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A Responsive Chinese SongTi typeface for Multiple-Use Occasions

Digital devices are gradually replacing paper, and reading on screens with various resolutions has led sans serif typefaces to replace serif typefaces. The high readability of serif typefaces is something we can’t ignore. In Chinese, MingTi /SongTi is just like serif in Latin, with greater contrast on the strokes. For serif typefaces, there are some… Continue reading A Responsive Chinese SongTi typeface for Multiple-Use Occasions

Some problems happen on apps or user interfaces when applying Chinese fonts

As technology evolves, font technology does, too. However, hardware, software, and apps change much faster than fonts. Font foundries are facing a lot of challenges to make fonts compatible in various applications. Here are some problems we noticed: the compatibility of fonts and symbols; used on cross-script apps; how to determine default line spacing of… Continue reading Some problems happen on apps or user interfaces when applying Chinese fonts

The problems that need to be solved when developing Chinese Variable Fonts

There are about twenty-eight thousand Chinese characters that need to be designed. The average number of strokes in a Chinese character is 12. In Arphic JingXi Hei, for example, the average number of control points for each stroke is about 100. Therefore, there are about 33,600,000 control points to deal with when developing a Chinese… Continue reading The problems that need to be solved when developing Chinese Variable Fonts

A Type “Flavor Wheel”

Chromatics, the science of color, relies on tools like color chips, color solids, and color wheels as teaching devices. Coffee purveyors make use of flavor wheels to educate consumers about variations in the taste and aromatics of coffee. Arphic Technology is trying to develop a “flavor wheel” for type that classifies typefaces according to different… Continue reading A Type “Flavor Wheel”