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Questions related to fonts or typefaces used for displaying text in Chinese.

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Lowest pixel resolution needed to support Chinese?

We are creating a product which has an small embedded OLED display (64 x 48 pixels). We would love to support Chinese in this product and wonder what is that smallest resolution that would be needed ...
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In Chinese typesetting, is there a version of Lorem Ipsum?

I know relatively little about typography but I know that Lorem Ipsum or other similar bodies of text appear a lot in the world of typesetting. Because Chinese characters are pretty much square, is ...
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Are there any free/open fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?

Problem As a Chinese student I found that one of the first barriers is reading. Indeed, when trying to acquire new vocabulary one might be faced with the opacity of the Chinese character as opposed ...
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Have any fonts been released that are based on slender gold?

I remember the first time I saw slender gold I had something like an 'am I dreaming?' moment. That's not how characters were supposed to look! The lines aren't supposed to cross, etc., etc. But wait,...
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Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts

We have been working with a new character system that differentiates between a dot and a slash in Chinese characters. The issue I have is being able to instinctively tell which one I should use. When ...
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Are there some free fonts for the small seal, large seal, and even oracle bone script styles?

I'm very interested in the old forms of Chinese characters that you still see in many contexts including historical, artistic, and design contexts. So I'm wondering if there are free fonts for these ...
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Simplified Chinese font easily readable, suitable for documents and OK for commercial use?

For the English alphabet there's a site, FontSquirrel, that provides great free fonts for commercial use, handpicked and tested. I haven't found anything similar for Chinese fonts, the only very good ...
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Chinese Dotted/Dashed Line font?

Anybody knows where to get this Chinese font type?
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Fonts for Unicode CJK extensions C, D, E

Does anyone know of a font that supports the unicode CJK extensions c, d, e? If you have such a font, do you know if it works with the MySQL utf8mb4 character set?
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Writing sheets generator

When I was in China I bought some writing books for practicing Chinese handwriting. This is good but have 2 disadvantages. Size of cell is too small for brush and too big for roller pen. Must be for ...
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For the HSK, what do I need to know about characters which appear differently?

Edit: This question was based on a misunderstanding: I installed Chinese fonts in Ubuntu, where the default behaviour is to show Japanese characters. (I managed to fix this problem following the ...
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Is there any printed or handwritten precursor to this 门 (door, gate) glyph?

I recently started seeing this odd rendering of the 门 character, may be it's only in the font that my browser defaults to. Here's an image (2nd character in the title): Does anyone know if this glyph ...
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Chinese Font - Some Characters Rendered Strangely (外,将)

I am seeing some characters rendered strangely and would like to know what I can do to fix it. In Google search bar, rendered strangely. Inside translate box, rendered as desired: In Google Docs, ...
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Are there any fonts imitating the correct handwritten forms for Chinese students?

I am hoping to find some resources (hopefully open-source) that allow to type similar to style expected from Chinese students in mainland/Taiwan/Hong Kong schools. If anyone knows Japanese kyōkasho ...
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What is the biggest font by percentage of CJK symbols already encoded?

Only the Unicode-included Unified and six extensions considered for the question (87887 symbols, 12 compatibility included). Possible contenders: BabelStone Han: includes all of original map and ...
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The number of “components” (potentially) to define a Chinese character typeface

This post goes into some hypotheticals on how long it might take to design a Chinese font compared to a Latin font. It shows an image of potentially some "radicals" which could be used as the base ...
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Tradtional Chinese fonts for website

anyone know common usage of Tradtional Chinese fonts for website? I have come up with this list after a bit of Googling, but not sure. 微軟正黑體, Microsoft JhengHei 新細明體, PMingLiU 細明體, MingLiU
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Is there any font encoding the second stage of simplification?

Of course, it should not even be mapped to their original Unicode positions, they could be sent to Private Use Area planes, but is there any way to typeset the extra-simplified characters as ...
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character encoding, script, typeface/font

I'd like to know what relationship ties those terms. According to wikipedia, "There is however no mandated connection between the encoding system and the font used to display the characters; font ...
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Narrow fonts for Chinese characters?

Is there a half-width font for Chinese characters? I have a half-width font for Japanese and it covers a lot of Chinese characters but not all. By "half-width", I mean you can display Chinese ...
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(女 vs 女): Unicode points U+5973 vs U+F981

I wonder if this is even the right place to ask this question but I couldn't figure another place so here I am. What is the difference between these two characters? If none, then why are there two ...
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How to display the “left hand” radical as Unicode text?

I want to display the two parts of the 右 character in a document. The first part, 口, is easy. The problem lies in the second part, which some sources call "left hand" radical. This video calls it a ...
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How to set normal Chinese font in MS Power Point 2016?

In Ecxel I can set Calibri font and enter Chinese characters, which look straight. In PowerPoint I have Chinese characters set font as STXinwei (Body) and they look very "stylish": I can't get "...
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Fonts that compose Ideographic Description Characters into one character

Are there any fonts that try to compose Unicode Ideographic Description Characters into one character? E.g., ⿰女子 would look like 好. I know the Wikipedia page says "rendering systems are not intended ...
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The amount you can adjust a Chinese characters look without it changing meaning

I'm wondering how much freedom a designer has of a Chinese character, if they must make every stroke exactly in the correct position and thickness and direction and shape and everything, or if they ...
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A good web font size for Chinese characters

Wikipedia has a pretty small font size for Chinese characters like 書. I would prefer if it were a little larger. Wondering if there is a sort of reference or ideal size for Chinese characters, similar ...
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Which font is the very best (most faithful) to simplified mainland Chinese writing? [duplicate]

Example: 过 appears in calibri as . I assume this must be a non-mainland form?
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How is this effect achieved for Chinese characters?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but I don't know where else to ask. I'm having some trouble with finding out how to achieve this consistently with Chinese characters. I'm guessing it's ...
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Are Chinese characters always in a perfect square shape, or are there fonts with rectangular characters?

Are all Chinese characters in all fonts placed in a perfect square grid, or are there fonts which make characters slightly rectangular such as 5:6 aspect ratio or 8:9 aspect ratio, etc. E.g. you find ...