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[Photograph of the Hoi An festival in Vietnam, by Steffen B (Hamburg, Germany). ]


Abu Paka

Abu Paka (Center for Cham Studies) fights for the conservation of the Cham language, which is spoken by about 100,000 people in Vietnam, and 200,000 in Cambodia. In 2012, he created a free font for Cham called CJM KH 001.

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

Akira Kobayashi
[Sony Design]

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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, Isonorm and Cooper Black, while Akko Sans is an elliptical organic sans related to both DIN and Neue Helvetica), Akko Condensed (2015), Akko Pro Condensed (2015), Akko Pan-European (2015), 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 (2002, 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), Avenir Next Paneuropean (2021: 56 styles), 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 and Tom Grace 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, co-designed 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), FF 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.
  • In 2014, Akira Kobayashi, Sandra Winter and Tom Grace joined forces to publish DIN Next Slab at Linotype.
  • Alexey Chekulaev and Akira Kobayashi (Monotype) won a Granshan 2014 award for the Cyrillic typeface SST.
  • In 2016, Akira Kobayashi and Sandra Winter co-designed Applied Sans (32 styles) at Monotype. It is in the tradition of vintage sans typeface such as Venus and Ideal Grotesk and competes with Rod McDonald's splendid Classic Grotesque (2011-2016)..
  • Member of a type design team at Monotype that created the Tazugane Gothic typeface in 2017. Designed by Akira Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Yamada and Ryota Doi of the Monotype Studio, the Tazugane Gothic typeface offers ten weights and was developed to complement Neue Frutiger. It is the first original Japanese typeface in Monotype's history. Followed in 2018 by the more restrained Tazugane Info. Variable fonts published in 2022: Tazugane Gothic Variable, Tazugane Info Variable.
  • SST (2017). A set of fonts for Latin, Cyrillic, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic and Japanese.
  • DIN Next Stencil (2017). Developed together with Sabina Chipara.
  • DIN Next Decorative (mostly textured styles such as Rust, Slab Rust, Stencil Rust and Shadow).
  • Univers Next Cyrillic and Univers Next Paneuropean, both released in 2020, extending Adrian Frutiger's Univers.
  • Shorai Sans (2022) and Shorai Sans Variable (2022). A 10-style Latin / Japanese sans by Akira Kobayashi, Monotype Studio and Ryota Doi, designed as a companion typeface to Avenir Next.
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. Monotype link. MyFonts interview in 2017. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Akira Kobayashi
[Neue Frutiger]

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Alex Dang

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the free modular display typeface HoiVan (2017), which is inspired by the traditional Vietnamese interior design patten, the HoiVan. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Password access only. At one point, one could find here a zip file which contained a huge number of Vietnamese fonts by VNI: VNI-Vari, VNI-Allegie, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Ariston, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold-Italic, VNI-Avo-Italic, VNI-Avo, VNI-Aztek, VNI-Bandit, VNI-Bodon, VNI-Bodon-Bold, VNI-Bodon-Bold-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Poster, VNI-Book-Bold, VNI-Book-Bold-Italic, VNI-Book-Italic, VNI-Book, VNI-Broad, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur, VNI-Commerce-Bold-Italic, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Coronet-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Dom, VNI-Duff, VNI-Dur, VNI-Fato, VNI-Franko, VNI-Free, GatineauBold, GatineauBoldItalic, GatineauItalic, VNI-Garam, VNI-Goudy-Bold, VNI-Goudy-Italic, VNI-Goudy, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve, VNI-Hobo, Vinhan, VNI-Jamai, VNI-Juni, VNI-Korin, VNI-Korin-Bold, VNI-Korin-Italic, VNI-Kun-Bold, VNI-Kun-Bold-Italic, VNI-Kun, LinusPlain, VNI-Lithos, VNI-Maria, VNI-Meli-Bold, VNI-Meli-Bold-Italic, VNI-Meli-Italic, VNI-Meli, VNI-Murray-Bold, VNI-Murray, VogueBold, VoguePlain, VNI-Palatin-Bold-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Bold, VNI-Palatin, VNI-Park, VNI-Present, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Silver, VNI-Slogan, VNI-Souvir-Bold, VNI-Souvir-Bold-Italic, VNI-Swiss-Condense-Bold, VNI-Swiss-Condense, VNI-Tekon-Italic, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Times-Bold, VNI-Times-Bold-Italic, VNI-Times-Italic, VNI-Times, VNI-Top, VNI-Tubes, VNI-Univer, ViviennePlain, VNI-Zap. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andree Ng

Graduate of Ton Duc Thang University. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the illustrated caps typeface Khong Gian Am (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andree Nguyen
[Nguyen Type]

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Andrey V. Panov
[Computer Modern Unicode fonts]

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Anh Do

Designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who created a bilined logotype in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Approximate Type
[Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen]

Danish graphic and type designer in Copenhagen, who studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (2010-2016) and The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2014-15). In 2020, he set up Approximate Type. His typefaces:

  • He made various typefaces in 2010, including a monoline sans caps face, a Peignotian high-contrast caps face, a paper fold face, and the geometric typeface Ottoman, which was part of the visual identity made for a nightclub named Ottoman, located at Dunkel in the heart of Copenhagen. Wondair (2011) is a rounded monoline logotype made for a fictituous airline. Gemini (2011) is a bilined geometric art deco typeface.
  • In 2012, Pyndt designed the soft neo-grotesque Husaar, which has subtle, sharp ink-traps.

    Dalat (2013) is a typeface inspired by Vietnamese visual culture. I believe that at some point it was called Kieu. He writes about Dalat: Dalat is a typeface that looks back on Vietnam's visual history and attempts to form a synthesis of style. As French Art Deco and Russian Constructivism have been prominent actors in Vietnam, the letters are constructed in a similarly geometric way. By contrast, the soft serifs are derived from Vietnamese calligraphy whose brush strokes tend to thicken and pool towards the end.

  • Clerk (2015) is a stencil display typeface based on a sign type (most likely) drawn by Samuel de Clerq in the 1920s for the savings bank of The Hague. This uppercase-only font features, among other things, an array of 'O'-ligatures as well as a flat-top '8'.
  • Aguzzo (2016). A roman capitalis typeface loosely based on Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti's Augustea (1951).
  • Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Danish furniture design legend Hans Wegner, Tønder Museum asked Pyndt to visually interpret his work, which led to Pyndt's Wegner Alphabet depicting chairs.
  • Edwin (2016?) is a text typeface drawn from the simple notion of replacing the ball-terminal with a square. A font that retains character despite its functional merits.
  • Reply (2020). A neutral sans family with nearly monolinear strokes and large open counters.
  • The bespoke sans typeface family Shed (2021).

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Ari Rafaeli

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[Ari Rafaeli]

ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:

  • Hermann Eidenbenz: Graphique (1946) now called Graphique AR, a shadow face.
  • Jan van Krimpen (Enschedé) revivals: Romulus Kapitalen (1931), Romulus Open (1936), Curwen Initials (Van Krimpen did these in 1925 for The Curwen Press at Plaistow, London), and Open Kapitalen (1928).
  • Jacques-François Rosart: Rosart811, a decorative initial typeface that is a digital version of the 2-line great primer letters cut by J. F. Rosart for Izaak&Johannes Enschedé in 1759 (Enschedé no. 811).
  • Stephenson Blake revivals: Borders, Parisian Ronde.
  • Rudolf Koch (Klingspor) revivals: Holla, Koch-Antiqua-Kursiv Zierbuchstaben, Maximilian-Antiqua, Neuland 24pt.
  • Bernard Naudin (Deberny&Peignot) revival: Le Champlevé.
  • W. F. Kemper (Ludwig&Mayer) revival: Colonia. P.H. Raedisch: Lutetia Open (2007) is based on the 48-pt Lutetia capitals engraved by P. H. Raedisch under the direction of Jan van Krimpen for Enschedé in 1928.
  • Richard Austin: Fry's Ornamented (2007) is a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796. Stephenson, Blake&Co. acquired the type in 1905, and in 1948 they issued fonts in 30-pt (the size of the original design), 36-, 48- and 60-pt.
  • Max Caflisch (Bauer) revival: Columna.
  • Elisabeth Friedlaender (Bauer) revivals: Elisabeth-Antiqua, Elisabeth-Kursiv (and swash letters). Linotype Friedlaender borders.
  • Herbert Thannhaeuser (Typoart) revival: Erler-Versalien.
  • O. Menhart (Grafotechna) revivals: Manuscript Grazhdanka (cyrillic), Figural, Figural Italic (and swash letters). Also, Grafotechna ornaments (maybe not by Menhart).
  • Hiero Rhode (Johannes Wagner) revival: Hiero-Rhode-Antiqua (2007).
  • F. H. E. Schneidler (Bauer) revival: Legende.
  • Herbert Post revival: Post-Antiqua swash letters.
  • Georg Trump (Weber) revivals: Trump swash letters, Trump-Gravur (called Gravur AR now). The outline caps typeface Forum I-AR is derived from the Forum I type designed by Georg Trump (1948, C. E. Weber). Signum AR-A and Signum AR-B (2011) are based on Trump's Signum (1955, C.E. Weber). Palomba AR (2011) is based on Trump's angular calligraphic typeface Palomba (1954-1955, C.E. Weber). Amati AR (2011) is based on a Georg Trump design from 1953.
  • Hermann Zapf revival: Stempel astrological signs.
  • F.H. Ernst Schneidler: Zentenar Initialen is based on the initials designed by Prof. F. H. E. Schneidler, ca. 1937, for his Zentenar-Fraktur types.
  • Isaac Moore: Old Face Open (Fry's Shaded) is a decorative Baskerville which was probably cut by Isaac Moore for Fry ca. 1788. A revival was issued in eight sizes by Stephenson Blake in 1928.
  • Border units and ornaments: Amsterdam Apollo borders, Gracia dashes, Primula ornaments, Bauer Bernhard Curves, Weiß-Schmuck, Curwen Press Flowers, Klingspor Cocktail-Schmuck, Nebiolo fregi di contorno, Attika borders, English (swelled) rules, Künstler-Linien, an-Schmuck, Primavera-Schmuck.
  • Freie Initialen are derived from initials made for the Stempel Garamond series. The type was issued in 1928 in three sizes (36, 48, and 60 pt); the AR version follows the 60-pt design.
  • Initiales Grecques, based on Firmin Didot's design, ca. 1800.
  • Emil A. Neukomm revivals: Bravo AR (2007; originally 1945).
  • Ernst Bentele revivals: Bentele-Unziale (2007).
  • Joseph Gillé: Initiales ombrées (2007) is based on Gillé's original all caps typeface from 1828.
  • Maria-Ballé-Initials (2007), after an original font from Bauersche Giesserei.
  • Raffia Initials (1952, Henk Krijger): revived by ARTypes in 2008 as Raffia.
  • Ornaments 1 AR (2010): from designs from 18th and 19th century typefounders that were ancestors of the Stephenson Blake foundry.
  • Ornaments 2 AR (2010): Ornaments 2 contains designs for the Fanfare Press by Berthold Wolpe (1939) and for the Kynoch Press by Tirzah Garwood (ca. 1927).
  • Ornaments 3 AR (2010): based on designs by Bernard Naudin for Deberny et Peignot, c. 1924; and ornaments based on designs by Oldrich Menhart, Karel Svolinsky and Jaroslav Slab for the state printing office of Czechoslovakia and Grafotechna.
  • Ornaments 4 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Apollo and Gracia ornaments and the Amsterdam Crous-Vidal dashes (designed by Crous-Vidal).
  • Ornaments 5 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Primula ornaments designed by Imre Reiner, 1949.
  • Ornaments 6 AR (2010): based on designs for the Curwen Press by Edward Bawden and Percy Smith.
  • Yü Bing-nan revival: Freundschafts-Antiqua AR (2010). Freundschafts-Antiqua (which was also called Chinesische Antiqua) was designed in 1962 by the Chinese calligrapher Yü Bing-nan when he was a student at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig in 1960.
  • Sans Serif Inline (2011). Based on the 36-point design of the Amsterdam Nobel Inline capitals (1931).
  • Hildegard Korger revivals: Typoskript AR (2010) is based on a metal type which was produced in 1968 by VEB Typoart, Dresden, from a design of the German calligrapher and lettering artist Hildegard Korger.
  • Hans Kühne revival: Kuehne-Antiqua AR (2010) revives a Basque typeface by Hans Kühne.
  • The Troyer AR ornaments (2010) are based on the first series of ornaments designed for American Type Founders by Johannes Troyer in 1953.
  • The Happy Christmas font (2011) is a snowflake font that is based on designs by Amsterdam and Haas, c. 1950. December Ornaments (2011) contains the 36 Amsterdam designs which were originally issued in 24 and 36 point.
  • Walter Diethelm: Diethelm AR (2011) revives Walter Diethelm's Diethelm Antiqua (1948-1951, Haas).
  • Walter Brudi revivals: Pan AR (2010, based on a 1957 font by Brudi).
  • Hermecito (2013) is a 46-style type system based on an angular serif. It covers Cyrillic, Latin, Greek and several other scripts. Besides being eminently readable, it also has extensive coverage of mathematical and phonetic symbols. Renzo (2013) is along the same lines but with sharpened serifs.
  • Spiral (2014) is a revival of a typeface called Spiral designed by Joseph Blumenthal and cut bu Louis Hoell in 1930. In 1936, Monotype reissued that type as Emerson 320.
  • Custom typefaces include Fabrizio (2016), a classical serif typeface family for Hebrew, Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, with hints of Garamond and Caslon. Ari writes that Fabrizio made its first appearance in Saggi di Letteratura Italiana: Da Dante per Pirandello a Orazio Costa, by Lucilla Bonavita, printed at Pisa in March 2016 by Fabrizio Serra Editore for whom the type was specially designed.
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Free Lao and Vietnamese fonts: Alice0-Lao-Normal, Alice1-Lao-Normal, Alice2-Lao-Normal, Alice3-Lao-Normal, Alice4-Lao-Normal, Alice5-Lao-Normal, Heo-May-1.1, Heo-May-Hoa-1.1, HoangYen-1.1, HoangYenH-1.1, MinhQuan-1.1, MinhQuanH-1.1, PhuongThao-1.1, PhuongThaoH-1.1, ThaHuong-1.1, ThaHuongH-1.1, UHoài-1.1, UHoàiH-1.1, alice_0-Medium, alice_1-Medium, alice_2-Medium, alice_3-Medium, alice_4-Medium, alice_5-Medium, alice_6-Medium, alice_7-Medium, ÁnhMinh-1.1, ÁnhMinhH-1.1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
[Bhikkhu Pesala]

Bhikkhu Pesala, a Buddhist monk based in London, designs free fonts. His original we page was called Aimwell (Association for Insight Meditation). On that site dedicated to Pali fonts, there was a file with Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts. Most of Pesala's fonts have well over 1000 glyphs, cover Latin, Vietnamese and Greek, and have an enormous set of symbols including chess symbols and astrological signs.

The present list of fonts, with some older ones removed:

  • Acariya (2016): a Garamond style typeface derived from Guru, but with suboptimal kerning.
  • Akkhara (2006). Derived from Gentium.
  • Balava (2014): a revival of Baskerville derived from Libre Baskerville.
  • Cankama (2009). A Gothic, Black Letter script.
  • Carita (2006). An all caps roman.
  • Garava (2006). Designed for body text. It has a generous x-height and economical copy-fit. The family includes Extra-Bold and Extra-Bold Italic styles besides the usual four. Typeface Sample
  • Guru (2008). A condensed Garamond style typeface designed for economy of copyfit in Buddhist publications. 100 pages of text set in the Pali typeface would be about 94 pages if set in Garava, or 92 pages if set in Guru.
  • Hari (2016): a hand-writing script derived from Allura by Robert E. Leuschke, released under the SIL license.
  • Hattha (2007). A felt marker pen typeface.
  • Jivita (2012): an original sans typeface for body text.
  • Kabala (2009). A sans serif typeface designed for display text or headings. Kabel?
  • Lekhana (2008). Pesala's version of Zapf Chancery.
  • Mahakampa (2016): a hand-writing script derived from Great Vibes by Robert E. Leuschke.
  • Mandala (2007). A geometric sans designed for decorative body text or headings. Has chess symbols.
  • Nacca (2016): a hand-writing script derived from Dancing Script by Pablo Impallari.
  • Odana (2006). A calligraphic almost blackletter brush font suitable for titles, or short texts where a less formal appearance is wanted.
  • Open Sans (2016): a sans font suitable for body text. Includes diacritics for Pali and Sanskrit.
  • Pali: Pesala's version of Hermann Zapf's Palatino.
  • Sukhumala (2014): derived from Sort Mills Goudy.
  • Talapanna (2007). Pesala's version of Goudy Bertham, with decorative gothic capitals and extra ligatures in the Private Use Area.
  • Talapatta.
  • Veluvana (2006). A heavy brush style. The Greek glyphs are from Guru. Small Caps are greater than x-height.
  • Verajja (2006). A Pali word meaning "variety of kingdoms or provinces." It is derived from Bitstream Vera.
  • Verajja Serif.
  • Yolanda (2008). Calligraphic.
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Bhikkhu Minh-Tinh

Vietnamese designer of the Vietnamese fonts Sanvijjo (serif) and Doilagiang (sans-serif), both in four styles. These were, and are still available for free. Sanvijjo could be freely downloaded from Binh Anson's Buddhist website, but the link died. However it is available as archived copies from the Wayback Machine. Dollagiang can be found in the BuddhaSasana CD, and more specifically, in the \sup\fonts-unicode and \budsas_m\fonts directories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhikkhu Pesala
[Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)]

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Binh Gia online

Three Vietnamess truetype fonts by John-Hung P.: U Hoai.ttf, U Hoai Hoa.ttf, Minh Quan.ttf. [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]  ⦿

Bob Nguyen

Bob Nguyen is a graphic artist in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of some experimental typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Three free Vietnamese truetype fonts from the Trichlor Group, called the VISCII fonts: U-Hoai 1.1 (by Cuong Bui), VI Chi Toan and VI Chi Toan Hoa (the latter two by Tuan-Loc Nguyen). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BoDeHai (2)

UHoai11 (by Cuong Bui, The TriChlor Group), and VIChiToan and VIChiToanH by Tuan-Loc Nguyen. Freeware Vietnamese TrueType fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bridge Postcard Collector's

Truetype download: CourierNewPSMT (East-European font by Monotype), HellasCour (Greek font by Pouliadis Associates, 1992), VPS-Courier-Hoa (VPS font: Vietnamese), VPS-Courier (VPS font: Vietnamese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BTV Website

Vietnamese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CanDy Tran

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the curly Latin typeface Bahatha (2017), which takes inspiration from both Thai and Bauhaus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Center for Khmer Studies (or: CKS)
[Danh Hong]

Creators in 1999-2001 of the free Khmer fonts cks-chrieng and CKS-Moul, as well as CKS Chhor. He also created the KhmerOS (Khmer OpenSource) font, first released as a free download for MS Windows and Office users in 2003. Designer Danh Hong was born in 1972 in Kampuchea Krom (in South Vietnam). In 2002, he moved to Cambodia as a webmaster and graphic designer. Download here. He contributed the Khmer fonts Khmer OS (2004) and Hanuman (2010) to the Open Font Library in 2010. In 2012, he designed Noto Lao for Google's Noto project. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Center for Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois University

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, carries Thai, Vietnames, Burmese and Khmer fonts. Fonts include DBThaiText, IPA_One, MyanTTF, ThaiEng2, ThaiTTF1, VNI-Times. The Khmer fonts are Khmer1 and Khmer2. [Google] [More]  ⦿


German-based Vietnamese designer of CN Times and CN Arial, free fonts adapted for Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chia Lynn Kwa

Student at Pratt Institute, class of 2013, who grew up in Singapore and Vietnam. Brooklyn-based creator of a faux Mandarin typeface called Imitasian (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CJV's Vietnamese Writing System

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Computer Modern Unicode fonts
[Andrey V. Panov]

Andrey V. Panov developed the Computer Modern Unicode fonts in 2003-2007 by conversions from metafont sources using textrace and fontforge (former pfaedit). He wanted to create free good quality fonts for use in X applications that support many languages. Currently the fonts contain glyphs from Latin1 (Metafont ec, tc), Cyrillic (la, rx) and Greek (cbgreek) code sets. There are 33 fonts in the family: CMUClassicalSerif-Italic, CMUSansSerif-Bold, CMUSansSerif-BoldOblique, CMUSansSerif-Demi-Condensed, CMUSansSerif-Oblique, CMUSansSerif, CMUSerif-Bold-Nonextended, CMUSerif-Bold-Slanted, CMUSerif-Bold, CMUSerif-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-Italic, CMUSerif-Roman-Slanted, CMUSerif-Roman, CMUSerif-Unslanted-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Bold, CMUTypewriter-BoldItalic, CMUTypewriter-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Oblique, CMUTypewriter-Regular, CMUTypewriterVariable-Italic, CMUTypewriterVariable. The fonts come in type 1, OpenType and SFD, the universal spline format used by FontForge. The CMU Bright subfamily was added some time later in 2007.

Istok Web (2011) was published at the Google Font Directory.

In 2008, he made Heuristica (or Evristika), a serif family that extends Adobe's Utopia (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic). Heuristica was improved in 2014 by Andreas Nolda as Utopia Nova. Open Font Library link for Heuristica. Download site for Heuristica.

Free download. Direct download.

Alternate URL. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Computerization of National and Ethnic Scripts

James Do, Vice-President of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation, writes about efforts towards the computerization of these scripts:

  • Quoc ngu: Latin-based Vietnamese script adopted as the national Vietnamese script since 1920.
  • Viet Tai script: used in northwest Vietnam, and influenced in modern times by the Quoc ngu script, the Tai script has been transformed, and differs slightly from the Thai script currently used in Thailand.
  • Khmer script: used in the Khmer community of southern Vietnam, and is the same as the script in Cambodia.
  • Chu Han and Chu Nom: before 1920, these were the national scripts. Chu Han was used from the first century to X century, from whence Chu Nom was developed to better represent spoken Vietnamese. There is a movement afoot to make fonts and software for the 4000-ideogram Chu Nom script.
  • Cham script: used by the Cham community in central and southern Vietnam. Code table.
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ComStar: Vietnamese Font Software

Fonts and dictionary. ComStar makes custom fonts as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Culture du Vietnam sur l'Internet

Free Vietnamese fonts by Phan Dinh: LamSonByThPhanDinh, PDTTrungVuongBook, CuuLongGiangByPhanDinh, HaiNhiByThPhanDinh, HaiNhiXLByThPhanDinh, THVUHByPhanDinh, VienKhucByThinPhanDinh, The-Vu-B. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuong Bui

Vietnamese font designer who "created" [ahem, clearing throat] HoangYen, UHoai, PhuongThao11 (1992, brush), and VU Anh Minh (1992). See also here. Some of his fonts say VISCII 1992 - PhuocHung - VietUnicode2002 Phan2004. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuong Lu

Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the free typeface Edge Mono (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuong Nguyen

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Cuong Truong

Vietnam-based designer (b. 1987) of the script typeface Overwatch (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cuong Truong Van
[iTypeface (or: Exfont)]

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Dan Ro

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the Trajan typeface Achilles (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danh Hong
[Center for Khmer Studies (or: CKS)]

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Dat Trong Do

Dat Trong Do (Blank Creative Lab, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) designed the geometric deco Vietnamese typeface Yen in 2018, and the unicase monoline sans typeface cocoon in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Diabetes Australia Multilingual Fonts

Archive: -JS-Rapee (Thai), ER-Bukinist-1251 (Ukranian), Simsun (Chinese), NUTANU-Regular (Hindi), Times-New-Roman-Greek, VPS-Times (Vietnamese). [Google] [More]  ⦿


The Vietnamese VnArial, VnAvant, and VnTime families. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Donny Truong
[Vietnamese: recommended typefaces]

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Donny Truong
[Vietnamese Typography]

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Download Vietnamese fonts

3MB worth of Vietnamese fonts may be downloaded from this site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Download Vietnamese Fonts (Tieng Viet tren Web)

Vietnamese page with Vietnamese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duc Cao

Duc is a graphic and type designer based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also a core member of Luu Chu---a Vietnamese typographic archive project. Graduate of TypeWest, class of 2021. His graduation typeface was called Homecooked. It is a casual sans-serif typeface designed to explore the warmth and expressiveness of the flat brush. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dung Nguyen

Danang, Vietnam-based designer of the decorative typeface Dreamer (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dung van Meerbeeck

Vietnamese/Belgian designer (b. Saigon, 1958) who used brushes and pens to create handwritten fonts in 1994 such as DuMathieu, DuMifu, DuBrush, DuTurner, DuGauguin, DuDuchamp, DuMoore and DuChirico.

His fonts have perfect rhythm, and were published by FontShop in the FontFont collection.

View Dung van Meerbeeck's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Duong Le

In 2017, Duong Le (Hanoi, Vietnam) designed an abstract geometric typeface that was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's Composition 8. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward Detyna
[Electronic Font Foundry]

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Electronic Font Foundry
[Edward Detyna]

The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sold most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and made custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.

The font designer and owner was Edward Detyna, who died in March 2014. People are reporting to me that the fonts are in limbo, and that Detyna's family is not replying to requests for information.

On July 4, 2002, Apostrophe wrote this: I'm currently having a difficult time trying to predict the past of EFF LondonA, EFF Liz, EFF Eric and EFF Formal, to name a few. I have a feeling that these folks just happen to be twins with entities that are currently across the Atlantic from them, namely Adobe Garamond, Cooper Black, Gill Sans and Copperplate Gothic. A friend of Detyna's writes this: When I met him at least twenty years ago, Edward and his associates had a font design studio based in Ascot, near London. He is a mathematician/statistician turned typographer, and was really on top of type design at the time. There are academic articles published on mathematical subjects on the internet. He's an old man now, but still a very smart guy. When he started, with fonts for Acorn RISC-OS (now defunct, but leading-edge British computer of mid-eighties to -nineties), he had very advanced and sophisticated algorithms for anti-aliasing and hinting, and his hand-hinting is still better than almost any other fonts I have used for screen work. He still sells fonts and adapts to user requirements promptly. I recently asked him to adjust the hinting on a font and he turns it around in a day.

Jason Koxvold wrote to me in 2017: I knew Edward back in 1990 or so, when I was 13, and he mentored me to a great degree. For a while I worked an internship of sorts at EFF, and then one day, my mother came to see what I was up to---he gave her the job of office manager. He was a tremendously helpful and meaningful person to me then as a very young man with a passion for typography.

Closed captioning fonts for TV, made according to the EIA 708-B specifications, include EFF Sans Serif CC, EFF Serif CC, EFF Sans Serif Mono CC, EFF Serif Mono CC, EFF Casual CC, EFF Script CC, EFF Small Caps CC.

EFF also has fonts for Vietnamese, Greek, Hebrew, and Cyrillic.

EFF Primary is a large family of educational fonts.

EFF Utamaru is an oriental simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enchii Huynh

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of a decorative capital N in 2016 to represent Nanorobotics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Encoding Vietnamese

A graphical illustration of VISCII (RFC 1456), by Roman Czyborra. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Mynahan

Vietnamese youngster (b. 1992) who created the grunge typefaces Decemberice (2007, nice!), Cutter (2007), La Hotel Viver (2007), Morphina (2007) and pulsesans (2006). He also made the tree-themed Route 3 (2007). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-born designer who lives in Los Angeles. as a student there, he designed the all caps Sweet Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Wannin
[Quartet Systems]

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Font Unicode Tieng Viet

Vietnamese Unicode font archive: Aachen-Bold, AGOldFace-Outline, Algerian, Allegie-Italic, Amazone, AmericanUnc, Amherst, Arabia, Architecture, Arial-Rounded, Ariston-Italic, Arrus-Black, Arrus, AvantGarde, AvantGarde-Demi, Aztek, Bandit-BoldItalic, BankGothic-Medium, Barmeno-ExtraBold, Bauhaus-Heavy-Bold, Bauhaus-Light, Bauhaus-Medium, Bedrock, Bellevue-Italic, Benguiat, BertholdScript-Italic, Bodoni-BoldCondensed-Bold, Bodoni, Bodoni-ExtraBold-Bold, Bodoni-PosterCompressed-Bold, Bookman, Bookman-Demi, Boton, Boulevard-Italic, Braggadocio, Broad-Bold, BrushScript-BoldItalic, Casablanca, CasperOpenFace, CenturionOld, Chaucer, Chelthm, Clarendon-Bold, ClearfaceGothic, Colonna, Commerce-Condensed-Bold, Commerce, CommercialScript, Compacta, Cooper-Bold, CopperplateGothic, Corporate, Corsiva, Countdown, Courier, Dauphin, Desdemona, Digital, DomCasual, Dur, Elephant, ErasContour-Bold, Erie-Black, Exotic-Bold, FetteFraktur-Bold, Fillmore, FrankfurtGothic-Bold, Frankfurter-Bold, Freeform-Italic, Freehand-Italic, FreeStyle, Frutiger-Light, Frutiger, Fujiyama-LightCondensed, Fujiyama, Futura-Bold, Futura-Black-Bold, Galleria, Garamond, Gatineau, GeoSlab703-Condensed, GeoSlab703-Extra, GeoSlab703-Light, GeoSlab703-Medium, GillSans-Condensed, GillSans, GoudyOld, GoudyText, Harpoon, Harrington, Helvetica-Compressed, Helvetica-Narrow, Hobo, Imago-ExtraBold, Impact, Isadora, Jamai, Joanna, Jupiter, Kaufmann, Kids, Korinna, KunMedium-Italic, LatinWide, LinoScript, Linotext, Lithograph-Bold, LucidaHandwriting, Lydian-Italic, Memorandum, Murray, Mystical, Nebraska-Italic, NewCentury-Narrow, NewsGothic, Nueva, Nueva-BoldExtended, NuptialScript-Italic, OfficinaSerif, OfficinaSans, Onyx, Optima, Oranda, Palatino, ParkAvenue, Pepita, Perpetua, PostAntiqua-Bold, President, Revue-Bold, Rockwell-ExtraBold-Bold, RussellSquare, SalinaDisplay, SansSerif, Scribble, Script-Italic, SerpentineSans-Light, Serpentine-Bold, SerpentineSans, ShelleyAllegro-Italic, Signature-Light-Italic, Slogan, Snell, Souvenir, Staccato, Standout, Stencil-Bold, Stop, SwitzerlandCondensed, Switzerland, Tekton, Tiffany-Heavy-Bold, Tiffany, Times-Narrow, Times, Tubes, Umbra, University, Utopia, Viva, Viva-BoldExtraExtended, Vivienne, Vogue-ExtraBold, Walbaum, Windsor-Bold, WoodType-Demi, ZapfChancery-Medium-Italic. All copyright strings have been erased. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Vietnamese truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

[Israel Seldowitz]

"Quality-crafted multiple language fonts." Based in New York and run by Mark Seldowitz, they sell Arabic, Russian, Greek, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Baltic and Central European typefaces. Mark sold the Hebrew fonts made by his brother Israel Seldowitz, who studied in Israel with Henry Friedlaender, the creator of the Hadassah typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Gabriel Lam
[Gia Bao Lam]

Gabriel (or Gia Bao) Lam is an art director in Toronto. His typefaces:

  • The gorgeous free high-contrast text display typeface Monarch Display (2018).
  • The 14-style contemporary grotesque Darker Grotesque (2019). Co-designed by Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen and free at Google Fonts.
  • The neo-grotesk typeface family Be Vietnam (2019). Co-designed by Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen and free at Google Fonts. Github link for beVietnam.
  • Saigon Sans (2020). An outgrowth of BeVietnam with additional weights.

Github link for Gabriel Lam, aka bettergui. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geckodude (or: Sleepy Gecko)
[Steve Harrison]

Steve "Gecko" Harrison of the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar on Cam Nam island off Hoi An, and also Danang, Vietnam, b. 1952, designed these typefaces:

  • Rocodecoco (2019). An art deco, Broadway style typeface based on a hybrid of Grock (1935) and Roco (1973).
  • Motter Alustyle. After a 1972 font by Othmar Motter.
  • Rabbit Moon (2019). Based on a few glyphs drawn by Kenneth Anger for an alternative film).
  • In 2020, he did a proper revival of Gene Eidy's iconic oriental simulation typeface Sukiyaki (1968, Lettergraphics), which can be downloaded here.
  • Together with Blair Massey, he designed the Victorian typeface Brand New Memorial (2020), which improves on Dan Solo's Memorial
  • Razor Face (2020). A revival of the spurred film font Scott Gothic (Photolettering). Free download.
  • Castaway (2020). A huge improvement and extension of Dan X. Solo's Stowaway, in Inline, Fill, Solid and Outline styles. Free download.
  • Alpha Nouveau (2020). A free all caps art nouveau typeface based on old signage.
  • Bergling Nouveau Display (2020). An ornamental art nouveau typeface based on an alphabet by John M. Bergling (1923). Download.
  • Skedaddle (2020). An all caps sans. Download.
  • Balsamic Display (2020). A tall all caps display serif. Download.
  • Snicket Initials (2020). After an alphabet called Initial Letters by John O. Ohnimus (1906). Download.
  • Typefaces modeled after Ross F. George: Doolally (2020; Ross F. George, 1938), Dawdling (2020; Ross F. George, 1935), Dawdling Snowflake (2020; Ross F. George, 1935), Bogeyed (2021: art deco), Faffinabout (2021).
  • Seraphime (2017). Download.
  • Skaliwag Display (2020). A decorative art nouveau typeface inspired by an alphabet in John M. Bergling's Art Alphabets and Lettering (1914, 1918, 1923). Download.
  • Astrologos (2021). An exquisite zodiac symbol font.
  • Cordwrangler (2021). A display typeface inspired by Kenneth Williams from the "Carry On" movies.
  • Lettres Ornes Blonde, Lettres Ornes Noire and Lettres Ornes Lignes (2021). Three exquisite decorative caps typefaces modeled after Joseph Gillé's Lettres Ornées (1820).
  • Ruffinit (2021). An alphabet for emulating mural signage.
  • Floral Poppl (2021). Steve's attempt to decorate one of the Friedrich Poppl faces, making it all flowery.
  • Odessa (2021). A joyous and prototypical art nouveau typeface.
  • Hullabaloo (2021). A nearly art nouveau typeface from Dan X. Solo's treasure chest of oldies but goodies.
  • Doubleback Display (2021). A revival and clean-up of a Letraset rub down lettering typeface.
  • The prismatic typeface family Stripes (2021). This is an enormous expansion of the similarly named typeface Stripes (1972, Tony Wenman), which was made available by Letraset for dry-transfer lettering as part of Letragraphica 11 in 1973. It comprises eleven fonts from a nine-stripe version (note: Wenman had eight prismatic lines) down to a solid one-line version. Along the same lines, he created the prismatic typefaces Sixty Eight and Sixty Eight Plus (2021) based on Lance Wyman's lettering for the 1968 Mexico Olympics.
  • Schlubert Rounded and Schlubert Round Stencil (2021). Two squarish typefaces.
  • Vermin (2021). Based on an old typeface called Voodoo.
  • Geometricfix Eighteen and GeometricfixThirtySix (2021). Textured typefaces based on geometric / techno designs by Brazilian designer Danilo Gusmão Silveira.
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Gia Bao Lam
[Gabriel Lam]

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Giang Cao

Illustrator in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who created an illustrated decorative alphabet called Easy ESL (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giang Nguyen

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Giao Trinh

Four Vietnamese truetype fonts of the Vheve family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glavy Fonts
[Jason Glavy]

Jason Glavy, who lives in Yokohama, runs Glavy Fonts. He has created some free fonts: JG Lepcha (2001, a South asian 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). See also SIL's Mingzat (2019) for the Lepcha language of South asia, wich is based on JG Lepcha. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Chinese truetype fonts. And 20 MB worth of international bitmap fonts. The fonts at the latter link contain PCF and BDF sources, and some truetype and type 1 fonts. Among the bitmap (BDF) fonts: ISO8859 series 1 through 9 (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic), KOI8 (Cyrillic), Indic, Lao, Tibetan, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ethiopic, Arabic, IPA, Hebrew. Truetype: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman). Type 1: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman), Thai (TIS620), Thai National Font. The readme goes: "We greatly appreciate the contribution of Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka. They made free TrueType and Type1 fonts for Latin-X series, Thai, and Vietnamese. They will eventually make fonts for more character sets." The fonts are called OmegaSerif, and were made in 1999. Also included is the Thai National font Nf3, made by Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich in 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Granz Creative

Type foundry located either in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, or in Indonesia, est. 2020,depending upon the link. The (mostly script) fonts made by Granz Creative by 2021: Abessom, Abigate Desgo Stylish Serif, Acoustica Script, Adorable Script, Adrielle Script, Aftesto Modern Serif, Agatha Putri Signature, Agilia Script, Akila Modern Serif, Alexside Slab, Alika Minimalist Serif, Alisabela Brushley Brush Script, Alisha Gishela, Alishakey, Alishanty Monoline Signature, Alisteria, Allinda Light, Almonade, Almondita Signature, Alpinet Brush, Amallia and Ronaldo Script, Amantaria Beauty, Amarila Script, Amarylli Script, Amattera Million Calligraphy, Amertano, Amigate Endgame Modern Brush, Amigoste, Amorillan Orgendam Signature, Amsterdam Billionaire Signature, Amsterdam Bright Signature, Amsterdam Laviera Brush Script, Amsterdam Morning, Amsterdam Signature, Amsterdam Traveling Modern Script, Andalusia Signature, Andine Serif, Andylante Jhondyle Modern Script, Angelic Matilda Script, Angelinea Script, Angels Cookie Brush, Anthony Hartman Signature, Anthony Hunter Signature, Aprilia Marelo, Arletta Script, Artistica, Astriany Script, Auristtela Patricia Signature Script, Australia Beauty Brush Script, Australia Custom Signature, Austrian Script, Authentic Calisttera Script, Aventurine, Avigea Modern Serif, Baby Shower Quirky, Babycakes, Backhome Brush, Badger Delight, Baguette Brush, Baked Almond Bold YH, Balencia Lattive Modern Script, Balestic Brush, Balistica Modern, Balletica Script, Balloon Dream, Balmonde Monoline, Bartes Malaga Calligraphy, Basstian Signature, Bastian Richardo Calligraphy, Beach Lombok Serif, Bearline Signature, Beatrica Script, Beautica Script, Beautiful Garden Script, Beauty Brand, Beauty Nature, Belac Orlan Modern Brush, Belantica, Belgium Victory Modern Script, Belianty Elesha Elegant Serif, Belistaria Signature Monoline, Bellisha Smith Signature Script, Bentila Signate Signature, Beratone Emadre Brush, Bergante Classy Serif, Berline Spark Quirky, Berlishanty Calligraphy, Beterdam Smith Signature, Beternite Limited Signature, Better Lovely, Better Spine, Bettilda Ristta Wedding Script, Biograf Brush, Birdhave Signature, Birdlove Script, Birdside Script, Birdwatch Script, Black Brush, Blackbone Script, Blackfeast Signature, Blackswan Signature, Blandita, Blankside Script, Blendaria Modern Script, Blendstera Signature, Blinky Season, Bllad Sans Serif, Blondeta, BlueBird Quirky, Bodynote Brush, Boldman Script, Bolinger Minimalist Serif, Bontias Beautiful Serif, Boucik Script, Bouncy Display, Bounties Display, Boutique Signature Script, Bowhead Script, Branding Aliskaje Modern Serif, Brandon Smith Signature, Bratt Graner Brush, Breakbone Display, Bright Candy Calligraphy, Bright Fresh Signature, Bright Orchid YH, Bright Violet Script, Brilliant Castelo Signature, Brilliant Signature Signature, Britany Beautiful, Britany Lovely, Brittanyhustle Signature, Brother Brush, Brotherdam Signature, Brown Volky Stylish Serif, Brownie Buster Brush, Bubble Rainbow, Buckley Brush, Buffalo City Signature Script, Buffalo, Bulandari Calligraphy, Bulgeria Classy Serif, Bullgeria Signature, Butterfly Glorista Script, Butterfly Hellyna Script, Cailyn Boom Script, California, Caligature Hunters Modern Script, Callimba Serif, Calysta Rose Script, Camelleon Script, Camila Raindrop Script, Candy Dino Quirky, Candycane Display, Candyreins Script, Cantika Prilia, Cardrone Brush, Casterdam Belatica Signature, Castilla Script, Castle Begale Luxury Serif, Castlena Script, Casttelo Signature, Catalish Huntera Modern Script, Celosia Golden Script, Chalkier Display, Championa Display, Charming Holiday, Cheese Foodies Quirky, Chelon Classy Serif, Childish Script, Chilhood, Christian Heedlay Signature, Christina Signature Signature, Christopher Signature, Cinderela Brush, Citruslime Signature, Clarlisse Dawson, Classyday Signature, Claytona Script, Collinsaber Brush, Coltisho, Columbian Script, Cothelina Signature, Crafterdam, Creamy Sunset, Cristtina Delmonte, Crystal Angles, Cuningham Singleton Signature Script, Cutie Biscuit Script, Cutie Delina Quirky, Dahlia Regictik Serif, Daily Feather Script, Daily Planet Script, Dailymoon Script, Dancing Candy, Dancingdog Script, Dandelion Script, Danisha, Daretro Mandra Luxury Serif, Dashing Unicorn Display, Dattreon Smith Signature, Daydream Script, Dear Honey Quirky, Delashanty, Deligante Smithasa Signature, Delight Signature, Delighty, Delisha Glande, Delistha Signature Signature Script, Dellisa Roslytta Script, Delmona Script, Delmonte Absolute Signature, Delmonte Hunters Signature Script, Delmonteria Fidmonte Monoline Signature, Delrosa Holiday Quirky, Delynta Signature Script, Deraga Classic Serif, Derlantica Beauty Signature, Devitta Stylish Serif, Diamond Midnight Display, Diamond Sparkling Serif, Digofetto Brush, Dominic Laurence Calligraphy, Dominyte Signate Modern Signature, Double Diamond Script, Doubtless Brush, Drawing Kids Quirky, Dreameyes, Dreamline Monoline, Dreams Hunter Script, Dreams Kuliah, Eastern Hillside Script, Eastwood Script, Eclipse Cinema Script, 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Signature, Girlish Brush, Gishella Morely Serif, Gisrida Classy Serif, Glamori Script, Glamour Karlina Beautiful Serif, Glamourn Display, Glittery, Golden Mind, Goldena, Goldie Blanket Script, Goldie Boxing, Goldie Rainbow Script, Goldmind, Goldside Brush, Goldstick Sans Serif, Goldwind Script, Goodvibes, Grand Royal Serif, Granite Script, Grovelane Brush, Guardian Circus Script, Gustavo Eastwood Script, Hageton, Hagona Classy Serif, Halingtone William Modern Script, Halittany Badela Signature, Halymah Script, Handmagic Signature, Handover Signature, Hand Script, Handscript Signature, Handwritten Dreams, Hartman Richard Modern Brush, Hartman Smith, Heatwood Signature, Hedonia, Hello Bird, Hello December Script, Hello Mandela, Hello Masha Script, Hemilton Script, Hendycroft Signature Script, Hercutes Brush, Heritage Script, Heroic Trouble Script, Hestteroid Brilliant Signature, Hiliana Signature, Hochagi Classy Serif, Hodeyday Modern Script, Holiday Connecting Love, Holiday Mantilda Signature, Holistica, Hometown Script, Howling Sinister Script, Hunterland Ontime Signature, Hustle Actlife Serif, Huttan Cerote Script, Icebold Dsiplay YH, Indonesia Ceriwise Script, Jacklin, Jacky Boys Quirky, Jacquelina Script, Janetha Hasley Script, Janji Cinta Signature, Jhollie Elisha Modern, Jhonathan Hartman Signature, Jingle Binder Brush, Joselyna Signature, Joyfield Darling Script, Julietano Calligraphy, Kagemasha Brush, Kailey Latief Calligraphy, Kakuro Classy Serif, Kalindaty Alintaria Wedding Script, Kalingtone Brilliant Script, Kampsite Monoline, Kasta Firald Serif, Kelvingi Rodrige Serif, Keylista Script, Khalasti Serif, Kidsfun Display, Kimberlly Lovely Script, Kissing Love, Kivaera Stylish Serif, Kolgimba Modern Serif, Krakatau Mountain Modern Script, Kristal Signature, Ladyday, Lamberta Signature Script, Lambodia Calligraphy, Lavineta Calligraphy, Lavineta Eisley Script, Laylarita Script, Lebagof Modern Serif, Ledgewood Lettering, Lemon Delight Quirky, Lemonte Buster, Lesley Lovely Script, License, Lightgraph, Lightshoot, Lilybud Calligraphy, Limited Edition Signature Script, Lombok Beach Quirky, Long Wish, Lovely Garden, Lovely Miles, Lovelyday, Lovelyta Monoline Script, Loving Paris, Luckangle Script, Madelief, Maghdela Connecting Love, Magic Clause Hand Brush, Magical Feather Calligraphy, Magicline Display, Magicpie, Magistral Honesty Premium Serif, Magnolin Script, Mahelisa Calligraphy, Majestic Bubble Script, Maledictus Script, Malistera Signature, Malyska Script, Manchaster Signature Script, Mantilda Edition Signature, Mantilda Kristine Signature, Manttilda Brush Signature, Manttulda Philliph Calligraphy, Mariogalo Calligraphy, Mastelo, Masteria Monoline Signature, Mastille Attedro Signature, Masvis Minimalist Serif, Mattiface, Medium Rosebud Script, Megistica Modern Serif, Melinda Amatha, Melinda daily, Melintyca, Melisa Modern Serif, Melisha Putri Script, Meliska Minimalist Serif, Meliska Script, Melisty Patria, Mellisa Disella Script, 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Pelgona Stilman Signature, Perfect Garden Script, Perfect Island Script, Peteroy Brush, Pharllos Signature Script, Phoenix Island Script, Piglets Bold Script, Pixel Craft Display, Plasmatic Signature, Porto Qastelo Modern Sans Serif, Portofolio Brilliant Script, Prigille Hands Serif, Prilista Delrosa, Prilistale, Princes Gabriela, Princeska, Puspita, Qalistha Script, Qayla Script, Qelista Stylish Serif, Rafaela Grante Signature, Rafaella Signature Signature, Rafaesty Wigera Brush, Ragasta Minimalist Serif, Rastedral, Rawles Sans Serif, Rawless Brush, Raymont Qalimba Modern Script, Rebori Modern Serif, Rellathage Rough Monoline, Relliale Serif, Reltinatha Signature, Renathalia Signature, Renatta Signature, Renattha Signate Signature, Rentrick Kentack Modern Script, Restu Bumi Script, Rethaster Modern, Richard Hamilton Signature, Richard Signatera Signature Script, Richardo Flacky Modern Serif, Richardo Kenedy Calligraphy, Richela Script, Rintik Sendu Brush, Rockchild California Script, Rockidate Signature, Rocksider Script, Rocky Brush Brush, Rockystyle Signature, Rocttasil Script, Rodriguesta Signature, Rolasand Script, Rolingone, Romalian Script, Romantic Knight Script, Rosalinda Script, Roseday, Rostera Signature, Rosterdam Signature, Rotherdam Signature, Royal Mansion Calligraphy, Royalbean Display, Ruxtoni Script, Safira Beautiful Serif, Safira Brown, Saint Hilton, Salista Script, Salty Ocean Bold Brush, Sandershon Brush Script, Santa Robin Display, Satisfield Script, Saturday Bright Modern Script, Saylora Script, Scholastica, Seaside, Secretsoul Script, Selyna Avelyn Scrip, Senorita Signature, Seven Day Signature, Shadow Beamer Brush, Shadow Party Script, Silent Caroline Script, Silent Landfield Script, Silver Buttercup, Silver Midnight Script, Silverglow Calligraphy, Silverweed Script, Simphony Brushe Brush, Simplemind, Sisterhood Script, Sisterli Script, Skylake Script, Smilecake Script, Smilewave Script, Smiley Kitten, Snowbreak, Snowyland, Sofia Carolyn Script, Solitude, Sophitta Script, Starbeamer, Stephenson Brandon Script, Sticky Candy, Strongela Delmonte Signature Script, Stylish California Serif, Summer Beach Quirky, Summer Flowers Quirky, Sunday Bridge Script, Sunday Freedom Modern Brush, Sundaytime Monoline Signature, Sweet Lavender Calligraphy, Sweet Sophie Script, Syalitha, Symphony Calligraphy, Tametogde Brush, Tedy Brush Modern Brush, The California Hustle Brush, The Castle Elizah Serif, The Cralington Signature, The Helmunte Serif, The Historical Marliana Classy Serif, The Limited, The Magestica Signature, The Thesla Ohago Serif, Thinker Justice, Tomcat Likely Quirky, Tomihesta Brush Script, Tropical Orange, Tropicale Script, Twinkle Magic Script, Valerina Calligraphy, Ventta Watter, Victoria Script, Victory Gustina, Victory Landera Signature, Vifastev Caledon Modern Script, Violante Script, Violet Twinkle, Violetail Script, Volatile Signature, Warming, Washington Calligraphy, Washington Delmonte Modern Script, Washington Lifestyle Brush, Washington Signature Signature, Washington Yesterday, Whiteland, Wicked Dream Script, William Victory Calligraphy, Winter Candle Display, Winter Sprinkle Bod Script, Winterlady Script, Wonder Jasmine Script, Wonderful Rendola, Wonderline Script, Xandria Script, Xantegrode Signature, Xantorid Brush, Yesterday Delmote Signature, Yorkside Script, Yourladies Script, Zambrota Calligraphy, Zaniola Lavolce Calligraphy. 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[Giang Nguyen]

Gydient (Giang Nguyen) is a multidisciplinary designer based in Vietnam and Germany, who studied in Hanoi (2015-2017). In 2017, she co-founded Fustic Studio. In 2019, she started a Bachelor of Arts at Hamburg Department of Design (HAW). Her typefaces:

  • Viaoda Libre (2020) or Viaoda Antiqua. A free font by Giang Nguyen, type-engineeered by Vietanh D. Nguyen. Covering Latin (including Vietnamese) and Cyrillic. Free at Google Fonts. She writes: Inspired by Vietnamese cultural symbolism, Viaoda Antiqua is a mix of both the old and the new, appearing with traditional elegance and modern professionalism at the same time.
  • Agent Orange (2019, by Gydient and Nhi Bui). She writes: Over 150,000 kids struggle to lead a normal life due to biological deformities caused by Agent Orange---the deadly herbicide used by the US during the Vietnam War. The voice of a deformed legacy. Monotype gives these victims a voic of hope with the Agent Orang typeface. Use of this typeface raises awareness about their plight andn generates donations. To create the Agent Orange typeface, we analyzed the anatomy of Amarillo USAF, the font on the American AirForce planes that sprayed Agent Orange on Vietnam, and distorted the proportion of it.
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Ha Nguyen

Vietnamese designer of the free 1980s style geometric display typeface Fistura (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hai Quang Ding

20 Vietnames fonts: the VnAvant, VnTime, and VnUniverse families. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Han The Thanh

Vietnamese typographer and font expert who helped with the addition of many Vietnamese extensions of the Gyre Fonts in 2006. He also developed PDFTEX all by himself, together with the many tools needed for that software, such as ttf2afm. vnr are his Vietnamese extensions of the Computer Modern family.

In 2022, he added Vietnamese language support for the type 1 versions of the URW Classico and URW Garamond No.8 fonts. CTAN download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Han The Thanh

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Harmonais Visual (or: Ampersant Studio)
[Max Duy T]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the display serif typeface HV Weist Havanah (2019), the rounded sans Pinocchio (2019), the script typeface Autograph (2019), the grungy font Pinewood (2019), the free Peignotian typeface HV Simplicité (2019) and the decorative serif typeface HV Feliz en Vista (2019).

In 2020, he designed HV Constantine (roman, decorative), Dear Ivy (a fashion mag didone), the chic one-style font HV Muse, the fashion mag sans HV Clio, the all caps art belle epoque typeface Carlo Monaco and the rounded sans Pinocchio.

Typefaces from 2021: HV Florentino (a fragile serif), HV Argentine (a fashion mag font), Preston (a stylish sans), HV Cocktail (a bold display serif in the Windsor genre), HV Olive and Figs (a thorny display serif), HV Harietta (a Peignotian sans), HV Christo (with thorny serifs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Vietnamese font archive. Has the VPS collection: VPS-An-Loc-Thuong, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa-Lignt, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa-Medium, VPS-An-Loc-Light, VPS-An-Loc-Medium, VPS-An-Giang-Hoa, VPS-An-Giang-Thuong, VPS-An-Xuyen-Hoa, VPS-An-Xuyen-Thuong, VPS-Bac-Giang-Hoa, VPS-Bac-Kan, VPS-Bac-Kan-Hoa, VPS-Ba-Ria-Hoa, VPS-Ba-Ria-Thuong, VPS-Bien-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Bien-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Duong-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Duong, VPS-Binh-Tuy, VPS-Binh-Tuy-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Long-Hoa, VPS-Bac-Lieu-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Long-Thuong, VPS-Bac-Ninh, VPS-Bac-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Ben-Tre-Hoa, VPS-Ben-Tre-Thuong, VPS-Can-Tho-Hoa, VPS-Can-Tho-Thuong, VPS-Cao-Bang-Thuong, VPS-Cao-Bang-Hoa, VPS-Cu-Chi, VPS-Cu-Chi-Hoa, VPS-Chau-Doc-Hoa, VPS-Chau-Doc-Thuong, VPS-Cho-Lon-Hoa, VPS-Ca-Mau-Hoa, VPS-Ca-Mau-Thuong, VPS-Courier-Hoa, VPS-Courier, VPS-Con-Son, VPS-Con-Son-Bold, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Con-Son-Bold-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Italic, VPS-Da-Nang-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Dang-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Dang-Thuong, VPS-Dac-Lac, VPS-Dac-Lac-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Da, VPS-Dong-Da-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Ha-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Ha, VPS-Dong-Hoi-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Hoi-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Nai-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Nai-Thuong, VPS-Go-Cong-Hoa, VPS-Go-Cong-Thuong, VPS-Gia-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Dong-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Dong, VPS-Ha-Long-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Long, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Hai-Ninh, VPS-Hai-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Bold, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Italic, VPS-Hai-Phong-Hoa, VPS-Helv-Bold, VPS-Helv-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Helv, VPS-Helv-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Bold-Italic, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Hoa-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Hoa-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Hoa-Lu-hoa, VPS-Hoa-Lu-Thuong, VPS-Hoang-Sa, VPS-Hoang-Sa-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Tien-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Tien-Thuong, VPS-Hue-Hoa, VPS-Hue-Thuong, VPS-Hung-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Hung-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Kien-An-Hoa, VPS-Kien-An-Thuong, VPS-Kien-Giang, VPS-Kien-Giang-Hoa, VPS-Khanh-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Khanh-Hoa-Thuong, VPS-KheSanhHoa, VPS-Kontum-Hoa, VPS-Kontum-Thuong, VPS-Lai-Chau-Hoa, VPS-Lao-Kay-Hoa, VPS-Lao-Kay-Thuong, VPS-Long-An-Bold, VPS-Long-An-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Long-An, VPS-Long-An-hoa, VPS-Long-Hai-Hoa, VPS-Long-Hai-Thuong, VPS-Long-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Long-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Long-Khanh-Hoa, VPS-Long-Khanh-Thuong, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Long-Xuyen-Hoa, VPS-Long-Xuyen-thuong, VPS-My-Tho-Hoa, VPS-My-Tho-Thuong, VPS-Nghe-An-Hoa, VPS-Nghe-An-thuong, VPS-Ninh-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Ninh-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Nam-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Nam-Dinh-Thuong, VPS-Ninh-Thuan-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Bold-Italic-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Bold-Italic, VPS-Pleiku-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Phu-Bon-Hoa, VPS-Phong-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Phong-Dinh, VPS-Phu-Quoc-Hoa, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh-Hoa, VPS-Phu-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Phu-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Pleiku-Italic-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Italic, VPS-Phuoc-Long-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku, VPS-Pleiku-Bold, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh-Thuong, VPS-Quang-Duc, VPS-Quang-Duc-Bold, VPS-Quang-Duc-Bold-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Italic, VPS-Quang-Ngai-Hoa, VPS-QuiNhonHoa, VPS-Qui-Nhon, VPS-Quang-Tri-Hoa, VPS-Quang-Tri-Thuong, VPS-Quang-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Sa-Dec, VPS-Sa-Dec-Hoa, VPS-Sai-Gon-hoa, VPS-Sai-Gon-Thuong, VPS-Son-La-Hoa, VPS-Son-Tay-Hoa, VPS-Son-Tay-Thuong, VPS-Soc-Trang-Hoa, VPS-Tay-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Tay-Ninh-Thuong, VPS-Times-Bold, VPS-Times-Bold-Italic, VPS-Thu-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Thu-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Thu-Duc, VPS-Thu-Duc-Italic, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Italic, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Thanh-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Times-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Thai-Nguyen-Hoa, VPS-Thai-Nguyen-Thuong, VPS-Thanh-Hoa-Thuong, VPS-Times-Italic, VPS-Times, VPS-Times-Hoa, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Duc, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Quang-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Quang-Thuong, VPS-Tra-Vinh-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Long-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Long-Thuong, VPS-Vinh-Thuong, VPS-Vung-Tau, VPS-Vung-Tau-Bold, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Vung-Tau-Italic, VPS-Vinh-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Yen-Bai-Hoa, VPS-Helv-Bold, VPS-Helv-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Helv, VPS-Helv-Hoa, VPS-Times-Bold, VPS-Times-Bold-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Times-Italic, VPS-Times, VPS-Times-Hoa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HCMC Computer Corporation

From Ho Chi Min City, some Vietnamese fonts: VNI Times, VNI Helvetica, vnTime, vnTimeH, SVNHevetica, SVNHelveticaH. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiep Ha Dzug

Graphic designer in Hanoi, b. 1980. He works as a lecturer at Omega School of Design, in a cooperative program with Wanganui University, NewZealand. Creator of Archy (2009), a display type influenced by Greek arches. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiep Tong

Nam Dinh, Vietnam-based designer, b. 1996, of the free experimental grid-based typefaces Bacotu (2018) and Biasachxua (2018), and the free beveled typeface Poppy Flowers (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Ho Phuoc Hung

VU Trichlor (seven free Vietnamese Unicode fonts), VU Times and VU Arial are all by Ho Phuoc Hung, USA. The Trichlor fonts include VU Anh Minh (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Heo May (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Hoang Yen (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Minh Quan (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Phuong Thao (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Tha Huong (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU U Hoai (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic). Download page. Also download the Vietnamese-compativble Unicode fonts Georgia-Ref, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Bold-Italic, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Bold, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Italic, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif, MS-Reference-Serif-Bold-Italic, MS-Reference-Serif-Bold, MS-Reference-Serif-Italic, MS-Reference-Serif, TITUS-Cyberbit-Basic, Thryomanes-Italic, Thryomanes-Normal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hoang Duc Nguyen

Hanoi-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface Maori Tattoo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hoang Ming Nguyet

At the University of Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyet Hoang designed a hybrid experimental typeface in 2019 by mixing Raleway Dots, Rozha One and Marmelad. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hue Anh Nguyen

Vietnamese designer of the music-inspired typeface Theory Folt (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hung Lan Art Design
[Hung Lan Nguyen]

Free fonts by Vietnamese cartoon artist Hung Lan Nguyen (b. 1956, HoChiMin City) include the brush and handwriting typefaces VNI-Comicbook, VNI-Matisse, VNI-BriquetNormal, VNI-Disney-Normal, VNI-Diudang, VNI-Nhatban, VNI-Baybuom-Normal, VNI-Truck, VNI-Yahoo, VNI-Thanhcao, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, VNI-Thufap3, VNI-Thufapfan-Normal, VNI-Viettay-Normal, VNI-Butlong, VNI-HLThuphap (Treefrog style face), VNI-Netbut, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Whimsy, VNI-OngDoHL. These typefaces include some real beauties, such as VNI-HLThuphap, VNI-OngDoHL, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, and VNI-Thufapfan-Normal.

At the end of 2004, I found these downloadable typefaces: HLButlatre, HLButlong, HLBrush1BK, HLBrush2BK, HLBrush3BK, HLComicBoom, HLComic2, HLFantasy1, HLFantasy2, HLFantasy3, HLFreewrite, HLGiotmuc, HLHoamy, HLNhenhang, HLSlapstickComic, HLDongian, HLThanhcao, HLThuphap1BK, HLThuphap2BK, HLThuphap3BK, HLThuphap4BK, HLVungchac. Many are extensions and Vietnamizations of existing typefaces. His fonts are for dual use in Latin and Vietnamese.

Type connoisseurs on a private forum wrote: The 3 Brushes are Ruach, Smudger and Spring. MyFonts (WhatTheFont) didn't give me any match for the other scripts (Butlater, Butlong, Netbutlong and Netco). Nhenhang is Pristina and Thanhcao is Fontdinerdotcom. I didn't find matches for Dongian, Giotmuc and Vungchac. [...] Even Scriptina is in there.

In 2018, Hung Lan Nguyen and David Masson Allaire co-designed the free comic book script font Thao Sao.

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Hung Lan Nguyen
[Hung Lan Art Design]

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Huong Duong

During her graphic design student at FPT University in Can Tho, Vietnam, Huong Duong drew Yoga Alphabet (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huy Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City-based designer of a geometric display typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huyen Dinh

Graphic designer from Kirksville, MO. Her first fonts were called Artificial (2009) and Natural (2009). Artificial takes its inspiration from a bird icon seen on Vietnamese drums. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huyentram Tran

Graphic designer in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2014, he created an untitled techno typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huynh Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based graophic designer who drew a great iconic set of birds in 2018. One set in the collection is called ABC Avian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Into the Type
[Slavka Jevcinova]

Or Slava Jevcinova. Designer from Bardejov, Slovakia, now located in Nice, France, whose first degree was an MA from J.E. Purkyne University in Czechia. She interned at Mota Italic in Berlin, and then started working for Fontwerk, a company specicializing in TrueType hinting. Since 2013 she is a freelancer and she regularly collaborates with the Rosetta Type foundry.

Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014, where she created Kin, an unconventional serif type family which explores distinctive styles while maintaining consistency. It has phonetic support and a drop-dead gorgeous black.

In 2015, the 72-font family Skolar Sans (see also, Skolar Sans PE, 2016), codeveloped by David Brezina and Slava Jevcinova at Rosetta Type Foundry, won a silver medal at the European Design awards.

In 2017, Slavka Jevcinova published Avory Latin at Rosetta Type Foundry. Calling it retro-chic, she writes about this sturdy Latin / Greek / Cyrillic sans typeface family: Avory is a gently condensed sans that challenges convention. Tall, with broad shoulders, easily spotted from afar. Inspired by the lettering work of Czech designer Jaroslav Benda.

In 2019, she released the fashionable sans typeface Clarette at Future Fonts. Clarette pays special attention to Vietnamese.

In 2019, at Rosetta Type, together with William Montrose and David Brezina, she released the variable font Adapter (with three axes, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2020: Wilmer (a multilayered three-dimensional ornamental Tuscan type family), Polaire (a monoline cursive stencil). Future Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Israel Seldowitz

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iTypeface (or: Exfont)
[Cuong Truong Van]

Or Binh Ngo Thi, b. 1987. Hanoi, Vietnam, and now Canberra, Australia-based designer. I am not sure if she made all the fonts on her multiple web sites, so take the list below with a grain of salt. Thus, creator (?) of the free connected script font Beacon (2015). In 2016, she created Pateglamt Script (calligraphic), Aring (a gorgeous Treefrog style calligraphic brush script), Akita (avant garde), Akita Air (art deco style), Amery Brush, Dakota, Easy Brush, Purdue Script, Beach Brush Font, and Beautiful (thick brush script).

Typefaces from 2017: Traveling, Rebli, Asmae, Cinderella Script, Merthy Script, Bodega Script, Gorgeous Script (watercolor brush), Le Beaune (roman capitals; a free font with a reference to a 2010 typeface by Damien Gautier), Restaurants Script, IT Encore Sans, Brook, Theage (script).

In 2021, she released the scripot typeface Overwatch.

Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Another Creative Market link. Newest Behance link. Gumroad link. Defonts link for Exfont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janusz Marian Nowacki

Polish type designer in Grudziadz (Stycznia) involved in the restauration of historical Polish type designs. At GUST.org, he created fonts for Polish such as QuasiHelvetica, QuasiCourier, QuasiChancery, QuasiBookman, Antykwa Półtawskiego (based on work by Adam Półtawskiego (1923-1928), constructed by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk), Antykwa Toruńska (1995, based on work by Zygfryd Gardzielewski, electronic version by Janusz M. Nowacki). Alternate URL for the latter face.

He runs FOTO ALFA. At the latter page, you can find these fonts in which Nowacki participated: Antykwa Torunska, Antykwa Pótawskiego, Rodzina krojów PL, Rodzina fontów LM (Latin Modern), Quasi Palatino, Quasi Times, Quasi Bookman, Quasi Courier, Quasi Swiss, Quasi Chancery. The Quasi series are Polish versions of standard URW and Ghostscript fonts. The Rodzina series are Polish versions of the Computer Modern families.

In 2005, he placed these fonts on CTAN: Kurier and Iwona. Kurier is a two-element sans-serif typeface. It was designed for a diploma in typeface design by Malgorzata Budyta (1975) at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski. The result was presented with other Polish typefaces at the ATypI conference in Warsaw in 1975. Kurier was intended for Linotype typesetting of newspapers and similar periodicals. The design goals included resistance to technological processes destructive to the letter shapes. As a result, amongst others, the typeface distinguishes itself through intra- and extra-letter white spaces as well as ink traps at cross-sections of some elements constituting the characters. The PostScript and OpenType family covers Latin, East-European languages, Cyrillic and Vietnamese. Iwona covers all of these too and is Nowacki's alternative to Kurier. Both sans font families have many useful mathematical symbols as well.

In 2006, Nowacki and Jackowski published free extensions of the Ghostscript fonts in their TeX Gyre Project: Adventor, Bonum, Cursor, Heros, Pagella, Termes, Schola, Chorus.

In 2008, two styles of Cyklop were published. This was a generalization and extension of a historical type.

He writes: The Cyclop typeface was designed in the 1920s at the workshop of Warsaw type foundry "Odlewnia Czcionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka". This sans serif typeface has a highly modulated stroke so it has high typographic contrast. The vertical stems are much heavier then horizontal ones. Most characters have thin rectangles as additional counters giving the unique shape of the characters. The lead types of Cyclop typeface were produced in slanted variant at sizes 8-48 pt. It was heavily used for heads in newspapers and accidents prints. Typesetters used Cyclop in the inter-war period, during the occupation in the w underground press. The typeface was used until the beginnings of the offset print and computer typesetting era. Nowadays it is hard to find the metal types of this typeface.

  • Boguslaw Jackowski and Janusz Marian Nowacki created Latin Modern using Metatype1 based on Computer Modern, but extended with many diacritics. The list: lmb10, lmbo10, lmbx10, lmbx12, lmbx5, lmbx6, lmbx7, lmbx8, lmbx9, lmbxi10, lmbxo10, lmcsc10, lmcsco10, lmr10, lmr12, lmr17, lmr5, lmr6, lmr7, lmr8, lmr9, lmri10, lmri12, lmri7, lmri8, lmri9, lmro10, lmro12, lmro8, lmro9, lmss10, lmss12, lmss17, lmss8, lmss9, lmssbo10, lmssbx10, lmssdc10, lmssdo10, lmsso10, lmsso12, lmsso17, lmsso8, lmsso9, lmssq8, lmssqbo8, lmssqbx8, lmssqo8, lmtcsc10, lmtt10, lmtt12, lmtt8, lmtt9, lmtti10, lmtto10, lmvtt10, lmvtto10. [Google] [More]  ⦿

  • Jason Glavy
    [Glavy Fonts]

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    Jeannie Nguyen

    Student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Creator of the display typeface Snitch (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jem Jem

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the free Latin / Vietnamese typeface Saigonese (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    John Durdin

    Designer in 2001 of VangViengUnicode-Bold, VangViengUnicode-Italic, and VangViengUnicode, three free Lao/Latin fonts that can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jonathan Perez

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    Vietnamese accents and other diacritics in VHLong, VHLongItalic, VHOldEnglish, VHOldEnglishItalic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ju Ji

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of an ornamental caps typeface that is based on Billy Collins' poem Fishing on the Susquehanna in July (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Julia Sysmäläinen

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    [Julia Sysmäläinen]

    Julia Sysmäläinen Carelian (Juliasys) is a Finnish type designer, who studied at Pekka Halosen Akatemia in Tuusula. She runs her own type foundry, Juliasys. Julia presently lives in Berlin, where she works for Edenspiekermann Berlin.

    Julia created these typefaces:

    • FF Mister K Pro (2008, FontFont). A winner at Paratype K2009, where it says that the typeface was co-designed by Jürgen Sanides from Germany. This is a digital rendering extraordinaire of Franz Kafka's handwriting. Ivo Grabowitsch writes: This meant not only creating hundreds of ligatures - each of them consisting of two, three or even four single characters - but also integrating numerous alternate characters to avoid successions of repeating shapes, in order to lend FF Mister K Pro a more authentic script feel. Furthermore handy OpenType functions were added, for example for stylistic alternatives including hatched text as well as underlining and crossing out. Eventually three completely different single fonts were developed. Besides the normal cut there's also Crossout, which allows for setting extensively crossed out text and Onstage, which clearly looks more extravagant and wriggly. All foreign languages and features included the standard cut alone contains more than 1,500 glyphs. In 2009, she published FF Mister K Dingbats. FF Mister K Informal (2011) won an award at TDC 2012. FF Mister K Splendid followed in 2014 and Mister K Crossout and Mister K Onstage in 2015.
    • In 2012, Julia published the beautiful handwriting font ALS SyysScript at Art Lebedev Studio.
    • As Juliasys, Julia Sysmäläinen published the semi-serif Latin / Cyrillic / Greek typeface family Mir (2013) and the handwriting font Emily in White (2014, based on the writing style of American lyricist Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)).
    • ALS Finlandia Script (2015, for Art Lebedev Studio).
    • ALS Pobeda (2015). A MIG29-themed dot matrix typeface inspired by the Moscow Victory Day Parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
    • Sentres Icons (2015). Designed for Sentres, a tourist portal for South Tyrol. In 2016, she designed the Visit Berlin Icons.
    • Josef K Paneuropean, and Josef K Patterns (2015, ornaments based on Kafka's letterforms).
    • ALS Scripticus (2013). A blackboard script.
    • Colorado (2016). A ribbon type family with several kinds of zebra stripes. Codesigned by Julia Sysmäläinen and Jürgen Sanides, published by Juliasys.
    • Optimisti (2016). A smooth thick script typeface.
    • Little House Script (2017). A typeface simulating Laura Ingalls Wilder's handwriting.
    • MIR Next (2021). A 20-style humanist---semi---slab-serif for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, with enough bells and whistles to make it useful for Vietnamese and scientific texts.

    Klingspor link. FontShop link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Art Lebedev link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Kame Saro

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the bamboo font Take (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen
    [Approximate Type]

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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 (O'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.

    Ken managed the Source Han Sans project---these are open source fonts released in 2014 by Adobe and Google for Japanese, Chinese and Korean. He also headed the development of Source Han Serif.

    In 2018, Ken Lunde and Masataka Hattori co-designed Soukou Mincho (free at Fontsquirrel).

    In 2019, he created the experimental variable font Width at Adobe. Github link.

    Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo on the topic of The History of Japan's Era Name Square Ligatures, and in particular, the two-kanji square ligatures for the five most recent eras, Reiwa (2019), Heisei (1989), Shouwa, Taishou and Meiji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lam Bao
    [Yellow Type Foundry]

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    Laval Chabon

    Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.

    Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Le Thi Thu Huong

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer (b. 1990) of the clean connected handwriting font Haiku's Script (2011), and of the chalk typeface Quinquennial (2012).

    In 2012, he made the connected script typeface Simplesnails, the grungy typefaces Humble Wall and HKH Old Glyphs, the facial expression dingbat typeface Simplesymbol, Yore Script, and HKH Spring Buds.

    Typefaces from 2013: Long Time No See Sam, Jump Burn IP, Old Bookshop HK (grungy script), Can't Write Quickly in Winter (a 504-glyph Latin / Vietnamese connected script).

    Typefaces from 2014: Stretch Out Your Fingers (crayon font), Seeds of Yesterday, Into The Wild, Erase Old Year, Can't Judge a Book by its Cover, Words are but wind, Quick Pick your Hat, Looking Forward to the week-end, Go Around The Books (+Arrows, +Symbols), HKH Cold Cactus, Mini Smile (smilies), Nunanunong, Long Clam, Trips of Darkness, 24Boughs Different Regular, 24 Bough Regular, Bikinny Demo, When You're Gone (brush face).

    Typefaces from 2015: Grey World, Overthink, Thank you Drf (script), Many a Little Makes a Mickle (dot matrix font).

    Typefaces from 2016: Baragaki (barbed wire font), Before I Fall.

    Fontspace link. Behance link. Devian Tart link.

    Aka Poemhaiku. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Linh Dieu Vu Pham

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the dot matrix font Plano (2013), which is a school project font at Raffles Design Institute in Mumbai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Linh Nguyen

    During her studies at San Jose State University, Linh Nguyen (Vietnam) designed the cursive display typeface Novus (2017), the serene Renaissance-style text typeface family Jenriv (2017), and the mannered sans typeface Jaina Sans (2017).

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

    Linh Vu Pham Ferrari

    Rome-based designer (b. Vietnam) of the thin art deco typeface Mumbai Cinemas Type (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Loan Duong

    Bac Giang, Vietnam-based student-designer of the fashion mag typeface Jolly (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lola Hoa
    [RedRiver Studio]

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    Luan Tran

    Senior designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of two teardrop-themed all-caps vector format typefaces in 2013, Elegance and Lovers. In 2013, he created the curly serif caps typeface Romance, the decorative didone typeface Venus (2013), Floral Typeface (floral caps), and the ball terminal typeface Noble. He also created a set of icons for Octavian Back Office (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lys Holic

    Graphic artist in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2017, she created the deco typeface Shine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Sebastian Kempgen]

    Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.

    Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Polar, Retrograd, Saames, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Thule, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Mack Trinh

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the free monoline sans typeface Jack Lane (2017) and the free typeface Robika (2017). In 2018, Mack published the free typeface Lost Vietnam that is based on vernacular signage in Hanoi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Malgorzata Budyta

    Polish type designer who, for her diploma thesis in typeface design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski, created Kurier (1975). In 2005, Janusz Marian Nowacki digitized the Kurier family, and added an alternative family, Iwona. Kurier was intended for Linotype typesetting of newspapers and similar periodicals. The design goals included resistance to technological processes destructive to the letter shapes. As a result, amongst others, the typeface distinguishes itself through intra- and extra-letter white spaces as well as ink traps at cross-sections of some elements constituting the characters. The PostScript and OpenType family covers Latin, East-European languages, Cyrillic and Vietnamese. Also, both sans families cover the most frequently used mathematical symbols. All type families are freely available from the CTAN archive. Alternate URL.

    Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿

    Mang Thong Tin

    Government of Vietnam site with six truetype fonts: SVNhelvetica, SVNhelveticaH, VNI-Helve, VnTimeH, VnTime, VNI-Times. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Manh Nguyen
    [Zin Artwork]

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    Mark Williamson

    Designer of a public domain Unicode font in 2005 called MPH 2B Damase. It can be found here. Created by Mark Williamson, it covers Armenian, Cherokee, Coptic (Bohairic subset), Cypriot Syllabary, Cyrillic (Russian and other Slavic languages), Deseret, Georgian (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri but no Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek (including Coptic characters), Hebrew, Latin, Limbu, Linear B (partial coverage of ideograms and syllabary), Old Italic, Old Persian cuneiform, Osmanya, Phoenician, Shavian, Syloti Nagri (no conjuncts), Tai Le (no combining tone marks), Thaana, Tifinagh, Ugaritic, Vietnamese. See also here. The font is used by the popular Debian Linux software. Mark Williamson also designed a free fonts for Osmanya, Ugaritic and Shavian called Andagii (2003). His Penuturesu covers Linear B.

    Mark contributed to the GNU Freefont project, which used these ranges:

    • Hanunó?o (U+1720-U+173F)
    • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
    • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
    • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
    • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Matthew Stephen Stuckwisch

    Spanish Lecturer and Language Lab Director at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN. During his studies in Auburn, AL, Matthew Stephen Stuckwisch (b. 1985) who was working on an extension of the Berling family of fonts for other scripts, including Homeric Greek (polytonic), Golden Age Spanish, Old Church Slavonic, Anglo-Saxon, Vietnamese, and Armenian. See here. He also made the wonderful high-ascendered lively serif family Coruna (2007) and the accompanying Coruna Fraktur (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Max Duy T
    [Harmonais Visual (or: Ampersant Studio)]

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    MekongForum Vietnamese Fonts

    Links to the VISCII, VPS, VNI and ABC series fonts. And valuable Vietnamese font installation and usage advice. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿

    Michelle Nguyen

    Designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who created various vernacular-inspired typefaces in 2013: Sleepy Sam, Bagg, Wagyu, Classic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Minh Chau

    Vietnam-born illustrator in Oxford, UK. Minh Chau drew an ornamental caps alphabet called Ballerina (2013).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Minh Vu

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based creator of the ornamental caps typeface Typoetry (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    At this Korean site, derived truetype fonts for many languages: BwCyrl, BwEeSs, BwEeTi, Bwgrkl, Bwhebb, BwSymbol, Bwviet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monotype: All languages

    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]  ⦿

    Multi-Lingua Communications Inc

    Asian language services. This used to have Vietnamese fonts, but I can't locate them any more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nathan Zimet

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    [Nathan Zimet]

    American designer of the roman typeface Alive Serif (2016) for Latin and Greek. In 2017, he published NCT Granite for Latin and Cyrillic and writes: NCT Granite brings the shapes of Renaissance type into the modern world with a robust and functional typeface designed to work on both screen and print. Its italic is about as wide as the roman, making it very easy to read in long text.

    In 2018, he published NCT Torin, a relaxing sans serif typeface family that also covers Vietnamese, Greek, and Russian. It has one of the thinnest hairlines in the industry. Still in 2018, he finished the text typeface family NCT Larkspur.

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


    Vietnamese font archive: VnAachenItalic, VnAachenNormal, AltoPlain, AmherstItalic, AmherstPlain, AmyNormal, VnArabia2, ArchitecturePlain, VnAriston2Normal, AvalonBold, AvalonItalic, AvalonPlain, AvalonBoldItalic, BallroomTangoPlain, VnBarmeno2ExtraBold, BassoonBold, VnBauhausNormal, VnBauhausItalic, VnBauhausBold, VnBauhausBoldItalic, VnBellevue2, VnBenguiatItalic, VnBenguiatNormal, VnBenguiatBoldItalic, VnBenguiatBold, VnBlippo2Italic, VnBlippo2Normal, VnBodoniPosterCondensedNormal, VnBodoniBold2Bold, VnBodoniBold2BoldItalic, VnBodoniPosterCondensedItalic, VnBodoniBold2Bold, VnBodoniBold2BoldItalic, BrooklynBold, BrooklynItalic, Brooklyn, BrooklynBoldItalic, VnBrody, BanffPlain, VnCaslonItalic, VnCaslonBold, VnCaslonBoldItalic, VnCastellar2MT, VnCaslonNormal, CastanetPlain, ChalkPlain, VnClarendon2Normal, VnClarendon2Italic, VnCooper2Normal, VnCooper2Italic, CopperPotPlain, VnCoronet2Italic, VnCoronet2Normal, VnCour02Bold, VnCour02BoldItalic, VnCour02Normal, VnCour02Italic, CrescentPlain, DauphinPlain, Desdemona, Vn3D2Italic, Vn3D2Normal, VnDomCasual2Normal, VnDomCasual2Italic, Elephant-Italic, Elephant, EnvisionPlain, VnErieBlackNormal, VnErie2Normal, VnErieBlackBold, EuromodeBold, EuromodeItalic, EuromodePlain, EuromodeBoldItalic, VnExotic2Normal, VnFetteFraktur2Italic, VnFetteFraktur2Normal, FlorenceNormal, VnFreeStyle2Italic, VnFreeStyle2Normal, FranceBold, FrancePlain, VnFuturaCondensedNormal, VnFuturaCondensedItalic, VnFuturaCondensedBold, VnFuturaCondensedBoldItalic, FuturaBold, FuturaOblique, Futura, FuturaBold, GatineauBold, GatineauPlain, Geometric231BT-BoldC, Geometric231BT-LightC, Geometric231BT-RomanC, GoldenOldStyleBold, VnGoldenOldStyle-Italic, Harrington, VnHelvIns2Italic, VnHelvIns2Normal, VnHobo2Normal, VnHobo2Italic, KabanaBoldPlain, VnKaufmannNormal, VnKaufmannBold, KorinthiaItalic, LucidaBright-Italic, VnLetterGothic2Normal, LydianCursiveBT-Regular, VnMagnaCarta, VnNCentury2BoldItalic, VnNCentury2Italic, VnNCentury2Normal, VnNewsGothic2Normal, VnNuptialScript2, OttawaBold, OttawaPlain, OttawaBoldItalic, VnPalatino-Italic, VnParisianNormal, VnPostAntiquaNormal, VnPostAntiquaItalic, VnPresident2Normal, VnRevue2Italic, VnRevue2Normal, VnRockwell2Bold, VnScript2Normal, ShelleyAllegroBT-Regular, ShotgunBT-Regular, VnSouvenir-Italic, SouthernPSMT, VnSouvenir-BoldItalic, VnStencil2Normal, VnStencil2Italic, Stop, SwitzerlandBlackItalic, SwitzerlandBlackPlain, SwitzerlandNarrowBold, SwitzerlandNarrowItalic, SwitzerlandNarrowBoldItalic, SwitzerlandNarrowPlain, SwitzerlandBold, SwitzerlandItalic, VnSwitzerland, SwitzerlandBoldItalic, VnTektonItalic, VnTektonNormal, VNTickerTape, VnTifheavyBold, VnTiffanyNormal, VnTifheavyBoldItalic, VnTiffanyBoldItalic, VnTiffanyBold, VnTiffanyItalic, VnTimes28Bold, VnTimes2BoldItalic, VnTimes28BoldItalic, VnTimes2Italic, VnTimes28Italic, VnTimes2Normal, VnTimes28Normal, VnTimes2Bold, VnUncialNormal, VnUniversityRomanItalic, VnUniversityRomanNormal, VnVAGroundBold, VnVAGroundBoldItalic, VnVAGroundNormal, VnVAGroundItalic, ViviennePlain, VnWindsor2Italic, VnWindsor2Normal, VnZapfChanceryItalic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Netnam (2)

    Vietnamese FTP archive: VnAlto, VnAmherst-Italic, VnAmherst, VnAmy, VnArchitecture, VnAvant-Garde-Bold, VnAvant-Garde-Bold-Italic, VnAvant-Garde-Italic, VnAvant-Garde, VnBallroomTango, VnBrush-Script, VnBassoon-Bold, VNI-Boston-Black-Regular, VnBookman, VnBookman-Bold, VnBookman-Bold-Italic, VnBookman-Italic, VnCastanet, VnChalk, VnCopperPot, VnCrescent, VnDauphin, VnDesdemona, VnElephant-Italic, VnElephant, VnEnvision, VnEuromode-Bold, VnEuromode-Bold-Italic, VnEuromode-Italic, VnEuromode, VNI-Fillmore-Regular, VnFlorence, VnFriz-Quadrata-Bold, VnFriz-Quadrata, VnFutura, VnFutura-Bold, VnFutura-Bold-Italic, VnFutura-Italic, VNI-Garam-Bold, VNI-Garam-Bold-Italic, VNI-Garam-Italic, VnGatineau, VnGeometric-231-Bold, VnGeometric-231-Light-BT, VnGeometric-231-BT, VNI-GlabXb, VnGoldenOldStyle-Bold, Hai-Nhi-by-Th.Phan-Dinh, VNI-Heather-Regular, VnKabanaBold, VnKorinthia-Italic, VNI-Linus, VnLucida-Bright-Italic, VnLydian-Cursive-BT, VnOptima-Bold, VnOptima-Bold-Italic, VnOptima, VNI-ShellaL, VnShelley-Allegro-BT, VnShotgun-BT, VnSouvenir, VnStop, VnSwitzerlandBlack-Italic, VnSwitzerlandBlack, VnSwitzerland-Bold, VnSwitzerland-Bold-Italic, VnSwitzerland-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Bold, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Bold-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow, Thanhoa, VISCII-Sample-Font, VNI-StageCoach-Regular, VNI-Algerian, VNI-Allegie, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Arial-Rounded, VNI-Ariston, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold-Italic, VNI-Avo-Bold, VNI-Avo-Italic, VNI-Avo, VNI-Awchon-Bold, VNI-Aztek, VNI-Bandit, VNI-Bauhaus, VNI-Bazooka-Regular, VNI-Bodon-Bold-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Bold, VNI-Bodon-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Poster, VNI-Bodon, VNI-Book-Bold-Italic, VNI-Book-Bold, VNI-Book-Italic, VNI-Book, VNI-Bragga, VNI-Broad, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur, VNI-Centur, VNI-Chaucer-Regular, VNI-Colonna, VNI-Commerce-Bold-Italic, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Coronet-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Couri, VNI-Couri, VNI-DesdemonaU, VNI-Dom, VNI-Duff, VNI-Dur, VNI-Fato, VNI-Franko, VNI-Free, VNI-Garam, VNI-Goudy-Bold, VNI-Goudy-Italic, VNI-Goudy, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve, VNI-Helve, VNI-Hobo, VNI-Jamai, VNI-Juni, VNI-Korin-Bold, VNI-Korin-Italic, VNI-Korin, VNI-Kun-Bold-Italic, VNI-Kun-Bold, VNI-Kun, VNI-Lithos-Bold, VNI-Lithos, VNI-Lydi, VNI-Maria, VNI-Maria, VNI-Meli-Bold-Italic, VNI-Meli-Bold, VNI-Meli-Italic, VNI-Meli, VNI-Murray-Bold, VNI-Murray, VNI-Palatin-Bold-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Bold, VNI-Palatin-Italic, VNI-Palatin, VNI-Park, VNI-Present, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Scribble-Regular, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Shadow, VNI-Silver, VNI-Slogan, VNI-Souvir-Bold-Italic, VNI-Souvir-Bold, VNI-Standout-Regular, VNI-StencilU, VNI-Stylus-Regular, VNI-Swiss-Condense-Bold, VNI-Swiss-Condense, VNI-Tekon-Italic, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Times-Bold-Italic, VNI-Times-Bold, VNI-Times-Italic, VNI-Times-Italic, VN-NTimes, VNI-Top, VNI-Tubes, VNI-Univer, VNI-Vari, VNI-Wide-Latin, VNI-Zap, VNI-Harrington, VNTicker-Tape, VNtimes-new-roman, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Italic, VnVivienne, VNI-Vivi, Vn3D2-Italic, Vn3D2-Normal, Vn3DH-Normal, VnAachen-Italic, VnAachen-Normal, VnArabia2, VnArabiaH, VnArial, VnArial-Bold, VnArial-Bold-Italic, VnArialH, VnArialH-Bold, VnArialH-Bold-Italic, VnArialH-Italic, VnArial-Italic, VnArial-Narrow, VnArial-Narrow-Bold, VnArial-NarrowH, VnArial-Narrow-Italic, VnAriston2-Normal, VnAristoteH-Medium, VnAristote-Medium, VnAvant, VnAvant-Bold, VnAvant-Bold-Italic, VnAvantH, VnAvantH-Bold, VnAvantH-Bold-Italic, VnAvantH-Italic, VnAvant-Italic, VnBahamasB-Bold, VnBahamasBH-Bold, VnBarmeno2-Extra-Bold, VnBauhaus-Bold, VnBauhaus-Bold-Italic, VnBauhaus-Italic, VnBauhaus-Normal, VnBellevue2, VnBenguiat-Bold, VnBenguiat-Bold-Italic, VnBenguiat-Italic, VnBenguiat-Normal, VnBlack, VnBlackH, VnBlippo2-Italic, VnBlippo2-Normal, VnBodoni, VnBodoniBold2-Bold, VnBodoniBold2-Bold, VnBodoniBold2-Bold-Italic, VnBodoniBold2-Bold-Italic, VnBodoniH, VnBodoni-Poster-Condensed-Italic, VnBodoni-Poster-Condensed-Normal, VnBook-Antiqua, VnBook-Antiqua-Bold, VnBook-AntiquaH, VnBrody, VnCaslon-Bold, VnCaslon-Bold-Italic, VnCaslon-Italic, VnCaslon-Normal, VnCastellar2-MT, VnCentury-Schoolbook, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Bold, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Bold-Italic, VnCentury-SchoolbookH, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Bold, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Bold-Italic, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Italic, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Italic, VnClarendon2-Italic, VnClarendon2-Normal, VnClarendonH-Normal, VnClarendon-Normal, VnCommercial-ScriptH-Italic, VnCommercial-Script-Italic, VnCooper2-Italic, VnCooper2-Normal, VnCooperH, VnCooper-Medium, VnCoronet2-Italic, VnCoronet2-Normal, VnCour02-Bold, VnCour02-Bold-Italic, VnCour02-Italic, VnCour02-Normal, VnCourier-New, VnCourier-New-Bold, VnCourier-New-Bold-Italic, VnCourier-NewH, VnCourier-NewH-Bold, VnCourier-New-Italic, VnCourier-Normal, VnDomCasual2-Italic, VnDomCasual2-Normal, VnErie2-Normal, VnErieBlack-Bold, VnErieBlack-Normal, VnExotic2-Normal, VnExoticH-Normal, VnExotic-Normal, VnFetteFraktur2-Italic, VnFetteFraktur2-Normal, VnFreeH-Medium, VnFree-Medium, VnFreeStyle2-Italic, VnFreeStyle2-Normal, VnFutura-Condensed-Bold, VnFutura-Condensed-Bold-Italic, VnFutura-Condensed-Italic, VnFutura-Condensed-Normal, VnGoldenOldStyle-Italic, VnGothicH-Normal, VnGothic-Normal, VnHelvIns2-Italic, VnHelvIns2-Normal, VnHelvetInsH-Medium, VnHelvetIns-Medium, VnHobo2-Italic, VnHobo2-Normal, VnKaufmann-Bold, VnKaufmann-Normal, VnKoala, VnKoalaH, VnLetterGothic2-Normal, VnLincoln, VnLincolnH, VnLinus, VnLinusH, VnLucida-sans, VnMagnaCarta, VnMemorandum, VnMemorandumH, VnMonotype-corsivaH-Italic, VnMonotype-corsiva-Italic, VnMystical, VnMysticalH, VnNCentury2-Bold-Italic, VnNCentury2-Italic, VnNCentury2-Normal, VnNewsGothic2-Normal, VnNuptialScript2, VnPalatino-Italic, VnParisian-Normal, VnParkH-Medium, VnPark-Medium, VnPostAntiqua-Italic, VnPostAntiqua-Normal, VnPresentH-Medium, VnPresent-Medium, VnPresident2-Normal, VnRevue2-Italic, VnRevue2-Normal, VnRevueH-Medium, VnRevue-Medium, VnRockwell2-Bold, VnScript2-Normal, VnShelley-Allegro, VnSouthern, VnSouthern-Bold, VnSouthern-Bold-Italic, VnSouthernH, VnSouthern-Italic, VnSouvenir-Bold-Italic, VnSouvenir-Italic, VnStamp-Normal, VnStencil2-Italic, VnStencil2-Normal, VnSwitzerland, VnTeknical, VnTekton-Italic, VnTekton-Normal, VnTifani-HeavyH-Normal, VnTifani-Heavy-Normal, VnTiffany-Bold, VnTiffany-Bold-Italic, VnTiffany-Italic, VnTiffany-Normal, VnTifheavy-Bold, VnTifheavy-Bold-Italic, VnTime, VnTime-Bold, VnTime-Bold-Italic, VnTimeH, VnTimeH-Bold, VnTimeH-Bold-Italic, VnTimeH-Italic, VnTime-Italic, VnTimes28-Bold, VnTimes28-Bold-Italic, VnTimes28-Italic, VnTimes28-Normal, VnTimes2-Bold, VnTimes2-Bold-Italic, VnTimes2-Italic, VnTimes2-Normal, VnUncial-Normal, VnUniverseH-Normal, VnUniverse-Normal, VnUniversityRoman-Italic, VnUniversityRoman-Normal, VnVAGround-Bold, VnVAGround-Bold-Italic, VnVAGround-Italic, VnVAGround-Normal, VnVogueH-Medium, VnVogue-Medium, VnWindsor2-Italic, VnWindsor2-Normal, VnZapfChancery-Italic, Vogue-Bold, Vogue. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Neue Frutiger
    [Akira Kobayashi]

    Neue Frutiger was developed by Akira Kobayashi and the Monotype (ex-Linotype) Design Team, in 2018. An outgrowth of Adrian Frutiger's successful Frutiger font, this wayfinding family was split by Monotype into several packages:

    In 2019, the Linotype team developed and released the single variable font Neue Frutiger Variable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Neue Helvetica World

    The Linotype Design team released Neue Helvetica World in 2017. It covers the pan-European area (extended Latin alphabet, Cyrillic and Greek) as well as Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thai and Vietnamese. Each font has about 1700 glyphs. Back in 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned Miedinger's Helvetica typeface and created a digital version. Neue Helvetica World has six additional styles including Arabic, Georgian and a specially-designed Hebrew version. For pairing with languages further afield, Monotype / Linotype recommend these typefaces: Saral Devanagari (for devanagari), Tazugane Gothic or Yu Gothic (for Japanese), YD Gothic 100 or YD Gothic 700 (for Korean), M Ying Hei PRC or M Hei PRC (for Simplified Chinese), M Ying Hei HK or M Hei HK (for traditional Chinese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nghia Trung

    In 2017, Nghia Trung (Hanoi, Vietnam) designed the prismatic racetrack-inspired Latin typeface Athletype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ngo Thanh Nhan

    A Ph.D. in linguistics, Ngo Thanh Nhan is involved in the standardization of Quoc Ngu, Nom, an ideographic script used in Vietnam for more than 1000 years, which is facing extinction, and Cham script. He is member of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation. Now a computational linguist at New York University, who built the Nom font used in the book of Ho Xuan Huong's poetry. He spoke at ATypI in Copenhagen in 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ngoc Huynh
    [Sayuri Huynh]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ngoc Le

    Ho Chi Minh City-based designer of the free Adobe Illustrator format typeface Time (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nguyen Anh Tuan

    Lang Son, Vietnam-based photorapher. Designer of a hybrid typeface that combines Helvetica, Playfair Display and the blackletter font Acient Medium (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nguyen Type
    [Andree Nguyen]

    Nguyen Type is a small type foundry founded by Andree Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2019, Andree released the display typeface family Iconique Sans, the cross-cultural Latin typeface House of Nguyen (2019) and the fantastic decorated caps typeface Khong Gian Am (2019: inspired by negative things and sins). In 2020, Andree designed Iconique Serif and the experimental typefaces Froot Mono and Seed Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nguyen-Dai Quy

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    Nhu Dinh

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of Bauhaus (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nhu Nguyen

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the round display typeface Cute Typo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿


    In their Global Type collection, URW++ has its Helvetica clone, 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. Of course, Nimbus Sans can be had for free at Open Font Library.

    The first versions of Nimbus Sans were digitized in the 1980s for the URW Signus sign-making system. The highest precision of all characters (1/100 mm accuracy) were required because the fonts were to be cut in any size in vinyl or other material used for sign-making. During this period three size ranges were created for text (T), display (D) and poster (P). In addition, URW produced the L-version that was compatible with Adobe's PostScript version of Helvetica. Nimbus was also the product name of a URW-proprietary renderer for high quality and fast rasterization of outline fonts. Also in the 1980s, a new improved and expanded version of the Nimbus Sans, Nimbus Sans Novus, was developed with URW's Ikarus system. Nimbus Sans Novus was modified for Nimbus Sans Round in 2015. Nimbus Sans Devanagari was redesigned in 2016. Nimbus Roman Japanese was refurbished in 2014 by URW.

    Two releases in 2021: Nimbus Roman No. 9 L, Nimbus Sans L. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    VPS_Hoa_Lu_Thuong (truetype), VPS_Times, HeoMay11 (Cuong T. Nguyen, TriChlor). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ohan-Dinh Thin

    Vietnamese truetype fonts by Ohan-Dinh Thin (1988-1992): CuuLongGiangByPhanDinh, HaiNhiByThPhanDinh, HaiNhiXLByThPhanDinh, THVUHByPhanDinh, VienKhucByThinPhanDinh, LamSonByThPhanDinh, PDTTrungVuongBook. Plus The-Vu-B. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Outfit is the Los Angeles-based husband and wife team of Larry Nguyen and Wendy Tuan (a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley). At Type Department, they published the attention-grabbing eccentric display typeface Buona Display (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pablo Saratxaga

    Pablo Saratxaga's archive with about 20 display fonts, and fonts for Vietnamese, Armenian, Georgian, Thai, Indic and dingbats. Just the Armenian subarchive has these fonts, mostly by Ruben Tarumian, dated 1994: ArTarumianAfrickian, ArTarumianAnpuit, ArTarumianBakhum, ArTarumianBarak-Bold, ArTarumianBarak, ArTarumianErevan, ArTarumianGovazd-Italic, ArTarumianGrig, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold-Italik, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Italic, ArTarumianGrqiNor, ArTarumianHamagumar, ArTarumianHandes, ArTarumianHeghnar, ArTarumianIshxan, ArTarumianKamar, ArTarumianMHarvats, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold, ArTarumianMatenagir-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir, ArTarumianNorMatenagir, ArTarumianPastar, ArmNet-Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Patrick Wagesreiter

    Austrian designer of the hand-printed typeface Patrick Hand (2010). Patrick Hand is also available at Google Font Directory. Patrick Hand SC (for Latin and Vietnamese) was published in 2013 at Google Web Fonts.

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

    Pham Dam Ca

    Vietnamese graphic and type designer who is Professor of Typography at the Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, since 2011. He studied at ESAD in Amiens, France. His graduation project at ESAD was a Latin / Vietnamese typeface family called Cadao. Specially designed for Vietnamese, it has a roman, an italic and a sans style. This typeface took two years of work. He writes: This is, in my opinion, the first typeface family which is seriously designed for the Vietnamese language requirements. All other existing fonts for use in Vietnamese were simply solutions to adaptation needs. There are of course some good designs, for example the works of R. Slimbach: Garamond Premier Pro, Myriad Pro, Minion Pro. Nevertheless, these fonts can not be considered as a perfect solution for the Vietnamese language. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pham Nguyen Thien Phu

    Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Pham Nguyen Thien Phu created an exquisitely ornamented caps typeface called Cricket Adventure (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Philippe Cochy

    French (Corsican) designer of the semi-calligraphic script typeface Pecita (2009) and of OTFPOC (2012). Home page, which is entirely set in this script, yet is text-searchable and used as a regular font---great example to follow. Pecita also covers Greek, Turkish, Cyrillic, Vietnamese and IPA.

    In 2014, they published the rounded connected script typeface Aghja at OFL.

    Fontsquirrel link. Open Font Library link. Kernest link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Newer OFL link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Phuoc Pham

    Danang, Vietnam-based designer of Origami (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Quach Dong Duy Anh

    During his studies in Hanoi, Vietnam, Quach Dong Duy Anh designed the textured all caps typeface Flowtrail (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Quartet Systems
    [Eric Wannin]

    Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.

    Multilingual fonts. They cover Braille, East European languages, Turkish, Baltic, Cyrillic, Icelandic and Greek. According to the Google] [More]  ⦿

    Quoc Ngu

    Quoc ngu (national script) is the romanized form of the written Vietnamese language, attributed to Alexandre de Rhodes, who published the first Vietnamese-Latin-Portuguese dictionary in 1651. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Raquel Pacheco

    Portuguese designer of the art deco typeface R Shape (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    RedRiver Studio
    [Lola Hoa]

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of Structure (2017), Mango Script (2017) and MoonStar (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Saigon VNN

    VnTime, VnAvant, VnUniverse. [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]  ⦿

    Sayuri Huynh
    [Ngoc Huynh]

    Ngoc Huynh or Sayuri Huynh. Vietnamese designer. In 2021, she released the wide modern monolinear sans family Ovalime, and the all caps brush typeface Neosopa. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    SEALANG Font Directory

    The SEALANG web site is managed by Doug Cooper / Southeast Asian Software Research Center. Documentation (PDF files) and some free fonts. Burmese, devanagari, Jawi, Lao Dhamma, Ramkhamhaeng, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Mudir Thai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sebastian Kempgen

    [More]  ⦿

    SIL Tai Dam Fonts

    "The SIL Tai Dam Fonts are regular and bold versions of the traditional Tai Dam script and are closely based on handwritten letters. [...] Over half a million Tai Dam people (also known as Black Tai or Tai Noir) live in northwestern Vietnam and northern Laos. Their language is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family and is closely related to Laotian and Standard Thai. [...] Special thanks are due to Mr. Faah Baccam, whose drawings have served as the basis for the development of these fonts." These fonts, developed by J. Victor Gaultney at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, are free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Simon Hoang

    Hanoi-based graphic designer. He created some stunning typographic posters in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Slavka Jevcinova
    [Into the Type]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    During his/her studies in Hanoi, Vietnam, "Smile" designed the prismatic Silver Loop Alphabet (2015) and the labyrinthine Golden Labyrimaze Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sony Design
    [Akira Kobayashi]

    In 2013-2014, Sony Design and Akira Kobayashi (Monotype) created the SST typeface family for corporate use. It is a sharp-edged universal sans that can be used in 93 languages, including Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Russian and Greek, to name a few. Interesting to see that Chinese is not covered, and that the design of a sharp-cornered typeface comes at a time when just about everybody else is into rounded sans typefaces. Akira Kobayashi, Monotype type director and primary designer on the project, turned to a network of local designers around the world for their individual language expertise. Subfamilies include SST Hebrew (2017), SST Arabic, SST Thai, SST Vietnamese, SST Japanese (which is a cooperation of Kobayashi with Isao Suzuki, Hideyo Ryoken and Saori Ooshima of Type Project). The typophiles complain that the Arabic is out of place and wonder what the utility is of yet another Frutiger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sources Asie

    Vietnamese and Lao fonts. The Vietnamese fonts are by Cuong Bui of TriChlor. The Laotian Alice family of fonts is by Ngakham Southichack. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Southern Software Inc. (SSi)

    In the late 1990s, SSi used to sell 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]  ⦿

    Steve Harrison
    [Geckodude (or: Sleepy Gecko)]

    [More]  ⦿

    Steven Nguyen

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the display typeface Tytal (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    suedostasien fonts

    South East Asian TrueType font archive, with Thai, Burmese, Buginese, and Vietnamese fonts, for example. At the site of Dr. Vincent Houben, University of Passau in Germany. Can't locate the archive any more! [Google] [More]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿

    [Nguyen-Dai Quy]

    Nguyen-Dai Quy's family of Vietnamese metafonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tereza Tranaka

    Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka created these truetype and type 1 fonts for the Omega Project in 1999: OmegaSerif8859-1-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-1-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-1-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-1, OmegaSerif8859-2-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-2-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-2-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-2, OmegaSerif8859-3-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-3-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-3-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-3, OmegaSerif8859-4-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-4-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-4-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-4, OmegaSerif8859-5-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-5-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-5-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-5, OmegaSerifThaiIso, OmegaSerifVISCII. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Thao Nguyen

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the thin monoline script font Afina (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation

    Founded by John Balaban in 1999, the foundation is in part concerned with the digitization of Nom Script (which in turn was derived from Chinese). Only 30 people worldwide nowadays can read Nom. Most documents in Nom are in a small library in Hanoi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Thi Bui

    Artist and author Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and legal studies and became a public school teacher. Bui lives in Berkeley, California. The Best We Could Do (2018) was created by Thi Bui who used the font in her graphic novel by the same name. It was published by Chank. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    Archive for Vietnamese fonts. This includes Unicode truetype fonts that have Vietnamese support, such as PalatinoLinotype, Tahoma, MicrosoftSansSerif, MSReferenceSerif, MSReferenceSansSerif, and GeorgiaRef. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    To Chu

    Freelance designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who created Doodle Alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ton Bui

    Graphic designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of the modular techno typeface family Ton Bui (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tony Le

    In 2021, Lam Bao, Tony Le and Vietanh Nguyen co-designed Be Vietnam Pro, a multi-style neogrotesque typeface family for Latin and Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tri Shiba

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of a codex-style Trajan column-inspired roman capital alphabet in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    TriChlor Group

    Vietnamese VISCII fonts and font links. PostScript, X Windows, metafont and truetype. Non-profit group established in 1992: "TriChlor is a nonprofit group that promotes the development of free Vietnamese VISCII-compliant software and fonts for Dos, Windows, Unix, X-Windows, and Macintosh. ". Great site maintained by Hoc D. Ngo, Hung P. Ho, Cuong Bui and Dung P. Ho! Currently about 70 free TrueType fonts! [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Trinh Huy Hung

    Graphic designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who created the free typeface Bridge (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Trinh Thanh

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the kitchen tile font Union (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Trung Dung

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer (as a student at Arena Multimedia School) of the free vector format multiline display typeface DaiViet (2018), together with TungDuong and LeVan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tu Trananh

    Vietnamese creator of the free font family UTM Times (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tuan Le

    For the identity of the on-line flower store Jan nha co hoa in Vietnam, Tuan Le designed the high-contrast fashion typeface Gypsophila (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tung Pham Quang

    Ho Chi Minh City-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface One Art (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Jonathan Perez]

    French foundry, est. 2008, by Jonathan Perez and Laurent Bourcellier. Graduates from the Ecole Estienne in Paris, they have made the following fonts:

    • Chapitre (2013): It is based on the principle of the endless knot, a symbol used particularly in Hinduism and Buddhism. As its name implies, an endless knot has no beginning and no end. It also echoes many works in the history of writing which you must be familiar with, like Irish and Anglo-Saxon illuminations of the Middle Ages or Flemish calligraphy of the 17th century. Chapitre won an award at TDC 2014.
    • Colvert (2012): A family comprosed of four families, Colvert Arabic (by Kristyan Sarkis), Colvert Cyrillic (by Natalia Chuvatin), Colvert Greek (by Irene Vlachou) and Colvert Latin (by Jonathan Perez).
    • The free font Ifao N Copte, a Unicode-compatible font with 809 glyphs for Coptic. By Perez.
    • Unicopte (by Bourcellier) and Copte Scripte (2008, by Bourcellier and Perez; it won an award at TDC2 2009). Discussion.
    • A hieroglyphic font. By Perez.
    • Joos (2009) took its inspiration from an italic, ca. 1530, by Joos Lambrecht, from Gent, Belgium, who was one of the great printers and punchcutters of the 16th century.
    • Extensions of Syntax and ITC Slimbach for Vietnamese (with the help of Pauline Nuñez, Valentine Proust and Mathieu Réguer) for the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet.
    Jonathan Perez is a graphic and type designer. He graduated in 2007 from Ecole Estienne in Paris with a provocatively-titled thesis, Giambattista Bodoni, génie ou assassin?. In 2009, Jonathan set up his own site, JonathanPerez.cm, where he plans to publish some Latin typefaces. Fontspace has some free fonts by Perez, such as Ifao n Copte.

    I Love Typography link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    About 80 fonts, mostly shareware. All fonts with "11" in the name are Vietnamese fonts from the VISCII series, or made by Tuan-Loc Nguyen. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Vietnamese versions of Arial and Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Unicode fonts Viet Pali Sanskrit

    Links to free Uncode fonts for Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    UNICODE Han Nom Font Set

    The true type fonts HAN NOM A and HAN NOM B have been developed by Chan Nguyen Do Quoc Bao (Germany), To Minh Tam (USA) and Ni sinh Thien Vien Vien Chieu (Vietnam). Their work got started in 2001, completed in 2003, and publicized in 2005. Unicode compliant and free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    URW Nimbus Sans Global

    Between 2005 and 2020, URW developed first URW Nimbus Sans---their take on max Miedinger's Helvetica---and later URW Nimbus Sans Global that covers all major scripts: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic (+Pashtu, +Urdu), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Armenian. Each of the seven styles has 65,000 glyphs and costs 2320 Euros (about 2500 dollars) per style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Van Hoc Nghe Thuat: Vietnamese font FAQ

    Vietnamese font FAQ by Stephen Jones and Pham Chi Lan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vanna Vu

    Vanna is a Vietnamese American designer from Bentonville, AR, living in Minneapolis. Graduate of TypeWest, class of 2021. Her typefaces:

    • Zazz (2019). A modular typeface designed for the Communication Design BFA Capstone at Washington University in St. Louis.
    • Blaub (2020). A display typeface developed at TypeCooper in 2020.
    • Ambi (2021). Her graduation typeface at TypeWest. Ambi was inspired by the multi-typeface typography of individual Vietnamese-American/Vietnamese restaurant menus and food packaging, such as Huy Fong's Sriracha bottle.
    [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vei Vei

    Type designer in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2021, he released the latin and Vietnamese font Boi Tu. BoiTu has a strong contrast between bold bars and long sharp hook strokes inspired by pheasant feathers on the hat in Hat Boi costume---Hat Boi is a form of Vietnamese classic opera. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Vien-Hung Type foundry

    Vietnamese type foundry. Check Printing and typefounding in South Viet Nam: The Vien-Hung Type foundry (Richard L. Hopkins, The Hill & Dale Press, 1970). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Viet Text and Typography

    "Information on using, typing, publishing with Viet fonts and other Viet typographical concerns". About 7MB worth of fonts in the download area. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietanh Nguyen

    Vietnamese type designer. In 2019, Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen co-designed the free Google web font Darker Grotesque, a 14-style contemporary grotesque. They also released the neo-grotesk typeface family Be Vietnam at Google Fonts in 2019 and Be Vietnam Pro in 2021 (the latter font was by Lam Bao, Tony Le and Vietanh Nguyen). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Chu Nom unicode standards

    Look for the Nom Proper Table, TCVN 5773:1993 and the Han Nom Table, TCVN 6056:1995. See also here. In the last few years some errors were corrected, the earlier standards were made obsolete and a newer set of unicode standards has been published, VHN 1:1998 and VHN 2:1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Fonts

    Vietnamese fonts jump site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Fonts

    Truetype fonts: VnTime, VHTime, VnArial, VHArial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese fonts at Vietnet

    Lots of free Vietnamese fonts and font utilities. FTP access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Linux Users Group (Vietlug)

    Vietnamese font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Professionals Society

    Based in San Jose, CA, a society for things Vietnamese. Download the VPS font family. Includes fonts for Windows, X-Windows/UNIX, and Mac. 5MB worth of truetype fonts! List of families: VPS-An-Giang, VPS-An-Loc, VPS-An-Xuyen, VPS-Ba-Ria, VPS-Bac-Giang, VPS-Bac-Kan, VPS-Bac-Lieu, VPS-Bac-Ninh, VPS-Ben-Tre, VPS-Bien, VPS-Binh, VPS-Ca-Mau, VPS-Can-Tho, VPS-Cao-Bang, VPS-Chau-Doc, VPS-Cho-Lon, VPS-Con-Son, VPS-Courier, VPS-Cu-Chi, VPS-Da-Nang, VPS-Dac-Lac, VPS-Dong-Da, VPS-Dong-Ha, VPS-Dong-Hoi, VPS-Dong-Nai, VPS-Gia-Dinh, VPS-Go-Cong, VPS-Ha-Dong, VPS-Ha-Long, VPS-Ha-Noi, VPS-Ha-Tien, VPS-Hai-Ninh, VPS-Hai-Phong, VPS-Helv, VPS-Hoa-Binh, VPS-Hoa-Lu, VPS-Hoang-Sa, VPS-Hue, VPS-Hung-Yen, VPS-Khanh, VPS-KheSanhHoa, VPS-Kien-An, VPS-Kien-Giang, VPS-Kontum, VPS-Lai-Chau, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Lao-Kay, VPS-Long-An, VPS-Long-Binh, VPS-Long-Hai, VPS-Long-Khanh, VPS-Long-Xuyen, VPS-My-Tho, VPS-Nghe-An, VPS-Ninh-Thuan, VPS-Phong-Dinh, VPS-Phu-Bon, VPS-Phu-Quoc, VPS-Phu-Yen, VPS-Phuoc-Long, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh, VPS-Pleiku, VPS-Quang-Ngai, VPS-Quang-Tri, VPS-Quang-Yen, VPS-Qui-Nhon, VPS-Sai-Gon, VPS-Soc-Trang, VPS-Son-La, VPS-Son-Tay, VPS-Tay-Ninh, VPS-Thai-Nguyen, VPS-Thanh, VPS-Thu-Duc, VPS-Times, VPS-Tra-Vinh, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light, VPS-Tuyen-Duc, VPS-Tuyen-Quang, VPS-Vinh, VPS-Vinh-Long, VPS-Vinh-Yen, VPS-Vung-Tau, VPS-Yen-Bai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese: recommended typefaces
    [Donny Truong]

    As part of his on-line book, Vietnamese Typography (2018), Donny Truong lists his favorite typefaces for Vietnamese typesetting. I reproduce his list and his comments verbatim. Please support his on-line book! Donny Truong's list:

    • Adapter (2019). By William Montrose, Slava Jevcinova and David Brezina, Rosetta Type: True to its name, Adapter adapts to any typographic environment. From text to display, straight to slant, thin to thick, Adapter takes advantage of variable font technology to offer a modern sans serif typographic system that supports many languages. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Adelle Sans (2012). By Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, at Type Together: With exuberant personality and clean appearance, Adelle Sans provides flexible typesetting for every situation and supports a wide range of languages. For Vietnamese, its acute and grave stack on top of its circumflex while its hook above stacks right.
    • Alegreya (2011). By Juan Pablo del Peral at Huerta Tipografica: With dynamic rhythm and calligraphic character, Alegreya offers a pleasant reading experience for literary text. Alegreya equips with well-built diacritics for Vietnamese. Its hook above, in particular, has a slight tilt, which makes it unique and legible. Alegreya Sans completes its humanist superfamily.
    • Alright (2019). By Jackson Showalter-Cavanaugh, Okay Type: Alright is a friendly, flexible humanist sans with a wide range of weights, widths, and languages. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Amica Pro (2019). By Dave Rowland, Schizotype: With generous x-height and reduced ascenders and descenders, Amica Pro offers approachable typesettings from user-interface design to online reading. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack on top of its circumflex.
    • Ballinger (2018). By Max Phillips of Signal Type: With large counters and a generous x-height, Ballinger offers flexible typography for clear communications. Its open apertures and amble curves lend comfort and friendliness to user interface design as well as print publications. Ballinger has solid diacritics for Vietnamese. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack on top of its circumflex.
    • Bitter (2010). By Sol Matas of Huerta Tipografica: With large x-heights and humanist subtleties, Bitter is a slab serif text face designed on a pixel grid for online reading. Bitter has excellent Vietnamese diacritics with its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Bookerly (2015). By Dalton Maag: With humanist forms and meaty serifs, Bookerly brings book reading experience to Amazon's Kindle devices. Bookerly comes with chunky diacritical marks for Vietnamese. Its hook above, in particular, is well-balanced and distinguishable at small sizes. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Cabin (2011). An open source font by Pablo Impallari of Impallari Type: Inspired by Edward Johnston's humanist sans, Cabin brings a new vibe of modernism with the integration of new geometric structures and optical adjustments. Cabin expands with prominent diacritics. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Crimson Pro (2018). An open source font by Jacques Le Bailly: Based on Sebastian Kosch's Crimson and Crimson Prime, Crimson Pro delivers optimal reading experience for textbook and long-form text on screen. Crimson Pro equips with solid diacritics for readability. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Exchange (2006-2017). By Frere-Jones Type, license at Commercial Type: Inspired by the British Ionic style of slab serif, Lynn B. and M. F. Benton's Century Expanded, and C.H. Griffith's Bell Gothic, Exchange offers typesetting in limited space including newspaper and mobile devices. Exchange has clear, well-balanced diacritics. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex. Its tilde positions slightly toward the right of its circumflex.
    • Fern. By David Jonathan Ross: Fern is an elegant Venetian typeface that lends strength and grace to text on screens. Fern strikes the balance between humanist qualities and chunkiness forms. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex. Its tilde positions slightly toward the right of its circumflex.
    • Fragen (2019). by Lucas Descroix at The Designers Foundry: With sturdy slab serifs complemented by exuberant italics, Fragen is an eclectic-yet-harmonious type family inspired by nineteenth century Antiques and typewriter. While Fragen's low contrast makes it legible for reading text, its distinctive feature makes it swell for display typography. Fragen comes with well-crafted diacritics for Vietnamese. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Frequenz (2018). By Sebastian Losch at Kilotype: With sound-wave inspiration, nonconformist rhythm, and optically adjusted appearance, Frequenz offers an unorthodox, uncompromising sans serif text face that surprisingly does not get in the way with the flow of reading. Frequenz has conventional diacritics with its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Halyard. By Joshua Darden, Eben Sorkin & Lucas Sharp at Darden Studio: A grotesque sans with historical forms drawn from Schelter+Giesecke, Miller and Richard, and Morris Fuller Benton, Halyard offers a full range of typographic utility. The Halyard superfamily provides flexibility and robustness to work in any situation. For Vietnamese, its acute and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex, but its grave stacks to the left.
    • Harriet (2012). by Jackson Showalter-Cavanaugh of Okay Type: Reimagining of Baskerville and Scotch Roman, Harriet is a multifaceted serif family ranging from exhilarating display to essential reading text. Harriet has superb Vietnamese diacritics. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Literata (2019). An open source typeface by Vera Evstafieva, Veronika Burian, Irene Vlachou & José Scaglione at TypeTogether: Drawing inspiration from Scotch and Old Style Roman, Literata---designed for Google Play Books' pleasurable reading experiences for digital books thanks to its less mechanical structure, varied proportions, organic texture, and slanted stress. It has sturdy, blunt diacritics---the hook above in particular. Its acute and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex, but its grave stack to the left.
    • Petrona (2011). an open source font by Ringo R. Seeber: With generous x-height, open apertures, and low contrast, Petrona is a fine serif family intended for print and online editorial design, particularly for culinary. Petrona's personal characteristics swell at large sizes and recede at small sizes without comprising legibility. Petrona comes with well-built diacritics. For Vietnamese, its acute and grave stack on top of its circumflex. Its hook above is oddly attached to the top of its circumflex.
    • Pliego (2019). By Juanjo Lopez: Named after Pliegos de Cordel, Pliego offers a delightful reading experience with humanist forms and even textures. Its calligraphic details ebb at small sizes for comfortable reading, but flow at large sizes for playful display. Its diacritics are crafted with care to retain the humanist and calligraphic qualities throughout. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Recursive Sans (2018-2019). By Stephen Nixon at Arrow Type: Using the power of variable font technology, Recursive family offers flexible, expressive typography from a single font file. With five variable axes (sans serif to monospace, linear to casual, light to extra black weights, slant, and cursive), Recursive provides limitless creativities and possibilities. Recursive supports a wide range of languages. For Vietnamese, its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex. See also Recursive Mono.
    • Rosario (2003). An open source font by Hector Gatti at Omnibus-Type: Named after the largest city in the central Argentina province of Santa Fe, Rosario is an elegant sans-serif typeface with classic proportions and low contrast designed for both online and print publications. Rosario has solid Vietnamese diacritics with acute, grave, and hook above stack above its circumflex.
    • Roslindale. By David Jonathan Ross: Inspired by De Vinne, Roslindale strikes the balance between utility and personality. Roslindale has rounded diacritics. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Schotis (2017). By Juanjo Lopez at Huy Fonts: Inspired by Scotch Romans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Schotis is a workhorse text face for editorial and long-form text. Schotis has rounded, well-balanced diacritics. Its reversed tilde for italic appears playful for display text, but odd for reading text. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    • Skolar (2008-2012). By David Brezina at Rosetta Type: A robust serif family with conventional proportions and subtle personal styles, Skolar intends to solve complex typography across platforms and purposes. Skolar has solid, sturdy diacritical marks. While its acute and grave on lowercase letters stack to the right of its circumflex, they stack above on capital letters. Its counterpart, Skolar Sans, fills the need of early days for responsive web typography. See also Skolar Sans.
    • Source Sans (2012). An open source font by Paul D. Hunt at Adobe Fonts: Inspired by the simple forms of News Gothic and Franklin Gothic, Source Sans provides solutions for user interface design as well as long text on the web. Source Sans offers proportional, clear diacritics. Its acute and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex, but its grave stack to the left. Source Serif, designed by Frank Griesshammer, compliments Source Sans.
    • Spectral (2017). By Jean-Baptiste Levée at Production Type: A versatile serif family, Spectral---designed for Google Docs and Sheets---lends efficiency and elegance to immersive reading on screens. While its sharp, pointed diacritical marks, particularly acute and grave, create clear contrast, they are a bit too short at small sizes. In combined accents, its acute positions to the right, its grave to the left, and its hook above and tilde on top.
    • Vollkorn (2005). An open source font by Friedrich Althausen: Vollkorn, which means wholemeal in German, is a modest text face with sturdy serifs intended for everyday bread-and-butter use. Vollkorn equips with well-built Vietnamese diacritical marks positioned close to its base letters. Its acute, grave, and hook above stack to the right of its circumflex.
    [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Type Specimen

    Type specimen of many popular typefaces for Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Typography
    [Donny Truong]

    Donny Truong is a designer with a passion for typography and the web. He received his MA in Graphic Design from the George Mason University School of Art (in Fairfax, VA), where he taught advanced web design and usability. Currently, he is director of design and web services at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.

    He wrote the on-line text Vietnamese Typography (2016; second edition here, dated 2018) and Professional Web Typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vietnamese Web Font (download)

    Page in Vietnamese. Has some font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Vietnamese font for downloading. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Unicode-compliant Vietnamese fonts: VU-An-Giang, VUAnhDao, VUBachMai, VUBangLang, VUBoDa, VUCamHuong, VUCamThach, VUHaiDuong, VU-Le-Sa, VUMyHa, VUPhongDinh, VUPhuongAnh, VUPhuDung, VUPhuongMai, VU-Phu-Tho, VUVuongQuyen. Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vinh Vuong

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam-based designer of the display typefaces Mekong (2017), Practicus (2017: a display stencil), Domdom (2015) and Kitchen (2014, a free hiragana emulation typeface).

    In 2018, Vinh Vuong published Lang Syne. Aka Glory Vuong. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Vietnamese fonts for X Windows (UNIX). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    VISCII TrueType--Type1

    Free Vietnamese fonts vnfont1.zip, vnfont2.zip, t1font1x.exe, pdfot1.zip, and so forth. Alternate site. Yet another site. And another site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    VN Fonts

    Designers of VI University. This font seems to have additional multi-accented characters as needed in Vietnamese. Otherwise, it is just University Roman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    VN Labs

    Russian-Vietnamese outfit that used to make some Cyrillic fonts from 1991-1993: CyrillicBrushMedium, CyrillicChancellor, CyrillicCompressedMedium, CyrillicCooper, CyrillicCooper, CyrillicGaramondItalic, CyrillicGoth, CyrillicGoth, CyrillicHeavy, CyrillicHelvetBold, CyrillicHelvetBoldItalic, CyrillicHelvetMedium, CyrillicHover, CyrillicOld, CyrillicOld, CyrillicRibbon, CyrillicTimesBold, CyrillicTimesBoldItalic, CyrillicTimesMedium. They also sell Vietnamese fonts. Oddly enough, it seems to be located in Laguna Hills, CA, now, and the fonts can no longer be found on their site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    VN Microsystems

    Free Vietnamese truetype fonts by Chicago-based outfit: TN-7-Up, TN-Alphabet, TN-NuiDoi, TN-PhaoBinh, TN-So-Thu-Tu, TN-TicTacToe. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Vn font series (Truetype): VnTime, VnArial, VnTimeH, VnArialH. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Cuong Nguyen]

    vncmr is a Vietnamese extension of the Computer Modern Roman font family. v1.0 was by Cuong Nguyen (1991). v2.0 and up are by By Werner Lemberg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    VNI Software Co

    Free Vietnamese fonts for Mac and PC: VNI Aptima, VNI Helve, VNI Times, VNI InternetMail. Includes also X-windows fonts. Located in Westminster, CA. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    VNR provides Vietnamese Fonts for TeX. The fonts are in Metafont and type 1 format. The VNR package is originally written by Han The Thanh and currently maintained by Ky Anh. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Han The Thanh]

    Vietnamese versions of the Computer Modern fonts developed by The Thanh Han, in mwetafont and type 1 formats. The fonts are accompanied by vntex which lets one handle the T5 encoding used in the fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vuan Nguyen

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the rounded fat color-blended typeface Ombre (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2012. The six-font family sells for over 4000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    WorldScript Macintosh Support

    WorldScript: language utilities for the Mac (free downloads). Includes Turkish, Cherokee, Uralic Cyrillic, Georgian, Icelandic, Maltese, Vietnamese, Celtic, Intuktitut, Greek and Coptic support. Page maintained by Michael Everson. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    A corporate geometric URW studio sans family published in 2012. The three-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. URW++ is authorized by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG to deliver the new corporate fonts to external service providers of Würth on the basis of royalty payment. Würth covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    XA International---MLC Tibetan References

    Tibetan and Vietnamese font page. Download the free VNI font package for UNIX/X-Windows, Mac and PC. Also a free VISCII package for the Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Yellow Type Foundry
    [Lam Bao]

    Xanh Mono is a monospaced didone typeface for Latin and Vietnamese, designed in 2020 by Lam Bao and Duy Dao. It can be downloaded from Google Fonts.

    In 2021, Lam Bao, Tony Le and Vietanh Nguyen co-designed Be Vietnam Pro, a multi-style neogrotesque typeface family for Latin and Vietnamese. Github link. Google Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Yu Qdo

    Hanoi-based designer of Bubble Font (2012) and Captalica (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Zawgyi.net&Alpha Mandalay

    Makers of Zawgyi One (2005), a modification of Tahoma to cover Burmese / Latin / Greek / Cyrillic / Vietnamese / Thai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Zin Artwork
    [Manh Nguyen]

    Aka Zin Nguyen. Hanoi, Vietnam-based typographer, type designer and illustrator. Creator of the free condensed modular typeface Luciana (2015), the free compass-and-ruler font Fuerte (2015), the free squarish typeface Atlantico (2015), and the free ball terminal laden Charming Typeface (2015).

    In 2016, he designed the free art deco sans display typeface Classique Saigon, the free condensed headline typeface Cotdien, and the free vector format hipster typeface Eiforya.

    In 2017, he designed the free typeface KSHMR (inspired by disk jockey Niles Hollowell-Dhar) and the free sans typeface L'Hanoienne (Hanoi woman).

    In 2019, he published the fashionable high contrast all caps sans typeface Ao Dai.

    In 2020, he released the wide sans typeface Drastik (Latin and Cyrillic).

    Typefaces from 2021: Absintio (an ephemeral decorative serif). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Zoe P

    Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Amaki (2015), which was inspired by sushi. [Google] [More]  ⦿