TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Wed Jun 19 11:47:25 EDT 2013
Aaron earned a Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies, with a minor in Japanese, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Reading in 2011, where he earned an MA in typeface design. His graduation typeface was Saja (2011), which covered Latin and Korean. In the Fall of 2011, he joined the Microsoft Typography team.
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] ⦿
Korean truetype font archive including these fonts by HanYang Systems: HYSooN-MyeongJo, HYBackSong-Bold, HYMokPan-Bold, HYPillGi-Light, HYPosT-Light, H2cysM, HYBuDle-Medium, HYLongSamul-Medium, HYSeNse-Light, HYTaJa-Bold, HYYeatGul-Medium, HYYeaSo-Medium (1995). Plus esop (Morris Design, 2000), GaramB-HM (Human Computers, 1996), JasuB-HM (Human Computers, 1996), and Nuggim (Qnix, 1995). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2012, he created the super-fat counterless octagonal Korean typeface Nemo Nemo Hanguel.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Buddhist monk. Korean printer of the first book that used movable metal type, in 1372 during the Goryeo Dynasty. He lived from 1298-1374. Jikji is the abbreviated title of a Korean Buddhist document, Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests' Zen Teachings. [Google] [More] ⦿
From Bitstream's web page: "Bitstream Cyberbit is our award-winning international font. Based on one of our most popular and readable type designs (Dutch 801 BT [note: Bitstream's version of Times and Times New Roman]), it includes all the typographic characters for most of the world's major languages. Cyberbit is now available! The product release includes the roman weight of Dutch 801 BT, a "serif" font. (A serif font has small finishing strokes at the end of the main stems, arms, and tails of characters, while a sanserif font does not.) The font is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Future releases will provide support for "sanserif" typefaces, other platforms, other font formats, and even more languages. Bitstream Cyberbit is a work in progress. Bitstream is now distributing the roman weight of Cyberbit, free of charge, over the Internet! Remember, this release is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT". --- Well, Bitstream no longer offers the font. It is still out there however. Try here, here, here, or here. Has these unicode ranges: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, Spacing Modifier Letters, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew Extended (A and B blocks combined), Thai, Latin Extended Additional, General Punctuation, Currency Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Dingbats, Alphabetic Presentation Forms, Combining Diacritical Marks, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Arabic, Arabic Presentation Forms-A and -B, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Symbols and Punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Hangul Compatibility Jamo, Enclosed CJK Letters and Months, CJK Compatibility, Hangul, CJK Unified Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Forms, Small Form Variants, and Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean art director who created a squarish typeface family called BrosU (2013).
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).
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] ⦿
Seoul-based graphic designer who spent some time in London. Behance link. As an experiment, he took a standard font, and connected the letters using a certain geometric algorithm to get a special effect. More analytic geometry went into the design of the squarish but rounded display face Box (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Hangul and Latin font archive> includes these Hangul pixel fonts by "Hana": HanaBrown, HanaKwangsoo, HanaMagic, HanaRegular, HanaSamul. Other Korean pixel fonts: Seoul Glow (2000, Seoul System Co), SDKwangSoo M (1998, SandollTypeBank), SJBrown9 (Estream), MagicR-HM (1996, Human Computers), 9 (Morris Design). [Google] [More] ⦿
Listing of CJK fonts, as of 2009.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Type designer from Seoul, Korea. At S-Core, he codesigned the squarish Latin/Hangul typeface Core Dodam (2011), the shadow outline face Core Bandi (2012) and the hand-printed Core Narae (2011) with Hyung-Seung Lee. Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean(Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Edward G.J. Lee
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Korean foundry. Some of its fonts made in 2005: RixDokdo, RixErasergB, RixErasergL, RixErasergM, RixErasermB, RixErasermL, RixErasermM, RixGrimmB, RixGrimmL, RixGrimmM, RixHeadB, RixHeadEB, RixHeadL, RixHeadM, RixJGoB, RixJGoL, RixJGoM, RixJJanguB, RixJJanguL, RixJJanguM, RixPark01, RixPark02, RixPark03, RixVitaB, RixVitaL, RixVitaM. Download them here. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
"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] ⦿
The Korean alphabet is called Hangul or Hangeul. Each letter in Hangeul indicates an individual sound or phoneme. Hangeul is an alphabet system proposed by King Sejong in 1443 during the Joseon dynasty---it was initially called Hunminjeongeum ("the right sound to teach the people"). King Sejong tried to make an alphabet that matched the structure of Korean, and was easy to learn and write. In the end, there were 28 letters (11 vowels and 17 consonants). Useless letters were deleted and useful ones were added, resulting in 40 letters (21 vowels and 19 consonants). [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean foundry famous for their well-known free fonts Gulim and Gulim-Che. Download page. Some of their fonts are downloadable here: HanYang (1994), HYHaeSo-Medium (1995), HYSeNse-Bold (1995), H2wulM (1995), H2wulL (1995), H2wulB (1995), H2wulM (1995). Here, one finds HYShortSamul-Medium, HYTaJa-Light, HYShortSamul-Medium, and H2cysM. And here we have HYSooN-MyeongJo, HYBackSong-Bold, HYMokPan-Bold, HYPillGi-Light, HYPosT-Light, H2cysM, HYBuDle-Medium, HYLongSamul-Medium, HYSeNse-Light, HYTaJa-Bold, HYYeatGul-Medium, HYYeaSo-Medium (1995). [Google] [More] ⦿
Specs. "In a bitmap font for Chinese or a number of other languages, each character takes up the same amount of space, so such fonts are often provided as binary files containing only bitmaps. An HBF file is a human-readable text file describing a font of this type, and thus providing a uniform interface. " [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese commercial foundry related to Jikji Soft, Hanyang Systems and Yoon Design. Fonts:
Hee Jun Kim
From the FontFont site: Hyun Cho is an art director in Seoul, South Korea. He studied graphic design at the Yale University School of Art and obtained a BFA in visual communication design at the Kyung Won University. He has won several design awards in the US, Korea and Germany. The work on his first FontFont typeface FF Tronic was done together with his friend Min Choi, also a Korean graphic designer. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Type designer from Seoul, Korea. At S-Core, a Korean foundry, he published the Latin / Hangul typefaces Core Gaon, Core Bori, Core Narae (handprinted), the shadow outline face Core Bandi (2012) and Core Dodam (squarish, with Dae-Hoon Hahm) in 2011. Witrh Min Joo Ham, he created Core Label (2012). Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean(Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in 1985 in South Korea, In Cheol Hwang is a product and industrial designer in Busan, South Korea. Creator of Pop-Up (2010), an experimental face.
Illustrator in Busan, South Korea. In 2012, she created an ornamental caps alphabet.
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] ⦿
Jaehong is a part-time typography professor at Sejong University. From 2008-2012, she was part-time typography professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Kookmin University, Hongik University, Inha University, and Seoul Digital University. She is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Craft and Design, Graduate School of Seoul National University, and received her M.A. and B.A. from the same place.
Jee Sook Kim (Pasadena, CA, but born in Seoul, Korea) writes about his typeface Jee Sans (2012): Jee Sans is a medium weight sans serif typeface that has cursive qualities.
Ji Byul Lee was born in Korea in 1971. He created Univers Revolved by taking the capitals of the alphabet, rotating them, and tilting the result. A true 3-d typeface. Free download. Univers Revolved is also a book, published by Harry N. Abrams in 2004. This face was done for Neo2 Magazine. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Seoul Women's University (2003), School of Visual Arts (New York, 2007: BFA) and Parsons The New School of Design (New York, 2011: MFA). She designed an unnamed display typeface in 2011. [Google] [More] ⦿
After graduating from Seoul National University's Department of Visual Communication Design, Jiwon Yu worked as a book designer at Minumsa Publishing Group. She went on to study typography at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany. After graduation, she returned to Korea and worked as a senior researcher at Sandoll Communications. She wrote and designed the specimens of the Hangul typefaces in the Sandoll Neo Series. Currently she is a typographer and a research professor at Hongik University in Korea. Jiwon occasionally writes columns on typography and classical music.
Korean site with 100MB worth of Korean fonts (zipped) and 47MB worth of Latin fonts, in truetype. The Korean fonts include these from Megabrain (Kim Jae Hoon): CiHb, CiHbj, CiHbl, CiHblj, CiHeadR, CiJgt, CiMoonby, CiSmj, CiYoori, CiYoorij. Also included are these fonts from Seoul Systems Company (bad quality): MBatang, MDotum, MGungHeulim, MGungJeong, MHunmin, MJemokBatang, MJemokGothic, MSugiHeulim, MSugiJeong. From Human Computers, Ahn, MoeumTXB-HM, JasuR-HM, JasuXB-HM. From Tae System&Typefaces, TSTjkvr, TSTPenC, TSTNamr. Type 1 versions are here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Seoul-based creator of the experimental Latin typeface Tridna (2008).
Korean type designer, 1916-1988. Jungho Choi is considered one of the greatest Korean type designers, and his work is used to teach typeface design in Korean universities. SM Myungjo Std was designed by Jungho Choi (1916-1988) with help from Soonho Kwon in 1988 for Doosan Donga, the largest publisher in Korea. Professor Sangsoo Ahn revised the design for SoftMagic. SM Myungjo Std (Adobe, 1996-2011) was designed to enhance readability, and its stroke structure is optimized for digital reproduction. SM Myungjo Std is commonly used for body text by Korean magazines. He also designed the Hangul face SM Gothic in 1988 for Doosan Donga, the largest publisher in Korea, with Soonho Kwon. Adobe's version of SM Gothic is dated 1996-2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Kris Yoo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She is an interaction designer in Newport Beach, CA.
Extensive set of X11 and PS fonts. At the same archive, there's another Hangul to PS translator hpscat in /incoming/hangul and /pub/hangul/print. (KAIST archive is mirrored at ftp://under3.kisa.org in the US,ftp://ftp.nuri.net in Korea and ftp://ftp.linguistik.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Hangul in Germany). [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Jeonju, South Korea-based creator of The Match (2011), The Tongs (2011), A Needle and Thread (2011; images: i, ii), The Clip (2011), The Fan (2011, a hairline script face---images: i, ii), The Clip (2011, paperclip face), The Safety Pin (2011) and The Straw (2011). Aka Kim baby. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
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] ⦿
J.-C. Loubet del Bayle sketches the development of Pan Tchel in 1446, a phonetic language introduced by an order of king Sejong (1419-1451). Hangul ("the grand writing") developed from that by combining consonants and vowels into one roughly square-shaped box, so Hangul is a syllabic way of writing, just like hiragana in Japan. [Google] [More] ⦿
General links on typography and fonts, compiled by Denis Roegel (with earlier contributions by Karl Tombre who is no longer involved). Very, very useful. This page contains, among other things:
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] ⦿
LGJ Font Notes
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] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
Small Tamil font archive: AParanarTSC, TSC-Sri, TSCArial, TSCComic, TSCMaduramNormal, TSCMylai, TSCTimes, TSCTimes, TSCVerdana, TSC_Avarangal-Bold, TSC_Avarangal-BoldItalic, TSC_Avarangal-Italic, TSC_Avarangal, TSC_AvarangalFxd, TSC_Kannadaasan, TSC_Thunaivan, TscSaiIndira, TscSaiSai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Someone posted this on alt.binaries.fonts. To obtain a free Japanese TrueType font from Microsoft: (1) run Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE); (2) go to any web page; (3) change the View menu / Encoding item to Japanese; and (4) wait for several megabytes to download. Use the same procedure for Chinese or Korean. Microsoft has a web page for these downloads. Search for the keywords "Chinese", "Japanese", or "Korean" (without the quotes) on the http://office.microsoft.com/ web site. You want the "language pack" downloads. These pages often move, but recently were: Japanese (2557 KB with the "MS Gothic" font), Korean (1985 KB with the "GulimChe" font), Simplified Chinese (2561 KB with "MS Hei" and "MS Song" fonts), Traditional Chinese (3541 KB with the "MingLiU" font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Min-Joo Ham (Seoul, South Korea) designed Core Label (2012, S-Core": with Hyun-Seung Lee). Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean(Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Korean fonts at Monotype Imaging:
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
The Nanum fonts (Nanum Myeongjo, Nanum Pen Script, Nanum Gothic, Nanum gothic Codingi, Nanum Brush Script) are Unicode fonts designed especially for the Korean-language script, designed by Sandoll Communications and Fontrix. The publisher is Naver. Nanum Pen Script is a contemporary pen script with a warm touch and is expertly hinted for screen use. Free at Google Web Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicolas Noh is the Korean codesigner, with Doo-yul Kwak, of the Latin/Hangul script font Nanum Brush Script (2010, NHN Corporation), which is an Apple system font. In 2011, with Bruce Kwon and Sung-woo Choi, he codesigned the Apple system font Nanum Gothic (a sans for Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Hangul, NHN Corporation).
Born in Seoul, Nina Lee Storm moved to Denmark in 1975, where she works as a freelance type designer. She designed Storm Sans at Agfa/Monotype in 2000. She designed Noa for use on television and computer screens during the late 1990s. This tall x-height short-ascendered face was published by Linotype in 2004. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ok Kyung Yoon (b. 1975, South Korea) works and lives in Paris. After studying at the Fine Art School in Mulhouse, she started as a freelance graphic designer and works in parallel with her studies at the EnsadLab, notably with the institutions of contemporary art like the Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain/FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in France or La Fundación ArtAids, Barcelona. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. In 2009-2010, with fellow ENSAD students Anthony Dathy, Perrine Saint Martin and Timm Borg, she developed a complete family of fonts that extend blackletter and roman faces by Ulrich Gering that go back to the 1470s. [Google] [More] ⦿
"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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Seong Ah Choi
Seung Yoon Lee is a Research Professor at Design Major, Seoul National University since 2010, and her main research interests are typography, editorial design and new media. Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Typography in marginal spaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean designer (aka pear94210) who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Shadow (shadow font), Outside (bilined), Squaline (gridded), 5to5 (pixel), Shine, Heart Negative, Heartbreaker (octagonal), Octagon, Basic, Neos, Heaven, Remember (kitchen tile), Genie (bold, condensed), and Heaven. In 2010, these fonts were added: Chocolate, Piece (dotted font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Korean type designer. SM Myungjo Std (Adobe) is a Hangul font that was designed by Jungho Choi (1916-1988) with help from Soonho Kwon in 1988 for Doosan Donga, the largest publisher in Korea. He also designed the Hangul face SM Gothic in 1988 for Doosan Donga, the largest publisher in Korea, with Soonho Kwon. Adobe's version of SM Gothic is dated 1996-2011. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Korean foundry where one can download free Hangul pixel fonts: soya_but9, soya_dadum9, soya_godun10, soya_koma9, soya_nallim9, soya_nanoom9, soya_non8, soya_soll9, soya_ssal9, soya_ttul9, soya_ulum10, soya_youngsoo9. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sun Jung is a graphic designer originally from South Korea. She graduated BA in graphic design at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag, in 2006. Before her second stint at KABK, resulting in a Masters degree in type design, she worked in the fields of advertising and graphic design. Creator of Superhero (2011) and a few other experimental faces. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Korean font archive. Fonts from
Founded in 2004, total impact is a global design company that manages offices located in Seoul and Amsterdam. Their typefaces:
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Free Hangul fonts: 09t@, Antiqu@rk, Bandal, Eunjin, Ongdalsam, all made in 2004 by A. Lee. Eunjin and Ongdalsam are general purpose Hangul truetype fonts and contain ascii and Korean syllable characters. These fonts are looks good in 12px (9pt in 96dpi screen) size without antialiasing. 09t@ is not a real Hangul font. It is specially designed truetype ascii font in the manner of Hangul 3-bul-sik typewriter which was invented by Ph.D Kong Byeong-woo. Alternate URL. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
At this Korean font site, we find free Windows truetype assemblers and disassemblers, and several free truetype fonts called UnBatang (2003, Koaunghi Un), a full Latin/Cyrillic/kana/kanji/hangul text face, made by Koaunghi Un from 1998-2003. [Google] [More] ⦿
Un-fonts come with the HLaTeX package as type1 fonts. They were designed in 1998 by Koaunghi Un and are under a general GNU public license. Truetype conversions by Won-kyu Park in 2003. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. The package has
Download UnionWay AsianSuite 97 for a 60-day free trial: it includes fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The registration procedure and mode of providing the files (exe) make this site not worth visiting for the free downloads at least. [Google] [More] ⦿
Click on #35 to get a 5MB rar file full of Korean fonts. Includes MagicR-HM, ModakR-HM, PamL-HM, YeopseoR-HM, by Human Computers (1996), Med by YangJae Media (1996), esop by Morros Design (2000), HYShortSamul-Medium, HYTaJa-Light, HYShortSamul-Medium, and H2cysM by HanYang Systems (1995). [Google] [More] ⦿
URW++ Design&Development GmbH is a Hamburg-based foundry established in 1995 by Svend Bang, Hans-Jochen Lau, Peter Rosenfeld, and Jürgen Willrodt. URW stands for Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber, named after Gerhard Rubow and Rudolf Weber, cofounders of the original URW company from which urw++ evolved. It offers a whole range of font services and has an extensive (7000+) font library. At the basis of the early development of many classy PostScript fonts. For example, in 1999, URW++ donated the 35 core PostScript fonts (renamed) under the GNU GPL license to the Ghostscript project. The great 3000-font CD costs about 2000DM. Other CDs are more expensive: on the ITF CD, each font is about 100DM! URW sells fonts and font families with complete rights (you can change, resell, embed, anything, except use the original name), with examples ranging from 2k for a complete family of 12 to 5k for a collection of 250 fonts. This practice continues until today: URW++ thus provides a great service to software developers who want to include high-quality typefaces in their software applications. URW has offices in many countries. In the first decade of the 21st century, freelance type designer Ralph M. Unger contributed most frequently to the URW library. OpenType collection guide (in PDF).
Selected releases: URW Egyptienne, URW Grotesk (1985, Hermann Zapf), Anzeigen Grotesk (2009), Clarendon No 1 URW, Saa Series (industrial sans), Nimbus Sans, Nimbus Sans Novus, Nimbus Sans Europa (covering Latin, Greek, Baltic, Cyrillic, Central European, Turkish, Romanian, and so forth), Nimbus Roman No 9 (2001), Nimbus Sans Global and Nimbus Roman Global, each at about 2000 Euros, and each containing 35,000 glyphs, from kanji/Chinese/Korean to all European languages. House faces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).
Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wen Quan Yi
WenQuanYi Zen Hei is a huge unicode-compatible Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Latin (CJK) truetype font, available for free under the GNU license. From the web page: The WenQuanYi Zen Hei font is a Chinese (or CJK) outline font with Hei Ti style (a sans-serif style) Hanzi glyphs. This font is developed for general purpose use of Chinese for formating, printing and on-screen display. The non-Hanzi glyphs, including Latin, extended Latin, kana etc were merged from cmunss.ttf from the CM-Unicode project, and mplus-1p-medium.ttf from the M+ project. The embedded WenQuanYi bitmap song fonts were developed by WenQuanYi contributors and Qianqian Fang based on the bitmap fonts by firefly.
Yoon Design Institute
Maker of (almost 300) Korean typefaces. Seoul's Seong Ah Choi is the Senior Developer. Check also the on-line Korean typeface magazine of the Yoon Design Institute. For a taste of their fonts, see YDICuckB-KSCpc-EUC-H, YDICuckM-KSCpc-EUC-H and YDIYheadL-KSCpc-EUC-H here. Other fonts include YDIWebDotum (2001), found here. Here we find CheersB10, CheersB20, CheersB30, CheersM10, CheersM20, CheersM30, FreeB10, FreeB20, FreeB30, FreeL10, FreeL20, FreeL30, FreeM10, FreeM20, FreeM30, GroundB10, GroundB20, GroundB30, GroundL10, GroundL20, GroundL30, GroundM10, GroundM20, GroundM30, TaebekB10, TaebekB20, TaebekB30, TaebekCB10, TaebekCB20, TaebekCB30, TeensB10, TeensB20, TeensB30, TeensM10, TeensM20, TeensM30. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York City-based creator of an unnamed modular typeface in 2013. Jeju (2013, named after the South Korean island on which she grew up) is an ornamental didone typeface.
HYGungSoStd-Bold (1996-2011, Adobe) was designed by Youngsook Oh for calligraphic uses, and for showing old-style hangul. Its glyphs are highly readable, and convey a hand-written style. [Google] [More] ⦿
Goryeo Dynasty minister Choe Yun-ui of Korea is credited with publishing the first book printed with metal movable type in 1234. This book, Sangjeong yemun, wdescribed the manners of the Korean court from ancient times through the 1234. He lived from 1102-1162. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who used Fontstruct to create Stone Slab (2009, blocky; plus Stone Slab Kana for Japanese, +Stone Slab Hangul, 2010), Iron Gate Blocky (2008) and Kyuuketsuki (2008, blackletter with a vampire theme). [Google] [More] ⦿
Seoul-based creator of the free hand-printed typeface Zooey's Diary (2013).