Re: open source CJK ext A, B fonts

Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 01:09:24 CDT

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    Dear Jeroen

    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 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, , 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.

    John Knightley

    Quoting Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <>:

    > 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-)> / asmodai
    > ????? ?????? ??? ?? ??????
    > | | GPG: 2EAC625B
    > So take a look at me now, well there's just an empty space...

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