Japanese fonts added on Google Fonts

Japanese fonts added on Google Fonts

6 Japanese kanji fonts were recently added in the Google Fonts Directory and announced August 23rd on Twitter:

  1. M PLUS Rounded 1c

    • Includes 7 weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
    • License: SIL Open Font License → Licenses explained
    • Contains 8,546 glyphs
    • The full M PLUS font family includes 4 fonts with proportional Latin, 3 with fixed-halfwidth Latin, and 2 with fixed-fullwidth Japanese Kana variations.

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  2. M PLUS 1p

    • Includes 7 weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
    • License: SIL Open Font License → Licenses explained
    • Contains 8,676 glyphs

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  3. Kosugi

    • Includes 1 weight
    • License: Apache License, Version 2.0 → Licenses explained
    • Kosugi is a Gothic sans-serif with low stroke contrast and monospaced metrics. It was designed for beauty and readability, and evokes the Japanese cedar trees that have straight and thick trunks and branches. Originally named “MotoyaLCedar W3 mono”, it is now available under the name Kosugi.

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  4. Kosugi Maru

    • Includes 1 weight
    • License: Apache License, Version 2.0 → Licenses explained
    • This is the rounded version of Kosugi.

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  5. Sawarabi Gothic

    • Includes 1 weight
    • License: SIL Open Font License → Licenses explained
    • Sawarabi Gothic (さわらびゴシック) was designed for great legibility, it works well in small text sizes. Already includes many hiragana, katakana, ruled lines, and so on, but not yet have enough kanji glyphs.
    • Includes 6,945 glyphs, but only 4,469 kanji are available in this version. The project is under active development.

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  6. Sawarabi Mincho

    • Includes 7 weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
    • License: SIL Open Font License → Licenses explained
    • Sawarabi Mincho (さわらび明朝) was designed for great legibility, it works well in small text sizes. Already includes many hiragana, katakana, ruled lines, and so on, but not yet have enough kanji glyphs.
    • Includes 3,589 glyphs, but only 2,250 kanji are available in this version. The project is under active development.

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