Heisei Kaku Gothic StdN W5This is an OpenType font!

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Glyph coverage:

Annotated Forms Diagonal Fractions Discretionary Ligatures Euro Currency Expert Glyphs JIS78 JIS83 Super & Subscripts Traditional Glyphs

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1 computer

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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.


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.

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MAC Menu Name:

Heisei Kaku Gothic StdN W5

Windows/PC Menu Name:

Heisei Kaku Gothic StdN W5 

Related OpenType packages:

Heisei Kaku Gothic StdN W5
Heisei Mincho StdN W3
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