Chinese Typeface

Chinese typefaces of many kinds

Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Choosing the right typeface

Chinese is written in either simplified and traditional characters. Simplified characters are mainly used in China, Singapore, and Malaysia, with traditional characters used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and elsewhere.

By using the right characters for websites, signage, devices, games, or other applications that require Chinese, you can convey information correctly to your intended audience.

Options that match
English and Japanese well

UD Shin Go Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese

Gothic universal design typeface – highly legible in many sizes and media

Based on the Japanese version and equally legible, thanks to its open counters. Create a unified image when communicating in Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Hindi, English, or other languages by combining this typeface with the Clarimo UD series (designed for use with the UD Shin Go series) and the UD Shin Go Hangul series. UD Shin Go Traditional Chinese follows the standard form of characters established by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

Character sets
UD Shin Go Simplified Chinese: Adobe-GB1-4
UD Shin Go Traditional Chinese: Adobe-CNS1-6
R / M / DB / B
UD Reimin Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese

Easy-to-use Mincho universal design typeface that is suitably dark in the fine horizontal strokes

Based on the Japanese version, UD Reimin's solid horizontal strokes make it convenient in many applications. Create a unified image when communicating in Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as Japanese, Korean, English, or other languages by combining this typeface with UD Reimin Hangul and Lutes UD PE.

Character sets
UD Reimin Simplified Chinese: Adobe-GB1-4
UD Reimin Traditional Chinese: Original
L / R / M / B / EB / H

Expanding Chinese typography
with Arphic

Arphic was established in 1990 in Taipei. To date, the foundry has developed more than 700 Traditional and Simplified Chinese fonts. Besides fonts for Japanese, Korean, and European languages, the foundry has also developed multilingual fonts. Build your communication repertoire in Chinese with a broad palette that includes basic, versatile typefaces as well as decorative and universal design (UD) options.

Sample image: Arphic Types
  • Sample image: AR UDJingXiHei(文鼎 UD 晶熙黑體)

    AR UDJingXiHei(文鼎UD晶熙黑體)

  • Sample image: AR Mochi(文鼎白玉書體)

    AR Mochi(文鼎白玉書體)

  • Sample image: AR ShuYuanSong(文鼎書苑宋)

    AR ShuYuanSong(文鼎書苑宋)

  • Sample image: AR FangXinShu(文鼎方新書)

    AR FangXinShu(文鼎方新書)

  • Sample image: AR XinYi(文鼎新藝體)

    AR XinYi(文鼎新藝體)

  • Sample image: AR RomanMing(浪漫明朝体)

    AR RomanMing(浪漫明朝体)

  • Sample image: AR HuaLi(文鼎花栗體)

    AR HuaLi(文鼎花栗體)

  • Sample image: AR DCHYJianWei(文鼎DC黃陽尖魏體)

    AR DCHYJianWei(文鼎DC黃陽尖魏體)

Embedded products

Morisawa provides fonts conforming to China's national GB standards – mandatory for any Simplified Chinese fonts used for products exported to or sold in China.

Explore Chinese fonts from Morisawa for embedded applications.

Latin Typeface

Ubiquitous in Japan, Morisawa typefaces appear in diverse contexts from corporate marketing and branding to airport and station signage. Quite a few of these Japanese typefaces are practical and easy to read, and the design of many Latin typefaces matches them well.

Contact us

Morisawa can meet your needs whether you are combining Japanese and Western typography, looking for suitable typefaces for specific purposes, or choosing a licensing option for your budget.

  • Quotes
  • Lending of the evaluation version
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Web and desktop fonts

Web and desktop fonts are available for purchase online.