Japan Kanji Font
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When applications use Western fonts and display Japanese Kana and Kanji, the fonts do not look good. It seems to me that, by default, Ubuntu just assumes Chinese. Some Kanji look weird to me. For example, the "誤" in "誤解" or the "直" in "直接" do not look like the one used in Japan.
Is there any way to force Ubuntu to use a specific Japanese font when it is displaying Kana/Kanji in a Western font? Perhaps there is no way for the system to tell whether a specific text is Japanese or Chinese; but I do not read Chinese so I do not care if real Chinese texts are wrongly displayed in the Japanese font.
Below is the output. I had tried to remove the Noto font series but they came back when I installed some applications. I also tried to remove fonts of languages I cannot read at all. Basically I just want Western European fonts (English, German, French, etc), Japanese fonts, and Korean fonts.
I would like to use Japanese characters in a PDF file.I would like to use the Kanji Stroke Orders font found here: gle.com/site/nihilistorguk/The problem is that I can't seem to convert the font using ttf2ufm.ttf2ufm keeps on giving multiple errors: "Glyph unixxxx is too long, maydisplay incorrectly".After a few seconds ttf2ufm gets aborted, showing message "stack smashingdetected".
It seems the ST fonts are for OS X, not linux. Sorry about that.You may be able to install Aozora Mincho, or Google's Noto Sans CJK. Both fonts have multiple weights but of course no italics. You can fake italics if you want to (see below).
So I guess most Japanese fonts don't have italics built in even for the latin characters.Does anybody know of free or inexpensive fonts with true italics like these that DOESN'T cost $595.00? =OLS-US&event=displayFontPackage&code=1801 =OLS-US&event=displayFontPackage&code=1800
My system does not have the font MS Mincho, but I do have a few Adobe Japanese fonts, and none of them have oblique versions. What you are seeing in other programs is probably the creation of a fake italic font by taking the "roman" (actually Japanese characters in this case) glyphs and just drawing them skewed. LaTeX has some concept of typography, and TeX will refuse to bastardize fonts in this way. If you want slanted Japanese characters, you will have to find a font for them.
Japanese doesn't have italics, as far as I know. Emphasis is indicated in other ways: dots placed next to the characters, use of katakana instead of hiragana or kanji, enclosing in Japanese quotation marks, etc.
I am working on a japanese website and have a hard time finding a font which looks good in japanese. I was surprised that so few fonts seem to exist for japanese. My team has contacted several web font providers without much success. Only one company could offer a web font for japanese but it was 35 megabytes which is far to big for the clients to download to their browsers.
Web-font for Japanese, though there are few providers exist, is not really practical as you found the size of the font data is too big to download. Usually Japanese font has 8,000-16,000 glyph so making new fonts means you need to make at least 8,000 glyph, which is pretty heavy task. As a result of it, there are very few variations in Japanese fonts, and Japanese users also care about fonts less than Latin-character users.
Most Japanese websites use default font sets provided on Windows or Mac. The latest ones are Meiryo and Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro. For older versions such like Windows XP, it is good to add former default fonts MS Gothic(or MS Mincho)/Osaka.
Something I learned working here: some Japanese prefer Gothic or other fonts over Mincho fonts, as Mincho looks more "Chinese" according to some. None of the companies above use Mincho as evidence to that. Like it or not, I guess that's something to keep in mind when branding.
I am no font/design expert, but just about every Japanese PC should have basic Latin fonts like the ones you mentioned installed, so they will work. But those fonts give a kind of Western look to Japanese characters. If you want to use fonts that Japanese sites typically use I would start by browsing some of the more popular Japanese sites and using things like Firebug or the Chrome developer tools to examine the CSS and see what fonts they reference. For example, yahoo.co.jp currently has this CSS:
The "gothic" typeface fonts seem fairly popular these days: on Windows, fonts like MS Gothic, MS PGothic, etc. Ming typeface is also widely used. These are the default browser font settings for Firefox on my Japanese Windows machine:
BTW, the "Osaka" font was a standard font on Japanese Macs in the 90s. Unless you want that "retro" feel, is highly recommended to use "Hiragino Sans" (not Kaku Gothic that's deprecated) for macOS and iOS devices for a consistent and modern look and better legibility. Also Hiragino Sans has far more font weights (10) than Kaku Gothic (only 2).
This is an old thread but for anyone doing research on this now, you should note that Meiryo is no longer a standard font loaded with Windows. Since Windows 10, the new default font is Yu Gothic. You can still install Meiryo manually however. Please see this article
'Noto Sans CJK JP' is also available for Ubuntu linux. It is provided as an official package "fonts-noto-cjk". Still manual installation is required, it is expected to have it installed on Japanese Ubuntu machines.
Ghostscript 8.71 was released in early 2010 and is no longer supported by Artifex (email@example.com). This version of Ghostscript is no longer included with the Paper SDK. In order to get a Japanese font to work on PostScript printers it must be a font that is installed on the printer.
2. Unpack the Kanji font package and copy the directory "fonts" to the gs directory. You should find this in the equivalent of C:\Program Files\Common Files\Anoto\gs\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Anoto\gs\, but this would depend on where you have gs8.71 installed.
3. Where the Kanji font package were unpacked one should find a file called Fontmap.KNJ (..\gs703knj\gs7.03\lib\Fontmap.KNJ). Copy Fontmap.KNJ to the lib folder in the Ghostscript installation (..\Anoto\gs\gs8.71\lib), then rename the file to Fontmap.GS.
4. Create a new Environmental Variable called "GS_FONTPATH" and give it the value of the path for the font directory created in step 2, for example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Anoto\gs\fonts
2020 is the coming out party for Apple designed OpenType variable fonts, both the SF Pro and SF Compact system fonts and the all-new New York font shipping in iOS 14, watchOS 7 and macOS 11. The Apple created variable font technology is not new of course. It has been around since the QuickDraw GX days along with the TrueType GX enhanced Skia font. It was due to be standard in MacOS Copland system fonts including a Japanese variable font created by FontWorks. Then Steve Jobs returned to Apple and everything changed.
The western baseline typography model and font metrics is how PostScript and OpenType fonts, and all layout engines evolved. Adobe was well acquainted with the shortcomings of their own font technology and InDesign J got around the problems by adding proprietary Kanji virtual body font metrics and Japanese line break algorithms. None of this exists as an open standard that benefits everybody.
Because of this situation Japanese DTP forced users to adapt to limited font technology rather than technology solving their production problems. I know this because everyday at work I had to deal with the endless problems and limitations of Japanese PostScript fonts that could only reside on the output device.
While stroke fonts are not supported in the current Apple OS lineup, on the font tool side stroke font technology has appeared in software such as the classic MacOS Gaiji Master from FontWorks. The lead engineer of that effort is currently working independently on a similar gaiji glyph tool for Windows based on stroke font technology that is much more advanced than the old and long unavailable FontWorks software. I plan to cover developments in a future post.
The Adobe Japan 1-7 glyph collection requires 23,060 glyphs for a single weight, multiply this work by the different weights for one family and you get an idea how massive the undertaking is. From Osamu Torinoumi, one of the key designers of the Apple licensed Hiragino font on its creation:
This is because there are many more OpenType Japanese variable font features than just weights. There are gylph variations, vertical layout variations, horizontal and vertical compression for tatechuyoko instances. In macOS Catalina these are hidden away in the crusty old Font Pallet that is desperately in need of a major overhaul. Please tell me that macOS 11 fixes this or that Apple has a vision how to.
Several encoding schemes for Japanese have been developed by the government of Japan, with some manufacturers adding their own non-standard extensions over the years. This page describes some of the most common standards, ending with a description of how those encodings map to Unicode fonts, and how one such Japanese font was added to Unifont.
This standard left much of the eight-bit space of 256 code points undefined, which allowed for expansion to add support for hiragana and also for kanji, the Japanese ideographs. Because there are thousands of kanji characters, at least a two-byte code is required to cover the entire set. The next section describes such a code.
In JIS X 0208, rows 1 through 15 are used to encode non-kanji characters; rows 9 through 15 have not been assigned characters. Rows 16 through 47 are used to encode Level 1 kanji, which Japanese children learn in school. Rows 48 through 84 are used to encode Level 2 kanji. Rows 85 through 94 are currently unused. 2b1af7f3a8