List of CJK fonts

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The first four characters of Thousand Character Classic in different typeface styles, script styles and type styles. From left to right: sans-serif (gothic), Ming, regular script, clerical script and seal script

This is a list of notable CJK fonts (computer fonts which contain a large range of Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters). These fonts are primarily sorted by their typeface, the main classes being "with serif", "without serif" and "script". In this article, the two first classes are named Ming and sans-serif (gothic) while the "script" is further divided into several Chinese script styles.

The fonts are then sorted by their target writing system:[Note 1]

Simplified Chinese will be shortened to SC and Traditional Chinese will be shortened to TC in the following localization table.

Legends[edit]

[F] means this font is free and open-source software (FOSS).
[F] means it was formerly seen as FOSS but has been involved in a legal controversy.

Ming (Song)[edit]

Sample of Ming typeface. Shown here are its forms in (from top to bottom): Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese.

Pan-Unicode/Pan-CJK[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Bitstream Cyberbit Pan-Unicode
Hanazono Mincho[1] 花園明朝 Pan-CJK [F] Hanazono Font License or SIL Open Font License ttf HanaMinA (Japanese 花園明朝A) for BMP and HanaMinB (Japanese 花園明朝B) for SIP – covers all CJK, CJK Compatibility, CJK-Ext.A, CJK-Ext.B, CJK-Ext.C, CJK-Ext.D, CJK-Ext.E, and CJK-Ext.F. This font has issues in LaTeX if rotated with \setCJKmainfont[Vertical=RotatedGlyphs]{HANAMINA.TTF, as required for traditional writing: some characters aren't displayed after rotating, while they work without rotation.
Sazanami-Hanazono Mincho[2] Pan-CJK [F] ttf Full CJK and Latin-1 truetype font resulting from merge of Sazanami Mincho and Hanazono fonts.
Source Han Serif / Noto Serif CJK 思源宋体 Pan-CJK Adobe and Google [F] SIL Open Font License SIL Open Font License v.1.1 in April 2017.[3]
TH-Tshyn Pan-Unicode TH-Tshyn-P0, TH-Tshyn-P1 and TH-Tshyn-P2. Version 3.0.0 offers complete coverage of all Unicode CJK characters up to CJK Unified Ideographs Extension G introduced in 2020 with Unicode version 13.0.[4]

Chinese[edit]

Sample of MingLiU(細明體), monospaced font for Latin characters.
Sample of PMingLiU(新細明體), proportional font for Latin characters.
Sample of SimSun (中易宋体), monospaced font for Latin characters.
English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
BabelStone Han SC [F] 1999 Arphic Public License Based on Arphic PL Fonts, extended partly to CJK Unified Ideographs Extension G.
DLCMingMedium

DLCMingBold

華康中明體華康粗明體 TC Microsoft Windows Font family from which Windows 3.0's default Traditional Chinese font 'Ming Light' is derived.
MingLiU 細明體 TC (Taiwan) Microsoft Windows mingliu.ttc Default interface typeface for Windows 3.0 to Windows XP, derived from DynaLab's DLCMing typeface. MingLiu.svg Originally distributed as a raster typeface in the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 3.0, then it was available in TrueType format as 'MingLi43' in the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 3.1. The Latin characters in this font is monospaced. Starting from version 2.00, it was internally sorted in Unicode sequence with Big-5 codepage, and carried the English name 'MingLiU'. In version 2.10, the typeface file also contained PMingLiU (新細明體), which is a proportional font. MingLiU (mingliu.ttc) was distributed with the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 95 to Windows 98, all regional versions of Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1, Traditional Chinese version of Windows 10, PMingLiU Update Pack (新細明體更新套件), Traditional Chinese Font Pack for Internet Explorer 3, Microsoft Global IME 5.02 (Traditional Chinese), Office XP Tool: Traditional Chinese Language Pack, Traditional Chinese supplemental fonts for Windows 10.
PMingLiU 新細明體 TC (Taiwan) Microsoft Windows 98+ Distributed with Traditional Chinese version of Windows 98, all regional versions of Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1, and the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 10. The Latin characters in this font is proportional.
MingLiU_HKSCS,

MingLiU_HKSCS-ExtB

TC (Hong Kong) Windows Vista mingliub.ttc MingLiU-ExtB (mingliub.ttc,細明體-ExtB), PMingLiU-ExtB (新細明體-ExtB) – distributed with PMingLiU Update Pack (新細明體更新套件), Windows Vista.
LiSong Pro Light 儷宋 Pro TC (Hong Kong) Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.3–10.4.
Apple LiSung Light 蘋果儷細宋 TC (Hong Kong) Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.2–10.4.
I.Ming I.明體 TC (General) [F]IPA font licence ttf Derived from IPAex Minchō font, availably at Keshilu blog (刻石錄) and GitHub.[5][6]
MS Song MS宋体 SC Microsoft Distributed with Simplified Chinese Font Pack for Internet Explorer 3, Microsoft Global IME 5.02 (Simplified Chinese), Office XP

Tool: Simplified Chinese Language Pack.

SimSun 中易宋体,宋体 SC Microsoft simsun.ttc Default interface typeface for Windows 95 to Windows XP, distributed with the Chinese versions of Windows 95 to Windows 98, all regions of Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2000. The Latin characters in this font is monospaced. The difference between this font ans NSimSun (below) is that NSimSun is labelled monospaced in the post and OS/2 table while SimSun did not.[7]
NSimSun 新宋体 SC Microsoft Distributed with all regions of Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2000. The Latin characters in this font is monospaced.
SimSun-18030,

NSimSun-18030

宋体-18030,

新宋体-18030

SC Microsoft Distributed with the Simplified Chinese version of Windows XP, or as GB 18030 Support Package to Windows 2000 or higher.
SimSun (Founder Extended) 宋体-方正超大字符集 SC Microsoft Ddistributed with the Simplified Chinese version of Microsoft Office XP, Simplified Chinese version of Windows, or Microsoft Office Proofing Tools (XP and 2003).
SimSun-ExtB or Sun-ExtB 宋体-ExtB SC Microsoft simsunb.ttf Distributed with Windows Vista.
Song SC OS X 10.2–10.4.
STSong 华文宋体 SC SinoType Technology (常州华文印刷新技术) Distributed with MS Office 2000 and XP, OS X 10.2–10.4. The Jiangsu-based foundry, Changzhou SinoType Technology (常州华文印刷新技术), made a series of 30,000+-character fonts for Microsoft and Macintosh between 1998 and 2004 that all begin with "ST" (华文).
STZhongsong 华文中宋 SC Microsoft Distributed with MS Office 2000 and XP. A medium-boldness version of STSong made in 1991 and updated in 1998.
TW-Sung,

TW-Sung-Ext-B, TW-Sung-Plus

全字庫正宋體 TC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education of Taiwan (教育部)[8] [F] Open Government Data License v1.0,[9] equivalent to CC-BY 4.0 International license[10] 100,000+ traditional and simplified characters (including Japanese shinjitai characters) in Taiwanese style, covering CNS 11643 (TW-Sung covers the characters mapped to the Basic Multilingual Plane, TW-Sung-Ext-B covers the characters mapped to CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B, TW-Sung-Plus covers Private Use Area mapped CNS characters。
WenQuanYi Bitmap Song 文泉驿点阵宋体 SC [F] GNU GPL Raster typeface.

Japanese[edit]

Sample of IPAMinchō typeface.
English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
IPAex Minchō [F] IPA font licence Part of IPA font series developed by Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. Released from here.[11]
IPAmj Minchō [F] IPA font licence Part of IPA font series developed by Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. Released from here.[12]
MS Mincho MS 明朝 Microsoft Distributed with the Japanese version of Windows 3.1 or later, some versions of Internet Explorer 3 Japanese Font Pack, all regions in Windows XP, Microsoft Office v.X to 2004.
MS PMincho MS P明朝 Microsoft Distributed in the Japanese version of Windows 95 or later, all regions in Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2004.
Kochi Mincho 東風明朝 [F] public domain Free typeface included with a number of Linux distributions. Originally based on the Watanabe (渡邊フォント) typeface, then reissued based on the Wadalab outlines for legal reasons.
Hiragino Minchō Pro W3,

Hiragino Minchō Pro W6

ヒラギノ明朝Pro W3,

ヒラギノ明朝Pro W6

Mac OS X Included in Mac OS X. It covers almost all of the Adobe Japan 1–5 glyph collection.
Heisei Minchō 平成明朝 Developed by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) as a standard typeface for information devices in 1989. It has rather straight edges so that low-resolution printers can output characters with less aliasing. It is distributed by various typeface vendors licensed by the JSA.
Ryūbundō Minchō or RyūMin リュウミン Morisawa foundry
Kozuka Minchō 小塚明朝 Adobe Designed by Kozuka Masahiko (also the creator of the sans-serif typeface Shin Gothic or Shingo).
Sazanami Mincho[13] さざなみ明朝 [F] The last version dates from 2004.

Korean[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Batang 바탕 Distributed by Microsoft with its Windows operating system.
BatangChe 바탕체 Distributed by Microsoft with its Windows operating system. Monospace font.
Gungsuh 궁서 Distributed by Microsoft with its Windows operating system.
GungsuhChe 궁서체 Distributed by Microsoft with its Windows operating system. Monospace font.
AppleMyungjo 애플명조 Default Korean font on Apple Mac OS, Mac OS X, and iOS. Fully supports Unicode from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
UnBatang, UnGungsuh 은바탕, 은궁서 [F] Included in most Linux distributions. Initially made by Un Koanghui (은광희) as a set of type 1 typefaces to use with Korean LaTeX. Later they were converted to opentype typefaces by Park Won-gyu (박원규). UnBatang also has a version with opentype GSUB/GPOS tables to support archaic Hangul with Hangul Conjoining Jamos.
Baekmuk Batang 백묵 바탕 Kim Jeong-hwan (김정환) [F] Distributed on most Linux distributions. License: open content.
Seoul Hangang 서울한강체 Distributed by Seoul Metropolitan Government as its official Ming typeface. Special font for vertical writing included.
Nanum Myeongjo 나눔명조 Naver [F] Open Font License One of Nanum-series fonts, distributed by Naver.
Hamchorom Batang 함초롬바탕 Hancom [F] Developed by Hancom, supporting Unicode from 1.0 to 5.0 and Hangul Jamo Extended A/B.[14]
Jieubsida Batang 지읍시다바탕 [F] Korean-language, Ming style offshoot of the Tsukurimashou meta-family, built using METAFONT. License: GPL.[15]

Vietnamese[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Nôm Na Tống Light Created by the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation. It is based on characters found in Thiền Tông Bản Hạnh (The Origin of Buddhist Meditation, 1933) by Thanh Tu Thich.[16]
Han Nom Font Set [F] GPL Covers Radicals Supplements, CJK, CJK Ext. A, CJK Ext. B;
Han-Nom Minh 1.30 UBPSHNVN Contains 34,736 characters with 34,737 glyphs.
Han-Nom Ming 1.10 UBPSHNVN Contains 34,079 characters with 34,082 glyphs.

Zhuang[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Sawndip [F] 1999 Arphic Public License Based upon AR PL UMing on which 20k CJK characters were added. It also has over 8 thousand CJK characters used to write Sawndip not in Unicode in PUA plane 16.

Sans-serif[edit]

Pan-Unicode/Pan-CJK[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Arial Unicode MS Pan-Unicode Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2004.
Droid Sans Fallback Pan-Unicode (SC style) Ascender Corporation for Google's Android [F] Apache License 2 Was the default system font for Android below version 4.4.2. Replaced by Source Han Sans.
Source Han Sans / Noto Sans CJK 思源黑体 Pan-CJK Adobe, Google, Changzhou SinoType Technology, Iwata Corporation, Sandoll Communication. [F] SIL Open Font License License: Apache License 2 on July 15, 2014.[17][18] Since September 29, 2015, all Noto fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License rather than the Apache licence.[19]

Chinese[edit]

Sample of WenQuanYi Micro Hei (文泉驿微米黑)
Sample of Microsoft JhengHei (微軟正黑體)
Sample of SimHei (中易雅黑), monospaced font for Latin characters.
English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
WenQuanYi Zen Hei 文泉驿正黑 SC [F] GPL v2.0 font exception Over 36,000 glyphs in total, among which 20,300 are Chinese characters.
WenQuanYi Micro Hei 文泉驿微米黑 SC [F] GPL v3 or Apache License v2 Based on Droid Sans Fallback.
PingFang SC,

PingFang TC, PingFang HK

苹方-简

蘋方-繁蘋方-港

SC, TC (Taiwan), TC (Hong Kong) OS X 10.11 El Capitan System font for Apple MacOS system.
Heiti SC,

Heiti TC

黑体-简

黑體-繁

SC, TC (Taiwan) OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Was system font for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Hiragino Sans GB 冬青黑体简体中文/ヒラギノ角ゴ 簡体中文 SC OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
STHeiti 华文黑体 SC OS X 10.2 Jaguar & later. By Changzhou SinoType Technology (2002). Was system font for OS X 10.2 Jaguar to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
STHeiti Light/[STXihei] 华文细黑 SC OS X 10.2 Jaguar and later, Microsoft Office 2000 and XP. A thinner version of STHeiti Regular.
LiHei Pro Medium 儷黑 Pro TC (Taiwan) Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and later
Apple LiGothic Medium 蘋果儷中黑 TC (Taiwan) Mac OS 9 and OS X 10.2 Jaguar and later
Microsoft JhengHei 微軟正黑體 TC (Taiwan) China Type Design Limited msjh.ttc, msjhbd.ttc, msjhl.ttc Default Windows system font since Windows Vista.
Microsoft YaHei 微软雅黑 SC Founder Type msyh.ttc, msyhbd.ttc, msyhl.ttc Default Windows system font since Windows Vista.
MS Hei MS黑体 SC Microsoft Global IME 5.02 (Simplified Chinese), Office XP Tool: Simplified Chinese Language Pack.
MHei 蒙纳黑體 TC (Hong Kong) Owned by Monotype
SimHei 中易黑体 or 黑体 SC Windows 2000, all regions of Windows XP simhei.ttf
DengXian 等线 SC Simplified Chinese version of Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.

Japanese[edit]

Sample of M+ OUTLINE FONTS typeface.
English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
IPA Gothic Designed by Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan [F] IPA font licence Part of IPA font series.[20]
Meiryo メイリオ Default Windows system font since Windows Vista.
Mona Font Linux distributions [F] Public domain
M+ OUTLINE FONTS [F] Free license
VL Gothic VLゴシック Derived from M+ FONTS and Sazanami Gothic font. Distributed on Vine Linux. [F]?[F] License: same as parent fonts.
Sazanami Gothic[21] さざなみゴシック Distributed on Linux. [F] License: formerly considered free and included with a number of Linux distributions.[22]
MS Gothic MS ゴシック Distributed on Microsoft Windows 3.1 and later.
MS PGothic MS Pゴシック Distributed on Microsoft Windows 95 and later.
MS UI Gothic Distributed on Microsoft Windows 98 and later.
Yu Gothic 游ゴシック Distributed by Microsoft Windows 10.
Osaka Distributed on Classic Mac OS.
Hiragino Kaku Gothic ヒラギノ角ゴ Distributed on Mac OS X.
Hiragino Maru Gothic ヒラギノ丸ゴ Distributed on Mac OS X.
Kozuka Gothic 小塚ゴシック Typeface family provided by new versions of Adobe Illustrator.
GothicBBB-Medium Adobe
Kochi Gothic 東風ゴシック Distributed on Linux, formerly. [F] Originally named Watanabe font (渡邊フォント).

Formerly considered free that is included with a number of Linux distributions. The development of the font stopped when it was discovered that Watanabe font – which Kochi Gothic based on – was copied from the TypeBank Mincho-M font, developed by TypeBank and Design Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.[23][24][25]

Korean[edit]

Sample of Malgun Gothic typeface.
English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
AppleGothic 애플고딕 Apple Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and iOS 1 to 5.0 Fully supports Unicode from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Dotum 돋움 Microsoft Windows, all regions of Windows XP to Windows 8.1, and the Korean version of Windows 10.
DotumChe 돋움체 Microsoft Windows, all regions of Windows XP to Windows 8.1, and the Korean version of Windows 10. Monospace font.
Gulim 굴림 Microsoft Windows, all regions of Windows XP to Windows 8.1, and the Korean version of Windows 10.
GulimChe 굴림체 Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1, Korean version of Windows 10, Office XP Tool: Korean Language Pack, Korean supplemental fonts for Windows 10. Monospace font.
Malgun Gothic 맑은 고딕 Windows Vista
New Gulim 새굴림 Old Korean support tools for Microsoft Word 2000, Office XP Tool: Korean Language Pack, Microsoft Office 2003
Gulim Old Hangul Jamo Old Korean support tools for Microsoft Word 2000, Office XP Tool: Korean Language Pack, Microsoft Office 2003
Apple SD Gothic Neo 애플 SD 산돌고딕 Neo Apple Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 5.1.
UnDotum 은돋움 [F] GPL Un-series fonts initially derived from Korean LaTeX fonts with the same name.
UnShinmun 은신문 [F] GPL Un-series fonts initially derived from Korean LaTeX fonts with the same name.
Baekmuk Gulim 백묵굴림 Linux distributions. [F]
Seoul Namsan 서울남산체 Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Nanum Gothic 나눔고딕 Distributed by Naver. [F] Open Font License Nanum-series fonts.
Hamchorom Dotum 함초롬돋움 Designed by Hancom. [F] Supporting Unicode from 1.0 to 5.0 and Hangul Jamo Extended A/B.[14]
Jieubsida Dodum 지읍시다돋움 Offshoot of the Tsukurimashou meta-family, built using METAFONT. [F] GPL [15]

Vietnamese[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Han-Nom Gothic 1.30 UBPSHNVN 35,733 characters with 36,306 glyphs

Regular script[edit]

Sample of Regular script typeface. Shown above are the characters 漢字 (Pinyin: Hànzì), meaning "Chinese characters".

Chinese[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
KaiU, DFKai-SB 標楷體 TC (Taiwan) DynaComware (distributed by Window 95 & higher, OS X up to Yosemite) kaiu.ttf
SimKai, KaiTi 中易楷体 楷体_GB2312 SC simkai.ttf Distributed on Windows Chinese versions.
STKaiti 华文楷体 SC Changzhou SinoType (2002) Distributed on Windows Chinese versions.
Kai SC Shanghai Ikarus (1993–95) Distributed by MacOS, Simplified Chinese versions.
BiauKai TC (Taiwan) Distributed by MacOS, Traditional Chinese versions.
FZNewKai
  • FZKaiS-Extended, FZKaiS-Extended(SIP)
  • FZKaiT-Extended, FZKaiT-Extended(SIP)
方正新楷体 SC, TC (SC style) Founder of Beijing University 北大方正, 2012[26] Initial set released in 2006. 28,928 glyphs in the basic BMP fonts plus another 54,328 in the SIP fonts for both traditional and simplified Chinese.
I.Ngaan I.顏體 TC Keshilu (刻石錄)[27] [F][F] GPL 2.0+ Derived from a Yan styled typeface by Wang Hanzong (王漢宗).[27] As Wang Hanzong fonts are suspected to be copyright infringement, this derived font is considered copyright infringement too.
TW-Kai,

TW-Kai-Ext-B, TW-Kai-Plus

全字庫正楷體 TC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education of Taiwan (教育部)[8] [F] Open Government Data License v1.0,[9] equivalent to CC-BY 4.0 International license[10] 100,000+ traditional and simplified characters (including Japanese shinjitai characters) in Taiwanese style, covering CNS 11643 (TW-Kai covers the characters mapped to the Basic Multilingual Plane, TW-Kai-Ext-B covers the characters mapped to CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B, TW-Kai-Plus covers Private Use Area mapped CNS characters。
Free HK Kai 自由香港楷書 TC (Hong Kong) Free Hong Kong Font (自由香港字型) project [F] CC-BY 4.0 International license[10] Based on TW-Kai, following List of Glyphs of Commonly Used Characters (常用字字形表) by Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR.[10]

Vietnamese[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
Han-Nom Kai 1.00 UBPSHNVN 28,147 characters with 28,145 glyphs

Clerical script[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
SimLi 中易隶书 or 隶书 SC Distributed with the Chinese version of Microsoft Office.
UnYetgul 은옛글 Korean [F] One of Un-series fonts initially derived from the Korean LaTeX fonts.

Imitation Song[edit]

Traditional Chinese character of "Han" in Imitation Song typeface.
English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Licensing Format Comments
FangSong 中易仿宋, 仿宋 SC Microsoft simfang.ttf Distributed with the Chinese version of Microsoft Windows.
STFangsong 华文仿宋 SC Changzhou SinoType, 2002 Formerly distributed with Mac 10.4.

Other fonts or projects[edit]

Pan-Unicode/Pan-CJK[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Style Licensing Format Comments
GNU Unifont Pan-Unicode [F] A GPLed bitmap font that covers the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane.
Code2000 Pan-Unicode

Chinese[edit]

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Style Licensing Format Comments
SimYou 幼圆 SC Microsoft Rounded Distributed with Chinese version of Microsoft Office.
WenQuanYi Unibit. SC WenQuanYi font project Bitmap [F] GPL A bitmap monospaced font.
Shuowen Jiezi True Type Font 說文解字True Type字型 Chinese Most/all of the characters are small seal script. It is based on annotated Shuowen Jiezi and other sources.
I.PenCrane I.鋼筆鶴體 TC (General) Keshilu (刻石錄)[28] Script [F][F] GPL 2.0+ Derived from a handwriting styled typeface by Wang Hanzong (王漢宗).[28] As Wang Hanzong fonts are suspected to be copyright infringement, this derived font is considered copyright infringement too.
Open Huninn Open 粉圓 TC (General) Justfont Rounded [F] SIL Open Font License Derived from MOTOYA Kosugi Maru font.
Sample of Open Huninn (Open 粉圓)

Japanese[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Style Licensing Format Comments
Mojikyō 文字鏡
Y.OzFontN Handwriting
Kanji Stroke Order Font 漢字の筆順のフォント Handwriting [F]
Choumei Handwriting [F] Kanji Stroke Order Font with the stroke numbers omitted

Korean[edit]

English name CJK name Editor/Creator Style Licensing Format Comments
UnGungseo 은궁서 Calligraphy [F] Part of Un-series.
Jieubsida Sun-Moon 지읍시다선문 "Felt marker style" [F]GPL[15] Offshoot of the Tsukurimashou meta-family, built using METAFONT.

Font series[edit]

This section lists fonts that are designed to be used together, or created by the same person/organization such that it forms a series of fonts.

English name CJK name Localisation Editor/Creator Style Licensing Format Comments
HanWang Series 王漢宗字体系列 TC Wang Hanzong (王漢宗), NTU. [F] GPL 42 fonts. Wang is involved in copyright infringement with Arphic Technology for the fonts in 2005.
Arphic PL Fonts series:
  • AR PL Mingti2L Big5
  • AR PL KaitiM Big5
  • AR PL SungtiL GB
  • AR PL KaitiM GB
文鼎自由字型系列:
  • 文鼎 PL 細上海宋
  • 文鼎 PL 中楷
  • 文鼎 PL 簡報宋
  • 文鼎 PL 簡中楷
TC (General), SC Arphic foundry Ming/Song, Regular script [F] 1999 Arphic Public License 4 fonts. The CJK Unifonts project was derived from Arphic PL Fonts.
CJK Unifonts series:
  • AR PL UMing
  • AR PL UKai
CJK Unifonts 系列:
  • AR PL UMing
  • AR PL UKai
SC CJKUnifonts Ming/Song, Regular script [F] 1999 Arphic Public License 2 fonts. AR PL UMing is formerly known as AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni, AR PL 上海宋. AR PL UKai is formerly known as AR PL ZenKai, AR PL 中楷. This is a project under CJK Unifonts, which is included with a number of Linux distributions.[Note 3]

Merger of typefaces in Arphic PL Fonts.

AR PL MingU20-L,

AR PL BaoSong2GBK

文鼎 PL 明體,

文鼎 PL 報宋

TC (Taiwan), SC Arphic foundry Ming/Song 2010 Arphic Public License (Restricted NC-ND) 2 fonts. License: explicitly restrict distribution of the original or modified font to "only for non-profit purpose".[Note 4]
Fandol series:
  • Fandol Song
  • Fandol Hei
  • Fandol Kai
  • Fandol Fang
Fandol 系列:
  • Fandol 宋体
  • Fandol 黑体
  • Fandol 楷体
  • Fandol 仿宋
SC From top to bottom:
  • Ming/Song
  • Sans-serif
  • Regular script
  • Imitation Song
[F][F] GPL with font exception 4 fonts, both Fandol Song and Fandol Hei has two weights (regular/bold). Originally for CTeX, there is debate on whether the font is FOSS as the author may have revoked the license.[29][30]
cwTeX series:
  • cwTeX 仿宋體 (Imitation Song)
  • cwTeX 圓體 (Rounded)
  • cwTeX 明體 (Ming)
  • cwTeX 楷書 (Regular script)
  • cwTeX 粗黑體 (Sans-serif)
cwTeX 系列:
  • cwTeX 仿宋體
  • cwTeX 圓體
  • cwTeX 明體
  • cwTeX 楷書
  • cwTeX 粗黑體
TC From top to bottom:
  • Imitation Song
  • Rounded
  • Ming/Song
  • Regular script
  • Sans-serif
[F][F] GPL, later SIL OFL 5 fonts. Originally for LaTeX CJK. The Bold Sans-serif has been involved in copyright infringement with Arphic Technology, while the Ming font is found out to be similar to pre-existing font.[31][32]
Nanum Series:

Nanum Pen / Nanum Brush

나눔 손글씨 Korea Distributed by Naver. [F] Open Font License
Un-series Korea Series of Korean fonts derived from LaTeX fonts.

Font Foundries[edit]

This section lists major font foundries that produce CJK fonts.

English name CJK name Localisation Company Comments
SinoType Series. 华文 Chinese SinoType (Chinese: 华文; pinyin: Huá Wén; full name: 中国常州华文印刷新技术有限公司) Series of the fonts by SinoType. Distributed with Microsoft Office.
FangZheng Series. 方正 SC Founder Group (方正; Fāng Zhèng) Series of the fonts by Founder Type. Distributed with Microsoft Office.
Hàn Yí 汉仪 SC 北京汉仪科印信息技术有限公司 Series of the fonts by Hanyi.
DynaLab 華康 Mostly TC (Taiwan) DynaComware Series of the fonts by Dynalab.
Arphic 文鼎科技 Mostly TC (Taiwan) Arphic Technology Series of the fonts by Arphic Technology.
Justfont 就是字 TC (Taiwan) Justfont Series of the fonts by Justfont, also a CJK webfont service provider.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A font targeted to a writing system usually still contains glyphs in the other writing systems.
  2. ^ If a Unicode font (font containing a wide range of Unicode's characters) is targeted to one or a few writing systems, it will not be listed as a "pan-Unicode font" (font intended to globally support a wide range of Unicode's characters)
  3. ^ Archived copies also available at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine: ttf-arphic-uming_0.2.20080216.1.orig.tar.gz, ttf-arphic-ukai_0.2.20080216.1.orig.tar.gz
  4. ^ Archived copies also available at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine: 文鼎科技發佈新的公眾授權字型

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanazono fonts".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2012-12-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Noto Serif CJK is here!". Google Developers Blog. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  4. ^ More information on this and related font packages is available at the download page at http://cheonhyeong.com/Simplified/download.html.
  5. ^ "造字:開源字型_i.明體 [刻石錄]".
  6. ^ ichitenfont/I.Ming: I.Ming ( I.明體 / 一點明朝體 / 一點明體 )
  7. ^ "宋体(Simsun)和新宋体(NSimsun)的区别_c#_学习是为了探索这个世界的本质-CSDN博客". blog.csdn.net. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
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  9. ^ a b https://data.gov.tw/license
  10. ^ a b c d "字型下載 – 自由香港字型".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2013-03-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ http://mojikiban.ipa.go.jp/1300.html[dead link]
  13. ^ Author page Archived 2018-07-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese), deprecated ttf-sazanami-mincho Debian package
  14. ^ a b http://www.hancom.co.kr/downLoad.downView.do?targetRow=1&seqno=3136&mcd_save=005
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  17. ^ "Noto: A CJK Font That is Complete, Beautiful and Right for Your Language and Region".
  18. ^ "The Typekit Blog | Introducing Source Han Sans: An open source Pan-CJK typeface".
  19. ^ "Google Fonts".
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  21. ^ Author page Archived 2018-07-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  22. ^ Deprecated ttf-sazanami-gothic Debian package
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  24. ^ "CID/OpenType conversion kit for Kochi Mincho/Kochi Gothic". June 18, 2003. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  25. ^ フォントの権利侵害について (in Japanese). Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd. 29 Sep 2003. Archived from the original on August 5, 2004. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  26. ^ "方正新楷体字体包,方正新楷体字体打包下载_方正字库官网".
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  28. ^ a b "造字:開源字型_i.鋼筆鶴體 [刻石錄]".
  29. ^ "【诈尸+吐槽】令人哭笑不得的「破产黑体」,暴露你乎某些「资深设计师」的真实水平". 知乎专栏 (in Chinese).
  30. ^ "《Fandol破产字体》已经破产的Fandol字体能免费商用吗?-猫啃网,免费商用中文字体下载!". www.maoken.com. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  31. ^ "來源可能是盜版的開源字型,授權沒問題嗎? · Issue #15 · l10n-tw/cwtex-q-fonts". GitHub. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  32. ^ "《台湾cwTeX字体系列》字体来源可能是盗版字体 不建议商业使用-猫啃网,免费商用中文字体下载!". www.maoken.com. Retrieved 1 April 2021.

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