|Classification||East Asian gothic typeface|
|Foundry||Founder Electronics, Monotype Imaging (hinting)|
Microsoft YaHei (Chinese: 微软雅黑; pinyin: Wēiruǎn Yǎhēi) is a sans-serif gothic typeface created by Founder Electronics and Monotype under commission from Microsoft. Hinting for the font was undertaken by Monotype Imaging.
The font family includes two fonts in regular and bold weights: named
MSYH.TTF and 'Microsoft YaHei Bold' in a separate file,
MSYHBD.TTF. OpenType features include vertical writing.
Microsoft YaHei is distributed with the Simplified Chinese version of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system as the default user interface font, aiming to be more legible than its SimSun predecessor when used with ClearType. It is also included in the Simplified Chinese version of Microsoft Office 2007.
The font file contains all 20,902 original CJK Unified Ideographs code points specified in Unicode, plus approximately 80 code points defined by the Standardization Administration of China. It supports GBK character set, with localized glyphs.
See also 
- "Monotype Imaging Brings Fonts to Microsoft Office and Windows Vista Products". Ir.monotypeimaging.com. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- VistaFont_CHS.EXE (2008-05-20). "Download details: Simplified Chinese ClearType fonts for Windows XP". Microsoft.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
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