recommendations for a simplified Chinese font for a desktop app?

8 Sep 2010 - 3:19pm
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Michele Marut
2005

All,
I'm the user researcher who may be getting involved with the localization of a Western desktop app into simplified Chinese. 
My fellow team members are currently dealing with a font issue.


There was a problem with Arial and the unicode looks odd.
I'm posting on their behalf as they are looking for any recommendations for a font.

Initial findings from a related IXDA post (http://www.ixda.org/node/27241 )

 

·         Open Source

o    About "Wen Quan Yi" Project

o    The goal of this project is to create high-quality open-source bitmap and outline fonts for all CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) characters. There are about 70,000 Han characters currently encoded by the Unicode Standard 4.0, including the CJK Unified Ideographs (U+4E00~U+9FC3, 20,932 characters), CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A(U+3400~U+4DB5, 6,582 characters), CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B (U+20000~U+2A6D6, 42,711 characters), together with many other CJK related unicode blocks.

§  http://wenq.org/enindex.cgi?About_en

·         Commercial

o   http://www.dynalab.com/

·         Book

                               

CJKV Information Processing, Second Edition -

By

Ken Lunde



Someone else suggested we look here - 

http://www.wazu.jp/ 


Do you have an recommendations for a simplified Chinese font for a desktop app?
Thanks very much!
- Michele 
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Connect with me on:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MicheleMarut

Comments

9 Sep 2010 - 10:16pm
James Yuan
2010

Microsoft YaHei might be a good choice.

"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." See more introduction at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_YaHei


10 Sep 2010 - 1:05am
Arturo Moya
2010

This a complete table of Chinese True Type Fonts (TTF) offer by NJSTAR WP:

http://www.njstar.com/cms/njstar-chinese-wp-font-sample





On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Michele Marut <mmarut15@gmail.com> wrote:

All,
I'm the user researcher who may be getting involved with the localization of a Western desktop app into simplified Chinese. 
My fellow team members are currently dealing with a font issue.

There was a problem with Arial and the unicode looks odd.
I'm posting on their behalf as they are looking for any recommendations for a font.


Initial findings from a related IXDA post (http://www.ixda.org/node/27241 [1] )


 

·         Open Source

o    About "Wen Quan Yi" Project

o    The goal of this project is to create high-quality open-source bitmap and outline fonts for all CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) characters. There are about 70,000 Han characters currently encoded by the Unicode Standard 4.0, including the CJK Unified Ideographs (U+4E00~U+9FC3, 20,932 characters), CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A(U+3400~U+4DB5, 6,582 characters), CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B (U+20000~U+2A6D6, 42,711 characters), together with many other CJK related unicode blocks.

§  http://wenq.org/enindex.cgi?About_en [2]

·         Commercial

o   http://www.dynalab.com/ [3]

·         Book

                               

*CJKV Information Processing, Second Edition -*

By

Ken Lunde [4]


/
/

/Someone else suggested we look here - /

http://www.wazu.jp/ [5] 

Do you have an recommendations for a simplified Chinese font for a desktop app?
Thanks very much!
- Michele 
--
Connect with me on:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MicheleMarut [6]

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