Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 01:09:24 CDT
Assuming you mean ttf fonts, this is not an easy question to answer.
There is yet to be such a open source font with good coverage.
The most opensource cjk fonts are ukai.ttf and uming.ttf see
uming.ttf has some Ext A support and Extension B support, and
hopefully in the not too distant future (sometime in 2008 or 2009)
will have full ExtA support. This is IMHO the best option if one is
looking for a open source CJK project to build from. A verion of the
latest build is at
I have been using this myself as the base, with lots of PUA cjk characters.
The wenquan project http://wqy.sourceforge.net now has Ext A support,
and is working on Ext B - the font is open source, however parts of
the project though not are not strictly speaking open source.
If one is just looking for a free font the biggest coverage is Hannom
A nad B - which though free to download on sourceforge is not open source.
Also James Kass shareware Code200, http://www.code2000.net , has
complete Ext A, and Code2002 has fairly extenive Extension B coverage.
On occasions I have used unifont.pcf.gz which at 3.1M is small enoch
to put in ackages as a back up unicode font.
Quoting Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <email@example.com>:
> Does any of you know of any decent open source fonts supporting the CJK A
> and/or B range?
> Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)in-nomine.org> / asmodai
> ????? ?????? ??? ?? ??????
> http://www.in-nomine.org/ | http://www.rangaku.org/ | GPG: 2EAC625B
> So take a look at me now, well there's just an empty space...
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