Mona Font

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A screenshot of IPAMonaPGothic.

Mona Font is a Japanese proportional font for the X Window System, derived from the Shinonome raster font family.[1] It aims to represent Shift JIS art graphics properly, almost all of which require the MS PGothic font. Mona is named after Mona, a character-based mascot of 2channel. Current version is 2.90.

Mona uses glyphs from Shinonome (東雲) version 0.9.9 (Gothic) for embedded bitmaps. In version 2.30-pre, it incorporated outline from Kochi-Gothic. However, it was changed to Kochi-substitute in 2.30-pre2 after discovering the copyright violation in Kochi font. Glyphs share the characteristics of MS PGothic.

Mona supports following code pages: 1252 (Latin 1), 1250 (Latin 2: East Europe), 1251 (Cyrillic), 1253 (Greek), 932 (JIS/Japan), 737 (Greek; former 437G), 437 (US).

mona-outline[edit]

mona-outline version 2.30pre2 is included with the source code for Mona Font source package, which consists of a subset of glyphs found in Mona. OpenType layout table supports standard ligature in default language. When the font is viewed under Windows Font Viewer, a horizontal stroke overlays the glyph.

mona-outline supports the following code pages: 932 (JIS/Japan), 437 (US).

IPA monafont[edit]

IPA monafont is an extension of IPA Font (IPAフォント),[2] Sazanami Font (さざなみフォント),[3] Mona Font (モナーフォント),[4] M+ Fonts (M+フォント)[5] created by Jun Kobayashi, which consists of a family of fonts:

  • IPAMonaGothic (IPA モナー ゴシック)
  • IPAMonaMincho (IPA モナー 明朝)
  • IPAMonaPGothic (IPA モナー P ゴシック)
  • IPAMonaPMincho (IPA モナー P 明朝)
  • IPAMonaUIGothic (IPA モナー UI ゴシック)

IPA monafont family supports following code pages: 1252 (Latin 1), 1251 (Cyrillic), 932 (JIS/Japan), 950 (Big-5), Macintosh Character Set (US Roman), Windows OEM Character Set, 866 (MS-DOS Russian), 865 (MS-DOS Nordic), 863 (MS-DOS Canadian French), 861 (MS-DOS Icelandic), 860 (MS-DOS Portuguese), 855 (IBM Cyrillic; primary Russian), 437 (US).

Glyphs for CJK ideographs are reworked to look more like Arial Unicode MS, while sub-glyphs for these characters are repositioned and rescaled. Similar to the MS Gothic and MS Mincho font families, reverse solidus glyph uses yen sign instead of backslash. Similar non-standard can be found in Gulim and Dotum family.

Current version is 1.0.5.

Font statistics[edit]

Font
Unicode Code Range IPAMonaGothic IPAMonaMincho IPAMonaPGothic IPAMonaPMincho IPAMonaUIGothic Mona mona-outline
Arrows 6 6 6 6 6 6 0
Basic Latin 96 96 95 97 96 96 95
Box Drawing 32 32 32 32 32 32 0
CJK Compatibility 28 28 28 28 28 28 0
CJK Compatibility Ideographs 34 34 34 34 34 8 0
CJK Symbols and Punctuation 24 24 24 25 24 24 15
CJK Unified Ideographs 6682 6682 6682 6682 6682 6426 0
Cyrillic 66 66 66 70 66 66 0
Enclosed Alphanumerics 20 20 20 20 20 20 0
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months 8 8 8 8 8 8 0
General Punctuation 15 14 29 30 14 17 9
Geometric Shapes 12 12 12 12 12 12 0
Greek and Coptic 48 48 48 48 48 48 0
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms 163 163 163 163 163 163 136
Hiragana 87 87 87 87 87 87 57
Katakana 90 90 90 90 90 90 79
Latin-1 Supplement 95 95 95 95 95 9 3
Letterlike Symbols 4 4 4 4 4 5 1
Mathematical Operators 37 36 37 36 36 36 0
Miscellaneous Symbols 7 7 7 7 7 8 0
Miscellaneous Technical 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Number Forms 20 20 20 20 20 20 0
Optical Character Recognition 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals IPAMonaGothic IPAMonaMincho IPAMonaPGothic IPAMonaPMincho IPAMonaUIGothic Mona mona-outline
Number of characters 7575 7573 7588 7595 7573 7211 395
Number of glyphs 12925 8716 9491 8738 9305 7226 398

Note: Some glyphs representing non-whitespace characters are blank.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://openlab.ring.gr.jp/efont/shinonome/
  2. ^ http://ossipedia.ipa.go.jp/ipafont/
  3. ^ http://sourceforge.jp/projects/efont/
  4. ^ http://monafont.sourceforge.net/
  5. ^ http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/index.html

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