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[This poster entitled Fever Amithaba's Pure Land by Cheng-Wei Lian was nominated in 2012 for the National Technological University and College Graphic and Advertising Design Competition in Taiwan]

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McGill University
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Alvaro Arregui

London-based graphic designer. He created a custom Taiwanese display face. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arne Götje
[CJK Unifonts]

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Arphic Technology Co

Taiwanese font company in Taipei. In 1999, they donated four TrueType fonts to the Open Source community under the Arphic public license. These four fonts consist of two Sung type faces and two Kai type faces, each for traditional and simplified Chinese: bkai00mp.ttf (AR PL KaitiM Big5), # # P L # # Big5 (14148) bsmi00lp.ttf (AR PL Mingti2L Big5), gkai00mp.ttf (AR PL KaitiM GB), gbsn00lp.ttf (AR PL SungtiL GB).

It sells the UniFonts 2000 package, as well as an XPDF font pack. Many of the free Chinese fonts on the web originate from Arphic. For example, here, one could download these fonts from 1998: Arphic-Mingti2-Light-BIG5, HerSin-Medium, InnMing-Bold, InnMing-Extra, InnMing-Heavy, InnMing-Medium, InnMing-Ultra, MaokaiEG-Bold-Big5, MaokaiEG-Extra-Big5, MaokaiEG-Heavy-Big5, NewGothic-Bold, NewGothic-Extra, NewGothic-Heavy, NewGothic-Light, NewGothic-Medium, OvlapRound_Outline-Ultra, PensinkaiEG-Light-Big5, PensinkaiEG-Medium-Big5, Pop1-Bold, Pop2EG-Bold-Big5, Pop3EG-Extra-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big565329, ShanHeiSun-Light, ShanheisunEG-Bold-Big5, ShanheisunEG-Medium-Big5, SingkaiEG-Bold-Big5, SingkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdKai-Medium, StdMing-Medium, StdkaiEG-Bold-Big5, StdkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdsungEG-Bold-Big5, StdsungEG-Heavy-Big5, StdsungEG-Light-Big5, TankuinEG-Bold-Big5, YankaiEG-Heavy-Big5, YankaiEG-Ultra-Big5, YenRound-Bold, YenRound-Extra, YenRound-Heavy, YenRound-Light, YenRound-Medium, YenRound-Ultra, ZuinnEG-Medium-Big5. Their Japanese fonts are sold by Dex Web. FireFly, a Taiwanese company, maintains the free font AR PL New Sung (2004), which was originally an Arphic font. Alternate URL.

People presently involved with Arphic include Teresa Mou (senior font designer), Jeff Wu, Grace Yang, Judy Lee (senior font designer), Edwina Lee (strategic cooperation manager), August Lan (head of Font Wizard), and Kaku Kuo (team leader and font designer). [Google] [More]  ⦿

cb2tt

Free utility for 1Kx1K bitmap conversion to a truetype font. The program was written in 1994 by Lin YawJen in Taiwan. Alternate site. Yet another site where the source code may be found as well. See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cheng Yi-Fang

Cheng Yi-Fang (Taipei) created a connect-the-dots Latin typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chun Lin Yeh
[Justfont]

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Chun-Ta Chu

Visual designer in Hsunchu, Taiwan. Creator of a Latin display typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chya Hsu

Taipei, Taiwan-based creator of a colorful typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CJK Unifonts
[Arne Götje]

Arne Götje, a German who lives in Taiwan, works on a project to provide CJK unicode fonts. His work is based on the Arphic fonts AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni and AR PL ZenKai Uni. He added the Chinese dialect phonetic symbols. Furthermore, he merged the embedded Firefly Sung bitmap font into CJKUnifonts. In 2005, the work of the Hong Kong freefonts project (OAKA group) was also merged into CJK Unifonts. Additional URL.

Free high quality Chinese truetype Unicode fonts under the Arphic license (Arphic is based in Taiwan). They contain almost 22000 characters (!!!) and contain glyphs for Big 5 Chinese, GB2312-80 Chinese, ISO8859-1,2,3,4,7,9,10,13,14,15 and Bopomofo extended for Minnan and Hakka (Taiwan). The missing glyphs for Japanese, Korean and HKSCS are under development. The fonts are Uming (Mingti, or printed) and Ukai (Kaiti, or brush stroke). They are gorgeous and reproduce well at small screen sizes. Subprojects include modules for typing the Taiwanese styles Minnan and Hakka. Colloborators: Aaron Cheung, Akar Chen, Alex Ho, Chow Lok Yuen, CP Tung, Eric (EC-graphic), Eric Chan Chi Shing, Firefly, Ga Ming, Jack Tse, John Ma, Kevin Tse, K.M. Lau, Kong, Kwok Wun Yung, Lam Wai Tung, Munkwui Ho, Qianqian Fang, Simon Wong, Shiu Kau Wong, Willy Yuen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CLE

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

CMs (Classical Mongolian script)
[Peter Cheung]

Three great Mongol truetype fonts by Peter Cheung (aka dEgi, Taiwan) in 1998: CMs Ulaanbaatar, CMs Huree, CMs Urga. Free. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CMUH.org

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

CNA

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

CWTTF
[Tsong-Min Wu]

Some Taiwanese Free Software Foundation supporters designed a number of free Chinese truetype fonts under the guidance of Edward J. Lee between 1999 and 2005. People involved include Tsong-Min Wu and Tsong-Huey Wu. As of 2005, the fonts are cwTeXFangSong, cwTeXHeiBold, cwTeXKai, cwTeXMing, cwTeXYen. All fonts cover Chinese, Korean and Latin as well. The project is part of CLE (Chinese GNU/Linux Extensions) located in Taiwan. The fonts are especially useful with cwTeX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel del Ama

Graphic designer in Taipei, who created Alfabeto de Dali (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang
[HtWang Graphics Laboratory]

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DynaComware Corp

Taiwan-based foundry involved in the production of both Chinese and Japanese fonts, est. 1987 as DynaLab. FontShop link. It made fonts such as LiHei Pro (2003, for Chinese, which can be downloaded here), Biau Kai (1995, distributed with Apple software), DFP Kantei Ryu, DFP Kyokashotai, and DFP Reisho.

Linotype sells these (incomplete list): DF Brush Japanese Font Family, DF Bu Ding Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Bun Cho Min Japanese Font Family, DF Cai Dai Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Craft Japanese Font Family, DF Dan Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF En En Japanese Font Family, DF En Kai Japanese Font Family, DF Fang Yuan Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ga Gei Japanese Font Family, DF Gan Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gang Bi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Glide Japanese Font Family, DF Go Hitu Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gyo Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF H G Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Hai Bao Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Hei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Hibi Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Hibi Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Horror Japanese Font Family, DF Jin Wen Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF K Kai Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Ka Gei Japanese Font Family, DF Kai Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Kaku Pop Japanese Font Family, DF Kaku Tai Hi Japanese Font Family, DF Kann Tei Ryu Japanese Font Family, DF Kann Ting Liu Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ken Ryu Gyo Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Ki Sou Kyu Japanese Font Family, DF Kin Bun Japanese Font Family, DF Ko Tai O Hi Japanese Font Family, DF Kyo Geki Japanese Font Family, DF Kyo Sui Japanese Font Family, DF Lei Ga So Japanese Font Family, DF Li Jin Hei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Long Men Simplified Chinese Font Family, DFK Mincho Korean, DF Naughty Japanese Font Family, DF Neko Maru Japanese Font Family, DF PenJi Japanese Font Family, DF POP 1 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP 2 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP 3 Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF POP Mix Japanese Font Family, DF Ren Ren Japanese Font Family, DF Renga Japanese Font Family, DF Ribon Japanese Font Family, DF Script Li Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Miao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Er Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Hsiu Traditional Chinese Font Family, Liu Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Tsai Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Ya Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Yun Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Chu Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Mo Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Pao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Tou Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Script Qiao Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Shao Nv Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Shi Yi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Shou Jin Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF So Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Song Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF SP Lei Sho Japanese Font Family, DF Star Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Std Kai Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Std Song Traditional Chinese Font Family, DF Stick Japanese Font Family, DF Tan Li Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Taru Gothic Japanese Font Family, DF Tegaki Warabe Japanese Font Family, DF Toge Pop Japanese Font Family, DF Wa Wa Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Wie Bei Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Ya Song Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF YaYi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Yu Ga So Japanese Font Family, DF Yuan Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Zong Yi Simplified Chinese Font Family, DF Zou Kei Japanese Font Family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DynaComware downloads

This Chinese font archive carries part of the DynaComware collection. See also here and here. The latter link has these DynaComware fonts: DFBangShuStd-W8, DFBiaoKaiShuStd-W5, DFBiaoSongStd-W4, DFCaiDaiStd-W7, DFDouDouStd-W3, DFDouDouStd-W5, DFFangSongStd-W2, DFFangSongStd-W4, DFFangSongStd-W6, DFFangYuanStd-W7, DFGangBiStd-W2, DFGirlStd-W3, DFGirlStd-W5, DFGirlStd-W7, DFGuYinStd-W5, DFHaiBaoStd-W12, DFHaiBaoStd-W9, DFHeiStd-W12, DFHeiStd-W3, DFHeiStd-W5, DFHeiStd-W7, DFHeiStd-W9, DFHuaZongStd-W5, DFHuiZongStd-W5, DFJinWenStd-W3, DFKaiShuStd-W3, DFKaiShuStd-W5, DFKaiShuStd-W7, DFKaiShuStd-W9, DFKanTingLiuStd-W9, DFKangKaiStd-W5, DFKuoTaiBeiStd-W4, DFLiHeiStd-W3, DFLiHeiStd-W5, DFLiHeiStd-W7, DFLiKaiShuStd-W5, DFLiKingHeiStd-W8, DFLiShuStd-W3, DFLiShuStd-W5, DFLiShuStd-W7, DFLiSongStd-W3, DFLiSongStd-W5, DFLiSongStd-W7, DFLiYuanStd-W7, DFLiYuanStd-W8, DFLianLianStd-W2, DFLianLianStd-W4, DFLiuLiStd-W5, DFLiuLiStd-W7, DFLiuXianStd-W3, DFLiuYeStd-W3, DFLungMenStd-W9, DFMingStd-W12, DFMingStd-W3, DFMingStd-W5, DFMingStd-W7, DFMingStd-W9, DFMoStd-W9, DFNewChuanStd-W5, DFOYangXunStd-W5, DFPOP1Std-W5, DFPOP1Std-W7, DFPOP1Std-W9, DFPOP2Std-W9, DFPOP3Std-W12, DFPuDingStd-W12, DFPuDingStd-W7, DFShiYiStd-W5, DFSoZingStd-W3, DFSuMoStd-W12, DFTanKaiStd-W5, DFTanLiStd-W5, DFTanLiStd-W7, DFTieXianStd-W3, DFTongTongStd-W3, DFWZMingStd-W4, DFWaWaStd-W5, DFWaWaStd-W7, DFWeiBeiStd-W7, DFXingKaiStd-W5, DFXingShuStd-W5, DFYaYiStd-W6, DFYanKaiStd-W5, DFYanKaiStd-W7, DFYanKaiStd-W9, DFYeaSongStd-W9, DFYingHeiStd-W7, DFYuanStd-W12, DFYuanStd-W3, DFYuanStd-W5, DFYuanStd-W7, DFYuanStd-W8, DFYuanStd-W9, DFYuanYuanStd-W2, DFYuanYuanStd-W4, DFZongKaiStd-W7, DFZongYiStd-W5, DFZongYiStd-W7, DFZongYiStd-W9. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EBS Design

EBS Design is located in Taipei, Taiwan. Their monospaced typeface Earlybirds (2012) was designed on a grid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward G.J. Lee
[Lansing Chinese School]

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Edward G.J. Lee

Developer in Taiwan of the free GNU-license font family Wang (2004), which contains a number of full Chinese fonts in all formats: HanWangWCL01, HanWangWCL02, HanWangWCL03, HanWangWCL04, HanWangWCL05, HanWangWCL06, HanWangWCL07, HanWangWCL08, HanWangWCL09, HanWangWCL10, HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangMingMediumPoIn1, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn1, HanWangMingMediumPoIn2, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn2, HanWangMingMediumPoIn3, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn3, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangYenLight, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangZonYi, HanWangYanKai, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangGB06, HanWang-KaiBold-Gb5, HanWang-WeiBeiMedium-Gb5, HanWang-FangSongMedium-Gb5, HanWang-SinSongThin-Gb5. All these fonts were originally created by Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang of HtWang Graphics Laboratory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edwina Lee

Edwina Lee works for the Taiwanese foundry Arphic Technologies. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam How to find or develop matched Chinese typefaces for existing Latin typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Firefly Sung

In 2004, a Taiwanese OSS writer, Firefly, completed a new set of 12x16 bitmap fonts based on the four public domain Arphic fonts. He merged Traditional and Simplified Chinese glyphs and embedded the manually optimized bitmap fonts into a single TTF, which is known as fireflysung.ttf. It consists of 16976 glyphs. Download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gch

Interesting Taiwanese archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HtWang Graphics Laboratory
[Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang]

Free Chinese fonts made by Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang from 2002 until 2004. The CLE project run by "Seventeen" and Edward G. J. Lee (Taiwan) has resulted in a number of free Chinese truetype and type 1 fonts, listed below, with corresponding PostScript names: wt001 (HanWangMingLight), wt002 (HanWangMingMedium), wt003 (HanWangMingBold), wt004 (HanWangMingHeavy), wt005 (HanWangMingBlack), wt006 (HanWangYenLight), wt009 (HanWangYenHeavy), wt011 (HanWangHeiLight), wt014 (HanWangHeiHeavy), wt021 (HanWangLiSuMedium), wt024 (HanWangFangSongMedium), wt028 (HanWangKanDaYan), wt034 (HanWangKanTan), wt040 (HanWangZonYi), wt064 (HanWangYanKai), wt071 (HanWangShinSuMedium), wtcc02 (HanWangCC02), wtcc15 (HanWangCC15), wthc06 (HanWangGB06), wtg-06cut1 (HanWangGSolid06cut1), wp010-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn), wp110-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn1), wp210-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn2), wp310-05 (HanWangMingMediumChuIn3), wp010-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn), wp110-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn1), wp210-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn2), wp310-08 (HanWangKaiMediumChuIn3), wts11 (HanWang KaiBold-Gb5), wts43 (HanWang WeiBeiMedium-Gb5), wts47 (HanWang FangSongMedium-Gb5 wts47 wts55 (HanWang SinSongThin-Gb5), WCL-01 (HanWangWCL01), WCL-02 (HanWangWCL02), WCL-03 (HanWangWCL03), WCL-04 (HanWangWCL04), WCL-05 (HanWangWCL05), WCL-06 (HanWangWCL06), WCL-07 (HanWangWCL07), WCL-08 (HanWangWCL08), WCL-09 (HanWangWCL09), WCL-10 (HanWangWCL10). This archive has HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangGB06, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangWCL01, HanWangWCL02, HanWangWCL03, HanWangWCL04, HanWangWCL05, HanWangWCL06, HanWangWCL07, HanWangWCL08, HanWangWCL09, HanWangWCL10, HanWangYanKai, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangYenLight, HanWangZonYi.

Some of the WCL fonts are also here and here.

Comments. HanWangShinSuMedium is a nice brush script. HanWangFangSongMedium is a clean script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IDV Taiwan

Free Chinese truetype fonts (the "Wang collection"): the WCL 1 through 10 fonts from 2003, as well as TSC FMing S TT (TwinBridge Software Corp. 1993-1998), and CCWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M and CWTEX-R, all by cwTeX Developement Group, 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IDV Taiwan

Chinese font archive that includes DFTT-H6, FZCaiYun-M09T (Founder Corporation, 1997), dfft-s5, dftt-f5, dftt-k5, dftt-r7, tt1, tt10, tt11, tt12, tt14, tt16, tt17, tt18, tt19, tt21, tt22, tt31, tt36, tt42, tt43, tt45, tt47, tt50, tt9. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Indeed Information Computer

From Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, a company that sells Chinese (Big5) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

INDEED Information Computer Co

Taiwanese company, where you can download four Chinese truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iris Wu

Born in Taiwan, Iris Wu obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010. She now lives in Toronto. She created an unnamed fluid typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Y. Wen

Taiwan-born and Baltimore, MD-based creator of Eggtart (2013), a lively script typeface family, which was designed during her studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Behance family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessie Fu-Chieh Wu

Taiwan-born designer in New York City, who created the display caps typeface Gazlia (2013). She obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree from SCAD in March 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe (Hsuan-Hao) Chang

Taiwanese graphic designer Joe (Hsuan-Hao) Chang (Taipei) has unveiled his typeface Wafflu in 2012. Joe, who has worked as a type designer for Dynacomware and also as a freelancer at Tenten Creative, was inspired to create the typeface by Dutch waffles and by Japanese scripts.

In 2012, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK, Den Haag. Wafflu was his graduation project.

During his studies with Paul van der Laan at Type & Media in the KABK in Den Haag, Joe Chang created a revival of a 1927 typeface by Sjoerd H. de Roos called Meidoorn (2012). For this, he used printed material as well as original punches.

In 2012, for Peter Verheul's course at the KABK, he created the sturdy text typeface Mayweather. Before his studies at KABK, he created the Latin typeface Rubbery (2009).

Principal of Typetrix.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joy Wu

Digital artist and animation expert Joy Wu (Taipei, Taiwan) created a stringy L:atin display typeface called Playful Pipe (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judy Lee

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

Justfont
[Chun Lin Yeh]

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

Kaku Kuo

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

Lansing Chinese School
[Edward G.J. Lee]

This archive contains about 30 free full Chinese fonts in the WT, WTS, WP, and WCL series created in 2004 by Taiwanese type designer Edward G. J. Lee. The font names are: HanWangMingMediumChuIn, HanWangKaiMediumChuIn, HanWangMingMediumPoIn1, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn1, HanWangMingMediumPoIn2, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn2, HanWangMingMediumPoIn3, HanWangKaiMediumPoIn3, HanWangMingLight, HanWangMingMedium, HanWangMingBold, HanWangMingHeavy, HanWangMingBlack, HanWangYenLight, HanWangYenHeavy, HanWangHeiLight, HanWangHeiHeavy, HanWangLiSuMedium, HanWangFangSongMedium, HanWangKanDaYan, HanWangKanTan, HanWangZonYi, HanWangYanKai, HanWangShinSuMedium, HanWangCC02, HanWangCC15, HanWangGSolid06cut1, HanWangGB06, HanWang-KaiBold-Gb5, HanWang-WeiBeiMedium-Gb5, HanWang-FangSongMedium-Gb5, HanWang-SinSongThin-Gb5. All fonts are copyright Dr. Hann-Tzong Wang, 2002-2004. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Millie Tien-Hui Lin

Millie Tien-Hui Lin is an art director and graphic designer who has worked in New York City, and in Taiwan (as art director of Ogilvy Action Taipei, since 2010). Her design studio is called From M.

Creator of Chinese English Typeface (2012), an oriental simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MIT Taiwan

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

NCIT.EDU

Taiwanese site with a few Chinese font collections, including the Arphic fonts, several truetype fonts, and a number of PCF (X-Windows) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NCKU Taiwan

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

NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts
[Thian-Huat Ong]

The catalog of the true type fonts by the National Taiwan University was compiled by Thian-Huat Ong in 1999. The fonts, called NTU, are here and here. The creator of the (free) NTU fonts is Lin Yaw-Jen (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei). The fonts were derived ca. 1993 from bitmap fonts provided by Dynafont by a bitmap to truetype program developed in-house. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Cheung
[CMs (Classical Mongolian script)]

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Shan Wu

Taiwan-based designer of a Mandarin phonetic symbol font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Source Han Sans

In July 2014, Adobe and Google jointly announced the publication of the free Asian typeface family Source Han Sans for Chinese (traditional (both Taiwan and Hong Kong) and simplified), Japanese, Korean, Greek, Cyrillic and Latin. This project, based on designs originally due to Ryoko Nishizuka, a senior Adobe designer in Tokyo, started in 2010. The fonts and original code are downloadable from SourceForge and GitHub. Blog page at Typekit. Blog post at Google. The other name for the family, Noto Sans CJK, is used by Google.The open source license even permits modification of the glyphs.

The 42 fonts are designed for small devices, and thus, the glyphs are monolinear and simple. Each font weight in the family has a total of 65,535 glyphs (the maximum number of characters supported in the OpenType format), and the entire family contains just under half a million total glyphs. Adobe sought expertise from foundries such as Iwata Corp to expand the Japanese glyph selection, Sandoll Communication, designer of Korean Hangul and Changzhou SinoType, Adobe's longtime collaborator in China.

On the Google side of the project, where the fonts are added to the Noto family (which covers all major languages of the world and many others, including European, African, Middle Eastern, Indic, South and Southeast Asian, Central Asian, American, and East Asian languages, and, since the joint release with Adobe in 2014, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and minority languages related to them), users can download all Noto fonts freely in a 43 MB file.

References: Ken Lunde (Adobe) on the design and development of Pan-CJK fonts (2010). Inside the fonts, we find these credits: Ken Lunde (project architect, glyph set definition & overall production), Masataka Hattori (production & ideograph elements), Ryoko Nishizuka (kana & ideographs), Paul D. Hunt (Latin, Greek & Cyrillic), Wenlong Zhang (bopomofo), Sandoll Communication, Soo-young Jang & Joo-yeon Kang (Hangul elements, letters & syllables).

At ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, the project was explained by product managers Stuart Gill of Google and Caleb Belohlavek of Adobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TCDM.com

Taiwanese archive with Latin and Chinese truetype fonts. From Arphic Technologies, we have these Chinese fonts: Arphic-Mingti2-Light-BIG5, HerSin-Medium, InnMing-Bold, InnMing-Extra, InnMing-Heavy, InnMing-Medium, InnMing-Ultra, MaokaiEG-Bold-Big5, MaokaiEG-Extra-Big5, MaokaiEG-Heavy-Big5, NewGothic-Bold, NewGothic-Extra, NewGothic-Heavy, NewGothic-Light, NewGothic-Medium, OvlapRound_Outline-Ultra, PensinkaiEG-Light-Big5, PensinkaiEG-Medium-Big5, Pop1-Bold, Pop2EG-Bold-Big5, Pop3EG-Extra-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big5, Pop3EG-Medium-Big56955, ShanHeiSun-Light, ShanheisunEG-Bold-Big5, ShanheisunEG-Medium-Big5, SingkaiEG-Bold-Big5, SingkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdKai-Medium, StdMing-Medium, StdkaiEG-Bold-Big5, StdkaiEG-Light-Big5, StdsungEG-Bold-Big5, StdsungEG-Heavy-Big5, StdsungEG-Light-Big5, TankuinEG-Bold-Big5, YankaiEG-Heavy-Big5, YankaiEG-Ultra-Big5, YenRound-Bold, YenRound-Extra, YenRound-Heavy, YenRound-Light, YenRound-Medium, YenRound-Ultra, ZuinnEG-Medium-Big5. The Latin fonts are from Microsoft, Letraset and Bitstream. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teresa Mou

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

Thian-Huat Ong
[NTU Chinese Truetype Fonts]

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Tsong-Min Wu
[CWTTF]

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twins

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

Tzu-yuan "Erik" Yin

Erik Yin (b. 1988) lives in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Creator of the gridded rhombic typeface Prism (2013) and the sans headline typeface ERKN (2013). ERKN covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. In 2014, he created the Latin typeface Coward.

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

Veronica Lin

Taipei, Taiwan-based designer of the artsy typeface Lines & Circles (2014, a school project). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Walt Wang

Graphic designer in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2014, he used Futura as a basis for World Lab Font, which was designed for the short film Taiwan Excellence IDENT 2014: World Lab. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yaw-Jen Lin

Yaw-Jen Lin (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan) and Tzao-Lin Lee made these truetype versions of the Computer Modern family in the 1990s: CM_Dunhill-Regular, CM_Fibonacci-Regular, CM_Funny-Italic, CM_Funny-Regular, CM_Math-Extension, CM_Math-Italic, CM_Math-ItalicBold, CM_MathSymbol-Bold, CM_MathSymbol-Regular, CM_Roman-Bold, CM_Roman-BoldSlantedExt, CM_Roman-Regular, CM_Roman-Slanted, CM_RomanCaps-Regular, CM_RomanExt-Bold, CM_SansSerif-BoldExt, CM_SansSerif-Regular, CM_SansSerif-Slanted, CM_SansSerifCondensed-DemiBold, CM_SansSerifQuotation-Italic, CM_SansSerifQuotation-Regular, CM_SlantedTypewriter-Regular, CM_TeX_Extanded-Regular, CM_Text-BoldItalicExt, CM_Text-Italic, CM_Typewriter-Italic, CM_Typewriter-Regular, CM_TypewriterCaps-Regular, CM_Unslanted-Italic, CM_VariableWidthTypewriter-Regular. Lin reports that he has written a free utility for converting metafont fonts into truetype fonts, but I could not locate that software anywhere.

Earlier, ca. 1993, he made eight Chinese fonts in the so-called NTU series. These fonts can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

YMIT Taiwan

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

YunJu (Julie) Yeow

Born in Taipei. During her studies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, Julie designed Juju Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿