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Some of the fonts in this package include:

Annotated Forms Diagonal Fractions Directional Kana Discretionary Ligatures Euro Currency Expert Glyphs Glyph Variants JIS78 JIS83 Japanese Standard Ligatures Pr6N Japanese Ruby Stacked Fractions Super & Subscripts Traditional Glyphs True Italic Forms

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Adobe Japan 1-3, Kana, PlusN, Pr6N Japanese

     

KanaPlusNPr6N Japanese

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Typeface notes:

Heisei Kaku Gothic was one of the first typeface families developed by a group of type foundries formed by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA). In 1988, a font development project was started by the Font Development and Promotion Center (FDPC), which was formed as an affiliate of the JSA. A typeface design competition was held for gothic typefaces, and a design proposed by Nippon Typewriter Co., Ltd. (which later became Canon N.T.C., Inc.) was chosen. Heisei Kaku Gothic is a modern gothic, or sans serif, design whose kanji glyphs have simple stroke shapes. Still, its glyphs for hiragana and katakana characters have subtly curved strokes, offering a good balance between simplified and traditional letterform construction. The standard weight W5 is designed for use with Heisei Mincho W3. Four weights, W3 through W9 in odd-numbered increments, are available. All weights of the "Std" versions support the JIS X 0208 standard. Only W5 covers all of Adobe-Japan1-3, and the remaining three weights, W3, W7, and W9, cover an Adobe-Japan1-1 subset of Adobe-Japan1-3. One weight, W5, is also available as a "StdN" version that includes over 4,500 additional glyphs, supports the JIS X 0213 standard in its entirety, and is JIS2004-savvy.

Heisei Maru Gothic was the third typeface family developed by a group of type foundries formed by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA). The development project began in 1989, when the Font Development and Promotion Center (FDPC), an affiliate of the JSA, elected Sha-Ken Co., Ltd. to be the designer. Heisei Maru Gothic is a traditional rounded gothic typeface with relatively larger counter spaces, which gives it a kind of openness and brightness. Unnecessary subtle stroke features are avoided to optimize printing on low-resolution output devices. Two weights, W4 and W8, are available. Both weights support the JIS X 0208 standard, and cover an Adobe-Japan1-1 subset of Adobe-Japan1-3.

Heisei Mincho was one of the first typeface families developed by a group of type foundries formed by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA). In 1988, a font development project was started by the Font Development and Promotion Center (FDPC), which was formed as an affiliate of the JSA. A type design competition was held for mincho typefaces, and a design proposed by Ryobi Imagix Co. was chosen. Heisei Mincho is a modern mincho, or serif, design with relatively larger counter-spaces and simplified strokes composed of many straight lines. For better reproduction on low-resolution output devices, its horizontal stroke width is set heavier than other standard mincho typefaces. Lighter weights of Heisei Mincho, such as W3, are suitable for printing books and office documents. Four weights, W3 through W9 in odd-numbered increments, are available. All weights of the "Std" versions support the JIS X 0208 standard. Only W3 covers all of Adobe-Japan1-3, and the remaining three weights, W5 through W9, cover an Adobe-Japan1-1 subset of Adobe-Japan1-3. One weight, W3, is also available as a "StdN" version that includes over 8,000 additional glyphs, supports the JIS X 0212 and JIS X 0213 standards in their entirety, and is JIS2004-savvy.

Created by Ryoko Nishizuka, an Adobe® Senior Type Designer, Kazuraki is a proportional Japanese kana typeface that includes a limited number of glyphs that correspond to ideograph (kanji) characters. Kazuraki is based on Ryoko's earlier work that won the Silver Prize award at Morisawa's 7th International Typeface Design Competition in 2002. She further developed the design based on the calligraphic style of the 12th Century writing master Fujiwara-no Teika (1162–1241), and transformed it into a digital font.

Typical Japanese fonts are monospaced, specifically referring to the glyphs for their kana and kanji. Their glyphs are designed to fit within an invisible box known as the Em Square. Technical difficulties in traditional Japanese type design have prevented the design of genuine Japanese calligraphic glyphs with free forms, especially those for kana.

But, Kazuraki is a true proportional Japanese typeface, in which each glyph has its own optimized width for horizontal and vertical writing directions. The OpenType font format allows ligatures to be included that provide effective visual flows for some character sequences. This provides a completely new kind of visual dynamic. Kazuraki represents an epoch-making challenge in Japanese typography, which is released as a new Adobe Originals Japanese typeface, after Ryoko's long search for a new form of digital typography in which the traditional style of Japanese kana calligraphy could be revived.

The Kozuka Gothic typeface family, composed of six different weights to cover various uses ranging from body text composition to headlines, have now been completed as OpenType fonts.

Kozuka Gothic provides a clear image common to Kozuka Mincho, but also gives the visual strength needed for a Gothic typeface.

Kozuka Gothic is Adobe's second original Japanese typeface family following Kozuka Mincho. With the systematic design methods developed for Kozuka Mincho, we have again succeeded in adding to this new Gothic typeface visual strength and clarity, as well as stylistic characteristics common to those of Kozuka Mincho.

The Kozuka Gothic family is composed of six weights in total: EL (Extra Light) which is very light, L (Light), R (Regular), and M (Medium) that cover purposes from body text to display lines for sub-headings, and the heavier B (Bold) and H (Heavy) which are effective for display lines set in larger type sizes. Kozuka Gothic has systematically designed glyph shapes with good design consistency, and fine printability. Retaining the clear and modern feeling of Kozuka Mincho, Kozuka Gothic has the visual strength required for a Gothic typeface.

Masahiko Kozuka, Advisor, who has been involved with many text typeface design projects, supervised, and lead the typeface design project of Kozuka Mincho, and Adobe's Japanese type design team produced the typeface. Kozuka Gothic, whose style is based on traditional Japanese sans-serif design, was created with Adobe's new and original design methods developed for making digital typefaces suitable for today's uses. As a useful typeface family paired with Kozuka Mincho, Kozuka Gothic will widen the user's creative typographic range.

The Kozuka Mincho typeface family, composed of six different weights to cover various uses ranging from body text composition to headlines, have now been completed as OpenType fonts.

Not simply based on the tradition of the Mincho style, Kozuka Mincho family has a clear and original touch reflecting our current era.

Adobe Originals Latin typefaces are widely used by creative professionals in the fields of publishing, graphic design, and typography. In the development of the Kozuka Mincho typeface family, our goal was to create an original typeface with the high-quality and functionality that is associated with Adobe Originals.

Kozuka Mincho is a Mincho style typeface family that can be used for a wide range of purposes. The EL (Extra Light) weight is effective for small type sizes such as captions and so on. The three weights L (Light), R (Regular), and M (Medium) cover a wide scope of uses from general text typesetting to advertisement copy. Strong and clear expressions are possible with the B (Bold) and H (Heavy) weights. Each weight is carefully designed to achieve excellent typographic quality and printability. Design consistency of glyph shapes according to the standard glyph set is an important element of printing type. We have developed a new systematic typeface design process, and built our own type designing environment so that we can produce Japanese typefaces with consistent and well-balanced glyph shapes.

Still, it is impossible to complete a Japanese typeface without expertise in the art of Japanese traditional typeface design. Masahiko Kozuka, Advisor, who has been involved with many text typeface design projects, supervised, and lead the typeface design project of Kozuka Gothic, and Adobe's Japanese type design team produced the typeface. New and creative features of Kozuka Mincho are based on the tradition of Japanese typeface design.

In addition to the kana characters that used to be supported by Ryo Gothic, a full-set of Adobe-Japan1-3 characters of Kozuka Gothic(R) was added and Ryo Gothic became a Std OpenType font.*1

Like the former version of Ryo Gothic, Ryo Gothic PlusN can be used, combined with other full-set Mincho typefaces, but now it's possible to use it as a stand-alone Japanese font.*2

Created by Adobe type designer Ryoko Nishizuka , the typeface has a bright and speedy calligraphic touch and can be used to compose readable body text, as it gives a calm and well-controlled color to the typeset page. This typeface family is available in seven weights--extra light, light, regular, medium, bold, heavy, and ultra heavy.Ryo Gothic is an OpenType font supporting the Adobe-Japan1-3 Character Collection. We recommend you to use the Composite Font tool of InDesign's Japanese edition to easily combine Ryo Gothic Text PlusN with other typefaces.

[notes]

-- 1 In addition to the Adobe-Japan1-3 characters, Ryo Gothic PlusN has the Printing Standard Glyphs defined by the National Language Council.

-- 2 For the kanji, numbers, Latin alphabet and other characters (namely, characters other than hiragana, katakana, punctuation marks, shime character, sound repeating marks) of the UH (Ultra Heavy) weight of Ryo Gothic PlusN, the design of Kozuka Gothic H (Heavy) is used. The strokewidth of these characters do not match that of Ryo Gothic PlusN UH (Ultra Heavy). This is because Ryo Gothic PlusN's family of weights is designed to fit various different full-set Japanese typefaces, and Kozuka Gothic's family does not have a matching weight to the Ultra Heavy weight of Ryo Gothic PlusN. We recommend you to use Ryo Gothic PlusN UH (Ultra Heavy) by combine it with other Japanese typefaces, so that the kana weight can match that of other characters.

In addition to the kana characters that used to be supported by Ryo, a full-set of Adobe-Japan1-3 characters of Kozuka Mincho(R) was added and Ryo became a Std OpenType font.*1

Like the previous version of Ryo Text, Ryo Text PlusN can be used, combined with other full-set Mincho typefaces, but now it's possible to use it as a stand-alone Japanese font.

The family of Ryo Text PlusN has the four weights of Extra-Light, Light, Regular, and Medium. Ryo Text PlusN is an OpenType Std font supporting the Adobe-Japan1-3 Character Collection. We recommend you to use the Composite Font tool of Adobe InDesign(R) Japanese edition in order to use this typeface combined with other Japanese typefaces.

[notes]

-- 1 In addition to the Adobe-Japan1-3 characters, Ryo Text PlusN has the Printing Standard Glyphs defined by the National Language Council.

In addition to the kana characters that used to be supported by Ryo, a full-set of Adobe-Japan1-3 characters of Kozuka Mincho® was added and Ryo became a Std OpenType font.*1

Ryo Display has been specifically designed for use when setting copy in larger sizes, such as in headlines or posters.

Like the previous version of Ryo Display, Ryo Display PlusN can be used, combined with other full-set Mincho typefaces, but now it's possible to use it as a stand-alone Japanese font.

The family of Ryo Display PlusN has the five weights of Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold, and Heavy. Ryo Display PlusN is an OpenType Std font supporting the Adobe-Japan1-3 Character Collection. We recommend you to use the Composite Font tool of Adobe InDesign® Japanese edition in order to use this typeface combined with other Japanese typefaces.

[notes]

-- 1 In addition to the Adobe-Japan1-3 characters, Ryo Display PlusN has the Printing Standard Glyphs defined by the National Language Council.

Designers:

Font Development and Promotion Center, formed by the Japanese Standards Association
Masahiko Kozuka & Adobe’s Japanese type design team
Ryoko Nishizuka

Classifications:

Adobe Originals
OpenType Pro
Japanese

Legal notices:

Heisei Mincho is a trademark of a group of developers formed by the Japanese Standards Association, including Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Ryo® Text PlusN is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Ryo® Display PlusN is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Ryo® Gothic PlusN is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Heisei Kaku Gothic is a trademark of a group of developers formed by the Japanese Standards Association, including Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Kozuka Gothic is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Kazuraki is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Kozuka Mincho is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Heisei Maru Gothic is a trademark of a group of developers formed by the Japanese Standards Association, including Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Related OpenType packages:

Heisei Standard
Kazuraki SP2N
Kozuka Gothic® Pr6N
Kozuka Mincho® Pr6N
Ryo® Display PlusN
Ryo® Gothic PlusN
Ryo® Text PlusN



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