (John Berry and John Hudson, 2004, Microsoft Reading and Advanced Reading Technologies Group) explains the technology in more detail. In the ClearType project (2004), Microsoft releases six Western families (Calibri and Consolas by Luc(as) de Groot, Candara by Gary Munch, Corbel by Jeremy Tankard, Cambria by Jelle Bosma, and the extraordinary Constantia by John Hudson) and one full Japo-Western family, Meiryo, developed by Eiichi Kono and Matthew Carter. Review by Anne van Wagener: Calibri is a pleasure to read, Cambria is a formal and solid workhorse serif, the informal sans Candara is her least favorite, Consolas is a monospaced typeface, Constantia is her favorite--it is a clean and readable serif, and Corbel, a sans, is crisp and refreshing. On a trademark note: Constantia is the name of a pre-2000 typeface designed by Bill Horton (Foster & Horton)---if Bill plays his card right, he could make some good money off this. Typohile discussion. Microsoft we page on the ClearType font collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clerk Ma
[Fandol]

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CLOPS

Japanese foundry established in 2000. Has some gorgeous screen fonts. Fonts include Capsule-Maker, Childish-Alpha, Kitsch-Candy, Kitsch-Candy-Alpha, Micro-Bit+1, Micro-Bit, Minimum, Ozon, Petit, SilhousTwo, Speed, Yoppy. Also some kana fonts. At FRONTLINE 01, they published Dachshund (2002).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CN Balloons

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

Coji Morishita
[M+ Fonts]

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Coliss

Japanese font blog. Some links to interesting new free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Column about the Useful SoftWares on MS

Many links about Japanese fonts, character codes, unicode, and the like. [Google] [More]  ⦿

COM4t (or: Communicate by Four Typeface; was: Font Factory Field)
[Hideki Katayama]

COM4t (which was FFF or Font Factory Field) has some nice free fonts in all formats, by Hideki Katayama: COM4t Ascripta (2008, connected upright script), COM4t Ongac Script (2008, connected), COM4t Nuvu Regular (2008, upright script), COM4t Fine (2006), Melton (2005), EXCEEDMediumOblique (2002), EXCEEDMedium, EXCEEDNormalOblique, EXCEEDNormal, FamilianElderOblique, Elder (2003), FamilianElder, Familian (2001), FamilianOblique, Familian Son Oblique, Familian Son (2002), MaximumLine Speeder (2002), OLDNEW, Axis (2002, slab serif), OLDNEWSlider, QuillineScriptThin (2004, calligraphic handwriting), Spirequal Light (2003), COM4tSansMedium (2005). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Communication Design Laboratory

Japanese outfit who made the lofo font Eyecatch (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ComStar: Japanese

Japanese commercial font software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Copanda Varelser

Original Mac fonts: CPD-Orgel (screen font), Lego (dingbats), Tokyo-1 byte (pixel font), Comic, Invader, Illum (pixel font). [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]  ⦿

Cosmic Graphics
[Shinji Shimada]

Original fonts by Shinji Shimada. Font Pavilion sells his Space Colony (katakana). Hiroshi Kumabe made HardBoiled, Niale, Pow-waw (flowery dings). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cosmic Tower
[Fumika]

Japanese site where we find these original techno fonts: Cool-High, Cool-High-Italic, Final-Century, HARD-EDGE, HARD-ROT, not-compaq, Parts-of-Future, ROLLDOT955, Wide-Impact. These are all made by Fumika (Pantograph). [Google] [More]  ⦿

COSMIC-COSMOS

Techno, dot matrix and pixel fonts made in 2001 by Kenichiro and Yoko from Sendai (Japan): Asianpearl, Blockn, CosmicdustST, Dotspitch, Funkyteam, Funpotch, Mahawa, Majispirit, Neroppu, OrientalSea, OrientalSeaB, Sexyimpact, Spacebit, Tibitto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cossack.jp
[Hiroya Sato]

Fonts by Hiroya Sato. The two free fonts here are cossamoji (dingbats of figures dancing like cossacks), Elena (kana and kanji, handscripted) and hetarosia (handwritten Cyrillic font). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coup Chips

Japanese pixel type designers, both for Latin and kana. The following fonts were made in 2002: rr_basic01, rr_basic02, rr_basic03, rr_basic05, rr_basic06, rr_basic07, rr_basic_k, rr_cinderella, rr_dogway, rr_laundry, rr_regular. At another site, we find more work by Guby (b. 1977), the Japanese designer of the fonts 0064_001 through 0064_011. The series through 0064_008 are pixel fonts for Latin and kana, and were made in 2001. 0064_009 through 0064_011 were made in 2002. Of these, the oriental simulation font 0064_011 is the most interesting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cout Works--Drop Design
[Daisuke Sato]

Cout Works publishes commercial fonts such as Cosmos8 (1998), Neural (Latin and kana), and Clip. At FRONTLINE 01, they published DSCF (2002). Daisuke Sato (Chiba, Japan) made Clip, Cosmos8 and Moon8, which he sold through Font Pavilion. Other recent fonts include Monolica and Monoloca (2014, octagonal).

The Cout Works fonts are also available under the company name Drop Design. Behance link [Google] [More]  ⦿

Craig Oda
[Linux and Nihongo]

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Creation Freefont (or: C-font; was Creation Design Font)
[Masato Shimojima]

From Iwata City, Japan, Masato Shimojima's fonts at C-font/Creation Freefont include about 90 free fonts (Mac PS, PC truetype): Cabin (2011, beveled face), The JapaneseBaseball dingbat font (2006), Check (2007), Chair07 (2007), Corner (2007, octagonal), Chape2AL (2005), Chape-001 (2005), Century Solid (2004), Cream Bold (2004), Cream Regular (2003), Caldia (2003), Hope Regular (2003, typewriter type), Speed Solid (2003), Speed (2002), CeresTriangle (2002), PC Button (2003), Cask4Bitmap (2002), CoolBitmap9 (2002), Cheese (bitmap), Crash, Crash Bold, Camel Open, Crash-12Bit, C-Numf, CamelBold, CamelliaExtraBold, CamelOpen, Camellia, CandyBold, CelboBold, CelboExtraBold, Celbo, CelonBold, ChaingothicBold, ChaingothicExtraBold, ChaingothicLight, Chaingothic, ChapeOpen, CharacterBold, CharacterOpen, CharacterShadow, Circle20, CityBold, CityExtraBold, City, ClearBold, ClearKana, ClearLigh, Clear, CliperBold, CliperLKana, CliperOKana, CliperOpen, CliperSKana, CliperShadow, ComdoBold, ComdoShadow, ComonsBold, ComonsExtraBold, ComonsLight, Comons, Consolekana, ContactBold, ContactExtraBold, ContactLight, Contact, Coronaslyz, Cosmos, CootBitmap, CubeBitmap, CreamLight, Cube2000, Cube2000Open, CupolaBold, CupolaOpen, Cupola, CupolaRoman, Cute (oriental simulation font), Cool, CoronaBold, Crossbar, Coot2000, Coot2002, Comdot series. Font Pavilion sells Chape, Connect and Console. Go here for Chain, Chair, Chariot and Condle.

Direct access. Newest fonts. The shareware fonts are called C-NUM followed by two digits. Some fonts have katakana versions.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

C-Rockets
[Takahiko Yamashita]

Publishers in 2000 at Font Pavilion 12 of ImoFont, a font designed by Takahiko Yamashita. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CSS Fonts

Listing of the most popular CSS fonts specified in Japanese web pages. At the top: MS P Gothic, MS UI Gothic, Osaka, Times New Roman, MS Gothic, Arial, Verdana, MS P Mincho, Courier New, Comic Sans MS, and so forth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cutegirl

Dense Japanese font site with many links. No font downloads. [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]  ⦿

Cyclone Graphix (or: sav-wo)
[Nobutaka Sato]

About 15 original fonts, of which about half are katakana fonts and the others are romaji. Several fonts are free, and others cost about 25USD. Especially interesting are the thick kana fonts juicyfruits2.0 and spicyfruits, and the Latin face Retroheavy Future (1998). Some would classify these as Japanese techno fonts. Alternate site. Font Pavilion sells Juicy Fruits and Metro (1998). Models (silhouettes of people) was designed by Nobutaka Sato (1998). All fonts are designed or co-designed by "savwo". These include Aquasky 2.0, TGR 3.-, Typeout2097 and Space. Alternate URL. With Shin Sasaki at Extra Design, he made Cubicle in 1999. He also made Fat Ultra (1998, Extra Design).

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

D Mario

100 font-archive with many Latin and some kana fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D. Paul Alecsandri
[Every Witch Way]

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Dainippon Type Organization

Japanese commercial foundry. Creators of the commercial fonts Military (Kata, hira), Y.M.C.font, UnionJack, KUROFUNE20000, Typostock, Dentypo, and kurofune95. Some free stuff: English-Kunyomi font "Kurofune". This font is present to the admiral Perry he came to Uraga in 1853. This is "Kanji-font" meets "English-font" (sic). Older URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daisuke Monma
[Sasuri-vibs]

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Daisuke Nagatani
[Hanpen]

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Daisuke Sato
[Cout Works--Drop Design]

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Daisuke Sugisawa

Daisuke Sugisawa is a Japanese type designer who sells his fonts via Font Pavilion. BackSeat is a Japano-Latin sales ad font. Go here for Chopress-825683, and here for Backseat, Marmelade (1997) and Pomade. In Font Pavilion 12 (2000): Giddy-Alphabet, Giddy-Katakana, TeaSpoon-Alphabet, TeaSpoon-Katakana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daisuke Suzuki
[VL Gothic]

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Daisuke Yajima

Japanese designer. Together with Hiroaki Nagai, he won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dakeja

Free Latin and Japanese pixel fonts: Untitled, momoarufa, momokana1, momokana2, momokana3, momokana4, momokana5. In addition, this site has a number of dingbat faces, many containing hearts and cute objects: momofancy1, momofancy2, momohana, momoharu, momoheart, momoheart2, momohorror, momokira, momoosyare, momotegaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Damedame Corporation

Designers in 1999 of the font Katakana Textbook. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Bailey
[Fontosaurus]

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Das Nest der Qualle
[Ren Kiryu]

Ren Kiryu is the Japanese creator in 2007 of RN-DawnRaid (handprinted), RN-Digitalian (LED simulation), RN-EasyCirclet-OL, RN-EasyCirclet-WL, RN-EasyCirclet, RN-Fraktur1 (blackletter), RN-Gothic1 (blackletter), RN-HoneyBlade, RN-Italic1, RN-Laboratory, RN-Lagopus, RN-LovelyBaby, RN-MilkCafe, RN-RibbonSweets (curly), RN-RoughhewnRomancer, RN-SealingClub, RN-SugarRuskHoney, RN-SwingingJohn, RN-UncialHalfUncial1, RN-disStrayedGhost. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dasombang

Cloer (kitchen tile fiont from FLOP Design), Humanbuilding, Pilgi2 (Hangul font), SAKURAhira (kana font), SnowDream, Toon-Plain, VintageDingbats, ZingDing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daughters of the Nile
[Melinda Windsor]

Melinda Windsor from Ocala, FL (b. 1960) (but maybe also from Lincoln, NE), designed the occult dingbats font OccultDiary02 in 2001. Free Tamil fonts designed by her: KoothuCapsPlain, KoothuTamelTee, KoothuTamilFont, KoothuTamilFontBold, ThinaKoothuPowderCakes. Frigate (2001, Apostrophic Labs) is a display font family that includes kana characters as well. She is making a new font set, Plastic, at Apostrophic Labs. The Cyrillic/Latin version of Plastic No. 28 (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Death Hand

Japanese techno fonts (katakana, hiragana): Galaxy, Galaxy Seventeen, Widow, Widow Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debian

Kochi Mincho and Kochi Gothic: public domain kanji truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debian JP Project

Free Postscript interpreter w/ Japanese text processing capabilities, Aladdin copyright: package gs-aladdin-vflib 5.10-7.2. Page by Atsuhito kohda. Note: package contains a kanji truetype font from the Kakugawa font library. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debian.org

Freely distributable complete Japanese truetype fonts: wadalab-gothic, watanabe-mincho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

dejikame

Font links from a site in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dejima fonts
[Yoshiki Hayashi]

A free Japanese font derived from Tsukiji Mincho, by Yoshiki Hayashi: Dejima Mincho (2006-2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dekamoji

Free image generator (for Japanese) using any text message. Written by Kiyoka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Demiplane Cultural Bureau--Japanese Language

A free XWindows kanji font, and a free PostScript kana font. Plus some Japanese language links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denenchofu Design
[Shuichi Ono]

Original kana and Latin fonts by Shuichi Ono, often of the comic book type. Fonts: Paranoia (2003), DD PARANOiA-MAX (2003, kana), November, DDDynamiteRave-N (2001), Poppers, Miracle Moon, Allnight, PetitCapsule, Dynamite Rave, Boys, DDboomboomkana, DDboomboom, DDbwonderland, DDheroBold, DDheroItalic, DDheroNormal, DDMiracleHiragana, DDMiracleNormal, DDwonderful, DDwWonderland, DDmerrowBold, DDmerrow, DDboomboomkadakana, DDMiracleKadakana, SacchiHiragana, Paranoia, Brilliant2U (circled letters), Lucky Love (pixel font), PetitLove (pixel font for kana), Kaorin (irregular handprinting). The latter fonts are not free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Roegel
[LaTeX Navigator]

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DEPOTzNET

Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Signal

Japanese foundry with some interesting output: Whisper (1997, curly Latin display font), Walk (2000, kanji font at Font1000), Shunyo Sora (2000, handwritten kanji face), Shunyo Yama (2000, handwritten kanji face), Shoten (2000, liquid Japanese face), Gakuen (2000, kanji as written by school kids), Bokusui (2000, minimalist kanji face), Bokkoku (2000, a sword-blade style kanji face), Kogatana (2000, sans serif kanji?), Tsumikishin (1999, a very liquid kanji face), Suiken (1999), Momotaro (1999, from the famous children's comic strips), Sekiin (1998), Kinshun (1998), Taikairei (1997, ink-run kanji face), Tsumiki (1997, rectangular letters), Taikaishinsyo (1997), Kururun (1997, curly kanji face), Bobu (1997, comic book font), Shunin (1996, ancient way of drawing kanji), Maimu (1996, geometrical kanji), Shunboku (1994), Buhin (2000, Latin letters made up from mechanical parts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Studio Blue

Japanese commercial foundry. They offer Latin fonts as well. Among dingbats and special fonts, we cite Benzion, Fraktura, MathFont, Nota, Numerals, Ornament, PiGraphA, PiGraphB. Designers of Takoyaki, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Designers HIGH (or: Keisuke Asami Design)
[Keisuke Asami]

Keisuke Asami's fonts at Designers HIGH include kana and Latin versions for each typeface. Commercial, sold through Font Pavilion: KSKD3 (2003), DAF (2003, liquid crystal font), Strange Days, Arc and Line (1999), Octagon (1999), Massive, Ecoda. Free: 4or5H, Bitween10A, Bitween10A2, Bumpy (pixel font), COMMUNICATIONA, COMMUNICATIONH, COMMUNICATIONK, EDIFICE, EDITION12A, Elephant A, Elephant K, EQUIPMENT10, EQUIPMENTMONO, EQUIPMENTMONOLight, EQUIPMENTMONORoundLight, EQUIPMENTMONORoundRegular, FONTDELIC, KEY14A, KSKDATA10 (2000, pixel face), MASSIVE10A, MASSIVE10K, MULTIPLIESH, NERIMA, QUIPMonoRegular. Almost all are geometric techno fonts with Roman and Japanese versions. In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), they published MASSIVE, a Latin/kana font family. At FRONTLINE 01, they published Elephant (2002) (Elephanta, 2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Designings

Japanese outfit. Designer of Designitica Neue, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dex Web

Dex Web or Dex Image is a Japanese font vendor. It also sells Shotai style (brush stroke) kanji fonts. Samples: Dex Ninja, Dex Seigetsu. Other URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dharma Type
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Yet another foundry of Japanese designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Flat-It, Prop-A-Ganda, and Holiday Type. The first download is the industrial grotesk face Bebas Neue (2010). The connected signage typeface Sneaker Script followed in 2012. Great Victorian (2012) follows the prototypical Victorian style.

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

Dick Pape
[Dick Pape: Renji Murata]

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Dick Pape: Renji Murata
[Dick Pape]

In 2009, Dick Pape created the scanbat typeface Range Murata. He writes: Renji "Range" Murata (born October 2, 1968 in Osaka) is a Japanese artist and designer, known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese anime elements. He is best known for his conceptual design work on anime series Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6. Download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DiD

Commercial katakana/hiragana fonts. Several families such as Blade, Electric, Ghost, Rally, Twinkle, Reindeer, Slender. For the Mac, type 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Didier Mas

Didier Mas designed the Sword Kanji font (2002), a Japanese font based on the Jim's Kanji font by Jim Kurrasch. Basically, Mas placed all the glyphs in one unicode-compatible font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DIGIGA

Japanese techno fonts (katakana, hiragana): Astro Pop, Cage, Cocoon, Cyborg Assassin, Discotic, Metallic Combatant, Spermula, Spermula Oblique, Spermula Ultra, Spermula Ultra Oblique, Terror Reverse Wing, Terror Wing, Third World Cinema Kana, Third World Cinema Latin, Ultraman Album Collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Agent Factory (or: DAF)

Japanese site with free original Mac fonts: Drop, Dodgem, Garage, Doodle, R1999, PeachMelba, Nicoyan. The designer is called "Mao". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Flame Studios
[Kokkei Mizu]

Japanese site which has Kokkei Mizu's free fonts, such as the screen face Pixelation (2005). Dafont mentions that the designer is Sindre Smâ (b. 1993, Norway).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Works Upside K

Japanese foundry. At some point, some of its fonts were part of FRONTLINE 01. The list of fonts fonts (free, kana only): Kannana, Hitsujigumo, Harigane, DB Straight10 (pixel font, Latin), Aoi-Kaku, Ayase, Madara, Hanahata, Ohzakai, Motogi, Gaura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DigitalDreamDesign
[Yoshiyasu Ito]

Yoshiyasu Ito's free fonts (Roman and Katakana): the gorgeous Calligraphism, the interesting Labyrinthism. More complete list: D3-Archism, D3-Archism-I, D3-Beatmapism, D3-Beatmapism-Curve, D3-Beatmapism-Neo, D3-Biscuitism, D3-Biscuitism-Bold, D3-Calligraphism, D3-Concretism-typeA, D3-Concretism-typeB, D3-Cosmism, D3-Cosmism-Hiragana, D3-Cosmism-Hiragana-Oblique, D3-Cosmism-Katakana, D3-Cosmism-Katakana-Oblique, D3-Cosmism-Oblique, D3 Craftism (3d face), D3-Cubism, D3-Digitalism, D3-Digitalism-Italic, D3 Egoistism (octagonal), D3-Euronism, D3-Factorism-Alphabet, D3-Factorism-Italic, D3-Factorism-Katakana, D3-Factorism-Katakana-Italic, D3-Guitarism, D3-Honeycombism (hexagonal), D3-Honeycombism-Bold, D3-Honeycombism-Sorround, D3-Isotopism, D3-Labyrinthism-katakana, D3-Labyrinthism, D3-Mochism, D3-Mouldism-Alphabet, D3-Mouldism-Round-Italic, D3-Mouldism-Katakana, D3-Mouldism-Round-Alphabet, D3-Parallelism, D3-PazzlismA, D3-PazzlismB, D3-PipismS, D3-PipismW, D3-RoundSquarism, D3-Stonism, D3-Streetism, D3-Streetism-Katakana, D3-Sufism, D3-Surfism_I, D3-Surfism_IO. Alternate download place where you can also find D3-Circuitism, D3-Circuitism-Oblique, D3-Concretism-typeA, D3-Concretism-typeB, D3-Cozmism, D3-Cozmism-Hiragana, D3-Cozmism-Hiragana-Oblique, D3-Cozmism-Katakana, D3-Cozmism-Katakana-Oblique, D3-Cozmism-Oblique, D3-Electronism, D3-Electronism-Katakana, D3-Smartism-TypeA, D3-Smartism-TypeB, D3-Witchism.

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Digitalogue

Commercial Japanese font outfit, involved in various font activities. Their fonts are featured at and sold by P22 in the Font Pavilion CD series. Each set features several Roman and Katakana fonts in TrueType for Windows and PostScript for Macintosh. Of particular interest is the DPI72 series, all screen pixel fonts in type 1 format:

  • Eriko Tomita: 10GIRLS series (1999), JISBIT11 series (1999).
  • Takafumi Miyadima: 4030STARCH (1999).
  • Kato Masashi of FLOP Design: AMI-alp and AMI-kat (1999).
  • Masahito Hanzawa of Power Graphix: ASTROCREEP-7pt (1999), Eightball-8pt (1999).
  • Takuya Sato: BrokeBack series (1999), Pastel (1999).
  • Yuji Adachi: CODE14X (1999), DryBones7 (1999), Tempo9 (1999).
  • Taku Anekawa of Param: Dannybitman-7pt, DingBit-FreeSoul, DoshinFont.
  • Yosiro: Echo8 (1999), Riddim7 (1999), Vibes10 (1999).
  • Hideaki Ohtani of fontgraphic.com: F2-BoldScriptALP, F2-BoldScriptKT, F2-ScriptALP, F2-ScriptKT.
  • Hyperion Graphics: GIGANTIC-9 (1999), HELLFIRE series (roman, katakana, 1999), Inferno series (roman and kata, 1999), Starlight9 (1999).
  • Sasuri\245Vivs: Kyosen-TsukaenaiMappo (1999).
  • Atsushi Aoki: PointN (1999).
  • Masayuki Sato of Maniackers Design: Zerozero series (2000).
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Divo

Japanese font CD-ROM vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dom's Kanji Tattoo Archive

Kanji pictures. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Donna M. Stewart
[Kajika]

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DOT

Designer(s) of the free kana and alphading faces DOT-BAMBI (groovy kana), DOT-CHAMELEON (curly kana), DOT-FROG (alphading), DOT-MARGARET (kana), DOT-PICKLES (comic book kana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dot Colon (also: Arro, Alt Rivet)
[Sora Sagano]

Japanese foundry, was Alt Rivet. Superb free fonts: Eunomia (2013, a sci-fi sans), Seshat (2012), Penna (2011, beautiful hairline sans), Ferrum (roman capitals), Medio (a didone), Vegur (sans), all developed from 2004-2011. Tenderness (2007) is a high-legged beauty of art deco heritage.

Arro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Download Tantei

Free Nihongo-dayori 48x48 pixel bitmap printer font for Japanese (.exe format, 1.5MB). [Google] [More]  ⦿

DPI '72

About 60 commercial pixel fonts for 70 USD, Mac and PC. Drawn by Japanese designers for Font Pavilion/P22. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Drop In
[Haryu]

Japanese foundry. Besides a few katakana and hiragana fonts, they have these Latin pixel fonts made in 2002 and 2003: HM-Applique, HM-BitBox, HM-Break-Bit, HM-Coron, HM-D-HaryuBitOne, HM-EasyBitHR, HM-EasyBitKT, HM-Fine-Bit-Beam, HM-Fine-Bit-Edge, HM-FineBit, HM-FirmBit, HM-HaryuBitOne, HM-LankyBit, HM-LeanBit, HM-OthelloBlack, HM-OthelloWhite, HM-Sinker-Bit, HM-SlenderBit, HM-SquareBitHR, HM-SquareBitKT, HM-TinyBit, HM-Typer-Bit, HM-Wire-Bit. The designer is Haryu. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)
[Phillip Andrade]

Not to be confused with Phil's Fonts, Phil Fonts offers charityware fonts by Phillip Andrade who uses the nicknames Dry Bohnz, neatoguy and spamboy. Most fonts are grungy, and were designed roughly between 1999 and 2003.

The list: BlownDroid, Neatified, HappyLarry, IShotTheSheriff, Alien Marksman, EvilCow, Corporate Suit, BadHairDay, Tiptonian, Philbats. Grouped as Scroll fonts from the dead Sea, we find: Habbakuk Scroll (Hebrew), Manual of Discipline (Hebrew), Parthenon (Greek), Ambrosius, Problem Secretary (old typewriter), DeadCircuit, MoldyPillow, Pastorswrit, RadiatedPancake, StolenLlama, Untitled, WetNapkin, Worn Manuscript (1999, grungy blackletter), DustyWombat, NasalDrip, Alphasnail, CarbonatedFont, RaptorAttack (2001), Warped Greased Monkey, Alphasnail (2001), Beth David (1999, Hebrew), Greased Monkey (2001), Lost City (1999, Hebrew), Missing man out (2001), No Brainer (2001), Raptor Kill (2001), Spazbats (2002, dingbats), Speed of Oatmeal (2001), Troglodyte (2001), Polyphemus (2000), Infestation (2000), Hand Drawn Wasabi (2002, katakana font), I Am A Font Designer (2003, scanbats), Neosight (2003), FirstTemple (2003, an old Phoenician lettering font), ScreamingGuitar (2002, guitar dingbats), DHUgaritic (2003), PeskyPhoenicians (2003).

Devian tart link. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DVSoft

Japanese company that produced the dingbat fonts KamonJTCC, KamonLTCC in 2001. Other fonts are mostly kana fonts: FKG5, Gdmc5, Ioa5, Ss5, Ufo5 (kana). Hkf is Latin connected handwriting. Gdks is a partially full kanji font. Alternate URL. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

DynaFont 54 CD-ROM

54 full-fledged Japanese fonts on one CD. Price: 150 USD. Windows or Mac. See also here. [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]  ⦿

Ebisu

Commercial Japanese foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eco Michiba

Designer at Font Pavilion of COVERGIRL2000 (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

eCreo

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edge of Perspective (or: EOP_takeshi)
[Takeshi Ooya]

Takeshi Ooya (Edge of Perspective owner) designed the Latin and kana fonts EOPcouponE, EOPcouponE, EOPlaahiragana, EOPlaakaakana, EOPlava, EOPshion, all made in 1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EduThink

Five commercial Japanese truetype fonts by EduThink in their "KanjiKit 2000": TAmadam, TAsamurai, TAamayadori, TAtegaki, TAtsurara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward G.J. Lee
[LGJ Font Notes]

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Efont (Electronic Font Open) project
[Hiroki Kanou]

A Japanese font project at Sourceforge being led by Hiroki Kanou. Fonts in this distribution include Kochi-Gothic, Kochi-Mincho (both are spindly), Sazanami-Gothic-Regular, Sazanami-Mincho-Regular (for Sazanami, see also here). Related projects: VL Gothic, Electronic Font IOpen Laboratory, Project Vine (by Daisuke Suzuki). The VL-Gothic-Regular and VL-PGothic-Regular (2006; VL stands for Vine Linux) also evolved from the Wada fonts but are associated with the Vine Linux Project and Daisuke Suzuki. Another subpage of links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eiichi Ishii

Japanese FontStructor who made an attempt at a pixelized art deco face, Test Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eiichi Kono

Japanese type designer. He started out in the photo optical industry in Tokyo with Carl Zeiss and American Optical. He studied type design at the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art. From 1979-1985 he worked at the graphic design firm Banks&Miles in London. There he redesigned Johnston Underground Sans for text setting as well as display use, now known as New Johnston, and carried out a feasibility study for space saving and legibility for the BT telephone directory, proving that Matthew Carter's Bell Centennial was the best suited typeface for the purpose. He also taught typography at Middlesex Polytechnic between 1980 and 1988. With Matthew Carter, he developed the full Roman and kanji OpenType font family Meiryo (2005), as part of Microsoft's ClearType project. Other participants on this project included Takeharu Suzuki of C&G and Yukiko Ueda. Meiryo won the Tokyo TDC 2007 award. He is currently a senior research fellow at University of Brighton, leading research into Edward Johnston's legacy.

At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke about Sustainability and typography.

In 2012, he designed CC Art Sans for CCA Kitakyushu.

With Lida Lopes Cardozo, he designed Kindersley Street Italic, a typeface created to accompany Kindersley Street (2005), which in turn is a revival of David Kindersley's MoT Serif (1952). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eiji Nishidai
[Pentacom]

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Eiji Sunaga

Designer in 2000 at Maniackers Design of Tanrei Katakana, a Latin simulation in katakana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eisuke Furukawa
[Hyperion Graphics]

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eKanji fonts

Japanese page, where you can download Kanji bitmap fonts. From the Human Sciences Institute at Kyoto University, by Niwa and Katsumura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Electron
[Shinji Yamaguchi]

Electron is a Japanese site. Click on menu, then sozai, and then font to find these truetype bitmap creations by Shinji Yamaguchi: ele-chromosome, ele-cryptozoite, ele-digital-sneezing, ele-electrolysis-a, ele-electrolysis-k, ele-electrocardiogram. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Electropithecus
[Wataru Tonohka]

Free fonts by Wataru Tonohka (Electropithecus) made in 1999-2000: ET Aluminium, ET Electrotype, ET Technokid, ET Rocketype, Zipangu, Metal, BoogieBlocks (1999), BT6001, BT7001, BT8001, ET BT Ultra9, ET QtFunny, ET BT11B, ET BT 11A. Mostly computer simulation fonts. See also here. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

elefont
[Mattias Jakobsson]

At elefont (and before that at subform) we could fond the free (non-commercial use only) fonts Halvar, Bailando, Onaka (katakana) and Atmosphere (fantastic LED font), designed by Swede Mattias Jakobsson in cooperation with Daniel Brandt. Elefont disappeared but is revived at typOasis by CybaPee. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elephant Shape Productions (ESP)

Great futuristic fonts for the Mac and PC by an unnamed designer: Doubt, Porhythm, Offon, Sneakout, Stride, Cosmos0, and a katakana font, ESPF-9806. Direct access.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eliza Ling Suet Fung

Designer of Yuuku, the silver prize in the 6th Morisawa Awards International Typeface Design Competition, 1999. A great brush kanji font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elmer Keddy

Designer of the free handwritten Latin and kanji fonts ElmerFont and ElmerPFont. Alternate URL. Download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emperorsoft (was: Tetsu, or Death and Graphics)

Original fonts by Tetsu such as Devil Head (1997), ASAKI-YUMEMISI, Benzen-Ring, COASTER-TO-HELL, DEGI-pulse, GRCaGoon, JIGOCK-COASTER, MATH-BOOK, Panda-Boy, PromptDream, X-dotz, bonapalt-F, devil-head, gulchagon-gothic, hell-2. Alternate URL. Site vanished. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Energear

Japanese creators of free techno fonts in 2009: 134217728 (dot matrix), Mondroid, Athlobatica, Energear, Ocatazke (almost Kafkaesque), Sorobin, Xbywire, Siki on koo, Octatrax.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enfour Media Laboratory

Japanese outfit based in Sendagaya, Tokyo, which made the commercial truetype font Keitai, based on a 12x12 bitmap. See also here. Other products include the Enfour Type Collection and the Type Bank Professional Font Series. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Epson Japan

The Epson Truetype fonts for Japanese (2000) are free: EPSON-FUTO-GYOSHO, EPSON-GYOSHO, EPSON-KAISHO, EPSON-FUTO-KAKUGO, EPSON-KYOKASHO, EPSON-MARUGO, EPSON-FUTO-MARUGO, EPSON-FUTO-MINCHO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eri Nagae

Japanese designer with Masayuki Sato of Stitch AL (2008, Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eriko Tomita
[tommy's]

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Every Witch Way
[D. Paul Alecsandri]

D. Paul Alecsandri designed the runic fonts Futharc (2001), NewSymbolFont (2000) and Samaritan (2001). We also find the rather complete Unicode truetype font Roman-Unicode (2001), which cover all European, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Thai and Indic languages, and provide kana as well (but not kanji). All parts of unicode covered. See also here.

Samaritan (2001) deals with a pre-Samaritan or pre-Babylonian Hebrew.

Originally designed for linguistics, the free typeface Chrysanthi Unicode (2001) contains all Unicode Latin characters (including Basic Latin, Latin 1 Supplement, Latin Extended A&B, IPA, and Latin Extended Additional) as well as Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and everal others.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

evm web channel (was: e-val Monkeys)

Free Mac and Windows fonts: the katakana SteelEdge and Heroic, and the Latin fonts Cootan, Cyclops and CKP (Chuck Kichit Pichit). The last three fonts are commercial. Some of these may be bought through Font Pavilion. Flower. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Extract (was: Extra Designs)
[Shin Sasaki]

Extract is a design studio in Sapporo, Japan, which consists of Nobutaka Sato, Yusuke Ohba, a nd Takuya Inomata. Before that, it was called Extra Designs.

As Extra Designs, it offered free original fonts designed by Shin Sasaki. There were also commercial fonts. The original list of typefaces included Takugin (romaji, kata, commercial), Animals, Compact, Cubicle (1999, 3d lettering, done with Nobutaka Sato), Dotchinhime, FatUltra, HelvetikanaBold, Leaves (original!), Nippon-Bold, Roundstyle, Diet (commercial, 2001, a simple script), Pavement, Squaretype 1.0 and 2. Direct access. Some of these are katakana fonts.

At Shift Factory: Nippon Bold 2.0, Helveticana Bold, Squaretype 2.0, Fat-Ultra 2.0, Animals, Leaves, Child Blocks, Sebastian. Paraline (2001) is a circle-geometric tri-line font family. Dub Ainu (2013) is a custom typeface for the Dub Ainu band.

Homepage. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyeballbaby (or: All Blue Baby)

Japanese pixel font maker also called "eyeballbaby and the unlucky land cycommunications": abb.bitz-evilyou (2003), abb.bitz-nerdcore (2004), abb.bitz-shortcut (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Family Font Mart
[Akihiro Oya]

Free fonts by Akihiro Oya in truetype format for Mac and PC: Nishichiba, NerimaNumber, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Italic, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Regular, Canarendon-Broken, Chubu-08-Normal, G.B.BOOT, GENERAL, GUNJU (very original stencil font), Horror-Impact-B, KANEIWA-alp-regular (simulated Japanese), Logic-twenty-five-A, Logic-twenty-five-Normal, Logic-twenty-five-Q, MEN'S-COSME, MINIMALHARD, MINIMALHARD2, NAKAMURA, Overheads, R.P.G.-KATAKANA, R.P.G., TAPEMAN, Telavision, VIET-MAP-LOVE, cubic-millimeter, enikusu-HG, square-millimeter, super-detective-kids, tamio-qn6, trattorian-2, videobeast-80's, namco_regular. Two of these are katakana fonts. All of them may be classified as experimental. Many can be used at small sizes on screens ("pixel fonts").

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fancy Graphic
[Keita Soejima]

Keita Soejima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Squash, SPORTS WEAR, Portable, Cheese, Mog (2000), Plamoframe, Scooter E, Scooter J, Sportswear Sweat E, Sportswear Sweat J. Many fonts have katakana and romaji versions. Home page. Newest additions: Cartridge E, Edit E, Sponge E, Basic E, Portable E, Squash E. Mac fonts by Keita Soejima and Yo-Yo: two free Roman fonts (French Curve, Marking Marker), one Thai font (Taikana) and an experimental hiragana font (Koike) at this site run by Keita Soejima. Page at DEX Image. [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]  ⦿

fatdesign
[Hiroyuki Watanabe]

Hiroyuki Watanabe (fatdesign) is a Japanese free font maker whose motto is It is one vomited by the individual. Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of fatbitboy. Their other creations from 2008, both Latin and Hirgana/Katakana, are often techno or experimental: FDF_Adapter, FDF_Architectsis, FDF_Beehive, FDF_HiragaNize, FDF_IrishIrish (stitching font), FDF_MiCRO-MINI (pixel face), FDF_Modanium, FDF_NANAMETTA-PIENETTA-TAKANA, FDF_Taspotron, FDF_WeatherPictgram. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fdiary

Japanese page which explains the nature and design of pixel faces, and gives an overview of the main font formats. Another subpage of links. [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]  ⦿

Field's Colour
[Souka]

Souka designed these mostly hand-printed Latin and/or kanji fonts: FC-Wind, FC-Earth, FC-Flower, FC-Grass, FC-Stone, FC-Sun, FC-Water. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline face with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif face with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab. YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Flavor

Japanese outfit. Designed the commercial katakana comic book font Comic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FLOP Design
[Kato Masashi]

Japanese site with original fonts by Kato Masashi (b. 1973), who lives in Takasaki (Gunma prefecture, Japan): Parismatch (2004), SAKUalp (2000, handwriting), Steeltype, Broadband, Hivision, Cinematime, Ultracomic, Ice Cream, Be Happy, Summer Beauty, Flyermix, Cheerscript, Breakstyle, Breakfont, Round, H-Five, Natsucomi, Long Vacation, Lovers, Breakfont (2003, graffiti style), Pokkaman, BeHappy, Natsucomi, Momolcan, Seasons Dings, Electron, Round, Lovers, FlyerMix (fifties style), CheerScript (comic book style), Hi-Five (pixel font), Summer Beauty, SummerDrive, White Day, Long Vacation, Amayadori (high contrast kana font), Fuyucomi, Icecream, Pickett, 321, Pingpong, Frontline, Ginza, Yago (nice free dings), Polaris, 321eng, 321kana, APPLE, CLIQUE, Clover (kitchen tile font, 1998), DIGI, Eneneng, Enenhira, FDalp, FDwhie, Hnoodle, Hanko (free black on white stamp font, 1998, see also here), MKCuer, MOOGIRLALP, MOOMILKKANA, Noodle, Origami, Pers, SA0kmh, SA100kmh, SA50kmh, SK0kmh, SK100kmh, SK50kmh, Template6, Tenten, Ami Font, Speedfont, Supercar, Sakura, Regoty, Shopping Famiry, Ticket, Yohic, Recording, Akachan, Wafont, Frontbit7, MusicNetwork, Yakitori (free handwriting font), Ticket, Folkdance (pixelized people), Human Building (dings of famous buildings), Bunny (free), Frontline0, Side5 (pixel font), Side6, Side7. Some pixel fonts, many techno fonts, some kana fonts, and the Japanese kids dingbat font, Folkdance. Some fonts, such as his Latin/Japano font ShoppingFamily (1998), are sold by Font Pavilion. Major Japanese free font links.

In 1999, he published the AMI screen pixel font series in Digitalogue's DPI72 package. Other commercial fonts: Pine Apple, the WM family, Cutie Girl, Astratic, PictPlasma, Minivan, Frontbit 7, Ginza, Zoological.

Free fonts as of 2007: Aiko, a 4-weight rounded sans with support for Latin and kana (see also here). Fonts made in 2007-2008: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse, Readymade (didone inspired by Corvinus and Giorgio).

Additions in 2009: Kanna W4, Sweet Doughnuts (rounded sans).

Fonts made between 1998 and 2008: 321, AirExpress, AirTickt, AMAYADORI, AMIFONT, APPLE, ASTRA, AYANO, BeHappy, bitneon, BORDER7, BREAKFONT, BroadBand, BUNNY, CALENDER, CheerScript, CinemaTime, CLIQUE, CLOVER, CutieGirl, Departure, DIGIT, ELECTRON, FlyerMix, FolkDance, FOLKDANCE2, FrontBit, FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE01, FUYUCOMI, GINZA, HANKO, HappyEnd, hiFive, HumanBuild, IceCream, ICHIGO, JAPON2, KAKIZOME, KEYMODE, LabLife, LongVacation, LoversMINIMONO, MKCUTTER, MOMOKAN, MooFont, MusicNet, NATSUCOMI, Nenga, Noodele, OnePiece, oneBox, Origami, ParisMatch, Pers, Pickett, PICTdings, PictPlasma, PineApple, PingPong, pokkaman, Polaris, PopStar, Puzzle, Recoya, REGO, ROUND, SAKURA, SAMACAN, Seazons, Shopping, SIDE5, SIDE51byte, SIDE6, SIDE61byte, SIDE7, SPEED, STAMPER, SteelType, SummerBeauty, SummerDrive, SuperCar, Template5, TenTen, Ticket2, UltraComic, WHITEday, Yabako, Yago, Yakitori (handwriting of Mayumi Kakegawa), Yothic, Zoological, Nippondings, Caredings, TraficSignsWLD, TraficSigns, JPN, Kamondings, Kamondings2, Kurashidings, Okonomi, FunnyFace, Hotsuma, Toyokuni, Constellation, SunnyDay, BOXdings, Machinedings, CLICKdings, Berrys, Container Box, Twinkleline, Minivan, Akachan.

Dingbats: Kurashidings, IchigoC, TraficsignsWLD, TraficsignJPN, Nenga, Kamondings2, Kamondings, Breakstyle, Pictdings, Zoological, Caredings, Clickdings, Funnyface, seasons, Pictplasma, Humanbuilding, Nippondings, Yago, Boxdings, Toyokuni, Constellation (astrological symbols), Machinedings, Hotsuma, Folkdance, Calender.

Japanaese handwriting fonts: Aiko, Haruka, Syuntaro, YUKI, Ryunosuke.

Futuristic/ geometric fonts: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse.

"Funny" fonts: IchigoR, Ultracomic, Amayadori, Parismatch, hanko, LongVacation, Cinamatime, Natsucomi, Okonomi, IceCream, Yakitori, Cutiegirl, Monokan Wa, Shopping, Lovers, Fuyucomi, Berrys, Akachan, Bunny, Clover, Pokkaman, Pickett, Electron.

Cool fonts: Sunnyday, HiVision AirTicket, Lablife, Flyermix, Popstar, AirExpress, Broadband, Recording, Breakfont, Frontline, Ami, Minivan, Side5, Side6, Summerdrive, Digit, Supercar, Frontline00, BeHappy, Steeltype, Onepiece, Puzzle, Astlatic, Stamper.

Download page of their free silhouette dingbat images. In 2014, they created the free art deco typeface Jazzkissa.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. Direct access. Alternate URL for free stuff. And another URL. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flucky frog
[Masachika Yamasaki]

With the help of Mark Abbott I finally located the free fonts on this Japanese page: click prod [van icon], then go to the pull down menu on the right. The fonts: Basicdots, Chimneyb12, Hachy, Harchar, Iceleven, Moonglow, North-Pole, Risingsun, Skyliner, Hachicro. These are mostly pixel fonts, all created by Masachika Yamasaki. The foundry is/was associated with "North Pole". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flyer's Feeling
[Izumi Najamura]

Izumi Najamura is the Japanese designer of these free fonts: FF_FamilyCockpit (2006, blocky), FF_Himekazura-H (2006, blocky hiragana), FF_Himekazura-K (2006, blocky katagana), FF_LogicBox, FF_PetitBiscuit1.9, FF_SingaSong, FF_Suzuki-Al, FF_Suzuki-K. Mostly, these fonts are experimental and incomplete. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FOD (was: HyperNova, or: Demon Hill Font Factory)

FOD:4 stands for Fonts Over Drive Four. Free truetype fonts for PC and Mac: DH-Angry-Santa-Claus, DemonCubicBlock-NKP, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Black, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Dark, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Shade, DemonCubicBlock-NKP-Tile, DemonCubicBlockFont, DemonCubicBlockFont-Black, DemonCubicBlockFont-Dark, DemonCubicBlockFont-Shade, DemonCubicBlockFont-Tile (a family of 3d block fonts for Latin and katakana), DemonDaDaFont, DH-GENTRY, DH-GENTRY-(SIDE-B), DH-O-Ne-Sho, Hayasaw, DemonicHyperNovaFont, DemonKakubariFont, DemonMetallicFont, SonicDemonFont, Windows, DemonWipeOutFont, DemonWipeOutFont-Proportional, DemonicWipeoutXLFont, DemonWipeoutXLFontProportional.

Home page in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonderie de Bertrand Loeulliet
[Bertrand Loeulliet]

Fonderie de Bertrand Loeulliet was a Paris-based foundry specializing in foreign languages in the 19th century. Léon de Rosny and Bertrand Loeulliet published Spécimen de caractères japonais Kata-Kana / gravés par Bertrand Loeulliet; sous la direction de Léon de Rosny in 1858. This 4-page folio is available at the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique in Brussels. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Aid V

Located in Oakland, Font Aid V was created for the sole purpose of collectively designing a commercial pictotype called Made for Japan (2011) to support the victims of the terrible 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The contributors:

  • Jonathan Abbott, Rui Abreu, Frank Adebiaye, Tim Ahrens, Anonymous, Eero Antturi, Leonardo Aranda, Hector Carrillo Aspano, Danielle Atnip, Alejandro Cabrera Avila.
  • Christophe Badani, Joanne Gyo Young Bae, Ben Balvanz, Cynthia Bataille, Priyanka Batra, Donald Beekman, Hannes Beer, David Berlow, Kevin Beronilla, Fabian Bertschinger, Nicole Bittner, Bart Blubaugh, Dathan Boardman, Andrew Boardman, Joel Vilas Boas, Konstantin Boldovskiy, Scott Boms, Michael Browers, Vickie Burns, Matt Burvill.
  • Daniele Capo, Seymour Caprice, Mauro Caramella, Matevz Cas, Eli Castellanos, Sarah Castillo, Tom Censani, Pinar Ceyhan, Ivette Chacon, Hin-Ching Chan, Sarah Charalambides, Karen Charatan, Sinde Cheung, Todd Childers, Justin Chodzko, Felipe Coca, Antonio Coelho, Jefferson Cortinove, Alan Lima Coutinho, Nick Cox, Nick Curtis.
  • Girish Dalvi, Christopher DeCaro, Thomas C Dempsey, Matt Desmond, Chank Diesel, Anum Durvesh.
  • Suzie Eland, Engy Elboreini, Craig Eliason, Emi Eliason, James Elliott, Grace Engels, Exljbris.
  • Hillary Fayle, Carol Fillip, Jeff Fisher, Scott Fisk, John Foley, Stuart Ford, Mathias Forslund, Brock French, Anina Frischknecht, Eric Frisino, Chiyo Fujimori.
  • Kaela Gallo, Ayesha Garrett, Harald Geisler, Alfonso Gómez-Arzola, Adriana Esteve González, Richard Gregory, James Grieshaber, Grupoingenio, Kemie Guaida, Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero.
  • Rachel Han, Erin Harris, Stefan Hattenbach, Magnus Hearn, Marissa Heiken, Georg Herold-Wildfellner, Jamie Homer, Ed Hoskin, David Hubner, Jonathan Hughes, Rian Hughes, Grant Hutchinson.
  • Xerxes Irani, Masayuki Izumi.
  • Jan Janecek, Hyun Kyung Jang, Julien Janiszewski, Dusan Jelesijevic, Cal Jepps, Meghan Jossick, Evamaria Judkins, July Twenty Fourth, Erica Jung.
  • William K, Claes Kállarsson, Kapitza, Asutosh Kar, Arno Kathollnig, Sami Kaunisvirta, Hajime Kawakami, Scott Kaye, Richard Kegler, Anna Keroullé, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Lara Assouad Khoury, Ilona Kincses, Becky King, Sean King, Megan Kirby, Max Kisman, Keith Kitz, Romy Klessen, Akira Kobayashi, Kokin, Kozyndan&Silas Dilworth, Atushi Kunimune, Andreas Kuschner.
  • John Langdon, Ray Larabie, Jess Latham, Kelly D Lawrence, Matic Leban, Chien-Hao Lee, Bryan Levay, Enrico Limcaco, Andreas Lindholm, Andrew Loschiavo, Chris Lozos, Ian Lynam, John Lyttle.
  • Gustavo Machado, Jonathan Mak, Ricardo Marcin, Jeannie Mecorney, Steve Mehallo, Cristina Melo, Martin Mendelsberg, The Midnight Umbrella Studio, Goro Mihok, Ojasvi Mohanty, Ahmed Mohtadi, Alixe Monteil, Veronica Monterosso, Dani Montesinos, Masanobu Moriyama, Misa Moriyama, Pedro Moura, John Moy Jr, Marc Marius Mueller, Shoko Mugikura, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Diane Myers.
  • John Nahmias, Yoshihisa Nakai, Hiroshi Nakayama, Reiko Nara, Nathoo, Titus Nemeth, Nathanael Ng, Ngoc Ngo, Antoninus Niemiec.
  • James Ockelford, Kunihiko Okano, Naotatsu Okuda, Toshi Omagari, Onikeiji, Ozlem Ozkal.
  • Jason Pagura, Hrant Papazian, Brian Jongseong Park, John Passafiume, Patrick Griffin, Alejandro Paul, Vian Peanu, Dylan Pech, Rebecca Penmore, Peter Brugger, Jean-François Porchez, Carolyn Porter, Andrew Pothecary, James Puckett, Rachel Hernández Pumarejo.
  • James Random, Liam Roberts, Tom Rogers, David Jonathan Ross.
  • Sumio Sakai, Sana, Stuart Sandler, Rafael Saraiva, Riccardo Sartori, Ai Sasaki, Yee Wen Sat, Agnes Schlenke, Giovanna Scolaro, Roland Scriver, Alessandro Segalini, Shawn Semmes, Jane Sheppard, Josh Sherwood, Paulo Silva, Mark Simonson, Luis Siquot, Greg Smith, Owen Song, James L. Stirling, Nina Stössinger, Tanya Turipamwe Stroh, Kevin Strzelczyk, Neil Summerour, Superfried.
  • Shiho Takahashi, Shuji Takahashi, Yusuke Takeda, Naoyuki Takeshita, Bruno Tenan, Chung-Deh Tien, Tom, Ryoichi Tsunekawa, Alex Tye, Matthew Tyndall, TypoVar.
  • Virginia Valdez, Beatriz Valerio, Tom Varisco, Brayden Varr, Catarina Vaz, Andy Veale, Yvette Claudia Velez, Marie-Anne Verougstraete, Abbie Vickress, Ray Villarreal, Pat Vining.
  • Courtney Waite, Hoyle Wang, Viola Wang, Jim Ward, Grace Watling, Terrance Weinzierl, Robert Weiss, Stuart Weston, Kevin Wijaya, Dave Williams, Beau Williamson, Delve Withrington, Katherine Wood, Neil Woodyatt.
  • Jesvin Yeo, Yokokaku, Kazuhi Yoshikawa, YouWorkForThem, Matt Yow, Charlton Yu, Yuriko.
  • Ron Za, Jayson Zaleski, Víctor Zúñiga .
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Font Avenue

Type series sold by NEC consisting of 18 full kanji fonts. See also here. [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]  ⦿

Font de Material
[Michon]

Cute Japanese archive with over 500 fonts. Some original fonts and alphadings by "Michon" such as Chemi, DARUMA, Hearts, LadyBug, Michousa1, Michousa2, CometBitFM*11, Cute-2, Cute-3, Cute-3D, Cute-Bag, Cute-Cutout, Cute, HeartBitFM, Michotulip, PampBit*fm15, RabbitBitFM, Shodo, SimpleBitFM13, Snake-one, Till-Party*20. Some of these are pixel fonts. No font, however, has any punctuation symbols. Has a Valentine font archive.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Fan Hybrid 2

Vendors of a 12,000-font DVD in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Frontline

A collection of fonts by Japanese artists (not free): FRONTLINE01 (Bonus Title Font), Add (AddBlackImpact), COOZ (BMspiral), C-FONT (Cube01), CLOPS (Dachshund), COSMIC-COSMOS/Kenichiro (Neroppu), COUT WORKS (DSCF), Designers High (elephant), DigitalDreamDesign (D3 Groovism), Digital Works Updside K (Aoi-Kaku), FLOP DESIGN (FRONTLINE), Graphic Arts Unit (editmode16), GRAYVISION (Solidstate), KEIY (Pipot), Kivart (Punition), kuzumiHK (DustGhost), Miffies (M42_FLIGHT 721), Maniackers Design (ARAWASU), Naba (STONE), norm09 (Virus), nowconceptsite/makoto (sandpaper), PSYCHOGRAPHERS!/KOU (BIRDISH), SHAKAGRAPHICS/COLA (GRIDSYSTEM), Smile Girls with FD (Cutie Girl), softroclub (Janis Heavy), Third Entertainment featuring MKSD (Honey), Tosouka Utaru (Gatload), holiday (Ribbontic), Love Radio (TMRfont), YUKI (flow&passage), ZETUEI FONTS (emiwareru -oblique (Hiragana)), RIM FILMs (Suehirogari+90), kurihara taketugu (Frost-Medium), Denenchofu Design (poppers), Petuko (OLDA), OHMINATO Kazuaki Design (Twist(Katakana)), Wing.zero (TYPE-CHAIR), plus about four other fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Laboratory (A.S.P.)
[Yuko Otobe]

Seems to be a Japanese page by Yuko Otobe, where the dot matrix font Pointech may be found. Not sure if it can be downloaded from here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Museum

Japanese language font site. Links, and an archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Pavilion

A set of 15 font CDs from Digitalogue in Japan, marketed through P22. 1000USd for the full collection. About 70USD per CD, wth each collection containing about 50 fonts from about 20 Japanese designers. Font names. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font School
[T. Kengo]

Dead link. T. Kengo's explanations, in Japanese, of the major font classifications. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Silo

Free bitmap/screen fonts. Also, these outline fonts: Voltage, Starbow, StarDust, Cocoon, Horn Medium, all made in 1993. Also: Crescent Moon, Millennium, Whie Hole, Black Hole, Egghead, Cross-Stitch, Hypnosis, Spaghetti, Soft Cream, Town House Maxixe, Sikibu, Kurenai. I have no idea how to download these. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Utility Made in Japan

Links to made-in-Japan font utilities: FontPeeper 1.4, FontShop 1.2, SmallCaps 1.34, FontList 1.2, Hetaji 7. Mac only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONT1000

Commercial Japanese foundry. Alternate URL. Typecache link.

The type designers:

  • Aki Toyoshima
  • Akio Okumura
  • Hiroshi Iseya
  • Ikumi
  • Itsuo Arisawa
  • Iwao Yamaguchi
  • Jun Tsuchiya
  • Junior Aoki
  • Kazunari Nishida
  • Keiko Takahashi
  • Kenji Takeuchi
  • Masahiko Yamada
  • Masahiro Suzuki
  • Masanobu Moriyama
  • Masanobu Narusawa
  • Saori Aruga
  • Seinai Kumano
  • Shinichi Nakamura
  • Shinji Tanase
  • Shinsaku Hasegawa
  • Shintaro Ajioka
  • Tadaharu Ohtsuki
  • Tadashi Aoyama
  • Takafumi Ikegami
  • Takafumi Miyajima
  • Takayuki Kuwahara
  • Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Tatsuji Kato
  • Tetsuya Kimura
  • Tomomi Kanda
  • Toshio Kamitani
  • Ushiroebisu Kaori
  • Yasunobu Wada
  • Yasushi Saikusa
  • Yoshiharu Osaki
  • Yoshihiro Yoshida
  • Yukichi Takada

The typefaces include TA-Aotama, TA-Kai L, TA-Kai R, TA-Kai M, TA-Kai B, TA-Kai E, TA-Hogan K250, TA-Hogan K375, TA-Hogan K500, TA-Hogan K625, TA-Hogan M250, TA-Hogan M375, TA-Hogan M500, TA-Hogan M625, TA-Houdate K250, TA-Houdate K375, TA-Houdate K500, TA-Houdate K625, TA-Houdate K700, TA-Houdate M250, TA-Houdate M375, TA-Houdate M500, TA-Houdate M625, TA-Houdate M700, TA-Anzu R, TA-Anzu, TA-Roman, TA-Kinmokusei, TA-Hanamaki, TA-Maruhanamaki, TA-Chushobokunen, TA-Sakura, TA-Tsubaki, TA-Nara, TA-Megadot 9, TA-Kesera, TA-Walk, TA-Mayuminwalk, TA-Babywalk, TA-Ryusen-haru, TA-Ryusen-natsu, TA-Ryusen-aki, TA-Ryusen-fuyu, TA-Kotsubu, TA-Shotenkaku, TA-Shotenmaru, TA-Kokoro No. 1, TA-Kokoro No. 2, TA-Kokoro No. 3, TA-Kirigirisu, TA-Itaikoku, TA-Ryushichi, TA-Fudeshichi, TA-Kiraku L, TA-Waraku M, TA-Gagaku M, TA-Gagaku B, TA-Suruga U, TA-Karuta EL, TA-Karuta BOLD, TA-Porkadot, TA-Kotatsu, TA-Ruby, TA-Intore, TA-Donmai, TA-Tanteidan, TA-candy, TA-toriA, TA-toriB, TA-Pochi, TA-Plus, TA-Marusan, TA-Sampobito, TA-24H, TA-Jgu, TA-Jcheki, TA-Countryroad, TA-Booing, TA-Sekka, TA-Neuron, TA-Dejikombu, TA-Kikori, TA-Tsurumaru, TA-Omusubi, TA-Suzume, TA-Andante, TA-Aki, TA-CousinAun F, TA-Hasemomo R, TA-Ikku, TA-Sigma, TA-Doramin, TA-Quadra, TA-Kotodama L, TA-Kotodama R, TA-Kotodama F, TA-Kotodama U, TA-KintetsuMi BT, TA-KintetsuMi DT, TA-Shirabe, TA-Love Kaku L, TA-Love Kaku R, TA-Love Kaku M, TA-Love Kaku B, TA-Love Kaku U, TA-Love KakumaruL, TA-Love KakumaruR, TA-Love KakumaruM, TA-Love KakumaruB, TA-Love KakumaruU, TA-Love Maru L, TA-Love Maru R, TA-Love Maru M, TA-Love Maru B, TA-Love Maru U, TA-Love Marumaru L, TA-Love Marumaru R, TA-Love Marumaru M, TA-Love Marumaru B, TA-Love Marumaru U, TA-MomoG L, TA-MomoG R, TA-MomoG M, TA-MomoG DB, TA-MomoG B, TAKazunnikoro B, TAKazunnikoro H, TAKazunnikoro BI, TAKazunnikoro FH, TAKazunnikoro FBI, TAKazunnikoro FO, TA-Wakusei K-L, TA-Wakusei K-R, TA-Wakusei K-M, TA-Wakusei K-B, TA-Wakusei K-U, TA-Wakusei A-L, TA-Wakusei A-R, TA-Wakusei A-M, TA-Wakusei A-B, TA-Wakusei A-U, F1-Jaroku B, F1-DoudouKaisho, F1-Seiryu L, F1-Lineboard B, F1-Tegami, F1-Circle, F1-Yogurt, F1-Hierosu R, F1-TogetsuKanteiryu, F1-Clip M, F1-Tombo, F1-13049PIC-JPN10, F1-Stick M, F1-Yamabiko B, F1-Blockline, F1-Hiro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font910
[Hajime Kudo]

Japanese foundry of Hajime Kudo. Its fonts include Cinema (Mincho, Gothic), Gal (Muromachi, Gothic), Seizen (Gothic, Roman), Classic, GCRef, Old GCRef, Shinso (+Mincho), Pop.

The full list of typefaces: Cinema Mincho Kana, Cinema Gothic Kana, Gal-ji Gothic Kana, SF Muromachi Gal Kana, SF Seizen Roman Kana, SF Seizen Gothic Kana, Classic Mincho Kana, Classic Gothic Kana, SF G Clef Kanak, SF Old G Clef Kana, SF Kaku Pop-tai Kana, SF Shinso Gothic Kana, SF Shinso Mincho Kana, Classic Mincho W3-IPA, Classic Gothic W3-IPA, Comic W4-IPA, TowerGothic, KesaranPasaran, qoocRoman, Sampomichi, Tokage-no-Shippo HR.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontazilla (was: Psychographers)
[Kou Nakamura]

Fontazilla (was: Psychographers) is a Japanese foundry that offers free and commercial comic book fonts made by Kou Nakamura.

Free fonts: Bradlies (2006, athletic lettering), Garbage (2002), GIANtX (2001, octagonal athletic letters), GORG (2001, comic book face), KICKS (2001, comic book style), Losers (2007, comic book style), Monomen (2007), QUICKONE (2004), Saucerama (2004), Sparkle (2007), Wheels (2007).

Commercial fonts: Saucerama2 (2004, athletic lettering), Laserboy, Birdish (2002, FRONTLINE01), A-Bop (Frontline 02). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontchu.com

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

Fontes Japoneses

Small Japanese font archive: KanjiStrokeOrders (2006), Kochi-Gothic (Wada Lab), Kochi-Mincho, aquafont (2002, aquablue, hand-printed), Epson Gyosho, Aoyagi Kouzan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontetics

Annotated and rated Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-Font

Digital font FAQ, in Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fontgraphic.com
[Hideaki Ohtani]

Hideaki Ohtani is the main designer at fontgraphic.com. In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published the screen fonts F2-BoldScriptALP, F2-BoldScriptKT, F2-ScriptALP, F2-ScriptKT. Old pagers with about 15 pixel/dot matrix fonts with kana and Latin glyphs, very legible on screens. Font list: F5-Normal, FN35, FR57, F0 through F5, Diagon, DK, BK, Codename DB, Codename DKB. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontGroup
[Michael Hernan]

Creator of the Neotechnic series of (free) fonts: Accudigit Regular, Accudigit Body, Parma, Intermatrix (1998), Matricies, Hako, Basic. The designer, Michael Hernan made these fonts between 1995-1998, and writes: About Neotechnic Series: This series of Fonts reflect the information industry at the end of the 20th century and its obsession with classification. Each typeface captures a different aspect of our recent info-culture. He obtained an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 2008. At Reading, he designed Pseudo (2008). He started FontGroup in 2008. His old site, sitehernan, has not been updated in many years. The typefaces now shown at FontGroup (without downloads): Isoglyph (2009), Pseudo (2008-2009), Helvetica Kiss Fit (2006), Helvetica PointSign, Helvetica MultiDigit, UnicaDeux (2006, after an André Gürtler design), KataKana, Galactic Slab, Hako (dot matrix), Bodoni Arabic Numerals, Accudigit Body (1997, pixel face), AfterModule (1997, pixelish), Basic RCT (1995, pixel face), Block Normal (1993), EuroPop, 469 (numerals), g1055, InterMatrix (1998, dot matrix), Matricies Positive (1996, gridded), Matricies Negative (1996), Newer Alphabet, Octane (2005, octagonal and geometric), Fuiji Numbers (pixel face), Parma Sixtyeight (1996, inspired by a No. 6 on the side of Nelson Piquet's 1984 Brabham Racing car), Photo Numbers (pixel face), Pre Recollect, Quartz, Readable Dog, Shasyoku Moji II, Steiner Numbers (2005, numerals), Week Day, Alumi (1996, a squarish face based on a design by Paul Rand), Astra (1996, after a 1973 Letraset face called Star Marquee), Epps Evans (1995-1997, after Herbert Spencer), New Alphabet (1996, experimental, minimal, based on Wim Crouwel's alphabet), Volume Control (1999, dings), Fine Line (1994), Humana, Clock Face (1995, numbers for clocks). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonthack

Japanese language site that categorizes and lists many (mostly free) Japanese fonts in a systematic manner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-Kai

Commercial Japanese foundry, which is selling the 12-weight kanji family called Kai. Their work is exquisite. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmania

Listing and showing of many fonts by Japanese foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmenu.com
[Michel Bujardet]

Michel Bujardet (a Frenchman living in West Hollywood, CA) runs Matchfonts, and started Fontmenu.com in August 2001. Commercial fonts, and free demos in all formats.

A partial list of fonts:

  • Square Text (old English).
  • Block Letters (orthography for kids), Skryptaag (2001, educational).
  • Boulons (letters made from nuts and bolts).
  • Kindergarten (funny faces), Learning Handwriting (K2), Learning Cursive Handwriting (Grade 2-4), Japanese Hiragana-Katakana (Year 1).
  • Morse code.
  • Dictionary phonetic notation for pronunciation.
  • The calligraphic fonts Chancellerie Moderne (1998, chancery hand), Oncial, Rodolphe, Willegha.
  • The dingbat fonts Dinosotype, Matched Potato, Nahkt hieroglyphs, SilBooettes, Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans.
  • The monospaced fonts Bordofixed, Dactylographe (1997), Normafixed, Oloron fixed width screen font).
  • The mathy fonts Oloron program, Hexalist and Numberslist.
  • The handwriting fonts Charlotte, Louise, Mariette, Milko, Pierre, Quinze, Raoul, and Thibault.
  • The pixel font 8-PinMatrix.
  • The Bauhaus font BabyFace.
  • The Chinese simulation font Chinoiseries.
  • The LED fonts Diode, Cristolikid and Display.
  • The Greek simulation font Grecques.
  • The display fonts Zébrures (striped letters), Venitiennes, Ruban Dis-Moi, Parador, Osselets, Octogone, Metropolitain (art nouveau), Malabars, Halloween Match, Coulures, Chapou Relief, Candy Kane, Calebasse, Bujardet Freres and Big Bacon.
  • The MICR font MICR E13B.
  • The serif faces Baguad, Chap Clerk, Parlante, Presse, TSF&Co (art deco; +Heavy).
  • The sans serif faces Bordini, Boum-Boum, Halotique (a sans family), Junien, and Normographe.

Alternate URL for his shareware typefaces. MyFonts link for his commercial typefaces. Alternate MyFonts link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontMiru 1.0

Kei Matsumoto's Windows font viewer (for Japanese and Latin fonts). Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontNa

Creator of the free Japanese font Yasashisa Gothic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontopo
[Yoshihisa Nakai]

Free fonts made in Japan from 2006-2007 by Yoshihisa Nakai: FontopoBREEZE, FontopoELEPOP, FontopoFONTOPO, FontopoHATOPOPPO, FontopoNEUTRAL, FontopoNIKUKYU, FontopoORIENTAL, FontopoSOLID, FontopoSUBWAY, FontopoYANWARI. Mostly typographical experiments with incomplete character sets. Some handwriting fonts. Kana and Latin. Other designs: Synapse (2007), Planet to Planet (2007), Retro Paradise (2007), Fontopo Sunny Day, Planetarium, Dancers, Hannari, Kodomo Light, Kodomo.

Old URL. Dafont link. Another link. Link at Typingart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontosaurus
[Dan Bailey]

Fontosaurus (est. 1996) has about 75 original giftware fonts by Dan Bailey (b. Minnesota, 1972) from Eagan, MN and now Coon Rapids, MN: Blowfish (2001), Negotiated (2006), GhettoBooty (2003), Laika (2003), Amerinese, Heptathalon, Riffic (2002), XMR (2002), Amerikatakana (2002), Experimenta (2002), Tapdance (2002, a great ultra-high contrast Broadway face), Casual Roman (2002, not free), Casual Roman Capitals (2002, not free), Heater (2001), Crank (2001), Halloweenies (2001), GaramOrbital (2001), Microbial (2001, pixelized), Inception (20USD), Fallen Thyme (a hacker font: letters are overlayed in Chank Diesel's Thymesans), Candycorn Overdose (2001), Statebats (2001), Whackbats (2001), 5by (bitmap font for the Mac), Deadwrong (2001), Alien Artifact (2001), Hoodoo Two (2001), Noonan (2001), YChrome (2001), Martini (2001), DresdenFirestorm (2001), Backlash, Brainwave, Whiplash, BlockheadInsecure, Blockhead, BlockheadSpeedy, CancunSiesta, CitizenDick (double writing), CSDAnorexic, CSDMegabold, CSDNormal, CSDPhattie, Danwriting, Eagan, Ebola Jones (2001), FallenDirty, Fallen, KaffeinePsychosisHeavy, KaffeinePsychosis, LucidityNormal, LuciditySlasher, MankatoHalfwit (outlines), MarsColony, MyFriendPoopa, OralExpulsive, Preternatural, Psychoactives (great!), RadiationBurn, Soviet2002, Starvetica, 989MaxProtect, Ablative (2001), Crackaddict, Harleysville, Juggernaut, LoveBot (a mashed Times Condensed), Packer, Sexypants (reworking of Calligraphic 421), Shadowboxer, Skylab (2000), Arduous, Bewbz, BungholioSurprise, Crotchrot, Numatrix, Oddziab, RonnieRaygun, Rusch (2006), Runningback, 1978NYC, Erg, Exclaim, Gigaton, Grackle, Kiloton, MashedPotatoes, Megaton, Moonbase, Mullet, Pornstar, PornStarAcademy, Scumbucket, SnowCrash (hacker face), Speeddealer, SpringBreak, Statebats.

Gumbo (2001) and Tirade (2001) are commercial. Does also custom work. At some point, it was part of the Chank Army, where Fontosaurus had the commercial pixel font Noonan (2002).

Interview.

Creator of Jantze (2003), a comic book font based on the cartoon The Norm by Michael Jantze, and whose profits will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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

Fontpark 2.0 Morisawa

Annoying Japanese site by Morisawa in which users can play with glyph components to create new things. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontPnP

Mizuki Takanashi's Japanese font software for Windows. [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]  ⦿

Fonts available

Links to major Japanese foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts66

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSalon

Font archive (Japanese). Has some original kana fonts such as Mind Force, Orbit 9, Orbit 9 Oblique, Orbit One, Orbit One Oblique. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontsonic (or: Newconceptsite)
[Makoto]

Fontsonic (Newconceptsite, also known as Makoto) is Japanese pixel font maker. Their delicate and well-balanced PC and Mac fonts include BesideAL01, BesideAL02, DotAddAL01, DotAddAL02, ShadowAL01, StreamAL01. All fonts made in 2001 and 2002 by "Makoto", who lives in Tokyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONTSTUDIO

Japanese foundry with free and commercial fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-TOO

Japanese Mac and Windows font vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-Too

Japanese font vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontWizard

Japanese font editor. Will create a variety of Japanese glyphs based on simple instructions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontworks

Some beautiful commercial Japanese fonts: UtrilloPlus-DB, Kakurei-EB, PopFury-B, PopJoy-B, Mystery-DB, MatissePlus-L, GrecoPlus-DB, PopHappiness-EB, Chiaro-B, Anito, KokinHige-EB, CattleyaRod, NTLG_Rod, Rodin Pro (2008, a Helvetica clone), ElegantoMat. Fontworks is a leading developer of Japanese fonts for desktop publishing. We are revolutionizing the way Japanese fonts are designed and produced with our ground-breaking, stroke based Kanji software tools. These tools automate much of the routine work associated with Japanese font production, enabling our designers to concentrate on development of new typefaces. Great font page as well. A set of 24 Japanese fonts costs 14,000USD. Individual (one weight) fonts at 1000USD a shot. In addition, there are many kana fonts, such as the MinoriYaMat family (Kinichi Imada), the WakabaYaMat family (Kinichi Imada), the HatsuhiYaMat family (Kinichi Imada), the WanpakuRod family (Yutaka Sato), the HimawariRod family (Toshiyasu Sato), to list the latest ones. This outfit also markets Gaijimaster, software for oriental stroke-based fonts. Alternate URL. Opentype subpage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freaky Bunny

Free dot matrix and dingbat fonts by "2001Nisicasino" from Osaka, Japan. Some names: Chemi, ETC, Washing_indication, chemi, fb_kiriko, fb_onroad, khemi, licabitz-box, licabitz, licadotz-box, licadotz, FB Nyan (cat dingbats), Mapmark, Kiriko, OnRoad, EtcLicabitz-bitmap.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Font

Jump site for free Japanaese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Font Frontline

Japanese links to free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Handwritten Japanese Font

Links to free handwritten Japanese fonts, with a blog-style discussion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Mind

Six free Windows truetype fonts: Alphabet 01 through 04, Hangul, and Katakana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

FS Fonts

Free Japanese public domain fonts, FS Gothic and FS Mincho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fta7

Japanese font link jump site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fub

Japanese site with some original fonts. Creators of Mofuji (2007), a very original display face. Makers in 2007 of the free Latin/Cyrillic/Greek/kana/kanji papercut grunge font Kirieji. Other fonts: Minamoji, 3D Kirieji, Ibaraji. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fudeyokocho

Commercial Japanese fonts for public displays or comic books: Amakara, Sekizou, Fight, Shanaari, Mokuhen, Kiraku, Kamifuusen, Kareha. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fukuhara Hiroshige

Fukuhara Hiroshige's FCL Equi and FCL-Thyroxine are sold through Font Pavilion. Check also FCL-HeavyMossR. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FUKU-SUKE
[Shusuke Fukuzaki]

FUKU-SUKE's designer, Shusuke Fukuzaki made Fukidash-Air (balloons and Japanese comics faces), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Full Scratch Font
[Inoue Yoshikazu]

Free techno and pixel fonts by Inoue Yoshikazu (aka M. Urawa): EGG!, NO1,itaric, NO1, NO10, NO12, NO13, NO13a, NO14, NO15, NO16, NO2, NO5, NO6, NO7, NO8, NO9, Q, Q2, core, ic, otete, pipe, trapezoid, trapezoid2, unknown1-, unknown2, katakana,block, katakana,core, katakana,ic, katakana,pipe, katakana,trapezoid1, katakana,trapezoid2, katakana,runner, wire, ZERO, NO11, NO3, NO4, runner, dama, f,f,techno.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fumihiro Yamamoto

Fumihiro Yamamoto's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. He made the alphading font Robot 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fumika
[Cosmic Tower]

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Furi no fonto de

Japanese blog on the theme of free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fu's Page

Marukan font (Mac only). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fuyuki Hashizume

Designer and art director in Tokyo. His Latin typefaces include Rail Line Alphabet Tokyo (2013, based on parts of the Tokyo subway map), and Cunard Proto (2013, a beautiful calligraphic typeface family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fuziman Graphix

Designer at Font Pavilion 12 of Sechinparadise (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

G2 Systems

Japanese foundry where you can download the Mac fonts Starpoint and Circular 9. At Shift Factory, we can buy Shannin, Lemon 2.0, Circular9, and Sprite Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GADGET (also: SubGraphics)
[Rikiya Nishimura]

Original techno fonts Rikiya Nishimura for Windows and Mac: Sub, Camouflage, Deformation, Deformation Super (the last two fonts are katakana), Airgun (katakana), alpha (katakana), Dust, Ape, System-K, F.M.J., Prompt (katakana), Green Hill, Ninja2, Dust2, Sub 2000, Fude (great Japanese simulation), Square. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaia Production

Free fonts by the Japanese group called Gaia: Teigay, DaiChalk (handwriting), TimeTrek (blocky MICR font), the handwriting Gaiasian (2001), FudenM, Floydian (scratchy, Treefrog style), the hiragana font REO, the display fonts Daipop, Daiblur, DaiheadB, and the geometric experiment Kackin-01. Virtually no punctuation. Unclear who the designers are: Masako Ibayashi, Daisuke Katayama, Masako Tsuda or Naoki Matsui. Site not updated since 2001.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaiji

Characters not normally available in Japanese fonts. In the glyph shown on the right (example borrowed from Philip Ronan), we read Mori Ogai, an author who lived from 1862 until 1922. The middle kanji, the "O", which means seagull, is an old kanji character that no longer forms part of the standard set of JIs-approved characters, yet Mori used to write his name with it. One has to look for special fonts to find the "gaiji" glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GakuSoft

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

gau+
[Toshiyuki Takahashi]

Gau stands for "Graphic Arts Unit". Original Latin fonts made by Toshiyuki Takahashi starting in 2001: Root Normal, Modern Semi-Round, Cube (Regular, Bold), Private Regular, Pop Magic, Milk Choco, Over Drive, White Base, Love Rocket (+Neo), Spy Letter, Exposition, Rubber Soul.

His kana fonts include GAUfontkana0816, GAUfontkanaAtomic, GauFontKusanagi, GauFontShirousagi, GAUfontkanaRefresh, GauFontKarin91, GauFontRelax, GauFontTampopo, GauFontDonutShop.

Finally, he made Editmode16 (commercial screen dingbats font, 2002).

Dafont link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gebamoji

A free Japaneses font made in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gebsite
[Keiichi Satoh]

Advertised as a Japanese game font site. It carries these original creations (Latin alphabet) of Keiichi Satoh: Commune, Corner Boy, Gebapolis, Fantasy-Gezone, GSP-RADE, GamelTry, Gebange, Gebrider, Gebulasray, Geho-Daisakusen, Gradion-Txt-Style-III, geppon, OGEBA-FIGHTER, Gradion, The-Yellows, Borderheaven, Sencoron. Plus the kana game font Hyria-kana. All made in 2003-2007.In 2011, he added EVAC AH, EVAC FH, Tonti But, UNCR-DFMN, Super Gezone.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gekiketz

Japanese free font maker. Besides some kana fonts, the following Latin fonts were available in 2007-2009: GKZ-0701 (pixel), GKZ-BurnBurn (pixel), GKZ-CLB (pixel), GKZ-Frox (party face), GKZ-GAZI, GKZ-KAKU, GKZ-Oriduru (oriental simulation), GKZ-Speedwrite, GKZ-crossjam, GtsAbstract, GtsArcadia, GtsImprovisation, Gtsfrontline, Gtsgazigazi, Gtslandscape, Gtsprogressive, Gtsshiranami, Gtstransition. Most of these are pixel fonts or experimental. Hiragana faces: GKZ-Okome, GKZ-Shiranami, Katakana faces: GKZ-ORIDURUKANA, GKZ-RAIGEKI, GKZ-Radiohour (pixel), GKZ-Sryder. Obsolete URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gen Hori

Designer at Font Pavilion of STEREOTYPE (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gen Mori

Gen Mori's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Stereotype is an experimental font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genkis

The 10MB font file has the Microsoft collection, plus Dynalab's MingLiu (1996), and some standard Monotype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genocide Graphixxx

Free original Mac and PC (techno or pixel) fonts at this Japanese foundry. Made in 2001: AuroraGenocide1, Chopper, Cowgirl, GENOCIDE, MarsAtack, ROCKY, Robo, Toybox (dingbats), HaganeA Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genshichi Yasui

Genshichi Yasui's free truetype fonts that emulate screen pixels. Direct access to all Techno fonts. List of fonts: G7-Gradius3-TTS, G7-Genshichi-Kana-1, G7-Check-writer-(TT), G7-Copic-TTF, G7-cute-pop, G7Tani-6-Medium, G7Tile(Katakana), G7Tile(ver2), G7Teishi(FL), G7-Genshichi-Tani-4-L-TTE-ver, G7CoconaworldDIGITAL, G7CoconaworldTTF, SpellofMagic, SpellofMagicDigital. Some katakana and kanji fonts, such as RsbNVhE. Game fonts: G7_1943-TTF, G7-Mr.Do!,-vs-unicorns,-wild~, Solomon's-Key-True-Type, Solomon's-Key-True-Type-Smoose, G7-After-Burner-TTF, G7-A-Jax-TTF, G7-Walt-Disney's-Aladdin-TTF, G7-Assault-TTF, G7-Atomic-Robo-kid-TTF, atari_rounded, G7-Athena-TTF, G7-Butasan-TTF, G7-Chelnov,-Trio-the-punch-TTF, G7-Cho-Makaimura-TTF, G7-Cocona-world-TTF, G7-Command-TTF, G7-Dragon-Spirit-TTF, G7-Exed-Exes-TTF, G7-Family-stasium-TTF, G7-Final-Fantasy-Font-TTF, G7-Flicky-TTF, G7-Gemini-Wing-TTF, Gradius,-Gradius-2-TTF, G7-Gradius3-TTF, G7-Gradius3-TTS, G7-Hydlide2-for-MSX-TTF, G7-Image-Fight-TTF, G7-Kiki-Kaikai-TTF, G7-Adventures-of-Lolo-2-TTF, G7-Mahou-Daisakusen-TTF, G7-Makaimura-TTF, G7-Meikyujima-TTF, G7-Moero-!!-Pro-Yakyu-TTF, G7-Nakayoshi-to-issyo-TTF, G7-Newzealand,-Dondokodon-TTF, G7-Parodius-TTF, G7-PuLiRuLa-TTF, G7-R-Type-TTF, G7-Ryger-TTF, G7-Same!-Same!-Same!-TTF, G7-Shalom-MSX-TTF, G7-Silkworm-TTF, G7-Chee_chai-Alien, G7-Spelunker-TTF, G7-Family-Tantei-Club-1-TTF, G7-Tashiro-Masashi-no-princess, G7-Twinbee-for-arcade-TTF, G7Wakuwaku7, G7-Wizardly-for-famicom-TTF, G7-Xevious-TTF. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gernot Hassenpflug
[Hwkatakana]

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GH Fonts
[Hiroki Gomyo]

Hiroki Gomyo (GH Fonts, Tokyo) created these fonts: GH Pentago (2013, pentagon-shaped letters), GH Tsunageru (2013) and GH Wadachi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ghost Workshop
[Toshimichi Aoki]

Toshimichi Aoki (Ghost Workshop) is the designer of the OpenType font AokiTegaki (2002, handwriting). This also exists in type 3 format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ghostscript and Wada fonts

Craig Toshio Oda explains how to use the free Wadalab kanji fonts with ghostscript. And here, we find instructions for using the Wada fonts with ghostscript on the Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GHS Web Graphica

Japanese outfit. Designer of the commercial katakana fonts Cleaning (1999) and Moriguchi (1999). Check also Snake Cube Font (interesting!). P22 connection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gigamix (MSX Association)

Free sample kana/Latin truetype fonts by Gigamix: MSX-WIDTH32J, MSX-WIDTH40J. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GKR Karate

Creators of the Japanese face Epgyosho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glavy Fonts
[Jason Glavy]

Jason Glavy, who lives in Yokohama, runs Glavy Fonts. He has created some free fonts: JGLepcha (2001, a West-African language font), JG Chantabouli and JG Sasettha (cleaned up and extended unicode vesions of Sasettha and Chantabouli fonts created by John Durdin), JGAksaraBali, JGBasicLao, JGChamVer2, JGChamCambodia, JGChamVN, JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit, JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JGSoyombo (Tibetan), WL-LatinIPATimes. He used to have a bunch of Japanese fonts on his web site, including his Jindaimoji series. He also created three fonts for Makassarese/Buginese. At some point, he was associated with Saronix Japan. His Hmong page had JGCwjmemFinalVersion, JGCwjmemSecondVersion, JGCwjmemThirdVersion, JGNaadaasFinalVersion, JGNaadaasSecondVersion, JGNaadaasThirdVersion, JGPahawhFinalVersion, JGPahawhSecondVersion, JGPahawhSourceVersion, JGPahawhThirdVersion, JGPuajTxwm, all made in 2002: of these, the Pahawh series is original, while Cwjmem and Naadaas are improvements of other fonts. West African fonts designed by him: JGBassaVahHandwriting, JGBassaVahPrint, JGBete, JGKpelleA, JGKpelleB, JGNKo, JGVaiA, JGVaiB, JGVaiC. These fonts are well researched, and are based on drawings and findings by Dalby, Dr. Welmer, and Jensen. Some of Glavy's fonts for other languages: JGBasicLao, JGChamCambodia (1998), JGChamVN (1998), JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit (2001), JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JG Lepcha (2001), JGSoyomb (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

GO!GO! POP FONT (or: M--M Font Design)

Japanese site with free original fonts (Pop (1998), Restaurant (1998)--note, the T is missing; it can be hacked to reappear, by the way), Soda (kana font), and some commercial fonts (3 Cinderella dingbats, and 11 animal shape dingbats called Cookies). Mac and PC, T1 and TTF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gomarice Font (or: Goma Shin)
[Shintarou Nakayama]

Japanese foundry, est. in Fukuoka in 2005 by Shintarou Nakayama (Goma Shin), b. 1982. It offers these free fonts, many of which are in the grunge or techno styles: Steel Boy (2005, techno), Manzyu (2005, liquid), The Past (2004), Atama (2004, liquid), Atama Serif G (2010), BAT-MEN__G (2004), BIG-BURGER__G (2010), Ballpoint-Pen (2004), Beer-Cape__G (2006), Boro-Slim__G (2003), Boroboro (2003), Chocolate__G (2008), Coffee-&-Curry-Shop__G (2009), Edamame Western (2012), Fude-Enogu__G (2006), GOMA-STANDARD__G (2010), Gomadelic (2003), Gomanema (2007), Goth-Goma__G (2006), Kamone__G and Kamone 6 (2006-2011, heavy mechanical / octagonal face), Kamone 7 (2012, polygonal typeface), Kigasuru__G (2006), Marker__G (2004), MINI POP__G (2010), Mukasi_Mukasi__G (2003), Mukasi_Mukasi_a__G (2005), Rihapop__G (2006), Rocks__G (2004, stone face), Simple-Slum__G (2005, informal poster face), Steel-Boy__G (2005), Tomipop__G (2006), honey-bone__G (2007), kamone-2__G (2009), kamone-3__G (2010), Yaki Goma (2010), Goma Western (2010), Goma Western 2 (2012), Mousou Recode (2010, ultra fat rounded face), Hot-Chocolate__G (2011), Milk-Chocolate__G (2011), Syouwa Retro Pop G (2011), Spicy Curry Rice (2011), Sikakusimen (2011, fat and rounded), Nantoka Western (2011), Goma Cookie (2012), Sandome G (2012: a beautiful rounded sans display face), Morning Wasabi (2012, a rounded black headline face), Goma Standard 02 (fat and rounded), Doughnut Monster G (fat elliptical typeface), Kaiju Monster (2012), Fine Serif Hosomozi G (2012), Melting Ice Cream, Wasabi Gum (2013, bubblegum face), Soy Sauce Junky (2013), Cyankonabe G (2013: oriental simulation face), Kensuco Stencil G (2013), Omotenashi (2013), Old Book (2013), Rockin Record (2014).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GOO

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gothi
[T1]

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Gothic Japanese typefaces

The Japanese "gothic" typefaces (gosshiku) are equivalent to the Latin sans-serif typefaces. Typically, strokes have a uniform width and do not have any decorations. There are two main categories, the standard gothic and the maru (= round) gothic, which is a style in which the ends of the lines are rounded off. Maru gothic is the typeface used in Japanese road signs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goto Osamu

Japanese creator of the katakana typeface Himuka (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gracie the Mouse

Japanese page with an original dingbat font, Gracie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic Groove
[Hiromu Tsuboi]

Graphic Groove is a Japanese foundry run by Hiromu Tsuboi and Tamito Sawaguchi. In FontPavilion01, they published Framework. In FontPavilion07, they published Funya-Chara (an absolutely fantastic series of dingbat fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic Trash
[Takayuki Hasimoto]

Takayuki Hasimoto is the designer of Broken Circulator, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphunki

Free and commercial (predominantly techno) fonts. Among the free fonts: KZ-Cubist, KZ-Gravity, KZ-Turbo. The commercial fonts are sold on a CD: KZ Tank, KZ Spellbound, KZ Scratcher, KZ Radiostar, KZ Racer, KZ Lord, KZ Cybone1 and 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grass Onions

Free original fonts in truetype (PC) and type 1 (Mac): Beat, Soul, Motor, Popy (katakana), Saffraan (katakana), Tiruru (hiragana), Airron (kata), Marchen (kata), Coupe, Plate, Eagle (kata). GoMotor (1997) is in the Pavilion collection. GoSoul (1999) can be downloaded at DaFONT.

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Gray Graphics
[Kotaro Hatano]

Free Latin fonts: Nationalyze-ALP, Snow Dream, Lumine Sign, Pollyanna, Quick Express and Milky Well, designed by Kotaro Hatano. Find also the katakana fonts Orange Ade, Happy Frame, Panda Chang Bold, Technopolish, Fancy Balloons, CandyStore, LivingToys, Nekoyanagi, Commercial Break, Citrus Fruits, Nationalyze, NatsuMikan, and Lovely Capsules. Font Pavilion also sells his Fancy Balloons (romaji, katakana for comics).

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GRAYVISION
[Hiroki Itoh]

GRAYVISION is a Japanese foundry. Free fonts: Diesel, G.I.Jackie (2002), Monobits+, Monobits, Muschavroui (2002, kana), Drop, Genesis, Handwriting-E, handwritingja, Qubrick, Smarten, Solidstate (kana), Thread. Most of these are great pixel fonts (Mac and PC) designed by Hiroki Itoh (b. Niigata, Japan, 1984). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grooming Gi-Gi (or: Pepelemoko Studio)

Original fonts at this Japanese site: CacheCache, RendezVous. Mac PS and Windows TT. [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]  ⦿

GT TrueType fonts
[Atsuhito Kohda]

Free Kanji truetype fonts developed in 2001 for use with Debian Linux by Atsuhito Kohda: GT2000-01, GT2000-02, GT2000-03, GT2000-04, GT2000-05, GT2000-06, GT2000-07, GT2000-08, GT2000-09, GT2000-10, GT2000-11, GT2000-K1, GT2000-K2. They are Unicode compliant and contain also complete Latin, Cyrillic and Greek character sets. Alternate URL at Open Text. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GT&Canary
[Takaaki Goto]

GT&CANARY, a New York City design lab, was founded in 2004 by Takaaki Goto (b. 1966, Japan), a.k.a. GT, who specializes in global brand identity and package design. Takaaki Goto designed the slightly arched Kana Sans type family (2012). In 2014, he created the organic sans typeface Morebi Rounded (+Stencil). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gurucho
[Addax Designs]

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Gutenberg Labo

Japanese font foundry committed to making open license fonts based on old prints. It is run by Judicare and Eunice. Fontspace link. The fonts:

  • GL-MahjongTile (2009).
  • GL-Grimoire-MajKey and GL-Grimoire-MinKey (2007-2009). The former is from the medieval grimoire "The Greater Key of Solomon" (font for the Sacred Pentacles). The latter is from the medieval grimoire "GOETIA The Lesser Key of Solomon" (font for the medieval grimoire "GOETIA The Lesser Key of Solomon").
  • GL-Runen (2007-2009): Elder Futhark runes.
  • GL-Nummernschild-Mtl and GL-Nummernschild-Eng (2009): German license plates typeface (FE-Mittelschrift, FE-Engschrift). The original goes back to Karlgeorg Hoefer.
  • GL-DancingMen (2007-2009): Cipher from "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • GL-Suetterlin: German handwriting face.
  • GL-Antique (+GL-AntiquePlus) (2003-2009): Japanese antique style "kana" font. Only hiragana, katakana and symbols. These fonts are quite complete and contain thousands of dingbats, arrows, and symbols.
  • GL-Tsukiji family (2008-2009): hiragana and katakana fonts from the Meiji era type foundry Tokyo Tsukiji Kappan.
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gynic.net

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

Habian2000
[Toshiyuki Imamura]

Full Japanese/Latin font in the public domain, Habian2000. Alternate URL. The fonts: Habian2000, habian2k, habian2kh. The letters are monospaced and Courier-like. The fonts are based on the old bitmap fonts jiskan16-1990.bdf and jisksp16-1990.bdf, which were merged with newly designed characters by Toshiyuki Imamura and Hanataka Shinya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hajime Kawakami

Graphic designer, b. 1953, who started out as an industrial designer, and became a graphic designer in 1974. Won the 1990 Morisawa International Typeface Design Competition with an Honorable Mention in the Latin Category.

Designer of Seed (2005, URW, a sans face), Mond (2005, URW: an artsy typeface inspired by Mondriaan), With Ink (2005, URW, a hand-printed face), Wavy Rounded (2004, Bitstream), Hiromina03 (2003, kana and Latin), Rakugaki (2003, kana and Latin), Basala (2001), Vidro, Ching Mang (2003, dingbats based on a cartoon character Hajime created for a Japanese mag in the 1980s), Relax (2003), Relax Mix (2003), Komusubi (2005, informal face including Latin, Hiragana and Katakana), and Akebono (2001) at P22. He designed Letraset Magatami (2001), a contemporary face.

MyFonts page, where you can buy P22 Akebono, P22 Basala, P22 Ching Mang, P22 Hiromina03, Magatama, P22 Rakugaki, P22 Relax, P22 Vidro, Wavy Rounded BT. He created FontForum Catcatcat (2005, URW, cat dingbats), FontForum Mond One and Two (2005, URW: construcyivist faces), and FontForum LightFit (2005, URW: a hairline sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hajime Kudo
[Font910]

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Hajime Kudo
[Qooc]

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Hakushu

Small commercial Japanese foundry specializing in handwritten and extreme brush fonts. Gorgeous stuff! Examples: Hakushu Sosho Kyo, Hakushu Tensho Kyo, Hakushu Gyosho, Hakushu Kaisho, Hakushu Reisho, Hakushu Sousho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hakusyu
[Masanori Maruoka]

Hakusyu is a Japanese font vendor. Their Hakusyu Kyoiku kanji fonts (HakusyuGokubutoKaisyoKyo, HakusyuGyosyoKyokan, HakusyuInsoutaiKyo, HakusyuKaisyoKyokan, HakusyuKointaiKyokan, HakusyuReisyoKyokan, HakusyuSeigyosyoKyo, HakusyuSousyoKyo, HakusyuTensyoKyokan, HakusyuTenkoinKyo), all made in 1998-1999 by Masanori Maruoka, can be downloaded here.

See also here. The latter page has more Japanese font links and a small Latin font archive. Specilaizing in calligraphic and old writing style fonts. Recent additions: Geikai, Kyomadoka, Samurai, Shunpu, Karakusa, Tenshin, Hakuu, Seigetsu, Konshin, Ohka, Sousho, Inshou, Reisho, Gyosho, Koin, Kiwami, Kaisho.

Typecache link.

A recent list of their typeface library: Geikaisuikou, Kyomadoka, Samurai, Shumpu, Karakusa, Ohka, Konshin, Kasumi, Ohhige, Ninja, Kintoki, Aun, Bukotsu, Mamekichi, Mamekichi 2, Hakushu Sosho Pro, Hakushu Reisho Pro, Hakushu Kointai Pro, Hakushu Shotai Kiwame, Hakushu Kaisho Pro, Hakushu Gyosho Pro, Hakushu Insotai, Hakushu Tenkoin, Hakushu Shoten, Hakushu Kokotsu, Hakushu Tensho, Hakushu Kujoten, Hakushu Kakukuzushi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hakyusyu

This company sells a gorgeous artistic hand kanji face called Samurai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HAM Fonts

Download some Japanese kanji fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanako Takeuti
[HBF (was: HanayaBellBellDoh)]

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Hanazono

At Hanazono University in Japan, we find a free full kanji font called HanaMin (2007-2009). A part of this font was completed with the support of Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2005) and the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ), Hanazono University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handwritten Japanese fonts

Article by Kyoko and Uleshka for Ping Mag in 2006 on the hand-drawn letters found on the streets of Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanpen
[Daisuke Nagatani]

Japanese studio of Daisuke Nagatani and Ranna Sakai. Creators of the iFontMaker font Bontan (2010, hand-printed alphadings). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happy Child's Town
[Yokoyoko]

Original fonts by Yokoyoko: bmbold, bm-kirakira, bmshironuki, heart-emboss, heartfont, kakurin-Font, kerokero, kerorin. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Happy Island

Japanese foundry, also called "Noize of Zappin". Their free Mac and PC fonts, all made in 2002-2003, include 25th-Miseducation, Bit-Boy!---d, Bit-Boy!, Dockin'-Dots-Bold, Dockin'-Dots, Don't-Make-Me-Blue, Go-Right!!---italic, I-wanna-be-a-Happy-Star!, It-is-so-Busy, Laser-Grill, Mozaix-Matrix-reMix---d, Mozaix-Matrix-reMix, Open-----Bind-*advanced---d, Open-<->-Bind-*Advanced, Open-<->-Bind, Piled-Boy,-Stackin'-Girl---d, Piled-Boy,-Stackin'-Girl, Pinch-Up-Bold, Pinch-Up, Shi-No-Bi---d, Shi-No-Bi, TYO-Jimbouchoh, TYO-Kamata, TYO-Kameido, TYO-Kichijohji, TYO-Monzen-nakachoh, TYO-Nishi-Shinjuku, TYO-Shiodome, TYO-Tsukiji, TYO-Udagawachoh, Transforming-Trancer, Vivid-*-Curry---d, Vivid-Curry, Vivid-Stew---d, Vivid-Stew, Wipe-in, Wipe-in, blinkin'-blicks, chill-out---c, chill-out---f, degaussed-pipeline, diecut, trickish-tribute. The Mozaix series is in a kitchen tile style. Most others are pixelized. Update in 2004: TYO-Jimbouchoh (gorgeous oriental simulation font), TYO-Kichijohji, TYO-Kameido, TYO-Kamata (pixel face), TYO-Monzen-nakachoh (labyrinth face), TYO-Nishi-Shinjuku (3d blocky look), TYO-Shiodome (multiline face), TYO-Tokiwa (oriental simulation face), TYO-Tsukiji, TYO-Tokyo (pixel face), TYO-Tokyo---d, TYO-Udagawachoh. [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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Haregon

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haryu
[Drop In]

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Hatelabo

A list of links to useful free fonts for Latin and Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hatena Diary

Japanese type news. Not updated since 2005. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HBF (was: HanayaBellBellDoh)
[Hanako Takeuti]

HBF (ex: HanayaBellBellDoh) is a Japanese site by Hanako Takeuti. Fonts include HB-Hanabell-Font (curlies), HB-FontHANA, HB-LOVE, HB-Naturals, HB-T-AND-J, HB-TUMIKI, HB-MyDetective. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HD
[Keigo Hara]

Japanese outfit that sells its fonts through Font Pavilion. Its main designer Keigo Hara made the techno fonts Roove and Underground. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heart Font

Three kanji/kana/Latin fonts by Zen and Syoko: heart-font-by-syoko, Heart-Font-by-zEn, Heart-Font(w)-by-zEn. Free, truetype. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

heart font

Two free fonts, syoko and zEn. Japanese site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heita Higaki

Japanese designer of the experimental face Kyokon (1998), and the techno faces Iyopon (2004-2007) and Iyopon Rounded (2004-2007). Other fonts include range (1996), C-Orange (1996), Alastor (1996), Open Mind (1995) and Frutima (1997, a blend of Frutiger and Optima). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helmut Schmid

Author of Japanische Typographie und Schweizer Typographie, published in Comedia, edition 03-1, 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henry Warwick

New Jersey native who lives in San Francisco. He states: "Over the years I've had the good fortune to be very involved with photolettering and type design. In the 1980's I set headlines, letter by letter by letter, on a VGC Typositor at Phil's Photolettering in Washington DC. The desktop computer quickly destroyed that entire industry, and that is how I became involved with computer graphics. In the early 1990s, I designed type for FontBank, and consulted for several other type companies, including Microsoft and Galoob Toys. It's nearly impossible to make a living in type design these days, as the industry was basically done in by a combination of legal precedents and rampant piracy. Having worked on "conventional" / Wester / Roman fonts for so long, I've acquired a preference for unusual or obscure fonts or alphabets. I am always available for type design work or consulting." His designs (not downloadable) include Coptic Chelt, Fruthrak Sans, Ojibway Futurae, Cyrillic-Helv-Flash-8pt, KTR-katakana10, Celestia, Daggers, Enochian Times and Nugsoth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hermil

Designer of the font "hg10". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hershey fonts
[A.V. Hershey]

The Hershey Fonts are stroke-based fonts that were originally created by Dr. A.V. Hershey while working at the U. S. National Bureau of Standards. Alternate link. The description of the strokes is done according to a scheme invented by Hershey. Free download of the English and Japanese font sets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HG (Happy Goblin)

Japanese outfit. Designed the commercial dingbat font Dojikon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hideaki Ohtani
[fontgraphic.com]

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Hideki Inaba

Tokyo based designer and head of Hideki Inaba Design. Designer of TEST (katakana, 1997), sold at Font Pavilion. At Shift Factory: Musasabi, Throw Underthrow, Note Font. WDFB (2001, Hideki Inaba Design) was made for a Japanese children's clothing company. He also designed the dotted line font Designate (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hideki Katayama
[COM4t (or: Communicate by Four Typeface; was: Font Factory Field)]

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Hidemi Kurishashi

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic/Greek/Kana/Kanji handwriting font Zatuji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hidenori Motoyama

Tokyo-based graphic designer. He created the experimental typefaces HM02 (2011--a free 3d face), Spokeroom (2010, geometric and counterless), and Yellow Cream (2010, fat bubblegum face). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hideo Akiba

Designer of Sousui, the bronze prize in the 6th Morisawa Awards International Typeface Design Competition, 1999. A simple, light and elegant kanji font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hikaiti Kingdom

Font archive located in Japan. [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]  ⦿

Hinting and Japanese fonts
[Hiroshi Utumi]

Hiroshi Utumi states: Hinting is not good for square characters (Japanese, Chinese etc). Run kcontrol and disable hinting please. $ kcontrol Font -> Settings -> Hinting style -> Choose "None". His advice is for Linux users. Mire specifically: see here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroaki Chiba
[Chiba Design]

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Hiroaki Nagai

Japanese designer. Nagai and Daisuke Yajima won an award at TDC55 for an experimental typeface called Utsuba Moon Avant Garde (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hirofumi Nishida
[Psy Zo Lab (was: Psyborg)]

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Hirofumi Suzuki

Hirofumi Suzuki's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Kerpentine is a katakana font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroki Gomyo
[GH Fonts]

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Hiroki Inoue
[Hiroki Mighty (or: Mighty's Notebook)]

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Hiroki Itoh
[GRAYVISION]

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Hiroki Kanou
[Efont (Electronic Font Open) project]

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Hiroki Mighty (or: Mighty's Notebook)
[Hiroki Inoue]

Free handwritten kanji fonts by Hiroki Inoue: Maitei-Kaisho-Pro-T (2005), Maitei-Kaigyo-Beginners-S (2004), Maitei-Kaigyo-Beginners-T, Maitei-Sosho-. There is also a demo version Mighty's-Kaisho-Pro-Eval (2003). And by Jirou: yuta_maru, Yuta-Semicircle (letters made out of semicircles), yuta-Underline, yutapon_Coding_Plus_BMP, yutapon_Coding-PlusBMP-spc. Some of these are full handwritten-style kanji fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroko Sakai

Hiroko Sakai (Tokyo) created Tape Font (based on masking tapes) in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroko Takiguchi

Designer at Maniackers of a series of Holiday fonts (all formats; done with Masayuki Sato), with Latin, katakana and hiragana glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiromasa Mori

Hiromasa Mori's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Talk is a katakana font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiromi

Free kanji font, Hiromi (handwriting). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiromu Tsuboi
[Graphic Groove]

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Hiroshi Kumabe

Font Pavilion sells the Cosmic Graphics fonts HardBoiled (alphadings), Niale, and Pow-waw (flowery dings), which were all made in 1998. Fontspace link, where one can get Hiroshi Kumabe's fonts for free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroshi Ozaki
[Jet Bros]

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Hiroshi Tachibana
[Musescore Shakuhachi]

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Hiroshi Utumi
[Hinting and Japanese fonts]

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Hiroshi Utumi
[Japanese Fonts 01]

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Hiroshima University

Big Japanese free font archive. Includes the free fonts that come with GIMP (from URW), many BDF and PK bitmap fonts, Kanji bitmap fonts, X-Windows fonts. Plus useful installation instructions for X-Windows/UNIX platforms. Lots of links to UNIX utilities and software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroya Sato
[Cossack.jp]

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Hiroyuki Tsutsumi
[Beer]

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Hiroyuki Watanabe
[fatdesign]

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Hiyoshi Takao

Takao Mincho and Takao Gothic (2010-2011) are two free Japanese kanji fonts named after Hiyoshi Takao, the original designer of TypeBank Mincho and Gothic, which in turn led to the development of the IPA fonts. IPA Fonts are high-quality Japanese outline fonts developed by the Information-technology Promotion Agency (or IPA) in Japan under a very free license. Takao font maintainers are Arne Goetje, Fumihito Yoshida, Hideki Yamane, Jun Kobayashi (head), Kazuhiro Nishiyama, Kevin Huang, Nobuto Murata, and Satoru Matsumoto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Honey and Death
[Mitsutoshi Nobusawa]

Honey and Death offers free fonts designed by Mitsutoshi Nobusawa: The list: BlackoronAlp (2003), BlackoronKat, BlindfaithB (2003, experimental), BlindfaithBO, BlindfaithL, BlindfaithLO, BlindfaithO, BlindfaithR, BlindfaithRB, BlindfaithRBO, BlindfaithRL, BlindfaithRLO, BlindfaithRO, BlindfaithRR, ConnectlinePlains (2003, upright connected script), ConnectlineRail, ConnectlineSta, Constellation (2003, a planar graph), CooberBlackKat (2004, named after Cooper Black), CooberBlackOblKat, Dotline (2007, dotted line face), DotlineBold, DotlineHeavy, DotlineKat, DotlineLight, FatfontInline (2004, psychedelic), FatfontOutline, FatfontSolid, GalaxyfaceAno (2003, experimental), GalaxyfaceHirAno, GalaxyfaceHirReg, GalaxyfaceKatAno, GalaxyfaceKatReg, GalaxyfaceReg, Griffinize (2003), HoneycombOut (hexagonal), HoneycombReg (2004), HoneycombSol, Ironbeadsfont (2005), Judaslike (2006), JudaslikeBegin, JudaslikeEnd, Keymaps (2004, a dot font), KnitfontA (2005), KnitfontB, LayerfaceOutline (2003, comic book style), LayerfaceSolid, LayerfaceUnion, Lightningvolt (2005), Lovedrops (2004), MakestencilAlp (2004), MechamaruAlp (2006), MechamaruKat, Paddleface (2003, Western), RyusenHir (2003), RyusenKat, Saigi, SeizaHir (2003), SeizaKat, Skateandfont (2003), Spacy (2003, letters made of bubbles), Sparkling (2003, another planar graph), Strongcil (2003, octagonal stencil), TansanHir (2003), TansanKat, TapefontAlp (2004), TapefontAlt, TapefontKat, Westerner (2006, Western face), Zigzag (2003). Direct download of the type 1 fonts and the truetype fonts. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Honya
[Rufu Suzuki]

Free handwritten kanji fonts by Rufu Suzuki: Nikukyu, HONYA-JI-F, HONYA-JI. He also made the free Latin pixel font series called PITIJI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hourglass Fonts

From this Japanese foundry, these free Latin typefaces: 5389, digi, dizzy, ghost, ghost-wave, kaku, makz, mist, stupid, vn-3, vo-0, 11432, bones, cell, devil, devil-em, devil-hop, digi-white, ghost-pt.2, gidi, glass. All fonts were made in 2001, except vn-3 and vo-0, which were made in 2002. [Google] [More]  ⦿

How to Compile and Install Ghostscript 5.50 + Japanese Kanji fonts

Instructions on ghostscript 5.50 and vflib, kanji, Wada kanji (Uix), and kanji (Windows), by B.H. Far at the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Saitama University. [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]  ⦿

Hui

Hui designed these free Japanese handwriting fonts in 2004: HuiFont, HuiFontP. In 2005-2006, OhisamaFont and MakibaFont were added in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hwkatakana
[Gernot Hassenpflug]

Gernot Hassenpflug provides half-width katakana Type 1 fonts in SJIS encoding are provided to integrate with the Wadalab fonts for use with, for example, the CJK package. The origin of the font is the Wadalab gothic font katakana glyphs, which have been modified to make up the JIS X 0201 set of half-width katakana characters using Fontforge. The Wadalab fonts need to be available for this package to work. The original Wadalab fonts were designed by Tetsuro Tanaka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hyperion Graphics
[Eisuke Furukawa]

Hyperion, a Japanese outfit, has commercial fonts, mostly made by Eisuke Furukawa: Cosmotron11, Gigantic, Inferno, Hellfire and Starlight9 are all pixel or futuristic fonts. Eisuke Furukawa also made Zodiacok (1999), Falcon and Believer, another pixel font. Other fonts, some of which used to be shareware: Biomechanic, Capsule-3, Controler-demo, DotfontEng, TECSCRIR, TECSCRIS, Hexaglamorous, Mirage/Illusion, Overloader, Es, DotFontKat, MirageJap, PhantomK, Stargate, Crossbreed, Future 3000, Reflex.

Font Pavilion site. At Shift Factory, we find FBI, Hyperion, Techno Script, Dreamer, Biomechanic 2.0, Controller-demo, Capsule 3, Falcon, Controller, and Galaxy.

Free fonts as of 2012: Ghost, Neutral10 (pixel font), Vector (arrow font), Believer12 (pixel font), Phantom, Overloader, ControllerDemo, Capsule, ES10 (pixel font), ES, Mirage.

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

Hyun Guk Ryu

Born in Republic of Korea, Hyun Guk Ryu obtained a Ph.D. at National Kyushu Institute of Technology Graduate School of Design. Presently, he teaches type design and design history at National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology Faculty of Industrial. His professional studies are focused in typography and design history of Korean (Haeseo Style), Chinese (Ming Style), and the manufacturing of Latin alphabets for the multilingual typesetting in 19th century Japan and China.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: A study of collision among and the coexistence of different Korean typeface designs. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, Hyun Guk Ryu spoke about the history of Hangul type design. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Directionality in Korean type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Love Ayu.com

Designers of the neat Japanese doll dingbat font Ayupan (2003). The name "I Love Ayu" is derived from Ayumi Hamasaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Love Epson

Great full free kanji truetype fonts: epgyobld, epgyosho, epkaisho, epkgobld, epkyouka, epmarugo, epmgobld, epminbld. [Google] [More]  ⦿

I2f

Original fonts, mostly katakana and hiragana, but also some Latin alphabets. Some pixel and manga fonts, but overwhelmingly, this collection is techno. The font names: ArabiaConsole (2002), ArtificialSatellite, AstroN, AstroT, BiscuitBank, Cocoon, ComBattler, CyborgClassic, DanceMixN, DanceMixR, Discotic, DragonBird, EosE, EosK, FatManLite, FirstGundam, FuwafuwaFururuHS, FuwafuwaFururuHW, FuwafuwaFururuKS, FuwafuwaFururuKW, GalaxyI, GalaxyN (2002, pixel font), HappyChicken, Hearts (parts one and two), HyperLalabellEI, HyperLalabellEN, HyperLalabellJI, HyperLalabellJN, Ideon, JointBump, Jojomix, KoukakuE (2002, pixel font), KoukakuJ, MacrossE (2002, pixel font), MacrossJ, MechaPlate, MobileSuit, Potted, PrePrePretty, Raideen, Robodatch, ShortPart, SpaceResortLite, Sunplaza, SuperLovelyI, SuperLovelyN, TechBonR, TechBonS, TechnoBrush, Thoroughbred, TrigunMaximumE, TrigunMaximumJ, TumblinDiceE (dice: note that there are errors in the dice!), TumblinDiceJ, Vifam, VitaminTabletE, VitaminTabletJ, Xanadu (2000, pixel font), Zambot J Lite. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iAi-jp (was Fontage and Kivart)

Free Mac/PC fonts at this Japanese site, including several brush faces, some dingbats of samurai fighters, and several experimental and techno faces: 26Floor, Ange-Italic, Ange-Regular, Ange-Symbol, Anneau, Asie, Ballon-Alphabet, Ballon-HKF, Ballon-KKF, Canne, Canon, Dactylo, Fantome, Faux, Fleur, Garcon, Glace-HIRAKANA, Glace-KATAKANA (3d faces), Goutte-Alphabet, Goutte-HKF, Goutte-KKF, iAi-Alphabet, iAi-HKF, iAi-KKF, iAi-SF, Ivresse-fleurs, Moped, Neige, Ombre, Paresser, Phoque, Pollen-Alphabet, Pollen-HKF, Pollen-KKF, Prise, Punition, Raffine-Hiragana, Raffine-Symbol, Ruban, Slide, Stitch-Beads, Stitch-Single, Stitch-Vase, Stitch-draft, Valse, Vitesse, Volant.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Lynam
[Wordshape]

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Iceman's Emulation Page

OS X fonts in truetype: HardGothicNormal (squarish; a full kanji font as well), AppleGaramond-Bold, AppleGaramond-BoldItalic, AppleGaramond-Italic, AppleGaramondLight, AppleGaramondLight-Italic, AppleGaramond (all by Bitstream, 1991), LucidaGrande (Bigelow&Holmes). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ichihara
[Area-Q]

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Idea mag

Great Japanese design magazine, possibly the best design mag out there today, often featuring articles on typography. It published Typography Today, a book edited by Helmut Schmid that introduces selections from 88 designers. It traces the course of modern typography from Lissitzky, Tschichold, Zwart, Emil Ruder, Karl Gerstner, Herb Lubalin, to Wolfgang Weingart, Wim Crouwel and Kohei Sugiura. The new edition includes art by Neville Brody, April Greiman and Ahn Sang-Soo. See also IDEA NO. 305: Type Design Today (2004), which has articles by

  • Robin Kinross: "Some features of the font explosion"
  • Jean-François Porchez: "Type design that changed the outlook of Paris"
  • Fred Smeijers: "From punchcutting to digital type design"
  • Akira Kobayashi: "Originality and Redesign of Typeface"
  • André Baldinger: "Succeeding experimental typefaces"
  • LettError: "Twin Cities - Typeface represent a city"
  • François Rappo: "Didot Elder - Radical revival of Historical Typefaces"
  • Matthew Carter: "Yale University Typeface Project"
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idfont (was: Inoue Design)
[Inoue Masaru]

Inoue Design (idfont) is Inoue Masaru's Japanese foundry: there are about 30 original kana fonts, often of the comic book style. They are named Kaiseki (2003), Kaifu2 (2003) and Kaifu3 (2003). Other fonts: Kairyu (full kanji font), Kai (kanji font), Kaiseki (kanji font). Kairyua and the kanji fonts have a good representation of Latin, Cyrillic and other characters. The full list of font names: Kaifu2 (2003, thin Latin letters), Kaifu3 (2003, thin Latin letters), kairyu1 (2003, thick roman letters, full kana and kanji set), kairyu3 (2003, thick roman letters, full kana and kanji set), kaiseki, kana001, kana001p, kana002, kana002p, kana003, kana003p, kana004, kana004p, kana005, kana005p, kana006, kana006p, kana007, kana007p, kana008, kana008p, kana009, kana009p, kana010, kana010p, kana011, kana011p, kana012, kana012p, kana013, kana013p, kana014, kana014p, kana015, kana015p, kana016, kana016p, kana017, kana018, kana018p, kana019, kana019p, kana020, kana020p, kana021, kana021p, kana022, kana022p, kana023, kana023p, kana024, kana024p, kana025, kana025p, kana026, kana026p, kana027, kana027p, kana028, kana028p, kana029, kana029P. Alternate URL. People are saying good things about his hairline sans id-Kaze2OT-Light. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iFontMaker
[Tomonaga Tokuyama]

iFontMaker (2010) is a 7 dollar app for iPad that lets one make finger (truetype) fonts on the go. The developers are in Japan: Pentacom and Tomonaga Tokuyama. Review by Brian Hudson. Another review. Rina Miele's review. Examples.

Born in 1984, Tomonaga studied in Kyoto and is an artist and self-taught programmer.

A gallery of free fonts made with the software:

Looking for an author? Replace the %s string in this URL by the name. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor C. Barros

Sao-Paulo-based illustrator (b. 1976) who designed Mauryssel (2013, a comic book face), Caravel (2012), (2012-2013, a comic book typeface family), Arigatou-Kamisama (2000), Mottley-HorneyHiragana (2000), Morte e Vida Severina (1997).

Fontspace link. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iJiFu

iJiFu is a Japanese site run by Fujii. Original fonts: Dali (2001), EmpireofLighsAL (2001), IjifuROBO (2001), IjifufonBlade (2001), IjifuBIN (2002), IjifuHORO (2002), IjifuROBOBlack (2002), Ijifupeopleworld (2001), IJifuex (2001). Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

illllli.com (was: YaFontWeb)
[Yoshihide Arai]

Yoshihide Arai's Japanese foundry which produced these free fonts from 2003-2007: Acidpunk, Aqutone Circle (only black circles), Blockbox3D, BlockboxHeay, BlockboxLigh, BlockboxMaruheay, BoxboxboxHeay, Bubble, CharacerAfro, ChildrenLigh (children's scribbles), Circle, Genjiko, Genshi, Gucle Bold, Handoo, Heainz, Hexagon (hexagonal letters), Hieroglico A, Korrekt (techno), Korrekt Oblique (techno), Majipane (kana face), Marudo (pixel face), Mimot Bold (curly), Mixertype (dings), MonolinRegular (upright script), Morphon, Newdo99 (pixel face), Nwnwn, Omocha No. 1 and No. 2 (dingbats), Rippen Regular and Bold (octagonal), Teks Bitmap, Ufons, Webicon1 (dingbats), Acidpunk. Old URL of its predecessor, YaFontWeb. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inaka Software

Mike McGee sells a Japanese Font Pack for Mac OS users, which has all hiragana and katakana symbols, and some kanji characters. Some (free?) downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Information-technology Promotion Agency

A Japanese unit that created the free IPAEX fonts in 2010-2011. They can be downloaded from the CTAN archive. Alternate URL. The CTAN package has been put together by Norbert Preining (Austria). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan

A large free Japanese kanji font that also covers IPA and comes in several styles: IPAGothic, IPAMincho, IPAPGothic, IPAPMincho, IPAUIGothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inoue Masaru
[idfont (was: Inoue Design)]

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Inoue Yoshikazu
[Full Scratch Font]

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interweave

Commercial katakana/hiragana and Latin fonts such as the Moosaka family (Moosaka stands for Minimalism Obsessed Oosaka) and the Container family. These fonts are adjusted for screen displays. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Introduction to Japanese calligraphy

Grahan Hawker's intro page to Japanese calligraphy. [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]  ⦿

+ism
[Matius Gerardo Grieck]

The gorgeous fonts by London-based Matius Gerardo Grieck at this commercial foundry include: Dysthymia, Typographiction, Idiosynoptium (very very original), Arsmagna, Transhuman, Xyperformulaic, Requiem (phenomenal face!), Karoshi, Nanoscopics, Kunstware (techno font), Circumcision (1999, simulating Hebrew), CQN-Molecular, Anthropolymorphics (2000), Arsmagna, Dysthymia, Hypertexturion, Karoshi, Metastases, Netopath, Transhuman (has a katakana component), Transkryption (one of the latter fonts in the family was done by Tsuyoshi Nakazako). Great web page (but a bit slow). Some of the fonts are also available at T-26.

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

Isotope

Free kana and Latin destructionist fonts by Shin (Isotope): S_Series-0001 through S-Series-0017. Alternate URL. Defunct URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itoh Lab

Very interesting software development at Itoh Lab in Japan. Software includes the generation of scratched or brushed calligraphic bitmap images from truetype fonts. Some of the programs use fuzzy reasoning, fractals and "brush-touch" (sic) cursors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itou font

Japanese commercial font maker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itou Inzai

Small commercial Japanese foundry specializing in glyphs used in historical documents. [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]  ⦿

Ivory

"Ryo" is the Japanese designer in 2006 of mixed Latin/hiragana handwriting fonts: AP-hiragana, APJapanesefontBLUEt, APJapanesefontBLUE. The latter two also have handwritten kanji letters. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IWAO

Japanese foundry. Commercial fonts (such as Shohin) and free Japanese fonts (such as Hotaru). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iwata
[Yutaka Ozawa]

Commercial Japanese foundry in Saitama. Vendor link. Typecache link.

Typeface library: Iwata Mincho-tai Old, Iwata Gothic-tai Old, UCDA Fonts, Iwata UD Gothic, Iwata UD Maru Gothic, Iwata Shimbun Mincho-tai, Iwata Shimbun Gothic-tai, Kodoken Seicho-tai, Iwata UD Mincho, Iwata UD Shimbun Mincho, Iwata UD Shimbun Gothic, Iwata Mincho-tai, Iwata Maru Gothic-tai, Iwata Shin Gothic-tai, Iwata Kaisho-tai, Iwata Gyosho-tai, Iwata Reisho-tai, Iwata Souchou-tai, Iwata Kantei-ryu, Iwata Kyokasho-tai, Gakusan Kyokasho-tai, Gakusan Mincho-tai, Gakusan Gothic-tai, Gakusan Maru Gothic-tai, Gakusan Shin Gothic-tai, Hitsujun Font, Kambun Font, Iwata Kaku Pop-tai, Iwata Maru Pop-tai, Iwata Antique-tai.

Some fonts can be bought at URW++: PMT Casa bold, PMT Casa light, PMT Casa medium, PMT Gokufuto Gothic standard, PMT Iwata Chu Gothic standard, PMT Iwata Chu Mincho standard, PMT Iwata Futo Gothic standard, PMT Iwata Futo Mincho standard, PMT Iwata Hoso Gothic standard, PMT Iwata Hoso Mincho standard, PMT Kunko light.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izawa

Creator of the hand-printed fat finger font Izawa Font Junior (2011, iFontmaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izumi Najamura
[Flyer's Feeling]

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j4p4n

Creator of ghetto dot alphahira (2010, FontStruct), a dot matrix face for Latin and hiragana. Funki Fuji (2010, FontStruct) is a starred outline face for Latin and hiragana. Kool Korean (2011, FontStruct) mixes Latin and Korean. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Three Five (was: Jackal Devil)
[Makoto Sakai]

Makoto Sakai (Jack Three Five, and before that, Jackal Devil) is the designer of the pixel fonts JACKAL_07, JACKAL_07X_CURVE, JACKAL_07X_OUT, JACKAL_08_K01, JACKAL_08, JACKAL_08_2s, JACKAL_08_sw, JACKAL_08s (2002) and of BlockAL01 (2001) and Squall (2001). Some non-pixel faces too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackal

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

Jafont

Japanese font site links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ja-Font

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Poland on Japan Fonts

Jan Poland explains how to work with Japanese and CJK fonts in LaTeX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japan Typography Association

JTA (Japan Typography Association) page. They have a Japanese type mag called Typographics T. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese brush calligraphy

Japanese brush calligraphy (shodo) comes in various styles:

  • tensho: the style of seals.
  • reisho: scribe's style.
  • kaisho (square or block style): write one stroke after another. Time-consuming, and not often used.
  • gyosho: semi-cursive style, a bit less legible than kaisho, but more fluent.
  • sosho: cursive style, even less legible, but often used.
Materials used include the suzuri (heavy metal ink pot), the fude (brush), the hanshi (thin calligraphy paper), the sumi (solid black goo that must be mixed with water in the suzuri to get black ink), the bunchin (metal stick to keep the paper flat during writing), and the shitajiki (soft black mat). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese calligraphy

Introductory page with links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese Calligraphy

List of books, and some history of Japanese calligrahy. By Graham Hawker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese font links

Huge list of Japanese font links by the ComStar company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese font technology

Great article by Ross Evans, president of Fontworks International Limited on Japanese font technology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese Fonts 01
[Hiroshi Utumi]

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

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Japanese free font

Links to free Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese sake barrel fonts

Article by Kyoko for Ping Mag in 2005 on the letters found on sake barrels, all dating back to the Edo era, and thus called edo-moji. The characters with swooshy wind-blown endings are called hige-moji (hige is a whisker). The most frquent character is the ultra-black one, naturally called sumo-moji. The more subtle Kanteiryu is designed from the image of a female Kabuki character. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese Standards Association

Association that developed some Japanese fonts, such as the Heisei Kaku Gothic, Heisei Maru Gothic and Heisei Mincho families at Adobe. IBM commissioned their own versions of the Heisei family. These IBM versions can be bought and licensed from Ascender Corporation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese typefaces

Classification of Japanese typefaces (with passages taken from a beautiful document by Philip Ronan:

  • Mincho. The Mincho style is clean, legible, and used just about everywhere, including books and newspapers. Strokes often start and/or end with small "serifs", and vertical strokes tend to be narrower than horizontal strokes. Examples: Heisei Mincho W3, Heisei Mincho W9.
  • Gothic. Japanese Gothic typefaces (also called "Kaku Gothic") consist of plain rectangular strokes of equal width and with little or no serifs. They are highly legible even at small point sizes, and are used as widely as Mincho styles. Examples: Heisei Kaku Gothic W3, Heisei Kaku Gothic W9.
  • Round Gothic. Also called "Maru Gothic". These are Gothic styles in which the angles at the middle and end of all the strokes have been rounded off. They are similar to Western rounded sans-serif typefaces such as Arial Rounded. Examples: Heisei Maru Gothic W4, Heisei Maru Gothic W8.
  • Kaisho (block script). Anyone who studies Japanese calligraphy will start by learning the Kaisho style. It consists of discrete strokes drawn with various hooks and flourishes. Typical uses include formal notices and new year cards. Examples: Arisawa Kaisho, Hakushu Gokubuto Kaisho.
  • Kyokasho (textbook). This is a print face derived from the Kaisho style for use in primary school textbooks. It minimizes the use of flourishes, resulting in a neat, legible typeface that provides a good example of writing style to learners of Japanese. Example: DFP Kyokashotai,
  • Gyosho (semicursive script). A reasonably legible style of calligraphy in which it is possible to see a flowing motion between one stroke and the next. The basic character shapes are similar to those of the Kaisho style. Typical uses include greetings cards. Examples: HG Shonan Gyoshotai, HG Kyokusui E.
  • Reisho (clerical script). An old Chinese style consisting of simplified characters that could be drawn quickly and easily. It is still used in official documents such as certificates and banknotes, and in newspaper mastheads and other types of logo. Examples: DFP Reisho, Takahashi Reisho.
  • Kantei-ryu. The Kantei-ryu style originated from the Japanese kabuki tradition over two centuries ago. It consists of broad, curving, closely-packed strokes. Typically used in connection with traditional Japanese arts and crafts. Examples: HG Edomoji Kantei-ryu, DFP Kantei-ryu.
  • Koin. A printed style resembling the appearance of old printed characters, including simulated aging effects such as lumpy broken strokes. Typically used to give an antiquated feel to text in book covers and headings. Examples: Hakushu Tenkoin Kyo, HG Han Koin.
  • Pop styles. Japanese pop styles typically resemble characters drawn with a broad felt pen, like the "Special Offer" signs you see inside shops. They are sometimes used only for Japanese (kana) characters, with regular Gothic typefaces used for the Chinese (kanji) characters. Examples: HG Pretty Frank H, HG Soei Iori, HG Soei Kaku Pop, HG Soei Maru Pop.
  • Tensho (seal script). Sosho (cursive script) This is a very old style that is still used in the name seals that pass for signatures in Japan (like the red name stamps that are used to sign Japanese artwork). It is usually quite difficult to read. Example: Hakushu Tensho Kyo.
  • Sosho (cursive script). A highly stylized form of calligraphy in which entire characters are often drawn with a single stroke of the brush. Although prized as an art form, this style is almost impossible to read, and therefore serves more of a decorative role. Example: Hakushu Sosho Kyo.
  • Pen styles. Pen styles emulate the appearance of characters written with implements such as ballpoint pens, fountain pens and fibre tip pens. These styles often have a flowing structure similar to that of Gyosho styles. Examples: HG Chiba Pen, HG Hakushu Pen Kaisho, HG Soei Pen.
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Japanese typography

Flickr group on Japanese type, mostly signs and signage on buildings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Japanese Unicode Fonts

Japanese Unicode font page by David McCreedy. Has tens of downloads as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

japanreference.com

Japanese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jarchive

Japanese outfit present on Dafont. In 2010, they designed a dot matrix face called Orandakan Kana, and the monoline family Tomato Round. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Glavy
[Glavy Fonts]

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Jaspell

The Jaspell Jaldi multilingual word processing software comes with three free truetype fonts: JHIRAG01, JKATAK01, JROMAJ01, for hiragana, katakana and romaji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jayhan
[Sim Jun Han]

An archive with 36 display style katakana fonts. Main page with more blogging on Latin and other typography. It is run by Sim Jun Han ("Jayhan") who graduated in graphic design from KBU International College, and now works in a games production company called John Galt Games Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J-brain

Original free Mac fonts: Frippa, Hayarn, Fifth-rotten, Fifth, Tisyo, Cream, Snoop, Hawaian, Mikan, Orange, Esnical, Milmil, Bazaar. Type 1 and truetype. Half the fonts are katakana, and half are Latin. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JDIC

Japanese dictionary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jet

Japanese foundry that produced the free fonts Cube (white on black), omochi (futuristic font), torn (dot matrix font), WAGAYA (incomplete handwriting font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jet Bros
[Hiroshi Ozaki]

Original designs: Jet Character (dingbats), Jet Nyanstance. Mac only. All designs by Hiroshi Ozaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JETAA Region 9

Links to Japanese computing and fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Breen

Australian researcher and Japanese typography expert. Maintains an on-line Japanese dictionary, and offers many useful links on Japanese. Jim Breen is/was at the Department of Digital Systems, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Kurrasch
[Jim Kurrasch's Kanji]

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Jim Kurrasch's Kanji
[Jim Kurrasch]

Jim's Kanji are shareware kanji characters (2550 in all) drawn in 1994 by Jim Kurrasch from Goleta, CA. James Kenneth Kurrasch (1948-2003), a Vietnam veteran and Japanese sword expert, died in 2003. His fonts can be downloaded here and here. They were converted to type 1 in 1999 by Jim Parsons (Verge). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimba Osamu

Art director in Tokyo, who designed a letterpress typeface family, Neo (2014), which has several styles for layering, and a beveled style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Campbell

Creator (b. 1985, USA) of the free pixel typefaces Litebulb 8Bit (2014, based on the current logos of Nickelodeon and its blocks and sister networks: Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Teen Nick, and NickMom) and Early GameBoy (2014, after the Nintendo game). Both fonts were made with FontStruct. In 2014, he made the pixel typeface Arcadepix Plus, which is based on Arcadepix by Reekee of Dimenzioned (includes katakana and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jin Hashiba
[Bridge Corporation (aka Fontasma)]

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JIS codes

Japanese character coding scheme. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jiyukobo
[Osamu Torinoumi]

Commercial Japanese foundry in Shinjuku which makes and sells many full Japanese and CJK fonts. Its designers are Osamu Torinoumi, Keiichi Katada, Makoto Kakita, Tetsuya Handa, Osamu Ando, Hisashi Iwai, Chikao Ito and Sayaka Ishii.

In 2008, Osamu Torinoumi (who co-founded Jiyu Kobo in 1989 with Tsutomu Suzuki (d. 1998) and Keiichi Katada, and led the company since 1998) received the TDC Tokyo Prize in 2008 for these typefaces: Yu Minchotai R, Yutsuki Shogo Gothic Kana W6 W7 W8 W9, Yutsuki Midashi Minchotai, Yutsuki Shogo Kana, Yu Kyokashotai M.

The company has developed more than 40 typefaces including Hiragino series and Koburina Gothic for Dai Nippon Screen MFG, and their own Yu Fonts Library. They were awarded the 1st Keinosuke Sato Award in 2002 and the Good Design Award in 2005 with the Hiragino series. They started the sale of the Yu Gothic family L and H in January, 2008.

List of typefaces: Yu-Mincho, Yu-Mincho Gogou Kana, Yu-Mincho 36point Kana, Yu-Gothic, Yu-Gothic Syogo Kana, Yu-Kyokasyo M, Yu-Kanteiryu, Yu-tsuki Midashi Mincho, Yu-tsuki Syogo Kana, Yu-tsuki Syogou Gothic Kana.

Free trial font.

Alternate URL. Nifty Japanese font design explanations. Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J-Junction
[Y. Ishibashi]

Free Windows fonts by Y. Ishibashi at J-Junction: Dancing Doll, NiseHangle, DetaraMe, Innchiki (hiragana), Jichitai (katakana), Dancing (dingbats), Morse, Gaiden (wonderful deep sea creatures dingbats), MachineGO. [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]  ⦿

Johan Ahlberg
[Swamp Design]

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Johan Prag

Johan Prag is a Swedish Art Director living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Before coming to Tokyo, he was part of renowned design agency Stockholm Design Lab where he among other things worked on the rebranding of Scandinavian Airlines System. His typefaces include SUN (for UA's SUN album), and Breathe (for UA's Breathe album). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Manjiro

Original fonts by John Manjiro: Full-House20, Manjiro'sHw21.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jojo Font

Original handwritten kana font Bizareadventure (2002), made by "out of base". [Google] [More]  ⦿

JRPM noarch

Japanese kanji fonts in truetype: wadalab-gothic, watanabe-mincho. Page by Kazuhisa Furusawa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Mercier
[Julmeme]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Julmeme
[Julien Mercier]

Foundry in Tokyo. Creator of the techno faces Naname Kun (2010, a 3d octagonal family), Otsuki Sama (2011, a delicate high-contrast geometric fashion mag font), Julmeme Kun (2009) and Kaminari Kun (2009).

The foundry is run by Swiss-born Julien Mercier (b. 1983), who works as a graphic designer in Tokyo.

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

Jun Itadani

Designer of Millio NN (multiple master katakana), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jun Tomita

Kyoto-born Creative Alliance designer of Monolith, marketed as a Zen font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Junichi Omi

Japanese designer of Omiyage (2007, Maniackers, with Masayuki Sato), a simple script font with Latin, katakana and hiragana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Junior Aoki

Japanese type designer who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. His site is called Design Base Tokyo. Typefaces: Jaraku, Jaipo, Jaipo-Min, Jaroku, Jaipo-K. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Junko Mori

Junko Mori's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Forestype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Junya Yamada

Designer at Maniackers Design of Bobo (2005) and Drip KT. With sayuki Sato, he also made ManiacVersion2 at Maniackers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K. Hamaura
[Macross Plus]

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K. Yoshida

Designer of PictureFont (kana, Latin handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

K3 Online
[Ukino]

K3 Online is a Japanese font outfit offering fonts designed by Ukino. These include UkinoMaruHira, UkinoMaruHira, UkinoMaruHiraLight, UkinoMaruHiraNormal, UkinoMaruKanaNormal, UkinoPopnCircleNormal (dot matrix font, 2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaaya

Kaaya's links to font sites in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaaya
[Love Font Vapour Trail]

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Kaiser Zhar Khan
[True Type Fonts]

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Kajika
[Donna M. Stewart]

Japanese art site run by Donna M. Stewart ("Kajika") (b. 1985), who lives in Scotland. Alternate URL. She created Urbain and his pigs organ (2005, comic book script) and Perry's Magic Hat (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kakibito Sirazu

Japanese foundry with experimental kana fonts: ahiru-tate, ahiru-yoko, ajichi, katakamuna. [Google] [More]  ⦿

kanatran

Two free truetype fonts, PJ-Hiragana, and PJ-Katakana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kandata

Full Japanese/Latin font, Kandata. In the public domain too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kandent

From Nippon Information&Science Ltd (1994), the full Unicode kanji/Latin/Cyrillic typefaces Haru-Regular, Haru-Bold, Haru-Tohaba-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kanji fonts

Page about kanji fonts, in Italian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaolla Su

Designer of the free hand-printed kana face Sakura_Irohanihoheto (2008). Born in 1988, Kaolla lives in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kao-moji

Kao-moji: Japanese emoticons (smilies), very different from their Western counterparts. No fonts here, but could someone please make one? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaori Inada

Designer at Maniackers Design of Sennin-AL (with Masayuki Sato). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaori Takahashi

Kaori Takahashi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Look for the katakana fonts AirPacking and Kome. She also designed Crawler (1998, Fontaxe Digitype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaoru Yamashita
[Yamayama]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Karo
[Beer fonts]

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Kasai Hakuh

Kasai Hakuh's site called The longing fonts has a few free fonts grouped under the heading TenjiFont. They appear to be fonts for Braille. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katakana Text Key V3.3

Free katakana truetype font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kataoka Design Works
[Akira Kataoka]

Japanese foundry whose designers include Akira Kataoka, Ayumi Kiryu and Yuji Kataoka.

Commercial fonts include the extensive Iroha Gothic family (Popura, Momi, Kaede, Matu, Icho, Tubaki, Keyaki, Kiri, Ume, Momiji, Nire, Sakura), the MaruMaru Gothic family, Donguri, Yuji3, and the Marumin family (Tikuma, Kiso, Shinano, Fuji, Yoshino, Katura).

Alternate URL. Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kato Masashi
[FLOP Design]

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Kato Masashi
[Pocket iLAND]

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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]  ⦿

Katsunori Aoki

In 1996, Aoki won Silver Prize at the annual Tokyo Type Designers Club competition for a logotype he designed for Hiromichi Nakano Design Office. Born in Tokyo in 1965, and employed by San-Ad Co., Ltd. since 1989. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katsunori Watanabe

Katsunori Watanabe's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: New Bauhaus Dessau, New Bauhaus K8. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katsuya Kawata

Codesigner of Junkissa (Latin/katakana/hiragana font family), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katsuya Nakamura
[Ages5&Up]

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Katsuyoshi Kappon Okuhara
[Sonic Fucktory]

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Kawaii

Creator of free hand-printed Japanese fonts. These include KTegaki (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kawasemi's font main

Commercial Japanese fonts by Kawasemi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaz Oomori

Designer of Katakana Naniwa Scratch, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazuaki Miyatani

Kazuaki Miyatani's hacm (2012) is a free TeX package to typeset the Arka alphabet. Arka is Seren Arbazard's constructed language, which is quite elaborate. The nine official fonts in the package are kardinal, alblant, fenlil, nalnia, olivia, lantia, inje, defans, fialis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazuaki Ohminato
[Ohminato.jp (was: Ohminato Kazuaki Design, or OK's Design)]

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Kazuhiro Nakazato

Designer of OS Cinema (1998, hiragana), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazuhiro Takahashi

Kazuhiro Takahashi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Crawler, Pacifica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazuhisa Furasawa

Wadalab-Gothic and Wadalab-Mincho kanji fonts in truetype format. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazui Press

Japanese foundry dealing in metal type, with great showings of classical typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazui Press

Exquisite font specimen pages at the Kazui Press in Japan. They sell wood types. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazuki Takada

Designer of the free truetype screen fonts somybmp01_7, somybmp02_7, somybmp03_7, somybmp04_7, somybmp05_8, somybmp06_12, all made in 2002. The readme file gives another name, Kazunori Yasuda, while the ttf files show Kazuki Takada.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazunori Yamazaki
[Viewlogic]

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Kazuyoshi Ishikawa

Japanese creator in 2002 of the oriental simulation faces faces KZBLADERUNNER1 and KZBLADERUNNER2, the 3d faces KZCUBIStSKELEtON, KZCUBIStSOLID, the techno faces KZEXCELALP and KZWEDNESDAYAL, the psychedelic face KZGRAVItY, and the display faceKZtURBO. He lives in Tochigi and was born in 1969. Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

Kei Homepage
[Kei Matsumoto]

Two free original font sets by Kei Matsumoto: KeiBoots (free grungy truetype Latin character font), KakuKaku1 (1998, 3 Kanji font sets, unclear whether free or not). The latter font is angular and almost of comic book style, at least is Latin part. Download site. See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kei Matsumoto
[Kei Homepage]

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Keigo Hara
[HD]

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Keigo Hirooka
[Square Soft]

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Keiichi Hosokawa

Keiichi Hosokawa's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. These include Quarry, an irregular LED font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keiichi Satoh
[Gebsite]

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Keiichi Yamaguchi

Keiichi Yamaguchi's fonts Period and Some Bricks are sold through Font Pavilion. Check also Sakana, Fish, the former being the katakana version of the latter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keisuke Asami
[Designers HIGH (or: Keisuke Asami Design)]

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Keita Soejima
[Fancy Graphic]

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Keiy
[White boX]

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Ken Graphix
[Ken Hoshino]

Ken Hoshino's free fonts for the Mac (T1 and TT): grasshopper, plus a katakana font. Ken Hoshino (b. 1969) lives in Aichi, Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ken Hoshino
[Ken Graphix]

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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]  ⦿

Kenichi Uehara

Japanese designer of The Writing of Atlantis (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenji Ohta

Dot matrix truetype fonts by Kenji Ohta: 35dot-LCD_E, 35dot-LCD_J. Latin and kana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenji Takeuchi

Kenji Takeuchi's Mac fonts (free) are beautiful. The list: 24H-A, 5ZIRA, AJfry, Birthday, Country Road-A, Country Road-H, Country Road-K, Diet, Heavy Q-A, Heavy Q-H, Heavy Q-K, Hirarin, Janken, Jinba, Okumusasi, OshaberiCat, Panic, Picnic, Satellite-K, Sub3, Takao, Take1, Teatime, funrun, kannaduki, pomeranian, satellite-N. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenji Uebayashi
[VEK]

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Kenjo Kito

Designer of the Japanese font CKbonji-Font (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kentaro Fujimoto

Designer of Electronica-Akihabara, Electronica-Manseibashi, Electronica-Sotokanda, all sales-type katakana; and Urban Children (romaji, hira, kata), sold at Font Pavilion. Kentaro is the cocreator of Nendo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kentaro Terajima

Japanese graphic designer in Barcelona, where he studied at Eina. His typefaces:

  • In 2010 he created the large x-height roman faces 06RM and 12RM so that Latin text could be set in small sizes alongside Japanese text (and in particular, with the Japanese font Ryumin M-KL).
  • He recreated the 1930s German newspaper art deco styles in his elegant typeface Tageszeitung (2010).
  • He is involved in an information typography project for the Barcelona metro.
  • Alps (2011). A bilined display typeface inspired by the lettering of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake.
  • Abend (2012). An art deco grotesk inspired by German news headlines from the 1930s.
  • 156 (2011). A clean sans face inspired by the shapes of numbers in the streets of Sao Paulo.
  • Colophon (2011). An avant-garde face based on the movie The War of Roses (1989).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KF Software

A free kana truetype font with calligraphic lettering by "Kyuh": KF HentaiKanaFont. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KF Studio
[Sachie Shimokawa]

Japanese foundry of Sachie Shimokawa. Free fonts made by them include KFhimaji, KFhimajiMONO. Subpage with marker fonts for Latin such as Fel and Toho and for kana such as Mojii, all dated 2003-2005. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Khaito Gengo

Khaito Gengo (Des Moines, WA, and Seattle, WA) graduated from High School in Australia. From 2005 to 2008, he worked as a graphic designer at his father's interior design company, Gengo Space Design Institute, in Japan. After that, he graduated from Highline Community College, WA, and was mentored by Laura Worthington. Sola (2011) is a minimalist modern sans serif type face with rounded corners. It features a standard set of information design pictograms. Asbel (2011) is an octagonal family. Hideko (2011) is midway between sans and serif, and is rooted in Japanese calligraphy. Air Factory (2011) is a simple geometric sans work horse family, that includes a Stencil style and Air Factory Rounded (2012, by Pablo Balcells, according to MyFonts---can this be correct?).

In 2012, he published Mr and Mrs Peter, Garamono (a pattern font).

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

Kikita Katsue

Designer at Hyperion of the futuristic font Zodiacok (1999), with Eisuke Furukawa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kikuwo
[Team Hana&Hana]

[More]  ⦿

Kilometer Garage

Japanese foundry where you can download the gorgeous pixel/futuristic font family called Fragile. Mac type 1 and truetype. Fonts designed by "Hiro". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimassiya

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

Kimie Suzaki

Kimie Suzaki's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Flamingo is a Latin-Japano font family (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kinema Moon Graphics
[Yuichi Nakagawa]

Kinema Moon Graphics has Yuichi Nakagawa's fonts. Some free fonts: Betulehem, Fude (2008, handwriting), Fushi, Fuu, GolgothaObliqueE, GolgothaObliqueJ, Golgotha, HOSHI, Hane, InKanji, In, Ishi, Ito, KADOkaku, KADOmaru, Kakato, KATACHI, Kodama, Koto, Looper, Mizu, Moleculemodel, Namida, OTOchouha, OTOtanpa, Sakura, Shiziku, Sinobi, Sora, Sputnik (1998), Take, TenRegularE, Tsuno (gothic), Tsuta, V2, Yoru. Commercial fonts: Toge (2007-2008, gothic), Yari (2008, a pointy blackletter), Some of its commercial fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Check here for the very nice medieval Spanish-look font Ibara (Roman and Japanese versions). In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), SORA-RegularE and SORA-RegularJ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kinkido
[Yoshizaku Imada]

Commercial Japanese foundry that sells the typefaces of Yoshizaku Imada.

The typeface library: Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo, Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo B, Shincho Kankokutai Keisetsu, Shisen Souchou-tai Ryusou, Sakigake, Fumite, Shiori, Saotome, Madoka, Hokuto, Uguisu, Ishibumi, Kurofune, Yabusame, Takasago, Bateren, Genroku, Edo, Hayato, Kizahashi, Sakuragi, Kotonoha, Sayoi, Motoi, Ikehara, Manabu, Kuramochi, Hisanaga, Yukawa, Minami, Taira, Akebono, Sagano, Naniwa, Aoi, Kamome, Hanabusa, Taoyame, Kuretake, Masurao, Waji Oh Hanabusa, Waji Oh Kuretake, Waji Oh Kotonoha, Waji Taoyame, Waji Masurao, Imarisu, Pokkuru, Hatsuhiyamato, Wakabayamato, Minoriyamato, Hanarenge, Hanakocho, Hanabotan, Nanohana, Shogakukan Antique, Kana Minyu Mincho, Kana MInyu Gothic, Tsuya, Go Curl, Heisei Maru Gothic-tai, Mincho, Koran Hoso Socho, Bokassy, Imaryu, Imaso.

They have a special section on kanji fonts for children and schools.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kinkido

Gorgeous Japanese kanji fonts. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kirimax

Japanese outfit. Designer of the commercial font Saicorops (has also dice). [Google] [More]  ⦿

KI's Atelier Moonglow

Japanese foundry, est. 2003, which made the (incomplete) kana/Latin display font Doraemoji, the Hankyu Station font, 55font*, DOUTOR (stencil), The-Font-of-DRUAGA-, guruhude (curly kana), HABBO, KAIJI-no-"ZAWA", Laundry, PSX! (2003, futuristic design), Quintetto, UNAO-JAPON-PRO (handwritten kanji face), UNAO-JAPON, UO-FONT, womusubikun, Strawberry (2004), Goonies (2004), Siusendo (2004, handwritten kanji face), Hentaikana (2004), Osushi (2004, sushi ding font), Strawberry, Ozen (2004, sushi ding font). Alternate URL. Font names: 70:nine-round, Akou-47, 70:ARAHABIKA, 70:BIKKORO, 70:D-FONT, DORAEMOJI, 70:DOTTY-SQUARE, 70:DOUToU, 70:The-Font-of-DRUAGA, 70:GOOONIES, GuruguruFudemoji, 70:HABOBO, 70:Hankyu-Station, HenTaiKana, 70:O-DE-N, 70:O-SU-SHI, 70:PSPS, 70:Quintetto, 70:reclining-chair, Siusen-Do-Font, Siusen-Do-Font, 70:SPOOK, 70:-STRAWBERRY-, 70:Sakura-Valuation-Stamp, 70:Syouwa-Nostalgie, 70:TIROLING, 70:TOYBOX, UNAO-JAPON-pro--new--, UNAO-JAPON-PRO, UNAO-JAPON, 70:UO-FONT, 70:womusubikun, 70:Wonta, 70:ZAWA-ZAWA, 70:Laundry, 70:Mushroom-Land, 70:M*O*O*N*G*L*O*W (moon phases). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kishin
[Kishin (Art Path Finder)]

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Kishin (Art Path Finder)
[Kishin]

Kishin from Japan, had a page with about 40 free fonts, all called Line Art Fonts by "Kishin". These were great-looking faces with a simple aesthetic feel, Mac only. Dead link. Kishin asked me to remove his email as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KIY

A free Japanese (kana/Latin/kanji) hand-printed font, Rufuji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiyocchi

Designers of Kaos (Latin and kana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koaunghi Un
[UnBatang Odal]

[More]  ⦿

KobeType.com

Twenty nice commercial display and dingbat fonts (Mac, PC) at this foundry in Kobe, Japan. List: KOBEAIR, KOBECHIFFON, KOBEFUNK, KOB, KOBEHEX, KOBEJAZZ, KOBELEAF, KOBEMODERN, KOBEMUFFIN, KOBEQUEEN, KOBERAIN, KOBESHELL, KOBESNOW, KOBESOUL, KOBESUMMER, KOBEWEBSIGNNO1, KOBEWEBSIGNNO2, KOBEWEBSIGNNO3, KOBEWIND, KOBEWIND_3D, KOBE_EDGE, KOBE_SCREEN, KOBE_PANDA. They also made the OpenType face KyuKyoryuchi (2004). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kochi fonts

Free kanji truetype fonts Kochi-Mincho and Kochi-Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kohei Ishikawa

Japanese designer of the didone fashion magazine face simply called #01 (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kohei Miura

Japanese calligrapher who did the lettering for the Cacharel logotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koichi Yasuoka
[Yasuoka's character tables]

[More]  ⦿

Koji Naito

Koji Naito's Instant Font series is sold through Font Pavilion: Airline (1997), Capsule (LED), Chocolate, Hamster (alphadings, 1997), Lemonade (katakana). On the Font Pavilion 08 CD: Astronaut 2001 (1998), Mechanics (1998). Both fonts have roman and katakana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koji Nakamaru

Page by Koji Nakamaru from which you can download these CID fonts (PostScript) for Japanese: Kochi-Mincho (like Ryumin-Light), Kochi-Gothic (like GothicBBB-Medium). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koji Yoshiike

Designer of PTAF, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kokin

Freelance artist and type designer in Japan, b. 1963. He designed many logos such as the Shanghai World Financial Center, Tokyo Station City, Mizuho Financial Group, Nissan Mortors, Odakyu, Fusion Communications, Mitsui Garden Hotels, Natchan! (suntory), Acerola Drink,The Premium Malts (Suntory), and Orangina (Suntory). His typefaces:

  • He digitized TBGM, TGKO-M, TGYU-M at TYPEBANK in 1991-1992.
  • He designed three Japanese fonts for Fontworks.
  • He created one Korean font for Yoon Design.

Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Special meaning of black and white in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kokkei Mizu
[Digital Flame Studios]

[More]  ⦿

Kool Type Lab
[Naonori Kato]

Kool Type Lab sells its techno fonts through Font Pavilion: Jerusalem, Spacecraft. The type designer is Naonori Kato. Katakana versions included. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Korean Computing and Tools

Links to Korean fonts and font software. Includes six Type 1 Mac or PC fonts for free download: these are Frank's Breve fonts that allow the transcription of Korean and Japanese according to the systems of McCune-Reischauer and Hepburn. Mainly Mac-oriented page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kotaro Hatano
[Gray Graphics]

[More]  ⦿

Kou Nakamura
[Fontazilla (was: Psychographers)]

[More]  ⦿

Koueisha

Makers of commercial Japanese brush/calligraphic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kouga

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kouga Grotesque

Original Japanese type family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koushiki
[Atsushi Kawakami]

Japanese designer Atsushi Kawakami is Koushiki, a studio located in Himeji. Creator of the free grotesque typeface Koushiki (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kouzan

Japanese designer of AoyagiKouzanFont2, AoyagiKouzanFontSousyo2, both handwritten kanji fonts. Alternate URL. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kozmof

Japanese designer of a number of experimental typefaces in 2012, such as Techno, Trippy, and Icy.

In 2013, he designed the sans caps typeface Mathilda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krovha

Designers of the commercial font (Latin, kana) Uscita. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K's Bookshelf
[Yoshio Kobayashi]

Yoshio Kobayashi is a Japanese font maker. Free fonts by him include Elements Kanji, K's-BarCodeFont-Code39, K's-Floral-Dings, K's-Numeral-Arabic-1, K's-Numeral-Arabic-GC, K's-Numeral-Arabic-GCN, K's-Numeral-Arabic-RC, K's-Numeral-Arabic-RCN, K's-Numeral-Roman-1, K's-Road-Sign-Symbols-J (2001), K's-Japanese-Shogi-Pieces (2001), K's-Snow-Crystals, WeatherJ (2001). Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ku Isis

Graphic Designer, born 1980 in Taiwan. Living and working in Tainan, Taiwan. His lettering can be seen, e.g., on the logo of the Japon Kabob Bar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubisuji

Designer of the Latin/kana pixel font Font-666 and of Bonji-Font. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kunihiko Okano
[Shotype]

[More]  ⦿

Kuusou

Designers of the Koubou and Fontametsuti fonts. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ku-Wa

Designers of the Syoubou font. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyoko
[Apricot Color]

[More]  ⦿

Kyoko Katsumoto

Designer of Logo Jr Black (2007, with Shigeru Katsumoto), a winner in the TDC2 2008 competition. Katsumoto is associated with Visual Design Lab in Japan. It also won at Letter 2 (2011). Kyoko's KyoSensha (2010) won an award at D&AD 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyon

Japanese makers of an initial caps font in which letters are related to torture chamber tools and anatomy, and of the anatomical dingbat face Hone Font. Alternate URL. Still another URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyoudou

Japanese site with alphadings: T-kuma-Font, t-kuma2-Font, T-piyo-Font, T-wan-font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyouji Kotani

Kyouji Kotani's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: KK Finger (all letters are fingers), KK Speed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyouzai (or: Techno Advance Company)

Free fonts: TAbimyou_Add, TAbimyou_Add_p, both handwritten kanji fonts by the Techno Advance Company, 2003-2005. [Google] [More]  ⦿

La-LaMoomooDesignzerohour
[Atsushi Mizukami]

Atsushi Mizukami's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Toy is a toy soldier alphading font (1998). Bug is just a techno font. In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), he published Toy-123. Other fonts include TOY-3D (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lallasoo Poopo Lab

Japanese outfit. Designer of the commercial font Lallasooset (dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lan Shirou

Japanese designer of the free font LS Sanskrit (1999-2000). [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]  ⦿

Latinotype
[Miguel Angel Hernández Montoya]

Latinotype was founded in 2007 by Felipe Soto and Miguel Hernández, and is based in Concepción, Chile. Catalog of their typefaces. Miguel Angel Hernández Montoya is the Santiago, Chili-based graphic designer, type designer and illustrator who has a BFA in graphic design from the UBB School of Design. In 2007, he set up Latinotype. Before that, he was involved in many font projects and specialized in pixel fonts. Latinotype now also includes the work of Luciano Vergara and Joaquín Contreras. Fontsquirrel link. Hernández's fonts:

  • LlanquihuePIXEL, based on the great font TCL Llanquihue by Francisco Galvez.
  • The truly perfect pixel font family Fundamental (2003).
  • The pixel font Sligthest.
  • The sans family Chile (2004), Chile Sans (2005). Chile Sans won at the Tipos Latinos 2008 competition.
  • The highway signage face Optica (2004).
  • The fifties diner-style screen font Detroit 45 (2002).
  • The bitmap display font Kuppa (2003).
  • The church stone engraving simulation face Finaita (2002).
  • The Western pixel font Arizona (2003, perfect!).
  • The bitmap handwriting font Wolfgang Bold.
  • The screen font Screenager (2002).
  • The funky bitmap font Groobit.
  • Minority (2002, a very small screen font).
  • Fundamental (2002, a very original screen font, with ligatures for "rr" and "LL", for example), which was subsequently published at tipografia.cl.
  • The ultimate pixel font Miguel's Three Dots (2002).
  • The pixel display font Circa (2002).
  • The pixel fonts Capitalista, Garadot (2003, a fantastic pixel version of an elegant Garamond) and Harmonica.
  • The script pixel fonts Anticrisp (2003) and Essential Bold.
  • The gray pixel face Sushi (2004, hiragana, katakana, Latin).
  • The serif font Quetzal (2003).
  • The bitmap family Sugar (2003).
  • The bitmap family Apple (2004, based on Apple's Chicago).
  • At Atomic Media, he released Carbona and Carbona Bold in 2002, as well as 12 bitmap fonts in 2003: Maya, Fundamental, Azteca, Tekilla, Aymara, Minority, Quadratis, Carnoa Plain&Bold, Machina Typewriter, Dotic (blackletter), Mezcal, Circa.
  • In 2004, he joined Ultra Pixel Fonts, where he made the pixel faces Orbital, Sugar, Odyssey, Solar, Voltage, Jetson.
  • At Latinotype, he made Picara Sans (2007, an organic sans), Cadena (2007, a rounded sans which won at Tipos Latinos 2008), Love (2007, ultra fat rounded) and Mote (2007, rounded sans display face).
  • Stgotic Textura and Pintana are pixel font award winners at Tipos Latinos 2008.
  • Fiancé (2011, Sudtipos) is a fat signage face.
  • Patagon (2011, Latinotype) is a rounded wood-inspired poster face done with Daniel Hernandez and Luciano Vergara.
  • Selaive (2011, Paula Nazal) is a geometric monoline sans with an extreme hairline weight, Selaive Light.
  • Sanchez (2011) is a large slab serif family. The Regular weight is free at Fontsquirrel.
  • In 2011, he cofounded Los Andes Type, and published the fat round face Fatta (2011) there.
  • Mija (2011). Inspired by vernacular signs.
  • The Google Web Font Ceviche One (2011). This is an angular yet curvy extra black expressionist sans serif type.
  • Sail (2012). A didone script.
  • Sofia (2012). An upright script, free at Fontsquirrel.
  • Tikal Sans (2012).
  • Lolita (2012, Miguel Hernandez). A playful rounded sans family.
  • Chela One (2012). A bold condensed brush script, free at Google Web Fonts.
  • Arquitecta (2014, by Daniel Hernandez ad Miguel Hernandez). A 1930s sans with small x-height, great readability and an odd g, promoted as an alternative fo Futura, Kabel or Avant Garde.

View the Latinotype typeface library. View Miguel Hernandez's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Laura Luppani

Freelance graphic designer in Buenos Aires who graduated from UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa) with a degree in Graphic Design. In 2010, she created a Japanese-look and Japanese-feel typeface called Dekiru.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

least1234

FontStructor who made the squarish typeface Leafy (2011). With over 1600 glyphs, it covers Basic Latin, More Latin, Extended Latin B, Extended Latin A, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Katakana, Hangul, Georgian, Bopomofo, Even More Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letterjuice
[Pilar Cano]

Letterjuice is the British typefoundry of Pilar Cano, who graduated from the University of Reading, 2006, but started out life in Barcelona. After graduation, still in 2006, she co-founded Mídori, a graphic design studio specialised in editorial design. Letterjuice is based in Brighton, UK.

Coauthor, with Marta Serrats, of Typosphere (2007, Harper Collins). Creator of these typefaces:

  • Edita (2006), an informal sans family that also covers kana for Japanese. This typeface was finally published in 2009 at Type Together. It was followed in 2011 by additional weights in Edita Book.
  • Techarí (2006, +Extra) comes from a commission in which the brief consisted of the creation of a typeface family to be used for the design of the third disc of the band called Ojos de Brujo based in Barcelona. This disc was called Techarí, which means free in Caló, the language of the Spanish gypsies---it also has a stencil version.
  • In 2010, she is working on an elliptical sans that covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek.
  • Techarí (2010) is an extremely elegant custom family.

    Xuppis (2012) is a commissioned logotype for a candy shop in El Masnou, Barcelona.

    Together with Lluis Sinol, she designed the custom sans typeface SEAT (2013) for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.

  • Quars (2013). This angular typeface family, codesigned with Ferran Milan, grabs elements from Scotch Roman and old Dutch typefaces.
  • Sampi (2013). A custom typeface for the Sami children.
  • Baldufa (2014, Ferran Milan Olivares): an award-winning flared, calligraphic and subtly rounded serif typeface family for Latin and Arabic.

Interview by Unostiposduros. Cargo Collective link. MyFonts link. Behance link. Wiki page. Klingspor link. Behance link for Letterjuice. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

L-H Favorite Fonts

Commercial Japanese fonts at the LightHouse Inc: Higagino-Mincho family, Higagino Gothic family, Higagino Tokubuto Gyosyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Library

Japanese Mac and Windows font vendor. Has fonts by Dynafont, NIS, Ryobi, Adobe, Morisawa, Iwata, Motoya, Ricoh, Canon, Fujitsu, Nihon Lieral, Arphic, Fujisoft, VDL, Taka, NTF, Fontworks, Maruokahakushu, Souei. [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]  ⦿

Lilly's Site

Japanese font archive with Jim's Kanji font and many kana fonts: Akihibara, ArawasuKatakana, ColopocleKT, Chicagothic, DigiMode1988K1, DigiMode1988, GtinformatAL, GtinformatKT, HachipochiA, HachipochiK, PJ-Hiragana, Japanese, JHIRAG01, JKATAK01, JROMAJ01, JayCons, PJ-Katakana, NihonbashiKatakana, OrangeLight, Parade20A, Parade20K, Shear-15_A, Shear-15_H, Shear-15_K, typoBokankaakana, Teacher_A, Teacher_K, AirlineKatakata, OrangeLightK1, Receipt43K, StampyK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Limit Type

Free fonts made in Japan: Lt-alphaDot (pixel face), Lt-angular, Lt-etudy-alpha, Lt-etudy-katakana, Lt-failsafe-alpha, Lt-failsafe-hiragana, Lt-failsafe-katakana, Lt-handy (hand and finger dingbat face), Lt-hexen, Lt-Hatukari-Alpha, Lt-Hatukari-Kana, Lt-kanaDot, Lt-precautor, Lt-regulator, Sans-Copperplate-Gothic, Lt-strings-alpha, Lt-trisos. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Limit.type fonts

Alternate URL. Original roman and kana fonts: Hatukari-Alpha, Hatukari-Kana, Sans-Copperplate-Gothic, alphaDot, angular, etudy_alpha, etudy_kata, failsafe, handy [hands], hexen [oriental simulation font], kanaDot, precautor [dingbats], regulator-b-01 [dingbats], strings, trisos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lineasolido

Japanese foundry. The free fonts:, all dated 2002 Albero, Antico, Coda, Curva, Diritto, Droga, Edificio, Forma, Largo, Puro, Solido, Spicchio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linux and Nihongo
[Craig Oda]

Craig Oda's page on Japanese in Linux. [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]  ⦿

Living Plant
[Takafumi Miyadima]

Takafumi Miyadima's commercial Roman and Katakana fonts: Nickel, Xylitol, Titanium, Uranium, Latex, Celluloid, Steel, Acrilic, Polyester, Rayonne, Plastic, Concrete, Urethan, Carbon, Silicone. Type 1 for Mac and truetype for PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Living Typedrive
[Takafumi Miyadima]

Takafumi Miyadima is a Japanese type designer who sells his fonts via Font Pavilion. The Living Typedrive 1.0J CD has 2070 Polyester, 2100 Celluloid, 2120 Latex. The Living Typedrive 1.0J CD has 2010 Silicone, 2040 Concrete, 2130 Uranium. The Living Typedrive 3.0J CD has 2080 Acrylic, 2110 Titanium, 2170 Glucose, typically with romaji, katakana, hiragana. There is also 2021 Carbon, 2051 Plastic, 2030 Urethan, 2060 Rayonne, 2081 Acrylic, 2091 Steel, 2140 Xylitol, 2160 Nickel Alp (1999), Acrylic 2081 (kata, romaji). At Digitalogue, he designed 4030STARCH (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logix Press

Japanese font producer. Makes fontface4550 (SymonGW3P font and Gothic, a kanji font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lomokon

Free Latin and kana pixel fonts by C-moko, dating from 2001: BM_diet_09, BM_dokan_11, BM_fatakana, BM_gatakana, BM_moko_07. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lonesome Type Factory
[Susumu Tanaka]

Susumu Tanaka's fonts such as Desert-J, D1980s-West, CamouflageWoodland, CamouflageDesert. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda
[burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Love Font Vapour Trail
[Kaaya]

Japanese foundry with principally free bitmap-style truetype fonts and some techno faonts, all made in 2001: BlockBlackBitA12, BlockWhiteBitA12, CherishBitH7, CherishBitK7, ChibiBitA5, DayDreamTrainH, DayDreamTrainK, DayDreamTrain, FloppyBitA16, HappyBirthdayMoon, JungleGymBitA6, OneBitA10, PopsceneBitK9, PopTuneBitA12, PopTuneOutBitA12, PopTuneRound, RadioRadioRadioBitA10, Romantic, SavouryBitK7, ShoplifterABitA16, ShoppingBitA10, SoLongBitA15, SpreadBitA10, StadiumBitA10, StartBitA10, StetchBitA13, SugarBoy, TinyBoxBitA10, TinyBoxBlackBitA8, TinyBoxCollageBitA12, WeekBitA10. The designer is "Kaaya". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lovedesign Company
[Wataru Osakabe]

Lovedesign offers free fonts, mostly by Wataru Osakabe (aka J. Brain). Many are techno faces. A partial list: Fool22, CommonPixel, Haris, SecretPassage, SucideNote, Vanilla, Arupino (2001, kana), CherryBlossom (futuristic, 2001), Metropolis (Bauhaus style, 2001), Lovedesign 99 font kana, Gulico Extra Bold, Han-Rice (2000, Asian lookalike font), Tytyle kana, Tytyle Regular (kitchen tile face), Cobra-Ld Regular, ErisKana, MonnaLisa, LovelyDesign, Aurora Devil, Tonight Tonight, Cobra2, GENOCIDERMX, GameOver, HEIGHt, Loedesign99HIRABold, Metamorphose, SweetDays, Poo, tonighonigh, Tytyle, Romantic9 (2004, with Junichi Kato), Papicon (techno), Gameboy gamegirl, Ookami-girl, Hirakumo, Ikkoue, TKO Crazy, F39 Gold (stencil), Fickle, Mr. Chan, Aurora Dance, Masshimo (dingbats of figures made by Akiko Yaeshima). As of January 2004, these can be downloaded: LVDCCLASSIX, LVDCCobra4AL, LVDCCobra4KN, LVDCDisco02, LVDCDubKana, LVDCErisSQ, LVDCFool22, LVDCGOLD, LVDCGulico3, LVDCIKKOUE, LVDCLovelydesign, LVDCMirinda, LVDCNextGames, LVDCOtsukaDream, LVDCPapicon, LVDCPoo3, LVDCSecretPassage, LVDCSucideNote, LVDCSweetDays, LVDCTonightTonight, LVDCVanilla, LVDCauroradance, LVDCver5, LVDCArupino, LVDCBloodyValentine, LVDCCommonPix2, LVDCDubKana, LVDCHaris, LVDCauroradevil, LVDCHanricever3, LVDCMrsChan, LVDCGarnet (2004), LVDCMelos (2004), LVDC Berlin, LVDC Rebirth, LVDC Parthenon, LVDC Nina.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loves Devine
[Mellow Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Lucifer Web

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke William Turvey
[Okaycat]

[MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

M+

Free Japanese fonts: IPAGothic, IPAPGothic, IPAUIGothic, IPAMincho, IPAPMincho. All copyright of Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

M+ Fonts
[Coji Morishita]

Free BDF bitmap font producer in Japan. Download page. Free outline fonts containing kana and Latin (sans), all made in 2006: mplus-1p-black, mplus-1p-bold, mplus-1p-heavy, mplus-1p-light, mplus-1p-medium, mplus-1p-regular, mplus-1p-thin, mplus-2p-black, mplus-2p-bold, mplus-2p-heavy, mplus-2p-light, mplus-2p-medium, mplus-2p-regular, mplus-2p-thin. The M+ Fonts Project is jointly run by Coji Morishita, Hiroki Kanou, Imazu Kazuyuki and Taro Muraoka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Macaron

Creator of the iFontMaker fonts Macoron-Kana2 and Macaroon2 (2010, a sketch face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Macross Plus
[K. Hamaura]

The truetype font MacrossPlus used in the popular Japanese animation series Macross Plus. Made by K. Hamaura a.k.a. SeyfertSluw. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Macware Font

Mac font archive. Has some Japanese fonts: ASLFont+ (by Hiroo Yamada), Kagurazaka12a (by Keitarou Hiraki), Makuhari and Narita (by Tosiaki Oorui), Setsugetsuka (by Emuxu), Youxi (by Tomohiro Sudo). There are many fonts by Marty Pfeiffer, and a Mac Chess font by Rolf Exner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mad Panda Design Studio

Japanese foundry where you can download some free truetype Mac fonts: Anarchy, CrazyMonkey, Destroyed, Hyorofont, artwork, magicmushroom. The designer is Koiji (b. 1972). It seems to have gone commercial around 2006. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Makoto
[Fontsonic (or: Newconceptsite)]

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Makoto Kamimura
[Studio Antwork]

[More]  ⦿

Makoto Sakai
[Jack Three Five (was: Jackal Devil)]

[More]  ⦿

Maktak

MT_TARE (2003) and MT_TARE-P (2003) are two full kanji/kana/Latin/Cyrillic/Greek handwritten truetype fonts, free to download. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mame Shibori
[Tictac]

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Mami Kobayashi

Codesigner, ca. 2007, with Masayuki Sato (Maniackers Design) of Detroit Type City-AL, Foood-AL, KT, Pokupoku-AL, KT, HR, Ball2-AL, Box2-AL, Button2-AL, Xtal-AL, KT, HR, Ikaho-AL, KT, MD Radiogram-KT, HR, Nepon-AL. By herself, still at Maniackers, the following fonts were designed: Ikaho-HR, TypeCantabile-KT, Kotodama-KT, Sandy-AL / 2Type, Yonimofushigina-AL, KT, Cloooud-AL, Yonimofushigina-HR, Timber-AL,KT, HR, Sunday-AL / 3Weight, Hyonnakotokara-AL, KT, HR. In 2009, Mami designed the pen scratch face Dandro AI. [Google] [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]  ⦿

Manabu Koga
[Pepper Shop]

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Maniackers Design (or: MKS)
[Masayuki Sato]

About 150 free original fonts by Masayuki Sato (from Futaba, Japan), over half of them pixel fonts. For most fonts, he has a Latin alphabet (denoted by AL) and a katakana alphabet (denoted by KT). Some also have a hiragana version (denoted by HR). All fonts were made between 1998 and 2009.

  • By Masayuki Sato&Tsuyoshi Nagae: Merumo-AL, KT, PonyPony-AL, KT, HR, Topo-AL, TM Extended-AL / 2Type, MinnanoUta-AL, KT, HR, Seele-AL / 2Type, Robin-AL, Peco-AL, KT, Honey-AL, Blur-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Eri Nagae: Stitch-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato&T. Waka: Chihuahua-AL, KT, HR / 3Type.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Mami Kobayashi: Alphabet Man, Detroit Type City-AL, Foood-AL, KT, Pokupoku-AL, KT, HR, Ball2-AL, Box2-AL, Button2-AL, Xtal-AL, KT, HR, Ikaho-AL, KT, MD Radiogram-KT, HR, Nepon-AL.
  • By Mami Kobayashi: Ikaho-HR, TypeCantabile-KT, Kotodama-KT, Sandy-AL / 2Type, Yonimofushigina-AL, KT, Cloooud-AL, Yonimofushigina-HR, Timber-AL,KT, HR, Sunday-AL / 3Weight, Hyonnakotokara-AL, KT, HR.
  • By Eiji Sunaga: Tanrei 2.0-KT.
  • By Junya Yamada (Channel 67): Drip-KT, Bobo-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Junya Yamada: Maniac 2-AL, KT.
  • By Atsushi Moda: Angle.
  • By Shinji Naka: Typobokan katakana (at least, the graphics of this comic book style font were by Shinji Naka).
  • By Masakazu Fukushima: Lucha-doll mask (a fantastic mask dingbat font).
  • By Atsuko Onozato: Pazool.
  • By Malte Haust of Bionic Systems: DorisOrange.
  • By André Nossek: Collage Rmx-AL, Hard Rmx-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Hiroko Takiguchi: Holiday Bitmap14-AL, Holiday Ultra-AL, KT, HR, Holiday Bold-AL, KT, HR, Holiday-AL, KT, HR, Holiday-illust, Holiday Tategaki-KT, HR, Holiday-MDJP03 / 2Byte, Holiday-MDJP02, Ribbontic 2.0-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato and Masashi Kato: Pico (2009, rounded comic book style).
  • By Masashi Kato&Mayucco: Yakitori-AL, KT, HR / 2Byte.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Ryo Asoda: Wallpainting-AL, Cosmic-AL, Bellows-AL, KT.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Kaori Inada: Sennin-AL.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Shizuka Yamazaki: SwingingBird-AL, KT, HR.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Junichi Omi: Omiyage-AL, KT, HR.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Rollingcradle: Poranger-AL, Lucha doll-mask.
  • By Masayuki Sato&Omnikono: Gt informat-AL, KT.
  • By Masayuki Sato: Donki-KT (2010), Cherry-Cherry KT (2010), 239 Schablone-AL (2010), RBIO-AL (2010), FSB08 Klang-AL (2010), 224 MKSD-AL (2010), 223 MKSD-AL (2010), 235MKSD (2009, thin octagonal), Nepon-KT, Nepon-HR, Monday-AL / 3Type, Childish-AL, KT, HR, Volt-AL, KT, HR, Gavadon Ultra-KT, Building 2-AL, KT, Gachapon 2-KT, CinemaMa-AL, KT, HR, Skinny-AL, Magatama-AL, Astro 3.0-AL, KT, 160MKSD-AL, KT, TypoBokan-KT (3DCG), Lunch-KT, HR, Partner-AL / 3Type, Pico Super Ultra Bold-AL, 096MKSD-Synapse-AL, Millennium 5lines-AL, Tekuteku Round-AL, Warp-AL, Cherry Cherry-KT, Donki-KT, 078MKSD Medium Con-AL, Poco-AL, Temporary Extra-AL, 071MKSD Medium-AL, KT, 071MKSD Bold-AL, KT, Paco-AL, Collage-AL, Zerozero Nine-AL, KT, HR, Finger Five-AL, Electronica Nine-AL, Drifter Five-AL, Ultra Seven-AL / 3Type, Thaitype Ten-Thai, AL, KT, Gogo Five 2.0-AL, System Seven-AL / 7Type, 201MKSD-AL / 4Type, Fluorescent-AL / 2Type, FSB07 Astra-AL, KT, HR / 4Type, Nihonbashi 2.0-AL, KT, 176MKSD-AL, Continue-AL, Spaghettini-AL / 3Type, Pinponpan2, 3, 4-HR / 3Type, Pico-AL / 2Type, Kokecco2-KT, Charakyoro-AL, Coppepan-AL, KT, HR, Sardinen-KT, HR, Hachipochi Eight-AL, KT, Janis Heavy-AL, Futaba-KT, April Fool-AL, KT, HR, Arawasu-KT, Airline-AL, KT, HR, Astro 2.0-KT, Snail-AL, KT, Akachan-AL, KT, HR (Flop Design), Dorisorange-AL, KT (T26), Parade20-AL, KT, UFOnt-51silhouette, Rabbit35-silhouette, Dog30-Silhouette, Coil-AL, KT / 3Type, Frankfurter Custum Black-AL, COLOR-AL, Fivemani-AL, KT, Astroro-AL, KT, Puco-AL, 184MKSD Omnibus-AL, Alfadental-AL, FSB08 Klang-AL, KT / 3Type, TDA140607-AL, Shotaro V3-AL, KT, Colopocle-AL, KT, Melt-AL / 3Type, Tekuteku-AL, Crayon-AL, Digits-AL, Performar-AL, Pinponpan-HR, Airplane 2.0-AL, KT, Button-AL, Ball-AL, Box-AL, OLD CUBE-AL, Elekitel-HR, Retroket-AL, MKS Dot-AL, RikuKaiKu-Illust, Angle-AL, FontRemix 02 (36-kanji dingbat font). Font Pavilion sells these fonts: Building, Gavadon (kata), Volt (romaji, kata), Colopocle (katakana, romaji), Shotaro (katakana, romaji). Typo Bokan, Sennin, Snail. At Digitalogue, he published the screen font series Zerozero in 2000.
Abstractfonts link. Fontspace link. Artistic rendering of a kanji character. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariko Ebine

During her graphic design studies at Nottingham Trent University, Mariko Ebine (b. Tokyo) created a typeface family called Circus (2012), which consists of a prismatic typeface that was inspired by beams of light, and an art deco titling typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marshall's Japanese Web Page

Marshall Ramsey's page is dedicated to programs and information for Japanese language learning including freeware and shareware Kanji flashcards. Download Union Way's Mincho TTF, or one of the two Microsoft TTFs (Mincho, serif, or Gothic, sanserif). Lots of links as well. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marukan font

Japanese pixel font sample and link site, with some downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masachika Yamasaki
[Flucky frog]

[More]  ⦿

Masahiko Kozuka

Designer of the Kozuka Mincho (serif) and Kozuka Gothic (sans serif; poster by Ray Hansen) kanji families at Adobe, available in OpenType.

Adobe writes: Masahiko Kozuka began making type in 1952. At that time, he had started working at the Mainichi newspaper, one of the leading nationwide daily newspapers in Japan, where he made hot metal text and headline typefaces. [...] In the 1970s, in the transition from hot metal to digital type, he redesigned many fonts of Mainichi's newspaper faces. From 1984, as type design director for Morisawa&Company, he supervised many type development projects such as the popular ShinGo typeface family (which is the main typeface in use in Japan today). [...] From 1992 to 2001, he supervised the Adobe Originals Japanese typeface development, and designed the Kozuka Mincho and Kozuka Gothic typeface families. Download these OpenType fonts for free: KozGoPro-Medium, KozMinProVI-Regular, developed from 1997-2004. In 2009, the 15,713-glyph Kozuka Gothic Pro was published. see here.

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

Masahiro Suzuki
[A-kei]

[More]  ⦿

Masakazu Fukushima
[Rolling Cradle]

[More]  ⦿

Masanobu Narusawa
[M's Studio Inc]

[More]  ⦿

Masanori Maruoka
[Hakusyu]

[More]  ⦿

Masanori Nakayama

Masanori Nakayama's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: 209Cotton, 209Lap. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masashi Kato

Font designer at Maniackers, where he made Pico (2009, with Masayuki Sato, a rounded comic book face) and Yakitori-AL, KT, HR / 2Byte (with Mayucco). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masatake Ito
[Masatake Ito's Graphics Gallery]

[More]  ⦿

Masatake Ito's Graphics Gallery
[Masatake Ito]

Free fonts: MSTKELEGBold1, MSTKKEY, MSTKboundroundBold, MSTKboundroundlight, MSTKdeep1, MSTKextreme2, MSTKfirst2, MSTKhude1a, MSTKhude2a, MSTKkatana, MSTKmno1, MSTK Rufcut, MSTKrufrufBold. Mainly Mac fonts, TrueType and T1. Direct access. Some kana fonts. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masato Shimojima
[Creation Freefont (or: C-font; was Creation Design Font)]

[More]  ⦿

Masatoshi Hirano

Masatoshi Hirano's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Emus 101 and Emus-202 were made in 1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masayo Nakamura

Masayo Nakamura's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: his GuruGuru is a curly hiragana font. Maharani has both hira and kata versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masayuki Harada

Designer of the free kana/kanji/Latin fonts SR1Jproto, SR1math-proto, SR1proto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masayuki Sato
[Maniackers Design (or: MKS)]

[More]  ⦿

Masayuki Yamamoto

Masayuki Yamamoto graduated in visual communication design from University of Tsukuba before he studied typography at University of Reading. He taught graphic design at the Department of Fine Arts&Music, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, and is now professor at Tama Art University. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Harmony of type mixture in Japanese typography, and at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Measuring harmony of type mixture. These statistical studies concern the Latin/Japanese type mixture focusing on four recent fonts: Heisei-Mincho W3 (1991), Hiragino-Mincho W3 (1993), Kozuka-Mincho R (1997), Yu-Mincho R (2002), and various sans (gothic) fonts for Japanese. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, she spoke on legibility research of Japanese typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matius Gerardo Grieck
[+ism]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Arciniega

Designer of Surakarta (1992, screen font for the traditional Javanese script called Hanacaraka) and KepatihanPro (for the Central Javanese musical notation system called Kepatihan). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Bardram
[Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Skala

British Columbia and/or Winnipeg-based computer scientist who obtained his PhD from Waterloo. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba, in the Computational Geometry Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science. He developed these fonts:

  • Two free OCR fonts in truetype and type 1 formats: ocra10 (2006), ocrb10 (2006). Matthew points out that these fonts were generated from an existing metafont bitmap via mftrace.
  • In 2010, he adapted Anthony I.P. Owen's StarFont (for astrological symbols) and placed type 1 versions together with the originals on CTAN.
  • The free symbol font Genjimon (2010) in metafont and truetype.
  • Tsukarimashou (2011) is a free metafont for Latin and kana, with an accompanying Opentype. A kanji extension is planned. This probably is the first metafont for Japanese. Styles include Kaku, Maru, Anbiruteki, Tenshi no kami, Bokukko, Mincho.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Mattias Jakobsson
[elefont]

[More]  ⦿

Mayumi Kakegawa

Designer of the Latin/Kana brush face Yakitori, which can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

m.d.cafe design
[Satoru Haneishi]

Japanese outfit. Its main designer Satoru Haneishi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: MassPro (techno font with katakana and romaji), Showa73 (1998, romaji and katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megumu Otani

Designer in Tokyo. Home page. He created a skeletal number alphabet called skNumber (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meguro Design
[Yukiko Ooi]

Japanese outfit. Designers of Sabure (kata, hira), Tuki-ALP (by Yukiko Ooi, 1998), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melinda Windsor
[Daughters of the Nile]

[More]  ⦿

Mellow Fonts
[Loves Devine]

Designers of the Japanese doll fonts Mellow Fonts 1 (2005) and 2 (2005). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merald E. Wrolstad

Designer of Typos (1971), a Japanese typeface. He wrote "Design of a New Japanese Typeface: Typos", Visible Language. 5; 4; 309-318, 1971. [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]  ⦿

Michael Banks

Michael Banks at Johnson Banks designed Phonetikana (2012), a typeface that helps Europeans read katakana. A great idea! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Hernan
[FontGroup]

[More]  ⦿

Michel Bujardet
[Fontmenu.com]

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Michon
[Font de Material]

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Microsoft

Seattle-based company involved to some extent in typography. Until 2002, the fonts developed by them were free. That is no longer the case. They are major players in multilingual typeface development, type for on-screen use, and type formats such as OpenType. A listing of their typefaces:

  • Andale: a monospaced TrueType font by Microsoft developed specially for Web applications by Steve Matteson. Formerly known as Monotype.com from Monotype.
  • Impact: designed by Geoffrey Lee, based on an issue by the Sheffield foundry, Stephenson Blake.
  • Arial: a sans serif family. Functional, but ugly.
  • Times-New Roman and Courier are the bread and water.
  • Comic Sans: designed by Vincent Connare.
  • Verdana (sans serif) and Georgia (serif): font families by by Matthew Carter.
  • Trebuchet: a humanist sans serif by Vincent Connare.
  • Webdings: designed in 1997 as a collaborative work between Microsoft's Vincent Connare and top Monotype designers Sue Lightfoot, Ian Patterson and Geraldine Wade. The images are intended for web designers who wish to include live fonts as a fast way of rendering graphics.
  • Nina: the latest face (2000), a pixel font signed by Matthew Carter. Hinted by Tom Rickner, it is designed to show well on screen at small point sizes.
  • Calibri and Consolas (2004): a sans and a monospaced/typewriter font family by Luc(as) de Groot developed as part of the ClearType project. Calibri received a TypeArt 05 award.
  • Candara (2004): a playful sans font family by Gary Munch developed as part of the ClearType project. Candara received a TypeArt 05 award.
  • Cambria (2004): a font family by Jelle Bosma developed as part of the ClearType project.
  • Corbel (2004): a simple sans font family by Jeremy Tankard developed as part of the ClearType project.
  • Constantia (2004): a beautiful serifed text font family by John Hudson developed as part of the ClearType project. [Personal note: the name Constantia is already used for over a decade by Foster and Horton.]
  • Meiryo (2004): a full roman and kanji font family by Eiichi Kono and Matthew Carter developed as part of the ClearType project.
Download the Microsoft core fonts in one file from a German site maintained by Dirk Burghardt. See also here and here. Consolas download. And from this Russian archive. Download the Meiryo family here or here.

The information below was written by Microsoft itself. The Typography Group at Microsoft is responsible for both fonts and the font rendering systems in Windows.

Since version 3.1 the primary font system built into Windows has been the TrueType system, licensed from Apple in a deal (with hindsight) remarkably beneficial to Microsoft. Working with Monotype, the Microsoft Typography Group produced fine TrueType versions of Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New, tuned to be extremely legible on the screen; these were all ready for the launch of Windows 3.1. Since then these core fonts have been developed to cover more and more of the world's languages.

In the mid-1990s under Robert Norton a program of truly new type designs was begun, using TrueType technology to render faithfully the bitmaps and outlines designed by Matthew Carter (Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma) and by in-house designer Vincent Connare (Trebuchet, Comic Sans). Until August 2002 these core fonts were offered freely over the Web, where they made an undoubtedly positive contribution in terms of legibility and font choice.

In 1996 the OpenType initiative with Adobe was announced; this is touted as "the end of the font wars", whereby advanced multilingual text layout becomes available, native rendering of PostScript fonts becomes part of Windows 2000, and unwieldy font formats are rationalized.

In 1998 the group announced ClearType. This is a very ingenious method to increase legibility on color LCD screens, individually targeting the 3 subpixels (red, green and blue) that make up each pixel. Such a leap forward in readability on these screens is a crucial element to the success of nascent eBook technology.

Simon Daniels at the Group's website keeps font fans and font developers up to date with most aspects of the digital typography scene, and communicates the technicalities of how fonts work in Windows.

Updating us about the current (October 2000) activity of the Group, Simon notes: 1999 saw several members of the group leave to join Microsoft's eBooks group. These included technical lead Greg Hitchcock, developers Beat Stamm and Paul Linerud as well as former Monotype hinters Michael Duggan and Geraldine Wade.

On August 12, 2002 Microsoft discontinued the free availability of the core fonts, noting that the downloads were being abused in terms of their end-user license agreements. Most commentators took this to mean the company objected to the fact that the fonts were being installed with Linux distributions.

View Microsoft's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Microsoft Japan

Japanese fonts by/for Microsoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miffies

Many free original pixel truetype fonts and some other fonts. Japanese site. Alternate URL. The fonts: M02_STRIDER, M05_DOKOITSU-A, M05_DOKOITSU-H, M05_DOKOITSU-K, M01_CPS, M02_STRIDER, M03_BM, M04_FATAL-FURY, M04_FATAL-FURY-BLACK, M06_QUADRA, M07_MAJOR-BROS, M08_SUPER-MAJOR-BROS, M09_ICE-CLIMBING, M10_BATTLE-CITIES, M11_BREAKING-CREW, M12_MACH-BIKER, M13_SCAD-DESTROYER, M14_DIG-DUB, M15_TURBAN-CHAMPION, M16_DIG-DUB-II, M17_FRONT-MINE, M18_CHALLENGES, M19_COCONUT-MILK, M20_SP-RANKER, M21_EXCITE-HIKE, M22_THE-TOWER-OF-DRUGER, M23_HYDRANT-SPECIAL, M24_DOUBLE-DRAG-ON, M25_F-0-RACE, M26_GOLFER, M27_SPINBALL, M28_ROUTE-160-TYPO, M29_DUCK-HOUND, M30_SHOPLIFTER, M31_MONKEY-KONG, M32_COMPLETE, M33_FLOPPY, M34_TENNESSEE, M35_CPS2, M36_L.E.D.-BIT, M37_FEEL THE BIT, M38_GORILLA, M39_SQUAREFUTURE, M40_BITLINE, M41_LOVEBIT, M42_FLIGHT 721, M43_FEEL THE BIT REMIX, M44_REVOLUTION, M45_NOISY BREAKS, M46_LOSTPET, M47_FIRE WIRE / BLACK, M48_RETROFUTURE, M49_CAPSULATION, M50_VANILLA-ICE, M51_SLEEPEN-SADNESS, M52_CHAINSAW-KISSED-THE-BIT, M53_CHAINSAW-KISSED-THE-OUT.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Migu, MigMix

Free Japanese font set developed from 2003-2011 in the M+ IPA font project. We find the name of Itou Hiroki in some readme files. The fonts: MigMix-1M-bold, MigMix-1M-regular, MigMix-1P-bold, MigMix-1P-regular, MigMix-2M-bold, MigMix-2M-regular, MigMix-2P-bold, MigMix-2P-regular, Migu-1C-bold, Migu-1C-regular, Migu-1M-bold, Migu-1M-regular, Migu-1P-bold, Migu-1P-regular, Migu-2M-bold, Migu-2M-regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Angel Hernández Montoya
[Latinotype]

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Miho Fujimoto

Designer of Fontdamon, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miho Kinoshita

Designer of Sarcastic Curve, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mika

Mika, a young Japanese designer, created a free handrwritten Japanese font set, called Mikachan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mika Hiragana font

The free Mika hiragana font (Mac). Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mika Kyubi

Designer of the hiragana handwriting font "mikaspecial". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikachan

Free full Japanese handwritten fonts: mikachan-P, mikachan-PB, mikachan-PS, mikachan. Direct download. Now also in OpenType. See also here. Latest resurrection. Old URL. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikan
[Natsumi Kawashima]

Natsumi Kawashima (aka Mikan) is the Japanese creator of the alphading face Droid Robot (2011).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Kohnke
[Typebox]

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Miki Nakatani

Miki Nakatani made the nice screen font family Rafu (Latin and kana versions). I cannot figure out how to download the fonts though. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikihiro Yamashita
[Mikitype]

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Mikitype
[Mikihiro Yamashita]

Mikitype is Mikihiro Yamashita, a student at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. In 2014, he created the Latin text typeface Mesut, the sans typeface Diaby, and the blackletter typeface Rukas. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikiyu Showji

Original handwriting type designer: Mikiyu-Font--OneLove- (2003), Mikiyu-Font-Alphabet (2002), Mikiyu-Font-Crayon (2004), Mikiyu-Font-Hiragana1 (2001), Mikiyu-Font--Honey-Candy-, Mikiyu-Font--PENJI--P, Mikiyu-Font-Mouhitsu, mikiyufont-crayon2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikoto Cat Food

Japanese foundry. Creators of a few Mac fonts in hand-printed style: Aneji, Bonji, SeiraSeira Ribbon. Other fonts with Latin arts include Seira and Ribbon. No kanji. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikoto Fuji

Art director at the Japanese design studio Graphite in Tokyo. He made the rounded headline face Yellow Cream (2010), which can be downloaded here. The counterless octagonal face Spokeroom (2010) is also free. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikotox

Japanese creator (aka mktx) of the iFontMaker fonts alphabex, hiraganax, kuragefont (2010, hand-printed dingbats), mikofont (2010, handprinted). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikumo Sato
[Buuchan]

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Mild 4128

Original screen and handwriting fonts: mildfontNo3, milds-E, bit-font-#2, bit-font_J, mild-font-S, marine-font-S, mildfont1, mild_whispoer, mildfont1, mildfont2, bit-font, marine-font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milk Jelly

Original pixel fonts at this Japanese site: Jelly5, Line7, Kirari9, Maru8, Dot11, Guruguru7. It has hundreds of small web site gifs too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Millimeter

Japanese foundry. Alternate URL. Designers of Armed Banana and ArmedLemon. These are fuill kanji handwriting fonts. [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]  ⦿

Mincho

From the wikipedia: style of Japanese typeface commonly used for printed material such as books. The name Mincho literally means "Ming Dynasty". It is a printed variant of the kaisho style of calligraphy originally intended for woodblock printing. The shapes are squarish. The horizontal strokes are thin and the vertical ones thick. Strokes end with brushy fish scales (uroko). Variants of Mincho include kykashotai used for educational materials for children, and shinbuntai used for printing newspapers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mind Kinetics
[Shigeru Hasegawa]

Shigeru Hasegawa (Mind Kinetics) designed these free fonts: Kollong-Bold, Kollong-Regular (2002, runic), Atle-D (runic), futuu3-kana (kana pixel face), Ninepoint (pixel face), Razor-Edge-Alphabet (pixel face), Razor-Edge-Katakana, SteelArm (kana pixel face). Earlier versions of his pages were called Tabledesign and SITEUNTITLED. He also had Slantica, Enkin (techno), and Squarepuller (techno-kana) back then. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minori

Designers of the free kanji/Latin/kana handwriting face New Reikofont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minoru Kamono

Designer of the huge Kamono Kana font series at Adobe, available in OpenType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minoru Kamono

Designer of Logo&Script, the bronze prize in the 6th Morisawa Awards International Typeface Design Competition, 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minoru-W

Japanese font archive. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miri Chuuei

Bremen, Germany-based illustrator, who was a manga artist in Japan. He used iFontMaker to create the hand-printed outline face Miri Serif Sketch (2011). Creator of the slabbed hand-printed face Hand Serif Regular (2011, iFontMaker), I Need a Girl and Hand Serif Ultra Light and Hand Serif Light. In 2012, he created Inky (iFontMaker), Lautmalerei (painted letters). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Misato
[Petit Graphics (was: Petit.tv)]

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MITI

Japanese font maker, whose fonts can be bought at URW++: URW Heisei Gothic bold, URW Heisei Gothic heavy, URW Heisei Gothic regular, URW Heisei Mincho bold, URW Heisei Mincho heavy, URW Heisei Mincho regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitiya Masuda
[Systema 81]

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Mitiya Masuda

Japanese designer of the quite interesting Konatu family (Konatu, Konatu Tohaba): Latin, Cyrillic, dingbats, kanji, kana, the works. Konatu seems most appropriate for setting programs and lettering architectural drawings. A later update of this is called Systema 21. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitsue Isono

Designer at Font Pavilion of Kisekae (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitsuhiro Isoda

Mitsuhiro Isoda's dasaji truetype font (roman, Cyrillic, kana, kanji) is 1.54MB large. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitsuru Inagaki

Mitsuru Inagaki's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Inashima Frame. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitsutoshi Nobusawa
[Honey and Death]

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Mitts Web

Mitts Web is a free handwritten kana/kanji OpenType font, published in 2003. Main page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miura

Small commercial Japanese foundry specializing in minimalist hand-drawn characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miya Tiyutaka

Designer of a Japanese typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miyuki Iwadate

Miyuki Iwadate's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: ToiletRoll is a font with letters in the shapes of a toilet roll. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MLand 98 for TurboLinux

Japanese software site, which carries Wada Lab's Kochi Gothic, Kochi Mincho, Sazanami Gothic and Sazanami Mincho, as well as the handwritten kanji font Mikachan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moisture

Japanese creator of the child handwriting font simply called ChildFont (2008). It covers Latin, greek, Cyrillic, hiragana, katakana, and the simple kanjis that a child would know. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mojikyo CD-ROM

Japanese 24 dot font bitmaps at A-I Net in Yokohama. [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]  ⦿

Mona Font

Mona Font (2002-2003) is a free Japanese font family for text arts, as part of a project by The Electronic Font Open Laboratory (also called efont). It is based on Shinonome&Kochi-Subst, and is in the public domain. Included are Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, kana and kanji. Historical note: the Shinonome font was originally developed by Yasuyuki Furukawa. Alternate URL where, as of 2006, the fonts are IPAMonaGothic, IPAMonaPGothic, IPAMonaUIGothic, IPAMonaMincho, IPAMonaPMincho, with copyright to IPA, or the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. The readme file was written by Jun Kobayashi and thanks Wada Laboratory, the University of Tokyo and the Electronic Font Open Laboratory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mono Studio

Small Japanese bitmap and monospaced font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype

Japanese fonts at Monotype Imaging:

Japanese

Font Name

Character Set

Encoding

Japanese HGPGothicB

Kana + Kanji

Shift-JIS

HGPMinchoL

Kana + Kanji

Shift-JIS

HGGothicB

Kana + Kanji

Shift-JIS

HGMinchoL

Kana + Kanji

Shift-JIS


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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]  ⦿

Monsen Typographers In

Japanese publishers in 1980 of a photootype book called Display faces. Scans by Maniackers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moon's Typeface
[Shigenao Uzuki]

Shigenao Uzuki (Moon's Typeface) makes and sells 29 Japanese type families. He won the Kozuka Prize at The Seventh Morisawa International Typeface Design Awards competition for 2002.

In 2012, he won the Silver Prize in the Kanji category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Spring hair. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MOP Studio

Japanese commercial foundry. Typefaces include Liner, Miura Block, Miura Midashi Liner, Miura AI, and Miura Liner Jr. (free font). Font Factory sells their fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morisawa

Respected Japanese foundry, based in Osaka. English pages. Alternate page. It has the best and most extensive PostScript kanji library. Since 2003, many of their kanji fonts are also available in OpenType format. These include A-OTF-GothicMB101Pro-Bold, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pro-Heavy, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pro-Ultra, A-OTF-Jun201Pro-Regular, A-OTF-Jun34Pro-Medium, A-OTF-Jun501Pro-Bold, A-OTF-KyokaICAPro-Light, A-OTF-KyokaICAPro-Medium, A-OTF-KyokaICAPro-Regular, A-OTF-RyuminPro-Bold, A-OTF-RyuminPro-Heavy, A-OTF-RyuminPro-Medium, A-OTF-RyuminPro-Regular, A-OTF-RyuminPro-Ultra, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Bold, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Heavy, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Light, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Medium, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Regular, A-OTF-ShinGoPro-Ultra, A-OTF-ShinseiKaiPro-CBSK1. The PostScript collection includes these families: Ryumin, ShinGo, FutoMinA101, MidashiMinMA31, GothicMediumBBB, ShinMaruGo, GothicMB101, MidashiGoMB31, FutoGoB101, KaishoMCBK1, ShinseiKaishoCBSK1, KyokashoICA, Kanteiryu, Folk, Takahand, Jun, MainichiShinbumGothic, MainichiShinbunMincho. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morisawa Type Design Competition 2012

Results of this biannual award, announced in October 2012:

  • Kanji category. Gold Prize Kunihiko Okano (Japan) [Waran], Silver Prize Shigenao Uzuki (Japan) [Spring Hair], Bronze Prize Aki Toyoshima (Japan) [Suzumushi].
  • Latin Category. Gold Prize David Foster (Australia) [Blanco Medium / Blanco Medium Italic], Silver Prize Daniel Sabino (Brasil) [Hashar], Bronze Prize Ferran Milan Oliveras (UK) [Baldufa].
  • Akashi Award Kanji Category: Aki Toyoshima (Japan) [Suzumushi].
  • Akashi Award Latin Category: Timothy Donaldson (UK) [Jara].
  • Peopleʼs ChoiceKanji Category. 1st Prize Aki Toyoshima (Japan) [Suzumushi], 2nd Prize Neil Summerour (USA) [Tegaki].
  • Peopleʼs Choice Latin Category. 1st Prize Hao Zhang (China) [Latin Seal], 2nd Prize David Foster (Australia) [Blanco Bold].

The ceremonial picture shows, from the left, Tsunehisa Morisawa, Akihiko Morisawa, Kunihiko Okano, Masahiko Kozuka, Yasuhito Nagahara and Osamu Torinoumi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morito Comori

Japanese creator (b. 1982) of the dingbat face Morito (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motion Studio Online

Japanese designers of these Latin fonts: NAPOLI, NORI WRITING, HAGIA SOFIA, ANTICO DUE, USCITA, ANTICO, JASPER, MICHEL, FUTURA JET, HOTEL FORTE, TASTO, WASAVI, BARILE, SBARRA, GNOLOLO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motoki Higa

Sydney, Australia-based designer (b. Japan) of these commercial typefaces: Kinoko (2014), Tucked In (2013), Cliche (2014). These fonts have free versions for personal use.

Aka Tokobi. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motoki Shozo

Also called the Gutenberg of Japan, Motoki Shozo (1824-1875) was a Dutch interpreter at the Nagasaki magistrate's office. He ordered a Stanhope hand press from Holland, which would be the first movable type press in Japan. He had to learn to make Japanese type, and finally set up the Kiyo Shinjuku Type Foundry. Near the end of his life, Shozo stepped down, leaving the business in the hands of a trusted pupil, Hirano Tomiji (1846-92). In 1872, Tomiji attempted to revive the company by moving it to Tokyo -- Japan's new capital and the most modern city in the country. Tomiji first set up shop in the Kanda district, then moved the factory to Tsukiji, eventually renaming his company the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motomitsu Takagi

Motomitsu Takagi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: GE-GA-Heavy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motonori Nakamura

Japanese designer of the stylish free face Sledgehammer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Motoya Font

Commercial Japanese foundry. It sells Japanese fonts (free trials per email). Free fonts. See also here and here. Free font (ask by email). [Google] [More]  ⦿

M's Studio Inc
[Masanobu Narusawa]

Masanobu Narusawa's site. Commercial hiragana and katakana fonts, such as the Anito family of kanji fonts made jointly by Yutaka Sato and Masanobu Narusawa between 1992 and 1996: IPSio, Ridoc, Marui Circle DB, Marui Normal, Ricoh Condensed, Taigaa, Lion, Momo50. He also published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. [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]  ⦿

Muji Hani

Font studio in Japan that makes dingbat fonts for the Mac. Partial list: Dhani-Normal, Nageyari-Medium, Mcafe, kazoe, Susi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Multi Font

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

Muneo Amano

Muneo Amano's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: the Nohofont family (1998) includes Cat's White, Cat's Black (cats take the shape of letters), Crayon (alphabet, katakana, hiragana), Rakugaki (child's dingbats), Usamoji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Musescore Shakuhachi
[Hiroshi Tachibana]

Free music fonts at this Japanese site by Hiroshi Tachibana who made shakuhachi18 (2010, iFontMaker), Shakuhachi Kinko (2010, iFontMaker) and Shinobue (2010, iFontMaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mutsumi Ishikawa

Free Japanese truetype fonts by Mutsumi Ishikawa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mutsumi Kaneko
[Mutsumi Styling Research]

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Mutsumi Styling Research
[Mutsumi Kaneko]

Free hiragana font by Mutsumi Kaneko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

N+ Download
[Nan Sakurai]

Nan Sakurai (N+ Download) designed the dingbat fonts Evilz (2003, dingbats of evil characters), Efon (1999), Kfon (1999), and Efoodde (2001).

Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Older URL. Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nacos

Written characters of the world: all alphabet sets shown and explained (in Japanese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nagakura Font Collection
[Sakae Nagakura]

Sakae Nagakura's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Check NumberMM, Dripping MM and Mugnitude MM. Home page. Many Japanese fonts such as Suuji, MMkatakana, MMhiragana. Font Pavilion showing. See also here. Other fonts: the medieval handwriting fonts Jupiter (1995-1999) and Jupwash (1995-2002), and the scary faces Drippin0 (1998) and Dripping 1000 (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nagoya Institute of Technology

"A Method to Generate Writing-Brush-Style Japanese Hiragana Character Calligraphy" is an interesting project by Junji Mano (Nagoya Institute of Technology), Lifeng He (Aichi Prefectural University), Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Hiroshi Enowaki, Atsuko Mutoh and Hidenori Itoh (Nagoya Institute of Technology) for generating writing-brush-style Hiragana calligraphy using an electronic pen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nagumo

Creator of Dragon Ball (dingbats) and Katakana. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nakai Toru

Nakai Toru (Pimatics, Japan) created the caps face Oiwai (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nakedface

Extinct digital type foundry that had commercial fonts by Todd Masui, Stefan Hattenbach, Claudio Rodil, Brian Einarsen and Matthew Bardram. Their blurb: "Nakedface is a co-operative type alliance made up of creative young designers from all over the world. We offer truly unique and expressive typefaces that are handcrafted with precision and oftentimes love. Our fonts contain full character sets, including foreign accents for that discerning European. Each font is available in both Macintosh and PC format." Free font: Teknikohl.

Commercial fonts: from Matthew Collins, Octoplzogg; from Brian Einarsen, Myopic; from Claudio Rodil, Franzen; from Matthew Bardram, Dhex Serif, Arachnid, Atomic, Bitpak, Bromide, Bilinear, Centrifuge, Genetica, Economy Large, Badfish Plain (katakana), Centrifuge Katakana, Empiric; from Stefan Hattenbach, Global; from Fontwhore, KlaxonHeavy; from Todd Masui, Quiver, Steadfast, Vestige, Alloy. Pixel fonts in the lists above: Genetica, Quanta, Cellular, Remote, Arachnid, Megalon, Wired, Bylinear, Methodic, Microscopic, Atomic, Genetrix, Noir Braille, Scriptometer, Monocule. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nan Sakurai
[N+ Download]

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Nanami Chiwaki

Nanami Chiwaki's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Morning Closet is a boy and girl wardrobe dingbat font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nanase

A free Japanese Mac font, Na-Fo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naoki Hatsugai

Naoki Hatsugai's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Jiro katakana, Jiro hiragana, Rikimaru (kata and hira), Masshie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naonori Kato
[Kool Type Lab]

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Naoya Murata

Naoya Murata's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Pole (1998) is a very condensed family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naoyoshi Shimada
[SIMA-BOX]

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Naoyuki Atari

Designer at Font Pavilion 12 of Fire (2000) and Check (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nasu Toru

Nasu Toru's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Creator of Nash, Jeep Regular, StitchCross. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natsuki Lee

Designer at Font Pavilion of Kourinfont (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natsuko Hayashida

Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.

She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).

List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.

Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).

Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual face done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).

Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (handprinted, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).

Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display face done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.

Typefaces from 2014: Maple Lane, Maple Street (with Luke William Turvey), Shaqa (inline).

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

Natsumi Kawashima
[Mikan]

[More]  ⦿

Nattchi

A free font called Nattchi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NC Empire

Tokyo, Japan-based creator (b. 1987) of the sci-fi typeface Operation (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nega Software Library

Mac font: Marukan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neil Summerour
[Positype]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nemk

A design student in Kamakura, Japan, b. 1994, who created the free Latin octagonal typeface family Brownie in 2014.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nendo graphixxx
[Tsuyoshi Kusano]

Nendo graphixxx is a Japanese graphics outfit set up by Kazuo Anazawa, Tsuyoshi Kusano and Kentaro Fujimoto. Tsuyoshi Kusano is the designer of the commercial fonts Ariake (kata), Parking (1998), sold at Font Pavilion. Kentaro Fujimoto designed Electronica-Akihabara, Electronica-Manseibashi, Electronica-Sotokanda, all sales-type katakana; and Urban Children (romaji, hira, kata). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nergal Net Works

Two truetype fonts from Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami, Asuka (truetype). Not downloadable, it seems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neuron

Japanese outfit. Designer of the commercial fonts Matenrou, D-Smoke, Egypt (kata), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neuron Software

Designer of commercial kanji fonts. [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]  ⦿

New highway sign font in Japan

The old Public Gothic font, which simplified many kanjis on road signs, and which has been in use since 1963, is being replaced in 2010 by the standard iPad font, Hiragino. [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]  ⦿

nifune.com

Japanese foundry where you can download some free pixel fonts for the Mac: Donguri-Dance, NiMbc-Allright, NiMbc-Digit, NiMbc-DotDot, NiMbc-Square, NiMbc-forDIGI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nigauri

Japanese creator of the interesting fat pixel faces Block Merged and Block (2010). Japanese home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nihilstorguk
[Ulrich Apel]

A free handwritten kanji font, dated 2006: KanjiStrokeOrders. Plus another free kanji font, Choumei (2008). Inside the KSO font, we learn that Ulrich Apel was the motor behind the font and the project. Tim Eyre turned the SVG data into a font. [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]  ⦿

Nippon Type Industrial Co

Commercial Japanese fonts at about 430 to 4000 USD per family. All platforms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nipponkan

Subpages of this Japanese blog include free Japanese type foundries [Google] [More]  ⦿

NIS

Japanese kanji font developer. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NJStar Company

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

NKMR Gen

During his studies in Tokyo, this designer designed the exerimental striped latin typeface Waveform (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nobutaka Sato
[Cyclone Graphix (or: sav-wo)]

[More]  ⦿

Noel Cafe

Designers of Rococo (2003), a pixel font for kana and Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nonin Chowaney

Japanese calligraphy by Nonin Chowaney. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nozomi Seto
[Twinkle Magic]

[More]  ⦿

Nucleage

Japanese techno fonts (katakana, hiragana): Mech Code (1997), Super Sexy (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nukamiso

Free gothic Japanese font family made from 2005-2011: nukamiso, nukamiso2004, nukamiso_komenuka, nukamiso_konbu, nukamiso_yamiyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Objectives

Japanese designers of the free fonts SteelBone (2001, Regular and Bold) and Kakutoten (2001, caps in circles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

office BOYA

Japanese fontmaker, established in 1996. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ohka Library

Ohka, a Japanese font vendor, lists the major Japanese commercial foundries and their typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ohminato Masashi
[Ohminato Masashi Design]

[More]  ⦿

Ohminato Masashi Design
[Ohminato Masashi]

Japanese foundry with free Mac fonts by Ohminato Masashi such as CoffeShop, Union, Harp, Stripe, Type Chair, Sasanoha (kana font), BlackOrWhite, Hanco, Hanko H, Ink, Young Leaves, and SteelFrame. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ohminato.jp (was: Ohminato Kazuaki Design, or OK's Design)
[Kazuaki Ohminato]

Kazuaki Ohminato designed commercial commercial fonts: Chocolate Cream, Metallic Element, Magnet, Conect, Common, Common katakana, Common hiragana, Common Slide, Twist, Common Dot, Framework, Music, Moment (architecural letters), Soft Font, Kitchen Room (at the basis of the awful Uniqlo sans face, as well as double and triple-lined versions), Visual Sensation, Soft Font Sun, Structure (an octagonal family), New Twist, Crystal, Common Flash, Sensibility. Ohminato Kazuaki's fonts were also sold through Font Pavilion: Metallic is a mathematical graph font with roman, katakana and hiragana versions. Common is free. So is RogoFont (1999, dingbats). In Font Pavilion 12 (2000): ChocolateCream, Conect-Regular, Twist-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Okaycat
[Luke William Turvey]

Takamatsu, Japan-based design division of The LOLO, a content creation company, which was established in 2006. Luke William Turvey (b. London, Ontario, 1978) who lives in Japan started out with street murals but is doing digital work now. His early fonts include Giacinta Ornate (2008, a lovely bastarda), Parabrite (2008, techno), Stefani EHYO Sans Rounded (2008, a clean geometric sans), Antikka (2008, art deco), Calisso (2008, experimental), LOLO Dingcats (2008), Clementine (2008: artsy serif), Okaytext (2008, a fashionable geometric sans in the style of Bernhard Fashion), Okay Cursive (2008, an upright connected script), Okay Crayon (2008), Okay Paint (2008), Japanese Brush Master (2008), Tag Banger (2008, graffiti font), Bapalopa (2008, more graffiti), Hive Mind (2008, nuts and bolts look), Trees of Africa (2008, dings), 3D Fantablock Beveled (2008), Shababa (2008, shadow font), LOLO Animals (2008), LOLO City (2008, inner city dingbat face), LOLO Cursive (2008, curly handwriting), Japoneh (2008, a great oriental-look drippy paintbrush font).

In 2009, Okaycat published Arco Crayon (blackboard writing, but also a lipstick font), 3D Blocky (with Natsuko Hayashida), Carbon Neutral, Hand Writing OC, Okay Cotton, Hand Cursive, Stitch Cursive, Antique Dubplate, Porto (rough calligraphic), Brush Writing OC, Nouveau Rock (engraved), Shababa, 3D Techno, Stefani EHYO (4-style geocratic sans), Japanese calligraphy poster. With Natsuko Hayashida, he did Rustic Stamp (grungy).

Fonts from 2010: Uncertainty (grunge), CASU Aerospatiale (an etched 3d font family), Geodot (a dot matrix face), Zampichi (a video game font family), Country Charm (Natsuko Hayashida: a dingbat face), The Inlines No Inlines (Natsuko Hayashida: a black rounded minimalist sans), CC Angular (Turvey: an octagonal face that comes with an outlined and shadowed style), Pentastic (handprinted), Candy Cursive (a monoline connected script).

Typefaces made in 2011: Okay-A (this font lets one make 3D letters that look to be fastened down with screws), Teselka (a 3d outlined shadow face), Joopica (a casual face created together with Natsuko Hayashida).

Typefaces made in 2012: Meksa (techno).

In 2013, he created Pixapp Inter (a pixel face).

Typefaces from 2014: Maple Street (a vintage wood type emulation face done with Natsuko Hayashida), Nunooska (a medium-heavy rounded sans).

Klingspor link.

View Luke William Turvey's typefaces. View the Okaycat typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Omoitsuki Song River

Free fonts: Tanaka (2005, kana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

On The Edge

Seems to be Japanese free font site. Useless without Flash. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ootsuka Typewerks

Designers via Font Pavilion of MAKUHARI-10, MAKUHARI-19, METROPOLIS-2001, METROPOLIS-R2001, YOBATSUKA-00, YOBATSUKA-01, YOBATSUKA-10, YOBATSUKA-11, all in 2000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Open Printing Project

Free fonts by the Information-technology Promotion Agency at this Japanese site: IPAGothic, IPAMincho, IPAPGothic, IPAPMincho, IPAUIGothic. These 2003 fonts all cover kanji, hiragana, katakana, as well as Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, and are Unicode compliant. A nice alternative for the proprietary MS Mincho and MS Gothic. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OReilly

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

Osaka

Various versions (Windows, Mac) of the Osaka Japanese font. For a Unicode version in truetype, see here. The latter site also has the Latin/kana font y2hFONT. Both fonts have very unequal stroke widths, which make them virtually useless. Osaka, Osaka Narrow and Osaka Bold are dated 1998-1999 and belong to Apple. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osaka and Osaka Mono

Apple system fonts developed from 1990-2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osaka Arisaka Tarisaka Unicode

A number of free Japanese unicode-compliant fonts based on the Japanese font Osaka. Arisaka stands for Arial+Osaka, and Tarisaka for Tahoma + Osaka. There are also fonts for Trebuchet + Osaka and Verdana + Osaka. Font names in 2008: ARISAKA-fix, ARISAKA, ARISAKA_AA, Arisaka-Unicode-MS---AA, Arisaka-Unicode-MS---P, Arisaka-Unicode-MS, Osaka-Unicode-MS---AA, Osaka-Unicode-MS---P, Osaka-Unicode-MS, Tarisaka-Unicode-MS---AA, Tarisaka-Unicode-MS---P, Tarisaka-Unicode-MS, Tarisaka, Trebuchet-Osaka--Provisional-, Trebuchet-P-Osaka--Provisional-, Verdana-Osaka--Provisional-, Verdana-P-Osaka--Provisional-, Osaka-Mobile. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osaka font

Apple Osaka Unicode, a Japanese Unicode font in truetype. Has also full sets of Cyrillic, Greek and dingbat characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osamu Miki
[Postal Buddy]

[More]  ⦿

Osamu Torinoumi
[Jiyukobo]

[More]  ⦿

OssiPedia (IPA)
[Takayuki Yato]

Part of the Japanese Open Source Initiative, we read: IPA has been providing "IPA Font*" series from 2003, for which IPA has all rights, and released "IPAex Mincho" and "IPAex Gothic" in February 2010 for common Japanese documentation. Main features of IPAex Fonts are as follows: [Fixed width for Japanese characters like Kana and Kanji], [Proportional width for Western characters], [Best balance for Japanese documentation mixed with Western characters]. When old versions are needed for backward compatibility, "IPA Mincho" and "IPA Gothic" for fixed width usage, "IPA P Mincho" and "IPA P Gothic" for proportional width usage has been still provided. The free fonts: IPAGothic, IPAMincho, IPAPGothic, IPAPMincho, IPAexGothic, IPAexMincho.

The IPAex Type 1 package, managed by Takayuki Yato, can be freely downloaded from the CTAN sites. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Otani Hideaki
[zx26 (also: Zero Xenon 26)]

[More]  ⦿

OTEdit

OTEdit is a free opentype font editor for Windows and Mac. Page in Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Otegaru Nihongo Font

Japanese free font foundry. In 2012, they offered Nipponica Hiragana, and Shinobi.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Otoku

Free font links (in Japanese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Outline Designer 2000

Seems to be an outline (font?) editor for Windows. Page in Japanese. By Nihon Data Control Company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oxygen
[Takashi Konuma]

Oxygen sells its fonts through Font Pavilion: the katakana fonts Neuron, One Dot, Robotech, Ticker-S, Ticker-M are the main ones, all designed by Takashi Konuma. Check also Chibacity (katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

OYR

Japanese outfit. Designed the font families Dixtine, Electricity, Stillness (very clean and thin sans serif), Text, Shapeless, Vital, Vital2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pacific Rim Connections

Japanese commercial font vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pain and Belief

The zip file has PJ-Hiragana, Jim's-Kanji, and Gemelli. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paladin

Designer of the Japanese runic font AhiruMoji. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PALCOM (or: sei project)

Original techno fonts made in 2002: i9-ari-font_alpha (handwriting), i9-ari-font_hira, i9-ari-font_kana, i9-KAKUatom, i9-KAKUatom-15-degrees, i9-KAKUatom-a, i9-KAKUatom-h, i9-Beating (futuristic stencil font), i9-cooking-school, i9-DDRfont-re, i9-gikogurumi (dingbats), i9-kitchen-school, i9-kitchen-school-yellow-news, i9-+-hagesikuninja-+ (dingbats), i9-hyu-poket, i9-to-hu, yeti-square. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paper Heart
[Shuichi Kataoka]

Shuichi Kataoka made the free fonts Karuji (Japanese), HetaDasa (Japanese), B Zenmai Clock, W Zenmai Clock (dingbat), Seventeen (2002, Latin), Marker (2002, handprinted, Latin) and Modern Boy (2002, handprinted). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Parallel Starts

Japanese barcode and Morse font site. Free downloads here: MorseSQ, BARCODE-JAN and Code39 T25W10 are by Parallel Starts. Older URL. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Commercial barcode fonts are here, for CodaBar(NW7), Code 39 and Code 128. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Past and Future Kraftwerk

Free fonts at this Japanese foundry: Keep Werking (dingbats). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PAWFONT

Free truetype and bitmap font: PAWFONT (Japanese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paynicc

Japanese site where one can find a free pixel font, DigiFont (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peace Graphic Foundry (or: fuck me!)

Japanese outfit, which started in 2001 and stopped in 2005. Designers of Vacarely Shell, sold at Font Pavilion. Other fonts: TubeClock, Fatty, Biscuit, OD, UD, Loopline, all for the Mac. I never learned the name of the type designer there. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pentacom
[Eiji Nishidai]

Japanese foundry and software producer which offers a free dingbat font called Webicons (2002). Usagi is a rabbit ears alphading truetype font made in 1998 by Eiji Nishidai and Yuko Washizu. See also here. Names of designers and typefaces (ca. 1100 as of November 2006). At iFontMaker, in which he is also involved, he made a number of typefaces, ca. 2010: EijisFont, EijisFont5, EijisFontheavy3, Heavyyyyy2, tunagari. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pepper Shop
[Manabu Koga]

Japanese outfit. Manabu Koga designed the commercial font Assembly-5 (alphadings). Unimaginably useless Pepper Shop URL. In 2000, he designed Weapons German and WeaponsUS as part of FontPavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Specht

Designer who created the pixel grid face z001-rom (2008), Katerina (2010, almost LED face), Kinryu (2010), Kinryu No. 14 (2009), z001-rom_v10.4, Normal (2009, pixel face), Elektrogothic (2008, futuristic), Laurier Test (2009, serifed), Laurier No. 7 (2009, an extensive Unicode face that covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, most Indic languages, Thai, Hebrew, Lao, Tibetan, runic, Khmer, and mathematical, chess and other symbols), Kinryu No. 8 Regular (2009, an extension of Laurier towards Japanese), Clucky Duck (2008, rounded), and the double-scratch handwriting face Wild Freak (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Taro
[Vector Inc.]

[More]  ⦿

Petit Graphics (was: Petit.tv)
[Misato]

Misato (Petit Graphics) is the Japanese designer of the pixel fonts PG005A05, PG006A05, PG007H10, PG008A10, PG009A10, PG010K07, PG001A05, PG002K05, PG003A00, PG004A05, PG011H10. These were made between 2004-2006. Some are for Latin, others for kana. Alternate URL where these pixel fonts can be found: PG001A05, PG002K05, PG003A00, PG004A05, PG005A05, PG006A05, PG007H10, PG008A10, PG009A10. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petitboys

Japanese font jump page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petitboys Font Blog

Japanese font blog by Petitboys. [Google] [More]  ⦿

P-Font Dispenser (was: Yuji-3001)
[Yuji Adachi]

Free original fonts by Yuji Adachi: Nice Age, Arcade (pixel font family that includes a horizontally-striped style, 1998), Bop Gun, No Problem, Dymos, One Nation, Atari 80, Bad Matrix and Lavalite, Dimension (kids' orthographic font, 1999), UHF (baseball shirt lettering, 1999), LogoSystem (1998), Bangalore (Stephen Coles says that this is still the world's best small pixel script), Radio Dept, Ole Segments, Code3X (barcode font, 1999), Neo Dymos, Major Kong (handprinting, 1999), Ohio Player.

Font Pavilion sells his Dymos (katakana), One Nation, Bop Gun, Logo System.

In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published the screen pixel fonts CODE14X (1999), DryBones7 (1999), Tempo9 (1999). Promised fonts: Wax, Problems, Bad Matrix, Atari80, Neo Dymos, No Problem, Ole Segments.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phaeton JP

Japanese creator of an experimental / outer space face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Ronan

Philip Ronan specializes in commercial professional Japanese typesetting. His work is beautiful. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phillip Andrade
[Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)]

[More]  ⦿

Phontografics

100-font Swedish archive. Has an Arabic shareware font section. In the Asian font section, grab Arakawa (katakana), and a few far-from-complete Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Piccolo

A Japanese typeface characterized by spiral endings of the strokes of each glyph. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pilar Cano
[Letterjuice]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ping Mag

Japanese design magazine (with English translations) that has regular features on typography and type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pippi
[Playtown Domino]

[More]  ⦿

Piyotori

Japanese designer of Piyotori Dings (2010, iFontMaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Playtown Domino
[Pippi]

Japanese site with these original faces by "Pippi": ninedots_3A (pixel face), kakuji (futuristic Latin/kana/kanji face). There is also an archive of about 100 Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

plx.system

Free Japanese fonts by Jirou: yuta_maru, Yuta-Semicircle, yuta-Underline, yutapon_Coding_Plus_BMP, yutapon_Coding-PlusBMP-spc. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PMT

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Pocket iLAND
[Kato Masashi]

Free fonts such as the Folkdance family of dingbats by Kato Masashi (of Flop Design, 1999), as well as Border (horiontally-striped face), Amifont, and Keymode, all digital letters in roman and kana, by the same designer. Mac and PC.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pop Suzuki

Pop Suzuki (Junzo Suzuki) is a Japanese type designer who sells his fonts via Font Pavilion. Pop-Bob, Pop-Rei, Pop-Ultra and Pop-Doheta have katakana, hiragana and romaji versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Popputai

POP or popputai is a style of Japanese typeface which looks like handwritten characters obtained with a felt-tip pen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pop-Up Graphics

Japanese creators of PG Gene.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pornomen

The 48 traditional Japanese sex positions in a typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Positype
[Neil Summerour]

Positype was founded in 2002 by Athens and/or Jefferson, GA-based designer and type designer Neil Summerour (b. 1972, Azores, Portugal). Neil began developing typefaces in 1996 with the 1996 Olympic Brick Paver Project proprietary typeface. He is the co-principal and senior designer of Athens-based interactive, design, and advertising agency Genetic:ICG. In the summer of 2003, he began teaching Advanced Electronic Design in the Graphic Design Department at The University of Georgia.

Swash & Kern is the bespoke lettering and typeface design alter ego of Neil Summerour.

In 2001, Neil published his first two type designs with [T-26] Digital Type Foundry in Chicago, IL. Since then, he has released tens of font families including hiragana and katakana fonts. Positype fonts are sold by Myfonts.com and [T-26].

Klingspor link. Facebook link. Blog. Behance link. Union Fonts link.

The list of his fonts:

  • Aaux, Aaux Office (2002), Aaux Pro (2004), Aaux Next (2009, 72 typefaces), Aaux Alphanumera, Aaux Emoticons.
  • The Air Superfamily (2011), which consists of 81 sans faces. Followed by Air Soft (2011).
  • Altar (8-weight Gothic family).
  • Akagi (2008): 20 style sans family. Extended and refreshed in 2011 into Akagi Pro.
  • AMP (at Union fonts).
  • Anago (2012) is a softly rounded sans family, the product of a designer addicted to designing sans families.
  • Anarcharsis (2002): a serif family inspired by incomplete rubbing made from a stone wall located in the Bahamas.
  • Angel Script (2009, TypeTrust).
  • Baka (2005, a fantastic scratchy handwriting face), Baka Too (2006; followed in 2010 by Baka Expert).
  • The Bodoniesque family (Umbrella Type).
  • Claustrum (2003).
  • Clear Sans (2013). Starting from a monoline rather geometric set of thin weights, this typeface family morphs into a more humanist beast, with a, b, d and g having a squeezed look at the intercepts. And maybe because of that, this unclassifiable face is quite appealing. Followed by Clear Sans Text and Clear Sans Screen.
  • Cynapse (2003). Cynapse Pro (2004, 12 weights) is a sans family.
  • Directors Gothic (2013, Lettering Inc). A large retro sans family.
  • Donatora (2004).
  • Ego (2003, octagonal family).
  • Epic (2007-2009, a 12-style contemporary garalde).
  • Ether, Ether Connected.
  • Eva (2003).
  • Filmotype Dancer (2012).
  • Filmotype Horizon (2011).
  • Friendly (2012). In part based on Morris Fuller Benton's upright script face Announcement.
  • Fugu (2009, rough-outlined script family, winner at TDC2 2010).
  • Ginza (2008, a squarish techno family), and Ginza Narrow (2011).
  • Halogen (2012). An organic techno sans family.
  • Headcold (2004).
  • Iru1, Iru2.
  • Juicy (T-26, 2004, brushdrawn family).
  • Kari and Kari Pro (2005): a connected upright script. Kari Display (2009).
  • Kryptk Flash (2003).
  • Kurosawa Bastard, Kurosawa Hand, Kurosawa Sans, Kurosawa Serif, Kurosawa Hiragana, Kurosawa Katakana.
  • Luce (2004).
  • Lush Script (2011). A connected script inspired by the 1940s.
  • Lust (2012), a curvy hight-contrast didone in the Pistilli style. Neil: The result yielded a rather diverse typographic gene pool: a little Scotch Modern, a little Didone and Didot, a dominant dose of Caslon, and a pinch of Baskerville-- all wrapped up in the leggy body of a Brazilian supermodel. A confident, self-reliant typeface that shows just enough to keep everyone staring and leave them wanting more. Followed by Lust Slim (2014).
  • Lust Script (2013). This is a curvier, sexier (Neil's words) version of Lust. For use in fashion magazines and large sizes.
  • Macha (2012). A sans family.
  • The Type Trust: Magneta (2009, The Type Trust). Includes a Condensed subfamily.
  • Muscle (2009, TypeTrust---a futuristic family).
  • Nori (2010): a calligraphic brush face obtained by applying the Pilot Japan Kanji Fude brush pen on paper. It has over 1100 glyphs, 250 ligatures, 487 alternate characters, 125+ swash and titling alternates, lining and old style numerals. Awarded at TDC2 2011.
  • Organic (2009, sans family).
  • Penumbra.
  • Plastek (2004-2009).
  • The R.E.M. Athens project involves three fonts published in 2009, REM Orange, REM Accelerate and REM Tourfont. They are based on ideas by Chris Bilheimer for the band R.E.M. (Michael Stipe and Chris Bilheimer). Both attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia. Michael Stipe, singer and lyricist, formed R.E.M. in 1980. Bilheimer began working with the band in 1994.
  • Romp (2009, condensed handprinted).
  • Rhythm (2011). An italic inline and solid display family based on ATF's Ratio (ca. 1930) and Herbert Thannhaeuser's Adastra (1928).
  • Shameless (2013). A connected penmanship-style script.
  • Sneakers (2003-2004): athletic lettering family. Also, Sneakers Script.
  • Tactical (2011, octagonal mechanical face; +Stencil).
  • In 2012, he won the Second Akashi Prize in the kanji (!!!) category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Tegaki. Tegaki also won at TDC 2013.
  • Truss Ultra Light (2006): hairline architectural font.
  • Vekta Serif (2009), Vekta Neo and Vekta Sans (2009, a sans family at TypeTrust).
  • Wasabi (2010): an organic elliptical family, based on Iru.
  • Yumi (2003, techno font, Union Fonts).

His life in hiw own words: Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and designer based in Georgia, USA with one foot in Takamatsu, Japan. After graduating from The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio to deal with the flow of freelance work. [...] Neil opened his personal type foundry, Positype, in 2000 to feed his ever-growing desire for type design. He later co-founded TypeTrust (2002) with Silas Dilworth as his addiction to type and lettering grew. [...] He was an adjunct art professor at The University of Georgia in graphic design and taught graphic design at the Governor's School for the Arts. [...] As a typeface designer, he has published over 60 typeface families and produced numerous custom typefaces for clients worldwide. [...] He has won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2010 and 2011 for Fugu and Nori, respectively.

Showcase of Neil Summerour's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Postal Buddy
[Osamu Miki]

Japanese site with free software called Postal Buddy. You can also download a font called PB Barcode. Mac and PC. A barcode truetype font, Postal Buddy (or: PB-Barcode). 35USD shareware, Mac and PC. By Osamu Miki. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Power Graphixx

Maker of commercial fonts, such as 100 degrees (futuristic font sold by Shift Factory), and the sans serif Grasshopper (also sold by Shift Factory). Font Kure is sold by Digitalogue. Designer of the commercial fonts Burkin, Dioxin (kata, hira), Citizendick (kata, hira), sold at Font Pavilion. Check also Hellbetica-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Project SP

Japanese free font foundry. They have Rakukana (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ProjectDARTS

Japanese foundry which published the following free truetype fonts: HANDARTS_MAX (Latin, kana and kanji, handwritten), HANDARTSa (Latin and kana only), PASON (stickfigure alphading face), SAYAGON, PASSU (blockletter face, Latin and kana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Prop-a-ganda
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Retro font foundry, est. 2008 in Nagoya, Japan, by Ryoichi Tsunekawa. Fonts sold via MyFonts include PAG Ministero (2008, poster font), PAG Libre (2008), PAG Marina (2008), PAG Liberta (2009, poster stencil), PAG Sottoterra (2009, art deco), PAG Karogs (2008, art deco), PAG Julio (2009, art deco), PAG Industria (2009, caps only), PAG Demokratie (2008), PAG Etiketa (2008, a great poster face from the 1930s-1950s era), PAG Auto (2008, a sans headline face based on art deco posters from the 1940-1960 period). Tsunekawa also runs Flat-It, a foundry whose output consists mostly of calligraphic and script fonts.

Other fonts: PAG Auto, PAG Bankas inspired by retro lettering on advertising & propaganda posters from the 30s to 60s), PAG Club, PAG Etiketa, PAG Industria, PAG Karogs, PAG Norm, PAG Novembris (2008), PAG October (2008), PAG Revolucion (2008), PAG Smoke (2008, art deco in the style of Mostra), PAG Syndicate (2008), PAG Tekov (2008), PAG Theater (2008), PAG Transformacio, PAG Trust (2009), PAG Bravos (a great propaganda poster geometric display face), PAG Brigade.

View the Prop-A-Ganda typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Psy Zo Lab (was: Psyborg)
[Hirofumi Nishida]

Free Mac fonts by Hirofumi Nishida: HNDash, HNKani, HNRumine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Puchikan

Free handwritten Japanese fonts called Puchi Kuma and Puchi Kuma Hosome. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PumpCurry

Japanese foundry with these free fonts: GD-TiVangerion-JA, GD-Digit13LED-OTF (pixel font), GD-HighwayGothicJA-OTF (highway lettering, kanji included), GD-AirportRunway-OTF (2008, octagonal lettering), GD-TiVangerionJA (2006, kana). Fonts without downloads: GD-HyperElectricJA, GD-HyperSuperEnergyJA, GD-OCR-K_JA, GD-SunnyEgg320, GD-MorseBarcode-JA, GD-InaniwaUdon, GD-ProjectNotes, GD-Koigokoro-JA, GD-ComicTitle-JA, GD-Digit17LED.

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Push

Free scanbat fonts by "Push", made in 2001: Japanapush (Japanese symbols), Rayguns (guns). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qianqian Fang
[Wen Quan Yi]

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Qianqian Fang
[Library Palooza]

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Qooc
[Hajime Kudo]

Free kana fonts made by Hajime Kudo: KesaranPasaranKT, TowerGothicKT, qoocRomanKT, qoocRomanBoldKT, SampomichiHR, Tokage-no-ShippoHR. [Google] [More]  ⦿

quwon

Free font "Kigo". [Google] [More]  ⦿

R. Bernard

R. Bernard designed the free fonts Hiragana and Katakana (1996) as well as Dragon Ball (1999, kanji dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

rain-road

Japanese foundry that published some free alphadings and pixel fonts in 2001 (Latin and kana): X.O., coopchick, coopoppo-3D, coopoppo-bold, coopoppo-edge, coopoppo, coro, coro3D, coroedge, deco, dekisokonai, ecoco, sheepish, scrappy-dot, 100t, beaaaar, cocoro, coopchick-bold, coopchick-edge, coro3D, U.S.A., Miu, Whipping Cream, Kokoro, Coopchick 3D, Coopoppo Serif, Leap in Wired, Dekusikonai. Fonts made by "Rina". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ravina

Download Orient (Mac, PC), a special font for romanized Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reboot (or: famipla)

Japanese site with free original techno fonts for Mac and PC, in all formats: Pubblicita, More, Dispenser, Moneco, Oreji (Japanese bitmap font), ArtmGrotesk, 45rpm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Red Design
[Tadahiro Fukai]

Free original fonts by Tadahiro Fukai: Red Font, Left Font, Kan Font (a spectacular display font, partly Latin, partly kana), Joint Font, Cube Font, Scrap Font (kana), Circle Font (kana), Dizzy Font. Mac and Windows. TrueType only. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Red Dragon

Free original fonts: Sporay (graffiti font, no download), RDHoney (2000, art nouveau lettering), RDIcons (2000, dingbats). Plus links to type sites in Japan.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reiko Hirai

Japanese type designer who graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2013. Her graduation typeface, Kingyo (Goldfish) covers Latin and Japanese (including straight-edged kanji). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ren Kiryu
[Das Nest der Qualle]

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Richtiger Zweig

Free fonts at this Japanese foundry: Denji (2004, brush script for Latin and kana), Bonji (2004, old kana writing). Download here and view here. [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]  ⦿

Ricoh

Japanese truetype fonts by Ricoh. Some Ricoh fonts can be found on the web. For example Fontchu carries HGMaruGothicMPRO (2002) and HGSeikaishotaiPRO (2002), as well as HGSGothicE (1997), HGPSoeiKakugothicUB (1997), HGSoeiPresenceE (1997) and HGSoeiKakupoptaiHeavy (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rikiya Nishimura
[GADGET (also: SubGraphics)]

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Riko's Page

Lots of (mainly Japanese) links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rimzin Index

Links to Japanese free font sites. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rin Minahara

Designer of the handwriting kana font BUSAIKU. [Google] [More]  ⦿

rinpin

Archive with: ClowningWayText-Condensed (Imageline), the following fonts by Yoshiyasu Ito of DigitalDreamDesign: D3-Concretism-typeA, D3-Concretism-typeB, D3-Cubism, D3-CuteBitMapism-TypeA, D3-CuteBitMapism-TypeB, D3-Electronism, D3-Electronism-Katakana, D3-Honeycombism, D3-Honeycombism-Bold, D3-Honeycombism-Sorround, D3-Littlebitmapism-Katakana, D3-Mouldism-Katakana, D3-Parallelism; Faerie (Scriptorium dingbats), Freecityrhyme (Bradford Cox, 2000), Freekitten (Bradford Cox, 2000), Hiragana-Regular, Japanese, Kemuri (Toxic Type, 1997), LittleTroubleGirlBV, MotterFemD, RetroBatsOne, ROTORkeffBold, ROTORkeffRoundedBold, ROTORkeffRounded, ROTORkeff (all ROTOR fonts by Jonas Petersson of ROTORtype), Setsama (by Amanda, 2000: cat dingbats), Sumdumgoi (Mike Allard), UniCase (squarish font by Jacky Frossard, 1999), Bit4 (pixel font by Magnus Högberg, 2000), DFFangSong1B-GB, PrincessBV, RotodesignDingbats, Silkscreen, Valium, Velvet (by Faizal Reza, Squirtgun, 1997, based on URW's KunstlerschreibschD-Medi). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rinrinrin

Designer of the kana handwriting font Michiko (2004). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RM

Japanese web designer, b. 1981. His free fonts at his company, Prismtone, include the sans family called Nordic with styles such as Nordic Round and Nordic Standard (2008). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robundo Type Cosmique
[Yoshikazu Imada]

Japanese foundry of Yoshikazu Imada and Koji Sugimoto. Alternate URL.

Their typefaces, which are part of the Kinkido collection, include the exquisite Seityo Mintyotai (2011), Shintyo Kankokutai (2011), Ryuso (2011), Ambition 9 (2011), Succession 9 (2011, hiragana and katakana only), Revision 9 (2011, hiragana and katakana only), Traditional 9 (2011, hiragana and katakana only), Family 7 (2011, hiragana and katakana only).

A list taken from Typecache: Sugi Mincho-tai, Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo, Seicho Mincho-tai Kinryo B, Shincho Kankokutai Keisetsu, Shisen Souchou-tai Ryusou, Sakigake, Fumite, Shiori, Saotome, Madoka, Hokuto, Uguisu, Ishibumi, Kurofune, Yabusame, Takasago, Bateren, Genroku, Edo, Hayato, Kizahashi, Sakuragi, Kotonoha, Sayoi, Motoi, Ikehara, Manabu, Kuramochi, Hisanaga, Yukawa, Minami, Taira, Akebono, Sagano, Naniwa, Aoi, Kamome, Hanabusa, Taoyame, Kuretake, Masurao, Waji Oh Hanabusa, Waji Oh Kuretake, Waji Oh Kotonoha, Waji Taoyame, Waji Masurao. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rolling Cradle
[Masakazu Fukushima]

Japanese designer of Oniku-kata (2000, a katakana display font), Demonzoku (1999), Junkfood (1999) and Lucha-doll mask (a fantastic mask dingbat font). With Masayuki Sato he made a fantastic dingbat font of Japanese faces called Poranger-AL (Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ross Evans on Japanese font technology

An essay by Ross Evans, president of Fontworks, about the creation of Japanese fonts, and in particular about Fontworks' "2x2" stroke-based tool. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RPM

Japanese pixel font maker. Free fonts (Mac only) include RPMBF-01RE, RPMBF-02RE, RPMBF-03RE, RPMBF-04RE, RPMBF-05RE, RPMBF-07E, RPMOF_01E, RPMOF_01J, RPMOF_02E, RPMOF_02J. Kana and Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RS Font Works (was RS125)
[Ryosuke Sato]

Free original TrueType fonts by chain-smoking Ryosuke Sato. His work covers mostly katakana fonts such as Bluetype, Prototype, Stone and Orthodox. But there are also Roman fonts such as Defactica, Continuous, RS125 Original, Dot 28 (horizontally striped techno face), Cybe, Orthodox English, Stone (katakana), Bluetype, Orthodox_K (katakana).

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rubi

Reading aids in Japanese. Rubi are small hiragana or katakana (phonetic) characters that are sometimes used to indicate the pronunciation of unusual kanji. The word derives from the English "ruby", which is an old printer's term used to describe the small type used for this purpose. Rubi is also known as furigana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rufu Suzuki
[Honya]

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Rumiko Matsumoto

Designer in Osaka who created the paper-fold typeface Parallel (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryo Asoda

Designer at Maniackers Design of Wall Painting, Cosmic and Bellows (1998), all done in collaboration with Masayuki Sato. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryo Higashi

Kanagawa, Japan-based designer (b. 1995) of the kitchen tile font H19A Luna (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryo Hosokawa

Designer at Font Pavilion of VITAL-Bold (1999), VITAL-Regular (1999), DIXTINE-Joint (1999), DIXTINE-JointBlack (1999), ELECTRICITY-Italic (1999), ELECTRICITY-Regular (1999), SHAPELESS-Light (1999), SHAPELESS-Regular (1999), STILLNESS (1999), VITAL2 (1999), TEXT-Italic (1999), TEXT-Regular (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryobi

Commercial Japanese foundry. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryohayu

Japanese designer of the handwritten kanji font ryoha-yu2003. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Dharma Type]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Prop-a-ganda]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Flat-It]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Bagel & Co]

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Ryoko Fujii

Designer of BabiesKINOKO and KidsKINOKO. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryoko Nishizuka

Senior designer at adobe Systems in Tokyo. Kazuraki is an Opentype kanji font developed in 2009-2010 by Adobe for script applications. The Kazuraki design is inspired by the calligraphy of 12th century artist and writer Fujiwara-no-Teika, who is considered one of the greatest poets in Japan's history. It features vertical ligatures. Designed by Ryoko Nishizuka (Tokyo), it was produced by Masataka Hattori (Adobe Systems, Tokyo) and Ken Lunde (Adobe, San Jose, CA) under the management of Taro Yamamoto (Tokyo) and David Lemon (San Jose, CA). Kazuraki won an award at the TDC2 2010 type competition. In 2002, Ryoko Nishizuka had won the Morisawa Award for type design for Teika, a precursor of the 2009 Adobe font. Morisawa commented at the time: Turning superb calligraphy into a typeface requires surmounting many obstacles, not least of which is getting characters of differing size to line up correctly. The designer here controls the direction of the brush strokes in order to give the typeface a stability in horizontal typesetting, and in that coherence one can find the traces of her struggle. The ligature in vertical typesetting has also been given full attention, and the result is a generally excellent work. Specimen.

Ryoko Nishizuka, who designed the Ryo typeface families in Gothic, Text and Display styles. Adobe writes this about her: Ryoko Nishizuka graduated from Musashino Art University in 1995, and began working at Morisawa&Company, a leading type foundry and manufacturer of digital typesetting systems in Japan. Next, she decided to work as graphic designer at a design studio. But her main interest was always in typeface design. In 1997, Ryoko joined Adobe. She has been involved in the development of the Kozuka Mincho and Gothic typefaces designed by Masahiko Kozuka. In 1999, Ryoko received an honorable mention for her typeface "Branch Letter" at the Morisawa Awards International Typeface Design Competition. In 2002, her calligraphic typeface "Teika" won the Silver Prize at the same Morisawa competition, which was later expanded and refined to become Kazuraki, which is being heralded as the first fully- proportional OpenType Japanese font. In 2003, Ryoko created the Ryo Text and Ryo Display "kana" typeface families. The Ryo Text and Display families are composed of nine sub-set Japanese "kana" OpenType fonts for eight different weights. The brightness emitted from the Ryo typeface is based on her original interpretation of traditional styles of "kana" calligraphy and type design. Kazuraki then consumed much of Ryoko's design effort, and was subsequently released in 2009.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryosuke Sato
[RS Font Works (was RS125)]

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Ryougetsu Manufactory

Japanese foundry. Has Japanese font news pages. RyougetsuPakkieH Bold (2003) is a free original handwriting kana face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryuichi Tateno

Japanese designer of the Pirouette family of calligraphic faces (2003, Linotype), which won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003 and at the TDC2 2005 type competition. In 2011, John Stevens and Ryuichi Tateno combined forces to publish the four-font calligraphic brush series Stevens Titling at Linotype. It comprises Stevens Titling Boar Brush, Wolf Brush, Sable Brush and Badger Brush styles. Linotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ryutaro Odagiri

Designer at Font Pavilion of Osyaberifont (2000) and Ohanashifont (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saburou Akita

American fantasy writer (b. 1994?) who created the hand-printed Verdok Foundation in 2008 for the manga called Verdok. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sachie Shimokawa
[KF Studio]

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Saikix Font Distribution
[Yuji Saiki]

Freeware Mac and PC fonts (PostScript, TTF) for hiragana and katakana by Yuji Saiki: Saitech, LCD, Takuan2, Alarla, Circuit, Kakumin, Gelnicarna, Voltline, Progress, Syntech (a multiple master font), Sumire100, Sumire250, Sumire400, Sumire550, Sumire700, Retort, Scarlet, Mint, Onesize, OnesizeReverse (pixel fonts for Latin).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sakae Nagakura
[Nagakura Font Collection]

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Sakura

A free Japanese font, developed in 2006. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sakura Hatsuki

Aka fluffybanana101 and Font Fabulous. Tokyo-based creator (b. 1990) of the primitive hand-printed typefaces Primrose (2013), Picture This (2013), Tree Hugger (2013), Confetti Falling (2013), Proper Princess (2013), Sugar Lemonade (2013), Cream Donut (2013), Study Notes (2013), Love Struck (2013), Bacon Farm (2013), Doodles (2013), Daydreamer (2013), Love Me Again (2013, +Two), Mary Kate (2013), Lovestruck (2013), Miss Terious (2013).

Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

saluworks

Commercial fonts at this Japanese outfit include Inu (dingbats of jumping men), Angel (angels), and Dragon (dragons). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samene Celeca

Japanese designer. FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2012: Curled Angle, Hexa0, Pieces 32, Reach4, Circlepop, Lie Down, 38 Segment (dot matrix), Crystallize (hexagonal), Lain Bow, Thimple, Cyberbuild (contrasted octagonal), Guillowindow, Iain Bow (2012, squarish), 38 Segment (2012, LED font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sana's Original Fontbox (was: Heart to me)

Sana (Heart to me) is the designer of the handwritten Latin/kanji/dingbat faces SNSanaFon (2003), SNsanafonmaruP, SNsanafonP, SNsanafonkakuP, SanafonKakuOT, SanafonMaruOT, SanafonGyou, SanafonMugi, SNchibo, Reizou, SanaFon, SanafonKazari, SNsanafonObi, SanafonPro, SanaFonKaku, SanafonkakuP, SanafonKakuOT, SNsanafonObi, SanaFonMaru, SanafonMaruP, and SanafonYu. They also made the free Latin fonts SNCircuitLine (multiline caps face), SNRoPetit (pixel), SNSharp (pixel), SNchibiB_6, SNchibiU_6, SNchibi_6, SNchibi2_5 (pixel), SNchibo, SNslit, SNslit_black. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanriowave

Japanese (Latin and kana) alphadings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasuri-vibs
[Daisuke Monma]

Sasuri-vibs sells its fonts through Font Pavilion. Its main designer is Daisuke Monma, who designed Seinen Japon (Japanese hand-drawn characters), and the Kyosen family: Tukaenai Bakemono, Takuenai TaiGun, Takuenai SeinenNihon, mostly dingbats and/or handwriting. Motion Vib3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Satoru Haneishi
[m.d.cafe design]

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Satoru Iwatsu
[Takasakiyama Font House]

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Satoshi Kojima

Satoshi Kojima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: EssBubblon (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Satotyan

Designers of 3dfont, grofont (dripping blood font) and Jmap (outlines of the Japanese islands). [Google] [More]  ⦿

SBA Factory
[Yumi Manabe]

Yumi Manabe (SBA Factory) is the Japanese designer of Usuality (2011, sans), Plaid (2011, texture face), Shibuya Now (2011, silhouettes), For Buttons (2011, dingbats), Peacerful Day (2011, handprinted) and Good Bye Lullaby (2011).

In 2012, she made Simple Direction Arrows and Oozing.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schelmche

German designer of ayu2002a (2002), a pictorial font of Japanese starlet Ayumi Hamasaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Screen

Commercial Japanese foundry and font vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Searay's reincarnation

Japanese designers of the Hebrew font Yahweh, the rune font Odein, and the angelic font Michael. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Second Wave (Kilo Font Works)

Japanese designer of the handwritten kanji fonts kiloji, kiloji---B, kiloji---D and kiloji-P (2006). He also made the techno face TimeLeap. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seinai Kumano

Japanese type designer who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. He also practices sho calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seiwado

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Senjudo

Japanese outfit that produced the commercial font Junkissa (Latin/katakana/hiragana font family), sold at Font Pavilion. They also made JK004NewMelody (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sent

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serendipity

Japanese designer of Falcon (2014: a hand-printed Latin/kana font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Setsuna
[Chaotic+]

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Sety01

Free fonts at this Japanese foundry: Shippo, TEN-KEY, Rockatei-chocolat, Marble-Days, orange-peko, protonar, ROCKATEI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shakagraphics

Original pixel fonts, very legible at small point sizes. Nice web page design. The fonts are called Shakagraphics 01 through 16, or SG01 throufgh SG16. Shakagraphics also published Gridsystem (published at FRONTLINE 01, 2002), Brokenhead.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shampolyon

Shampolyon / FontViewer is a free font viewer for Japanese and Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shara Weber

Creator of these free fonts in 2012: Gel Pen, Kaori Gel (hiragana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shichiko

Archive with a full kanji handwriting truetype font, Bgpenkb. In addition, we find Jim's Kanji family, PJ-Hiragana and PJ-Katakana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shichiro Yokomizo

Born in 1989 in Japan, Shichiro Yokomizo designed the hand-printed faces Zeohand (2011), Yokomizo (2011) and Bold Loud (2011), the grungy Unknown (2011), Oak Hill (2013), MRF Boom (2013), Unscriptedness (2013).

A second identity used is that of Nick, or Grim, b. 1989, UK.

Dafont link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shift Factory

Japanese font distributor. Both Japanese and roman fonts. Carries fonts from Extra Designs, Hideki Inaba, G2System, Waap Designs, Hyperion Graphics (who made Capsule3), GEI, Maniackers Design, and Fontage / Kivart, and Fontstudio. Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shigeki Yamada

Shigeki Yamada's font Eriki is sold through Font Pavilion. Fusoso (katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shigenao Uzuki
[Moon's Typeface]

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Shigeru Aoyama

Shigeru Aoyama's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Aru. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shigeru Hasegawa
[Mind Kinetics]

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Shigeru Katsumoto

Designer of Logo Jr Black (2007, with Kyoko Katsumoto), a winner in the TDC2 2008 competition. Katsumoto is associated with Visual Design Lab in Japan. It also won at Letter 2 (2011). Shigeru's KyoSensha (2010) won an award at D&AD 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shigeyuki Takaoka

In 1992, Takaoka won Silver Prize at the annual Tokyo Type Designers Club competition for a squarish typeface design. Born in Saitama in 1969, and employed by San-Ad Co., Ltd. since 1987. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shikaku Design

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shin Sasaki
[Extract (was: Extra Designs)]

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Shinichiro Oshima
[WAAP Designs]

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Shinji Blues
[Shinji Hamada]

Free fonts made in 2003 by Shinji Hamada (Shinji Blues): 100Soul, 100Strange, AlrightB, baboo, beck, Devil-Number, Eye, GetTheBluesP, Gold, hige, HundredItsGodEnough, Jelly-Stones (katakana only), KIDS, ODORONO, OldFont, ReafFont (caps with leaves), RecFont (white on black background), romantic (has roman numerals), SevenBeams (pixel), SevenHead (pixel), Shinji Blues, Sweet-Nipple, TelephoneCaster, WooWooWah. Dafont link. Another URL where we find (with repetitions): 100Soul, AlrightB, baboo, beck, BroadCaster, EYEfont, GetTheBluesP, Gold, hige, HundredItsGodEnough, KIDS, ODORONO, OldFont (Western), ReafFont, RecFont (ransom note), romantic, SevenBeams, SevenHead, WooWooWah, TelephoneCaster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinji Hamada
[Shinji Blues]

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Shinji Naka

Japanese designer of TypoBokan (2005, Maniackers, with Masayuki Sato). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinji Shimada
[Cosmic Graphics]

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Shinji Tanase

Japanese designer whose (Japanese and Latin) fonts may be purchased from Shift Factory: Interceptor, Itachoko, Mutant01. Interceptor and Mutant01 are also sold by Font Pavilion. See also FONT1000. Japanese fonts include Nasuka, Norinori, and Togetsu Kanteiryu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinji Yamaguchi
[Electron]

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Shinnosuke Uchida

Shinnosuke Uchida's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Dokurobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinobi Iroha
[zetuei fonts]

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Shinobu

Shinobu's links to font sites in Japan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinobu Masuda
[Burner Graphics]

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Shinsuke Matsumoto

Tokyo-based designer of the animated ornamental typeface Just Got Started (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinsuke Suzuki

Designer of Efon Kaochan (1998), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shintaro Ajioka

Japanese type designer who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shintaro Yarimizo
[Yarimizo.Com]

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Shintarou Nakayama
[Gomarice Font (or: Goma Shin)]

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Shinya Katagiri

Shinya Katagiri's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: K-B Shinta, K-B Kukei (constfont). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shinya Yagami

Shinya Yagami works in the Business Planning Dept of Morisawa Inc.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Designing CJK typeface under an unified concept [sic]. I quote from the interesting abstract: We have designed an expanded font family which has added horizontal and vertical adjustments of boldness of its character, that is called A Gradation Family. Furthermore, the formation of a multilingual font designed under the same logic, combining Chinese, Korean and Japanese, is going to be released soon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shirog

Designers of SG-Stitch (2004) and SG-konogana (2004, a kana face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shizuka Yamazaki

Japanese designer with Masayuki Sato of SwingingBird-AL, KT, HR (Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sho Shibuya

Japan-born Sho Shibuya moved to New York City in 2011, where he works as a graphic designer. Creator of the slab typeface Malu Alvarez (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shodou's room

Mayumi Kitazawa demonstrates shodo (brush calligraphy) writing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shojiro Nomura

Japanese designer, with Steve Hartwell, of the Latin/Tibetan font Kokonor (2006). With Steve hartwell and Yoichi Fukuda, he created the Latin / Tibetan font Kailasa (2010). Both were designed for the Otani University Shin Buddhist Research Institute. Kailas is an Apple system font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shoko Kato

Japanese pixel face designer, who created KS-FaceMark24 (smilie dingbats), KS-Nanorin06, KS-NanorinOutline08, KS-PetitDot08, KS-PetitDotOutline10_1, KS-PetitHeart08, KS-PetitHeart10, KS-PetitHeartOutline10_1, KS-PetitHeartOutline10_2, KS-PetitHeartOutline10_3, KS-PetitHeartOutline10_4, KS-PetitHeartOutline10_5. Dated 2005. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shotai

Japanese word for writing style. Of particular interest are the writing styles grouped under Edomoji, invented for advertising in the Edo period. These are uniquely Japanese. Examples include

  • Kanteiryu: used for publicity and programmes for arts like kabuki and rakugo. Invented by Okazaki Yakanroku, the name derives from Okazaki's nickname, kantei.
  • Yosemoji: Yose is Japanese comedy theatre such as rakugo and manzai. This style was used for posters.
  • Kagomoji or cage letters: thick and square.
  • Higemoji: letters with whiskers (hige), often used on sake barrels.
  • Sumo moji: thick black letters, initially used for sumo programmes and ads.
  • Chochin moji, or letters for hanging paper lanterns. Used in izakayas.
  • Kakuji, a rectangular style popular for making seals.
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Shotype
[Kunihiko Okano]

Kunihiko Okano graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1995. After working as a packaging designer for about a decade, he started his design office Shotype Design in 2008 and has been providing Latin parts to Japanese type foundries. In 2011, he graduated from KABK with a Masters in the type and media program.

At KABK, he created Quintet (2011), which consists of a script, a serif and an italic. He writes: The Script typeface is based on the double-pencil technique and looks double-stroke but consists of a single stroke. The Script variations have completely same letter widths and kerning values to be used as a layer font. The Serif style works for a subhead or body text. Quintet is suitable for packaging design for wines, sweets and cosmetics. The typophiles are applauding Quintet. Hrant papazian says that it is the best typeface to ever come out of KABK. Discussion on Typographica: The layered approach of Quintet gives the designer a toolbox that allows exploration of different shades within the same underlying model. Different weights are implemented in an unconventional way: instead of varying the main strokes, Quintet varies the weight of the outline. And this contour itself is maybe the most remarkable feature of the font: it is in fact broadnib-based double stroke drawn as a single, connected line. This technique itself has been practised by calligraphers for centuries, albeit in ornaments and illustrations, not the letterforms themselves. This way, Quintet gives us the pleasure to enjoy it not only once at first sight but again as we discover its clever loops and connections.. The typeface was published in 2012 by Photo-Lettering.

Later he established Shotype. Besides Quintet Script and Quintet Serif, he created AXIS Latin Condensed, AXIS Latin Compressed, Hiragino UD Mincho, Hiragino UD KakuGo, Hiragino UD MaruGo, Shotype Serif, Shotype Slab, AXIS Mincho.

In 2012, he won the Gold Prize in the Kanji category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Waran. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shozo Motogi

Founder of one the earliest typefoundries in Japan in the late 1800s. Robundo Publishing will soon realease "Biography of Shozo Motogi". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shu Atsumi

Designer of the kana/kanji calligraphic fonts rkgyou and rkten, both free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shuichi Kataoka
[Paper Heart]

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Shuichi Miyagishi

Designer of Edge Gothic, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shuichi Ono
[Denenchofu Design]

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Shuji Kikuchi
[Sugargliderz]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shukudai fonts

Anarchistic, Arial-Black, Arial-BlackItalic, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-BoldMT, Arial-ItalicMT, ArialMT, ArialNarrow-Bold, ArialNarrow-BoldItalic, ArialNarrow-Italic, ArialNarrow, Avantque..., BookmanOldStyle-Bold, BookmanOldStyle-BoldItalic, BookmanOldStyle-Italic, BookmanOldStyle, DanielBlack, Garamond-Bold, Garamond-Italic, Garamond, Georgia-Bold, Georgia-BoldItalic, Georgia-Italic, Georgia, HeartlandRegular, KRHeartalicious, MicrosoftSansSerif, MonotypeCorsiva, Moon-font-PRO, SanaFonKaku, Sea-font, TeenDreemMagazeen, aquafont. Has some kanji fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shunji Niinomi

Shunji Niinomi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: 2103-Font, 2103-ST Roman, 2103-Slit Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shusuke Fukuzaki
[FUKU-SUKE]

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Shuzo Fujita

Shuzo Fujita's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: 1999Font has Roman and Japanese versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sim Jun Han
[Jayhan]

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SIMA-BOX
[Naoyoshi Shimada]

Naoyoshi Shimada's (b. 1977, Gunma) font creations at SIMA-BOX: by clicking on the "download" on top of the page, you will find some Mac fonts: Rough, F-bit (pixel font), Moony, Iroen, Sakura and Sakurakana (the latter two are dot matrix fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Guerra

Fantastic web page about kanji and Japanese language software. Includes the following fonts: SimonRad, BlabyNewRoman, Japanese&Sanskrit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simple 164 (was: Rosh Font)

Nice set of original Latin and kana pixel fonts: RF-b23r10-schirm, RF-b04r12-necklace, RF-b06c09-noeks-condensed, RF-b06r09-noeks, RF-b07r32-technor, RF-b07t32-technor-thin, RF-b08r12-goodd, RF-b10r07-f-system-outline, RF-b10r07-f-system, RF-b12r11-egg-face, RF-b14r12-square-bit, RF-b15r18-mildlife, RF-b16r07-f-system-kk-outline, RF-b16r07-f-system-kk, RF-b17r20-ocr-R, RF-b21r18-mildlife2, RF-b22r18-mildlife3, RF-t01r08-liquid-status, RF T03I00 Conceptless (2006), RF B23R10 Schirm (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sin Cafe
[Sin Kubota]

Japanese foundry with a hard-to-decipher web page. There are free Mac techno fonts here, made by Sin Kubota, who runs Sin Cafe. The names: R_sin_regular, sinLED, sin_bold, sin_round. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sin Kubota
[Sin Cafe]

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SLIME

Designer of the free kana pixel fonts DragonQuestFC and DragonQuestFCIntact (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Smile Studio
[Tohru Fukushima]

Japanese design studio with about ten wonderful free and original fonts by Tohru Fukushima: Butthole Surfers (curly), Pavement (papyrus type), Taitoh Katakana (square katakana), Fresh Young Fellows (handwriting), BMX Bandits, Dinosaur Jr (grunge), KC (ink run), Michael's Type (grunge typewriter face), Onsoku-Seinen (grunge), 3Code (not free), Garbage- Garbage-Version2, Ministry, Pavement-Alternative (old typewriter), SummerCamp (4 font-family, including katakana), Views, Taitoh (not free), RapidEyeMovement, MichaelsType-Life Rich Pageant, and MinistrySansSerif. The fonts have an SS prefix.

At Font Pavilion, you can buy SS Views, and the 3-Code family (romaji, katakana, hiragana). Alternate URL. He also designed Arakawa (1997), BSurfersPlane (1997).

At Dafont, we find these free fonts, all made ca. 1998: BSurfersPlane (curly script around the theme of buttholes), DaidohRemixRound, DaidohRemixRoundIalic, DaidohRemixRoundJka, DaidohRemixRoundJkaSha, DinosaurJrPlane (handprinted), SUMMERCAMP (futuristic), SUMMERCAMPIalic, SUMMERCAMPKa, SUMMERCAMPKaSha.

Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

someshinzz.com

Japanese foundry. They published free fonts such as Honeydripper (2005, gothic), Someshin (futuristic), Bacon (2004, dripping blood letters), Soccer (2004, free soccer dingbats), Beeper (Western style), Ballet (2004, dingbats), Bunbury, Cecily, Fairfax, FairfaxSpottie, Gwendolen, JPhont, Locomo, MoncrieffShadow, Plant, Prism, Plymdale (2005, liquid), Cardew 3, 4 and 6 series (2005, horizontally striped faces). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonic Fucktory
[Katsuyoshi Kappon Okuhara]

Katsuyoshi "Kappon" Okuhara, who runs Sonic Fucktory, is the designer of the 3d fonts Battle-Royale-Font and BattleRoyaleKatakanaFont. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

sonobitwotatenaide

Japanese page with lots of truetype font information and links. Downloadable specs. Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sora Sagano
[Dot Colon (also: Arro, Alt Rivet)]

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Sotsu Agency

Designers in 1998 of MangaSoundEffects and TrigunMaximum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Souka
[Field's Colour]

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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]  ⦿

Soya Osaki

Tokyo-based designer of the Latin text typeface Salden (2013), named after Georg Salden. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Square Soft
[Keigo Hirooka]

Keigo Hirooka (Square Soft) is the designer of Final Fantasy (P) and Dragon Quest (P), two Latin/kana pixel fonts. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

sRB-Powers

Saru's fonts: BallDot-(sRB), Biscuits-(sRB), Bit-Cheese10-(sRB), Bit-Ranger-(sRB), Bit-Rope20-(sRB), Bit-SARU18-(sRB), Bit-Screen-(sRB), Bit-Station16-(sRB), Bit-TV18-(sRB), Bit-Twinkle15-(sRB), Bit-Web10-(sRB), Gravity-(sRB), Milk-Cocoa-(sRB), PU-RI-N-(sRB), Side-Winder-(sRB), Z-machine-(sRB), COM-(sRB), Drunker-(sRB), Flag-(sRB), idle-(sRB), mumumu-(sRB), nazonazo-(sRB), ONSEN-(sRB), saru-(sRB), sarus-for-web-(sRB), saru's-Flower-Ding-(sRB), sparrow-(sRB), Step-Up-(sRB), Washable-(sRB), week-(sRB), Bit-Darling10-(sRB), Bit-Daylong11-(sRB), Bit-Folder15-(sRB), Bit-Light10-(sRB), Bit-Line15-(sRB), Bit-Lines15-(sRB), Bit-Tough15-(sRB), Bit-Toys20-(sRB), Bit-Trip7-(sRB), Hotplate-(sRB), Monday-(sRB), Monday-Bold&Wide-(sRB), Monday-Bold-(sRB), Orange-HK-(sRB), Pencil-(sRB). English version. The fonts with the prefix "Bit" are typically pixel fonts. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SRH

Free fonts designed by "Miu". Bitmap fonts: BA-Venus, BA-Venus-plus, BA-Mars, BA-Mars-plus, BA-Crescent, BA-Moon, BA-Jupiter, BA-Jupiter-plus, BA-Vanilla, BJ-Cynical, BJ-Lovits, BJ-Petit-Lovits. Fonts for Latin: OA-Olive, OA-Cacao, OA-Comical. Japanese fonts: OJ-Tsunoda, OJ-Maruta. Dingbats: OI-Cotton-Candy, OI-Funny. Japanese and Latin fonts in password-protected zip files: SRjupiter, SRvenus, SRcacao, SRmars-plus, SRcomicalB, SRmoon, SRcrescent, SRvanilla. [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]  ⦿

Steven Borthick

American designer of Binary Code Font (2005, letters are in binary), Borthick's Braille Font (2006), Braille 2 (2006), Hiragana Bold (2005), Steve's Handwriting (2006). URL for his fonts. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. And another one. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Strawberry Bomb (was Milkie Colour)

Japanese site. Free fonts in the Kirie font collection made ca. 2000: Angel-Egg, sbaegg (alphadings), K-USA, KF-Butterfly. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stroke font technology

Essay By Joel Breckinridge on stroke font technology for Japanese fonts. Link has died. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studenti

Italian students run this page where you can download MSMincho (truetype) and UWJMG3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio 2G

Shino made several Japanese kanji handwriting fonts, including Moon-font-PRO, Moonfont, S2G-love, S2Gmemo, Sea-font-pro, Sea-font, moon-font-PRO, moon-font, nagurigaki-P, nagurigaki, seafont, uni-font-PRO, uni-font. The uni-font series is quite remarkable as it covers most of the Unicode spectrum (besides Japanese, also Cyrillic, Greek, many dingbats, astrological symbols, chess symbols, the works). Alternate URL. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Antwork
[Makoto Kamimura]

Studio Antwork in Shibuya is Makoto Kamimura's studio in Tokyo. They created the compass-and-ruler roman corporate face Delilia (2011), as well as Geometric Light Display (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Media

From this Japanese foundry, a Latin typeface family: Media-Block-White, Media-Block, Media-Classic, Media-Classic(ItalicShadow). They also offered Md_Block, Md_Blckwh, Md_Classic, Md_Gothic11, Md_Techno102, Md_clitsd, Md_Optima. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

STUPID

Designer of the commercial font Osakasashi (romaji, kata), sold at Font Pavilion. Web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stupid Net

Free fonts made in Japan, dated 1998-2007: 1000000voltKanaOblique, 1000000voltKana, 1000000voltOblique, 1000000volt, 120000voltKanaOblique, 120000voltKana, 120000voltOblique, 120000volt, 21, 21KanaOblique, 21Kana, 21Oblique, Bhoochoo, FlookeKana, Flooke, Fuuka, HellbetikaBold, MassimoBoldOblique, MassimoBold, MassimoOblique, Massimo, NyoooBoldOblique, NyoooBold, NyoooOblique, OsakashiBoldKana, StensEr, SublimationLight, SublimationMedium, TimuzRoman. These fonts cover Latin or kana, and generally fall in the category of grunge or techno fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subaru Online

Links to the major Japanese foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subaru-G

127 Japanese fonts for pricing in stores (numbers, Yen sign, related signs). Commercial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sucharaka Paradise

Great fonts readable at small screen sizes, both kana and Latin alphabets. The fonts, all made in 2001: SP-Blue-Candy-H, SP-Loppi-Alphabet-a, SP-Loppi-Alphabet-b, SP-Loppi-Katakana, SP-Qp-Alphabet-a, SP-Qp-Alphabet-b, SP-Qp-Hiragana-a, SP-Qp-Hiragana-b, SP-Red-Candy-H, SP-Skeleton-A, Sucharaka-Font, Sucharaka-Maru-Font, SP-Abit-01, SP-Abit-02, SP-Abit-03, SP-Abit-04, SP-Hbit-01, SP-Hbit-02, SP-Kbit-01. Also, Quarter, PeaCan, Magical Candy, PeaCan A, Apolon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sugargliderz
[Shuji Kikuchi]

Shuji Kikuchi from Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan, was born in 1972 in Osaka. His foundry, est. 2006, is called Sugargliderz.

Free fonts: Frail (2011, a 6-style grungified didone family), Cuneiform (2006-2008, this is a cuneiform simulation font), Fragment Core, Proto Uncertain (handwriting), Shears, Unnamed.

Commercial fonts: Uncertain Felttip (2008), the Palindrome family (2006, experimental), Pinch (2007, handprinted), ScratchWithTheCoin (2007, grunge), Bagworm (2007, four styles, influenced by Tekton), Decay (2008, grunge), Beg Before (2008, grunge), Beg After (2008, grunge), Phoebus Palast (2008), Kropotkin (2008, 24 styles of a sturdy early 20th century grotesk), Rebuild-Square (2009, totally square family), Ponytail (2009, rounded), Violadabraccio (2009, serif), Lettera, Bush, Long Haul Trucker (2009, alphading/logo font), Michel (2009, didone).

Klingspor link. Dafont link.

View Shuji Kikuchi's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sumiyaginsuke

Japanese brush calligraphy site. One can buy prints and follow courses. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sunale

Designers of the free pixel dingbat font Iemoji (2000). [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]  ⦿

Susumu Tanaka
[Lonesome Type Factory]

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Suzuki and Kanbun fonts

Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swamp Design
[Johan Ahlberg]

Johan Ahlberg's site on pixel fonts that are very readable at extremely small point sizes, on screen. Click on Swamp 2097. Download about 30 original fonts (called pixel fonts and dot fonts). Very impressive displays! Font names: Pixel, Pixel4x4, PixelClassic. Plus an archive of techno/computer/dot/pixel fonts, including many Chinese and Japanese character fonts: 35base, 35basewide, 35lines, 35rounds, ArakawaPlane (katakana), BMUGAsianFont, Beatbox, BlobThin, DFFangSong1B_GB (simple Chinese characters), DotplLCD_KANA, Dotplain, Flytningar (Tarmsaft), Flytningarsprutande, Futalic_win (kana), BlockOut2097 by Matthew Sephton, CoilKtb, MM, Parade20, Pinponpan, Gachaponka__akana (the latter five fonts by Masayuki Sato at Maniackers Design), Jim_s_Kanji_A__PS, Kiloton_v1_0, ManiacKt, Olasfontirregular, Onakanormal, PKNB, PropellerFuel, Sevenet7, Thyristor, Ticker, VTMeiOrnaments (Susan Townsend's nice Chinese ornaments), VTMeiOrnamentsOnBlack, VTMeiOrnamentsOnCircle, WA50, Hirosh, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, Jetplus, KEWKEN, Koshgarian_Light, Neuropol_Medium, Ollon, Reningsverk, Shamen_Remix.

Alternate URL. Direct downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Synnoske Matsumi
[Breezesquad]

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Systema 81
[Mitiya Masuda]

Systema 21 is a free Unicode sans font for European languages, Japanese, Armenian and Cyrillic, made on the basis of Konatu by Mitiya Musuda for the M+ Project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T Font Project

Japanese foundry that has two large free font packages called T Font (2011). It is located at the University of Tokyo's Sakamura-Koshizuki Laboratory. One set of fonts is GT2000-01, GT2000-02, GT2000-03, GT2000-04, GT2000-05, GT2000-06, GT2000-07, GT2000-08, GT2000-09, GT2000-10, GT2000-11, GT2000-12, GT2000-13, GT2000-K1, GT2000-K2. In the T Font Project package, one also finds these fonts in three groups, T-Mincho, T-Kaisho, and T-Gothic. Within each group, the fonts are named as in TMincho-GT01 through TMincho-GT13. The glyph list manual is a 3279-page PDF file. Review of these kanji fonts (in Japanese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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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]  ⦿

T. Kengo
[Font School]

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T. Waka

Japanese designer with Masayuki Sato of Chihuahua-AL, KT, HR (2009, Maniackers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

T1
[Gothi]

Gothi (or: T1) is the Japanese designer of T_No1, a kana/kanji/Latin handwriting typeface. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. Latest URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T2

Japanese outfit. Designed the commercial Denkai font family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

tactographic

Discussion of Japanese postscript font technology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tadaharu Ohtsuki
[Weight Lessness Graphics]

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Tadahiro Fukai
[Red Design]

[More]  ⦿

TAG Publication

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

Taikou Font
[Chinki Tamushi]

Free pixel fonts by Chinki Tamushi (Taikou Font): Hyrule (2002, kana and Latin), Loto_kan (2002, hiragana), Loto_kat (2002, katakana), Ninnin (2003, Latin, caps only), Zebeth (2003, katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taishi Yokoyama
[2apes.com]

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Taka Design Production Inc

Commercial Japanese foundry. Their fonts include these families: Takarain, Takaboy (21 weights), Takachan, Takaroman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takaaki Goto
[GT&Canary]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Takafumi Miyadima
[Living Typedrive]

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Takafumi Miyadima
[Living Plant]

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Takahiko Higuchi

Takahiko Higuchi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Check the original katakana fonts Diet-After, Diet-Before. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takahiko Yamashita
[C-Rockets]

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Takahiro Kurihara

Hong Kong-based designer (b. Japan) of some unnamed poster alphabets in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takasakiyama Font House
[Satoru Iwatsu]

Wonderful free original dingbats (and some scanbats) designed in 2000 by Satoru Iwatsu at Takasakiyama Font House reflect daily life in Japan: Sakabe-Animal (3 fonts), Sakabe-People (7 fonts), Sakabe-things. Truetype for Mac and PC. Saru Font House is another name for the company. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takase Studios (or: Eri Takase Artworks)

Japanese calligraphy by Eri Takase. Examples: Danjo, Miru, Sakana, Ai. Intro to Japanese calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takashi Konuma
[Oxygen]

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Takashi Suzuki

Takashi Suzuki's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Cubu is an alphading font. LE Gothic has roman and katakana versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takayuki Hasimoto
[Graphic Trash]

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Takayuki Kuwahara

Japanese type designer who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000. His site is now a flower shop called White Bloom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takayuki Okawa

Takayuki Okawa's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Syrup is a billboard katakana font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takayuki Ota

Designer of the handprinting font by Takayuki Ota: Takachan.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takayuki Yato
[OssiPedia (IPA)]

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ta-ke

Original roman and kana fonts for the Mac: Country Road, Satellite, Heavy, 24h. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Take-d

Free Japanese fonts: Koenji, Hetaji, Hetadasa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takehiro Fukuda

Takehiro Fukuda's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Funk (romaji, katakana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takenobu Wato

Takenobu Wato's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: PipeLine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takeshi Ooya
[Edge of Perspective (or: EOP_takeshi)]

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Taketsugu Kurihara

Taketsugu Kurihara's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Digitalian is a roman-katakana font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takuma Kaneko

Tokyo-based designer of the fictional font DIGI (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takuya Sato

Takuya Sato's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Stanley, Escape, Babi (1999), Blondie, Cubic1.5.2. Most fonts have katakana, hiragana and romaji versions. The Twinkle family was published in Font Pavilion 12 (2000). In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published BrokeBack series (1999), Pastel (1999), both screen pixel fonts. This site had these free Mac bitmap and type 1 fonts by Takuya Sato: Escape, Blondie, Babi, BrokeBack, Stanley, Pastel, Twinkle. Some have kana characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Takuya Sudo

Takuya Sudo's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion. Salon is an extremely original hiragana/katakana font set. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tam Chin Online

Free Japanese fonts here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tama Factory

Japanese foundry whose web page crashes my browser. Dafont link.

Designers of 01tama (handwriting), 02Tama (sans) and the pixel faces tama-mini01, tama-mini02, tama-ss01, tama-ss01b. Also, alphadings such as Hamu, Nyanko, KumaFont2, Cube, CubeVol2, T-Clip, T-Wan, T-Piyo, T-Kuma, T-Kuma2, Moon, Star, USA-USA, PiyoPiyo. Furthermore, several hiragana faces such as Hira2Tama, HiraTama, TamaHira, TamaHiraKaku, TamaHiraM, TamaHiraFlower, HamuHira, HiraCube, HiraTClip. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TamaFactory

Designers of the alphading font Usa Usa Font (2001) and of nyanko-font. Made by "Nat", or "Inbal". Other fonts, sometimes in Japanese: 01Tama, 02Tama, HiraTama, Hira2Tama, TamaHira, TamaMini01 (pixel), TamaLini02, TamaSS01, TamaSS01B (still pixelized fonts), TamaHiraKaku, TamaHiraM, TamaHiraFlower, and the alphadings HiraKima, HamuHira, Hamu, Kuma, HiraKuma, KumaFont2, Nyanko, Cube, HiraCube, CubeVol2, HiraTClip, TClip, Moon, Star USAUSA, PiyoPiyo, T-Kuma, T-Kuma2, T-Wan, T-Piyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tamon Yahagi
[Bharatic]

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Tanpopo Lion
[Ayumi Takeshima]

Ayumi Takeshima (Tanpopo Lion) is the designer of the artsy ultra black kanji font Kakuji1 (2000) [only about 40 glyphs though].

Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanukifont

Japanese type blog and foundry. It has a marker style face kanji font called Tanuki Permanent Marker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tar Yan World

Free truetype fonts that represent ordinary kana and ancient and experimental kana. About fifteen fonts in all. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tara Jiro

Tara Jiiro's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: TTF, Hinodector (roman, kata, hira), Hinodestar, Hinode Seven (roman, kata), Hinodeticana (no roman), Hinodex (no roman), Hinodenamin (roman, kata), Hinodeps (roman, kata), Flappy, Hairstyle (alphadings), Hinode 45, HoNoWo-Kat, Drug, Ginza, TTFX (all three with roman and katakana, 1999). In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), he published Silver-A (kata and Latin), Silver-B (kata and Latin), MooDash (kata and Latin), UltraRox (kata and Latin), Rocket. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taro Terashita

Designer at Ehime University in Japan who created an extension of Computer Modern in 2010 to cover the long s that was in use in old Latin texts. The font family is called Old Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taro Yamamoto

Taro Yamamoto received a BFA from Musashino Art University in 1983, where he studied the history and art of typography. After a brief period doing type development with Morisawa, he joined Adobe in 1992 as Manager of Japanese Typography. In addition to management and engineering tasks, he led the design team that produced Adobe's original Japanese typefaces, including Kozuka Mincho and Kozuka Gothic, under the artistic direction of Masahiko Kozuka. He has also written a book on design (Representation or Expression: a Dialogue on Design) and an article on P.S. Fournier that appeared in "An Encyclopaedic Collection of Typefaces." At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about Japanese with InDesign and OpenType. Taro lives in Shanagawa-ku in Tokyo, and is Senior manager, Japanese Typography, Adobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TAR's Art Gallery

A free Roman and kana handwriting font, Shiroyagi freehand (Mac only). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tategaki, yokogaki

Tategaki is the traditional top-to-bottom and right-to-left style that is still widely used, especially in novels and newspapers in Japan. Yokogaki follows the Western left-to-right and top-to-bottom convention. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatsdesign

Pixel fonts, sometimes quite experimental: bit-01:cube-16-remix, bit-02:longbow, bit-03:urbanfluxer, ltr-02:morbid-vision, ltr-04:wireflame, ltr-05-dragonic, ltr-06:artcore, ltr-07:quiolax-demo, ltr-ex:moonlight, ltr-09:30/60. Located in Tokyo.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatsuya Higuchi

Designer of the hand sign font Yubimoji (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tavasco

Japanese foundry, est. 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TDC Tokyo 2008

Award results for TDC Tokyo 2008 include a TDC Prize for the typeface Frida (Fernando de Mello Vargas (Brazil), and a Type Design Prize for Yu Mincho - R / Yutsuki Shogo Gothic Kana / Yutsuki Midashi Mincho / Yutsuki Shogo Kana / Yutsuki Kyokasho - M (Osamu Torinoumi, Jiyukobo). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Team Hana&Hana
[Kikuwo]

Flowerflower (or Team Hana&Hana) offers these Latin and Japanese pixel and barcode typefaces for free: nest_KKANA (2003), kikuichimonji (2003), Chameleon_AL (2002), JANbar (2003), bar39 (2003), bit-part_AL (2002), fff_HKANA (2002), fff_KKANA (2002), iichico (2003), virgin_AL (2002). The designer is "Kikuwo". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teardrops in Aquablue

Aquafont is a free full kanji font, handwritten (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teawat (or: This is typography)
[Tomoyuki Watanabe]

Free fonts by Tomoyuki Watanabe (aka Tea-wat): Graffiare (2006, slightly grunge), Bambina (2004), Bambino (2004), Bilancio and Bilancio Alternate (2004, artsy), Bolantan (2004), Boltan (2004), Bifur (2002, a take on the old Bifur), the stars-themed Divo (2003), Ecco (thin-lined rectangular glyphs, 2003), Fraish (2003, art nouveau handwriting), FraishBoldOblique, FraishOblique, Graffiare (2006), Grappa (2004), Margherita (2003, roman numerals), Minerva (2003), Moderno (2003), Orange (2003, pixels), Orangejuice (2003, pixels), Peignot Neo (2004, an interpretation of Cassandre's Peignot from 1937), Quarto (2003, liquid font), Razzo (2003), ReSipleBoldOutline (2003), ReSipleRounded (2003), Retra (2003, handwritten kana), Schedel (2002, skulls alphading font), SchedelBold, SipleDemiBold (2001, sana), SipleDemiBoldOblique, SipleLight, SipleLightOblique, Stency (2003, stencil font), Valentine (2002, Valentine alphadings), ValentineOblique, Valentinecaps, Veneto (2004, artsy stencil face), Versu (2003, artsy stencil face), Vendetta (2004), Vigente (2005). Direct access to the fonts. Handwriting font service. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ted House Bomber (or: THB)

Original fonts made by Shuichi Ono from Denenchofu Design: SacchiAlphabet (2001), SacchiKatakana (2000). Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

tegakifont design

Seiichi Watanabe's page with the free font Maya (by himself) and some commercial fonts. In Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teruyoshi Matsui
[Brush Art Design Office]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tetsuo Niwa

Tetsuo Niwa's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Renkon-kana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tetsurou Tanaka
[Wada Laboratory, University of Tokyo]

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Tetsuya Tsukada

Tetsuya Tsukada and Hidechika have been members of Dainippon Type Organization since 1993. They are experimental typography performers who disarticulate or combine Japanese characters and alphabets into unique new typography [sic].

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: The new form of "Kana character" written in the horizontal direction. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tharuka

Free Japanese/Chinese truetype fonts: MS Gothic, MS Song, MingLiu (Chinese), MSHei. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thierry Fétiveau

French freelance graphic and type designer. Thierry studied in Nantes and is presently stydying Typography & Language at ESAD in Amiens, France. His typefaces:

  • Andersen. His graduation project from Nantes.
  • Batutah (2013). A Latin / Arabic bicephalic typeface family for his graduation project at ESAD. "Batutah" refers to the Arab pilgrim Ibn Batutah who traveled from Spain to China in the thirteenth century. This Latin / Arabic typeface is intended primarily for magazines.
  • Futago (2013). A fashion mag hiragana and katakana didone. Thierry: Futago is a Japanese typeface of 141 glyphs intended to go with Latin typefaces from Didot family. Its name, which means twin, expresses clearly its objective: to be used in bilingual texts in order to create a graphic unity. This typeface has been selected by the website Typography Served in 2013.
  • Wilson (2013). A visit by Laura Mesaguer led Thierry to the development of a 3-style Tuscan stencil typeface called Wilson (2013).
  • Dark Times (2013). An extra-light revival of a gothic textura.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Think-action

Original Mac and PC pixel fonts made in 2002: Diggysregalp, Draftfont, Easyfalfa03, Easyfbea03, Easyfgamma03, GAIREGALP, Nano, Pointcircleregurar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Third Entertainment
[Tsuyoshi Nagae]

Third Entertainment (Tsuyoshi Nagae) designed Picolon (2003, a futuristic face), HoneyAlphabet (handwriting face done with Masayuki Sato at Maniackers Design), Afternoon (avant-garde, not free), Water Fresh (liquid letters: Latin and kana), Pony (handprinting), Dacks, Third Extended (2004), Pony Katakana (2005), Pony Hiragana, Pony Bold, Mitsubato (2005), Funny katakana and regular (2005), Home Party (2004, clean handprinting), Dachs (2004), Third Extended Bold&Light (2004). Most fonts are free. With Masayuki Sato at Maniackers Design, he created the MinnanoUta family (AL, HR, KT) in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Boucherie

Based in Montpellier, France, Thomas Boucherie designed the dingbat faces Ghost Smileys (2009), Punk Smileys (2009), thomasboucherie (2007), thomasboucherie3 (2008), Pictoserie 5 (2009, Pingbats), pictoserie 6 (2011, dingbats), Poulpi (2011, octopi), Piou (2011, ducklings), Pucca (2004, Japanese dolls), Thomas1 (2007) and Thomas (2007).

In 2012, he created Toy Cloud, Pictoserie 7, Kawai Medical (medical dingbats), Square Face, the rhombic face Iddi Head, and the dingbat faces Animal Kai, Kawaii Eyes, Kokeshi Kawaii, Mustache, Polynesian Etua (dingbats), Kawaii Food II, Pirats (sic) (pirate dingbats), LaLinea Sea (sea dingbats), Toy Kars, Galaxia, and Bow.

Typefaces from 2013: Toy Stum, Dead Head, Nox One, Mix One.

Catalog.

He also has icon sets.

In 2013, Thomas set up a second identity, that of the Swiss woman Maelle Keita.

Dafont link. Another Dafont link. And another link. Abstract Fonts link. Old URL. [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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Three Studio

Entertaining interactive typography site run by Takayuki Mitsugi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tibor Lantos

Budapest-based creator (aka Frodo 7) in 2009 at FontStruct of FontMoot 01 (pixel face), Brego, Magor (minimalist, De Stijl typeface), Andromeda Strain, Elrond (Tengwar font), Oil Stencil, Optill 2A and 2B and 3A and 3B (optical illusion fonts), Rivendell (Celtic weaving), Cubeology (patterned cubes), The Two Towers, Mike Wazowski (emoticon face), Edoras Stencil, Elessar, Earendil, LE Meta (dot matrix), Coccinella (dot matrix), +Two, +TwoB, Picosec, Picosec Rounded (ultra fat retro), Palindrome, Valimar, Fundin Eco, Fundin Regular, Lost Entropy (series of rectangular fonts), Bombs and Men (2009, modular and blocky), Eärendil, Chromosomes, Denethor-Sans (octagonal), Edoras-, Elspeth-, Elspeth-Grey, FontMoot-01 (pixel face), French-Defence-v2 (chess font), French-Defence (chess font), Gilgalad-v2, Gilgalad (octagonal), Hommage-a-Escher-LC1, Hommage-a-Escher-LC2, Legolas-Codex-Stencil, Legolas-Codex (blackletter family), Legolas-Stencil (+v2; art nouveau style), Mirkwood-Regular and Mirkwood Outline (pixel faces), Nimrodel-FS, Faramir (gridded), Faramir Black (octagonal, mechanical), Elessar, Vertebrae, Etudes Pour Noir et Blanc (01, 02, 02 Vertebrae), Eomer FS, Karyotype (horizontal stripes), Snooker Ball, Aragorn, Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Mirkwood Second Iteration, Mirkwood First Iteration, Haldir (pixel face).

Creations in 2010: Hasta Siempre (military stencil), Hasta Siempre Supplement (Fontstruct rendering of the iconic photograph of Che Guevara by Alberto Korda), Belfalas, Fractal Font, Sierpinski White, Sierpinski Black, Sierpinski Dalmatian, Remolino Stencil, Boikot Stencil, Legolas Pixel, Brego, Vortices (dings), Gamling, Coccinella Two (+B), Cyrillic 02, Waves, Hommage à Escher v2 extLat.

Creations in 2011: Midori Dot (2011, a dotted kana face), Sierpinski Black Initials (a stunning decorative caps face based on Sierpinski triangles), Fontstructivism (constructivist Latin/Cyrillic face), Sierpinski White Initials, Vasarely Squares (experimental---letters based on Victor Vasarely's work), Hurin (counterless, created after Nagasaki by Tom Muller), Strider (an optical illusion 3d multilined face), Dot Dot White (texture face), Dot Dot Black (texture face), Garamond Italic SP (a pixelized version of Garamond Italic), Rohan (+NE01, +NE03: a textured lined 3d logotype family, +NE04, +NE10), Gray Scale (a very interesting texture experiment in which gray scales are "simulated" by simple font mechanisms).

Fonts made in 2012: Font Neuf, Khazad (stencil font), Oktogon Stencil, Oktogon Outline, Thorin Stencil (army stencil), Deagol Stencil.

Typefaces frm 2013: the Voxelstorm family (3d, Escher-style), Elendil (3d face), Denethor Sans (strong mechanical sans), Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Waves (op art).

Typefaces from 2014: Ecthelion, Hast Siempre (octagonal stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tictac
[Mame Shibori]

Mame Shibori (aka Tictac) is the Japanese designer of the bold round stencil face Potama (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiny Factory
[Yosiro]

Latin experimental fonts made by Yosiro (b. 1974): BigupBold, Bigup, DotsHard, DotsSoft, Eltic, FunamoriKatakana, Gentle, Hearts, Shout, Berion, ChilliBold, Chilli, ChiwawaHard, DeliaBlack, Delia, Marjo, RoughBold. Designer of dotsJ, adgeles, readles, sold at Font Pavilion. At Digitalogue, he made the screen pixel fonts Vibes10, Echo8, Riddim7. At Shoeisha, he designed BDMango (Reg and katakana), Qual, Punch and Ancefan (Reg and katakana). On Dex's Fontrom#2, he has Jerk, King, and Massive. At Fontmania, he has Babylon. Several dot fonts and pixel fonts. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

to_be

Original Latin and kana fonts: Maze White and Black are free, and so are CrossworAlp and CrosswordKat. The others, like the great 2BKnife, are commercial. Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

To-Be-Font

Free samples of commercial Japanese and Latin fonts, typically pixelized letters: Ant, Cream, Digi, Kaco, Knife, Masu, Maze, Notch, Pochi, Soda, Speed, Straw, Sugar, Virus. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Togoshi

A Japanese open source font project. Free Japanese fonts include Togoshi-Gothic, Togoshi-Mincho, Togoshi-Mono and Togoshi-MonaGothic (2007-2008). All are copyright of Wada Laboratory, University of Tokyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tohru Fukushima
[Smile Studio]

[More]  ⦿

Tokushima Daigaku

Japanese font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Desert (or: smegANDsynaps Inc)
[Youki Nemoto]

Youki Nemoto's free Mac fonts: Motif, Requid, Silk 27, CoffeeGenome: techno and elegant. Around 2006, he started smegANDsynaps Inc, where we can download coffeeGENOME (1998, organic), MoonbeamsHiragana (2006), MoonbeamsKatakana (2006), motifRegular (1999), reQUIDMedium (1999), reQUIDThin (1999), SILK27Thin (1999). The last four of these are geometric in nature. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Tsukiji Kappan

Meiji era type foundry in Tokyo set up in 1885 by Tomiji Hirano. Digital revivals of their fonts include the GL-Tsukiji family (2008-02009) by Gutenberg Labo (hiragana and katakana only). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2002 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2002 awards. Peter Cho won an award for his interactive typography, "letterscapes". Letterscapes is a collection of twenty-six interactive typographic landscapes, encompassed within a dynamic, dimensional environment. In each landscape, a letter of the alphabet serves as the starting point for a playful, mouse-driven experience. Peter Cho is a designer and programmer based in San Francisco. He holds a masters degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2003 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2003 awards. The digital typography prize went to Scott Kim. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2004 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2004 awards. Deadline: November 25, 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2005 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2005 awards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2006 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2006 awards. Among these, we find Yoshiaki Kano of Zetuei. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tokyo Type Directors Club: 2007 TDC awards

Tokyo Type Directors' Club TDC 2007 awards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Tor

Tom Tor Studios has offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Designer in Los Angeles (b. 1985) of the themed display faces Tom Tor (2008, geometric sans), Pavadee (2008, free upright script), Khmer (2008, Khmer simulation face), Fugue (2008), Kampuchea (2008). He also made the pixel face Silom (2008). Tom Tor (b. 1975) lives in Angles. He writes: Formally trained in Communication Design and type designer, Tom Tor is visual rather the verbal. This is especially evident in Tor's Landmine Awareness poster design. Stark but symbolic images are used as the sole means of conveying the malicious cruelty brought on by leftover landmines. His work is strongly inspired by the Avant Garde art movements of Europe.

He was commissioned in 2009 to design S-21, a modernist face (in his own words). Sisamouth was designed in 2009.

In 2013, he designed the Latin typeface Chams and the geometric sans face Enso.

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

Tomatoketchaup
[Tomo Fujita]

Japanese outfit that sells its fonts through Font Pavilion. Its techno fonts include Aluminium, Titanium, Funky Spirit (katakana ads fonts, black on white and white on black). Funky Spirit and TitaniumPlate were made by Tomo Fujita. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomiji Hirano

Japanese shipbuilder and typefounder, b. Nagasaki (1846), d. Tokyo (1892). In 1871, he took over Motogi's Typefoundry. In 1872, he started a new typefounding factory in Kanda, Tokyo. In 1879, he asked Shigeru Magata to cut a new version of Mincho for his foundry. In 1885, he reorganized his typefounding factories and set up the Tokyo Tsukiji Typefoundry. Hirano's biography (PDF) was written by Taro Yamamoto in 2002. [Google] [More]  ⦿

tommy's
[Eriko Tomita]

Eriko Tomita offers a great brushed katakana font, Darari-kana. Japanese site (in Japanese). Pixel fonts: JISBIT11, 10Girls, specially designed for 72dpi screens (and published at a place called DPI72). Other fonts: Kakikata, Round, C9. Bubble, Boxcell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomo Fujita
[Tomatoketchaup]

[More]  ⦿

Tomohito Idoki

Designer of Moving-Walk (1998, alphadings with walking men), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomoki Furukawa

Tomoki Furukawa's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Kauntozero (1997) is a nice LED font (Latin and katakana), and Ret-nology (1997) is very techno. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomoko Yonezawa

Designer of the handwritten Latin/Greek/kana/kanji font Tomouse (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomomi Kanda

Japanese type designer (b. 1974) who published some Japanese typefaces at FONT1000 in their F1 series. He works with Masami Kobayashi (b. 1958) at the Kobayashi Visual Design Office. He possibly designed some pictograms and a curly Latin typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomonaga Tokuyama
[iFontMaker]

[More]  ⦿

Tomoyuki Watanabe
[Teawat (or: This is typography)]

[More]  ⦿

Tonan's blog

Japanese page with a discussion of hand-printed kanji glyphs and their digitization. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toru Arima

Toru Arima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: KanaRS is a katakana font family. ATBeta-A (2000) is part of Font Pavilion 12. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toru Teranishi

Codesigner of Junkissa (Latin/katakana/hiragana font family), sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tosaka Industrial Company (or: TSKI)

Japanese foundry where you can download some free Mac fonts: go-go-ver1-0, gogodesktop, gyouza, relaxy, tosacar, tosafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari is a Japanese type designer who studied typography and type design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After graduating in 2008, Toshi taught graphic design in Fukuoka. He joined the University of Reading in the summer of 2010 and graduated in 2011. His graduation face Marco (2011), named after Marco Polo, covers Latin, Mongolian, Greek, and Cyrillic, and has sans and serif versions. It is a true superfamily, with wide utility and superb legibility. His chancery hand typeface Tangerine (2010) is part of the Google font directory (for free web fonts).

Typefaces from 2013: Metro Nova (Linotype: a sans family with a strangely circumcised lower case f).

At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he spoke about Mongolian scripts.

Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Toshimichi Aoki
[Ghost Workshop]

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Toshiyuki Imamura
[Habian2000]

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Toshiyuki Takahashi
[gau+]

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Traffic fonts

Japanese blog that discusses highway signage fonts. In Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transparent Language

pjfonts: 224K Japanese font (self-extracting file). TLAsian, TLCentralEurope, and TLCyrillic2 are made by URW in 1994. [Google] [More]  ⦿

True Type Fonts
[Kaiser Zhar Khan]

Font archive run by Kaiser Zhar Khan (b. 1980) out of Chile. Aka Zanatilja. Kaiser also made a free African look face, downloadable from Dafont: sOuTh Afirkas 2100 (2009).

In 2012, he made Stickerman Bad Times, Rock X Start TFB, Aespiro TFB, Perspectivo TFB (3d face), Desgarvuda (textured face), Estancofida TFB (textured face), LEDisplay TFB, Restroom Signs TFB, Chinese Cally TFB, Discontinuo, Suast Ornad TFB (a textured face), Scoolar TFB (3d face), Katakana TFB, Hiragana TFB, Dragons TFB, Arrows TFB, Old Retro Keys TFB, Pycuaf, Pycuafodi, Dragon Ball TFB, Escaned (texture face), Chess TFB, Seagram TFB, Army Weapons TFB, Stamp Seal TFB, Logos TFB, Scripto TFB, Another Ornaments TFB, Vintage Auto Cars TFB, Simple (a monoline sans), Travesia TFB (information design dings), Music TFB (dingbats), Xmas Cartoon, Wings of Wind TFB, Mickey M TFB, Pincel Handwrite, Jigsaw Pieces TFB, Valentines Day TFB (heart dingbats), Proportional TFB (squarish sans), Stars TFB, Working Signs TFB, Signs Language TFB, Ornaments Labels and Frames, Snowflakes TFB, Christmas Nativity TFB, Chinese Zodiac TFB, Zodiac TFB, Only Skulls, Calendar Note TFB, Sports TFB (sports silhouettes), Old Retro Labels TFB, 11 Vator TFB, Xmas TFB (Christmas dings), Trees TFB, Clothing Logos TFB, Dirty Sweb, Can Dog TFB, Ornaments, Finger Print, Kitty Kats TFB, Batman Logo Evolution TFB, Light TFB (avant garde sans), Digital Display TFB (LED face), Skullx (dingbats), Tribal Tattoo (dingbats), Klingon, The Meme Font (dingbats), Rongorongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Strangferfixcs, Hotel Transilvania and Frankenwine.

Typefaces made in 2013: Pudahuel Sans, Variada TFB (simple circle-and-arc-based sans), Estorea TFB, New LED Board TFB, Rayada TFB (textured face), New Barcode Font TFB, Estrellas TFB (stars), Estrellass (sic) TFB, Spirits Dots Drinks, Mero Ornad TFB (fishnet textured), Toolz TFB, New Stencil TFB, Logocarsbats TFB, Caritons TFB (smilies), Illustrations TFB (scanbats), Edgebat TFB (knives), Crossbats TFB (crosses), Abstrec TFB (organic sans), Frames TFB, BitxMap Font TFB, Austera Simple TFB, Traffic Signs TFB, Extranger Sol TFB, Rifle Bats TFB, New X Digital TFB (LED typeface family), Dasgastada TFB, El Alambre TFB, Punk Not Dead TFB, Triangled TFB, Noxtrey Auf TFB, Cross LED TFB (+Bold), Cursi Extra TFB, Hearts Shapes TFB, Ornamentsss TFB, Eggfaces TFB, Orniste TFB, Shadded TFB (sic) (shadow face), Spoghetti Western (sic) (Italian Far West face), Groovy Font (shaded), Fireguns TFB (dingbats), Only Revolver TFB (dingbats), Aeg Flyon Now (condensed sans), Espinuda TFB, T1 Logoso TFB, Social Logos TFB, Hearts and Flowers for valentines, Astrology Astrological TFB, Ornametss TFB, Astrology TFB, Old Ornaments, Old Foundry Prints TFB, Old seals TFB, English Two Line TFB (pearly alphabet from 1796), Amame TFB (dot matrix face), Fontesda TFB (sketched face), Flowers Dots Bats TFB, Queen Destroy TFB, Bicycle TFB (dingbats), Stone Army, Ancient Weapons TFB, Numismatic Bats TFB, Elizabethan Initials TFB, Anome Ibul, Big Daddy LED, Mavole Sinpo TFB (spurred), Dowted Remix TFB (dot matrix face), QR Font TFB, Another Barcode, Display Free TFB (LED face), Cadabra Debilex, Initials TFB, Music Logos TFB, Toxic Waste TFB, Ornad Dentro TFB, Logos and Logos TFB, Amore Mio, Hearts Shapes TFB, Another X Display TFB (dot matrix), Pro Display TFB (dot matrix), Juino Net, Quiwo Luse TFB, Aliencons Two, Cargante TFB, News Board TFB, Aliencons TFB, Barcode TFB, Birthday Balon TFB, Birds TFB (silhouettes), Le Fish (fish silhouettes), Motos TFB, Love You Too TFB (Valentine's day font), LED LCD 123, Noteame (fat sans), Badopus TFB (monoline script), Estrellado TFB, Love You TFB (Valentine's Day font), Cubs LED TFB (LED / dot matrix typeface), Text Inside TFB (textured face), Kuwa Ronmcie Q (circle-based face), Zebra TFB, Distrogrunge TFB, Carillas TFB (smilies).

Another URL. It has a movie font and famous font sub-archive. [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]  ⦿

TSA

Japanese techno fonts (katakana, hiragana): Formula 29X, Latitude Zero (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsong-Min Wu
[CWTTF]

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Tsubasa Fukuda

Creator of the ransom note font Hitagi Stationery (2012). He explains: This font was made in response to the inspiration from anime "Bakemonogatari (Ghostory)".

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsunami Kyoto

Designer of Fruji Cutisy (2001). No further information. The font was posted in September 2001 on abf. The real name of the designer is unknown. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsuyoshi Kusano
[Nendo graphixxx]

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Tsuyoshi Nagae
[Third Entertainment]

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Tsuyoshi Nakazako

Japanese designer at T-26 who made the dingbat font Bioprosthesis in 1999. He designed one of the fonts of the Transkryption family at +ism in 2000. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tsuyoshi Shirasuka

Designer at Font Pavilion 12 of Flava (2000) and FunkyStyle (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ttc2ttf

ttc2ttf converts a TrueType Collection font file (TTC) into one or more truetype font files. This site offers Japanese instructions and free C source code for the conversion. Alternate site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTEdit

TTEdit is a free truetype font editor for Windows. Page in Japanese. From the same people, Handfont (for handwriting generation), OTEdit (OpenType font editor for Windows), and font utilities. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTW Libraly (sic)

Japanese language page at Ricoh with many Ricoh-owned Japanese truetpe fonts for Mac and PC. [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]  ⦿

Twinkle Magic
[Nozomi Seto]

Cute Japanese foundry run by Nozomi Seto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Two dogs
[Yuichi Fukai]

Japanese foundry which has these free Latin fonts, made by Yuichi Fukai in 2005-2007: FF64Round (pixelish), FF64Squarish, FFAcrossConstellation (stitched look), FFAcrossLine (octagonal), FFAcrossStud (dot matrix), FFBlackbird (art deco, very dark), FFClipLight, FFClip (minimalist), FF-Depth, FFDiamondsNormal (LED look), FFDiamondsWithThin, FFEmpire, FFFixingHR (pixel face), FFFixingKT, FFFixing33, FFFixing44, FFFixing55, FFNailRound, FFNailSharp, FFPiggies, FFPrudenceBold, FFPrudenceHeavy, FFPrudenceLight, FFPrudenceMedium, FFRubberSoulBold, FFRubberSoulMedium, FFRubberSoul, FFSodaDown, FFSomething (dingbats), FFSodaUp, FFSubmarine, FFTaxman (octagonal), FFTETRAEasyBlack, FFTETRAEasyWhite, FFTETRANormalBlack, FFTETRANormalWhite, FFUniverse, FFWalrusBlack, FFWalrusNormal (3d look), FFWalrusShadow, FFWalrusWire, FFWaster, FFWindingRound, FFWindingSquarish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Bank

Commercial Japanese foundry. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Labo
[Yutaka Satoh]

Tokyo-based designer of Paper Clip (1982, VGC) (or I think it is Yutaka, at least). Information-rich web page of Yutaka Satoh, one of the leading independent type designers in Japan. Includes samples of his original fonts. Currently, Japanese only. The hiragana fonts Bokutoh99 and Bokutoh Kuzure may be bought through Font Pavilion.

He started Type Labo. The kana/kanji fonts include Osirase, Kekkon, Hikkosi, Akachan, Dohmo, Tanjohbi, Akemasi, Otohsan, Okahsan, Spring, Summer, Bonus, CVhrist, Bargain, Crear, Birthday, Open, Discount, BokutohKuzure-UH, Bokutoh99-UH, Bokutoh99-UK, BokutohKuzure-UK (1998), Hanpu, Hanpuanito. Free font link page. Links to his pay fonts (Japanese and Latin).

Old link. Another old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Project
[Akira Kobayashi]

Akira Kobayashi designed the Latin/Japanese Axis (sans) font family in 7 weights in 2001 for the Japanese magazine Axis. Sample. Link to Axis Font. All seven weights can now be bought for about 2,000 dollars. In 2009, Axis Compressed was added to Axis Condensed (2006-2007) and Axis Basic (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Solutions

Founded in 1989 by Sampo Kaasila. Based in Plaisted, New Hampshire, the contacts of this typography outfit are Ed Edman and Amy Hensiek. They offer font engines and type software. It markets type software, and has fantastic web presentations, such as this page showing Gothic Kanji output in small type. On December 2, 1998 Bitstream bought Type Solutions, Inc. for $600,000 US. There are some occasional fonts by them out in cyberspace, but they stopped making fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeBank

Japanese commercial foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typebox
[Mike Kohnke]

With Joachim Müller-Lancé, Mike Kohnke (Oakland, CA) is the American cofounder (b. 1967) of the Typebox foundry in San Francisco in 2001.

The typefaces: 9volt, Belt 9 (2003), Infolinga (2003, communication dingbats), Reflux, Sylmar, Svolt, TX Blotch (inky), TX Manifesto (includes a stencil font), TxSwitch (2002), TX Map Bits (2003, pixel map icons), TX Hex, TX Signifier, TX Tiny Tim, TX Toolshop (ornaments), TX Wirish, TX Monodular, TX Lithium, TX Gitter, TX Elf (pixel family) and TX Cortina (1997, an LED style face by Joachin Müller-Lancé).

At AND in 2006, Mike Khnke created the hand signal dingbat font H-AND-S together with Jean-Benoît Lévy, Diana Alisandra Stoen, Sylvestre Lucia and Joachim Müller-Lancé.

Free fonts by Mike Kohnke: Free Farm (pixel font), Free Fix, Free Lithium Katakoto (by Akira Kobayashi), Free Signal Signifier (2002), Free Tinka, Free Toolshop (dingbats).

TX Signal Signifier was made jointly by Mike Kohnke, Akira Kobayashi, Jean Benoit-Levy, Joachin Müller-Lancé, Kevin Roberson, McShane Adigard Design, Diana Stoen, and Cynthia Jaquette in 2003.

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

Typing Art (was: Rout Three Graphics)
[Yoshihisa Nakai]

At Typing Art (was: Route Three Graphics), we find Yoshihisa Nakai's (free) creations: the Latin fonts Waterdrop, Flower, Planet to Planet, Buddhism, Tokyo, Dancers, and Planetarium, and the Japanese fonts Cassis Orange, Nikukyu, Tokyo Square, Afrotic, Drop G. At Font Pavilion 12, he published Afrotic (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typingart

Japanese outfit that made some free experimental Latin and dingbat fonts in 2009: BlackSpace, Dancers, Mizuumi, PlanetariumAL, Synapse. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographics Ren

Japanese font foundry. Their fonts include Seimin Kana Classic (2001), Seigo Kana Classic, Seimin Kana Old (2001), Waon (2005), Matsuba Kana (2003), Hongyo Kana (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typography Laboratory by Musashino Art University

Type lab at this Japanese University with instruction by Minoru Niijima and Mitsuo Kasui. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ueda

The free fonts Ueda and Uedaji Second are handwriting fonts with Latin and kana. Home page. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UHOON

Download the Dasaji font at this Mac site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ukikusa

A simple free hand-drawn hiragana font (2013, Open Font Library). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ukino
[K3 Online]

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Ulrich Apel
[Nihilstorguk]

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