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Unicode Chinese, Japanese & Korean fonts

They have room for tons of characters and are fully compatible with the Unicode-compliant applications of  Windows 95/98/ME, NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or XP.  They are the fonts to view CJK Web pages with Internet Explorer, Netscape or Mozilla.  With MView Pro, you can also use them in pre-Unicode applications.

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Mojikyo

Konjaku-Mojikyo is a font and input system for scholars with more than 80,000 characters.  It is compatible with any application that supports TrueType fonts.

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Jim's Kanji

Jim's Kanji is a set of Japanese fonts covering 218 kana, 2,319 regular kanji and 27 special kanji.  You cannot read the Web with it or input characters in the easy way but you can use it in any version of Windows, including Windows 3.1.  The first 94 characters of each font can be typed with single keystrokes and the rest can be input with 4-digit Alt codes.  You can also insert them from CharMap or Word's Insert | Symbol menu.

Jim's Kanji is now available in Unicode format as Sword Kanji.

Other single-byte Kanji fonts

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Pinyin fonts

The recent versions of  Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New contain all the Pinyin vowels.  The fonts of  Microsoft's Simplified Chinese Language Packs also have them but they display all accented letters as if they were followed by spaces.

āáǎà ēéěè īíǐì ōóǒò ūúǔù ǖǘǚǜ üê

You need Version 2.76 or later of the Courier New font and your browser should support UTF-8 to see all of the 26 Pinyin vowels above.

Single-byte Pinyin fonts

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Kana fonts

The fonts of the CJK Language Packs contain all Hiragana and Katakana.  They are the fonts to view the Web or read e-mail.

Single-byte Kana fonts

Some of these fonts are very well designed and all of them print well but you cannot view the Web or read e-mail with them.

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Hangul fonts

The fonts of the Korean Language Packs contain all Hanja and pre-combined Hangul.  They are the fonts to view the Web or read e-mail.

Single-byte Hangul fonts

These fonts use nonspacing horizontal vowels and final consonants to put together Hangul syllables.  Syllable blocks with vertical vowels are wider than those without.  You cannot view the Web or read e-mail with the single-byte Hangul fonts.

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