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CJK Typefaces: Friendly Neighbors Far, Far Away

Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK) characters’ ancestors had a lot in common. However, CJK areas now have their own typographic history, context, and sense of type design. This presentation will look at a number of typographic terms that are being used in East Asian countries. It will also consider how they became so different and what they still have in common.

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Speaker

Ye-Jin Wi

Designer Sandoll

Ye-jin Wi is a type designer at Sandoll Inc. Wi has successfully led the technical improvement of the Hangul font development process at Sandoll. Wi participated in Noto Serif Korean with old and modern Hangul production, and also designed Greta Sans Hangul. Wi is passionate about designing East Asian typefaces, working with people from various backgrounds, and caring for her bonsai.