Heisei Kaku Go Std W5This is an OpenType font!

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Glyph coverage:

Expert Glyphs Japanese Standard Traditional Glyphs


Adobe Japan 1-3


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End User License:

1 computer

Related Documents:

PDF icon   Specimen Book (181K)

PDF icon   OpenType User Guide (1.3MB)

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 type 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 elected. Heisei Kaku Gothic is a modern Gothic, or sans-serif, design whose kanji glyphs have simple stroke shapes. Still, its 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.


Font Development and Promotion Center, formed by the Japanese Standards Association



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

Postscript File Name:


MAC Menu Name:

Heisei Kaku Gothic Std W5

Windows/PC Menu Name:

Heisei Kaku Gothic Std W5 

Related OpenType packages:

Heisei Standard
Japanese Font Collection

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