Mingyuan Sun reports on research on the history of print fonts, which studied solid historical data with consideration of specific historical backgrounds. The research preliminarily clarified important issues regarding Juzhen FangSong Font, such as the reasons for development, technical methods and processes, the composition of characters, usage, and historical facts of its dissemination to Japan. The research also summarizes the font’s historical influence.
Juzhen FangSong Font is a metal type font developed by Sanzai Ding and other intellectuals based on the traditional historical concept of typology to revive the traditional Chinese aesthetics and express the essential characteristics of Chinese culture. It inherited traditional Chinese woodblock printing and opened up the new situation of metal type fonts, which has greatly promoted the development of the FangSong Font family and has become a milestone in the Chinese-character culture circle of East Asia.