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History

Heisei Mincho was one of the first typeface families developed by a group of type foundries formed by the Japanese StandardNs 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.

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The fonts in this family have no style links: none are a bold or italic variant of another.

You should note that selecting a style option such as bold or italic with any of these faces will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Heisei Mincho StdN: version 1.002 created on Wed Aug 29 20:33:58 2012.

Heisei StdN Font Data 1.000 (02/10/2012 Release) --------------------------------------- by Ken Lunde (lunde@adobe.com) This document serves as the release notes for the Heisei StdN 02/10/2012" release, covering the two fonts of this series. o The following two Heisei StdN fonts, indicated by filename, are included in this release (head.fontRevision [OTF] and CIDFontVersion [PS] values are in parentheses): HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5.otf (OTF 1.000, PS 1.000) HeiseiMinStdN-W3.otf (OTF 1.000, PS 1.000) o HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5 includes 14,009 glyphs, which is 4,655 more glyphs than HeiseiKakuGoStd-W5 (pure Adobe-Japan1-3, with 9,354 glyphs), adds support for JIS X 0213:2004, and is JIS2004-savvy. The following is a complete list of Adobe-Japan1-6 CIDs that are included: 0-9355, 9361-9395, 9398, 9400-9401, 9403-9407, 9410, 9412-9413, 9415-9434, 9436-9443, 9779, 9827-9828, 9831, 10244-10262, 10313-10338, 10413-10432, 10434, 10438, 10441-10442, 10455, 10514-10524, 12089, 12092, 12098-12101, 12106, 12108-12112, 12118, 12120, 12129-12132, 12139-12142, 12179, 12181, 12184, 12186, 12188-12189, 12194-12195, 12201-12205, 12254, 12259, 12639-12640, 12870-12871, 12877-12911, 12914, 12916-12917, 12919-12923, 12926, 12928-12929, 12931-12950, 12952-12959, 13320-13636, 13646, 13650, 13673, 13698, 13731, 13765, 13771, 13803, 13839, 13848-13850, 13852, 13856-13857, 13860, 13865, 13870, 13874, 13876, 13884, 13892-13893, 13898, 13904, 13915, 13949, 13952-13953, 13964-13965, 13995, 14013, 14047, 14056, 14066, 14074, 14083, 14087, 14099-14100, 14105, 14109, 14111, 14115-14116, 14123, 14126-14127, 14130, 14138, 14143-14144, 14150, 14153, 14157-14158, 14160, 14162-14167, 14171, 14176, 14179, 14181, 14183, 14191-14193, 14195-14199, 14203, 14206, 14208, 14210-14211, 14216, 14223, 14228-14229, 14231-14232, 14234, 14238, 14248, 14253, 14260-14263, 14265, 14272, 14278, 14280, 14285, 14290-14291, 14299-14302, 14305, 14307, 14309-14310, 14312-14314, 14316, 14318-14325, 14327-14329, 14331-14336, 14338-14342, 14344-14345, 14347-14348, 14351, 14353-14359, 14361-14366, 14369-14370, 14372, 14374-14383, 14385-14386, 14388-14392, 14394-14397, 14399-14401, 14404, 14406-14412, 14414, 14417-14424, 14426-14436, 14438-14439, 14441-14445, 14448, 14450-14453, 14455-14456, 14458, 14460-14463, 14465-14472, 14474, 14476-14486, 14488-14495, 14497-14505, 14507-14509, 14511-14515, 14518, 14520, 14522-14533, 14535-14536, 14538, 14540-14541, 14543-14548, 14550-14552, 14554, 14556-14569, 14571-14572, 14575, 14580-14583, 14585-14586, 14588-14594, 14597-14600, 14602, 14604-14605, 14607-14608, 14611-14626, 14628-14632, 14634-14642, 14645-14655, 14658-14659, 14661-14664, 14666-14677, 14679-14684, 14686-14689, 14691-14692, 14694-14705, 14707, 14709-14713, 14715-14721, 14723-14730, 14732, 14734, 14736, 14738-14740, 14742-14743, 14745-14763, 14765, 14767-14768, 14770, 14772-14773, 14775-14777, 14779-14780, 14783, 14786-14787, 14789-14790, 14792, 14794-14805, 14809-14822, 14824, 14826-14827, 14829-14846, 14848, 14851-14853, 14855-14866, 14870-14880, 14882-14886, 14888, 14892-14903, 14905, 14907-14909, 14911-14915, 14917, 14919-14922, 14924-14925, 14927-14933, 14935, 14937-14956, 14958-14962, 14964-14976, 14978-14982, 14984-14990, 14993-14999, 15001-15015, 15017, 15019-15020, 15024-15027, 15029, 15031-15032, 15034, 15037-15063, 15065-15078, 15081-15086, 15088-15093, 15096-15098, 15100-15106, 15108-15110, 15113-15123, 15125-15129, 15132-15135, 15138-15140, 15142-15143, 15145, 15147-15158, 15160-15161, 15163-15166, 15168-15172, 15175-15184, 15186-15187, 15189, 15191-15196, 15198-15200, 15202-15212, 15214, 15216, 15219-15220, 15222-15230, 15232-15236, 15239, 15241-15242, 15244, 15246, 15248-15250, 15253-15257, 15259-15268, 15270-15271, 15275, 15277-15280, 15283-15290, 15292-15306, 15308, 15310-15313, 15315-15319, 15322-15326, 15328-15332, 15334-15338, 15340-15355, 15357-15360, 15362-15370, 15372-15379, 15382-15385, 15390, 15393, 15395, 15397-15398, 15403, 15405, 15408, 15410-15411, 15414, 15416, 15419-15421, 15423, 15425, 15430, 15433, 15436, 15438, 15472-15479, 15486-15490, 15505-15515, 15725-15893, 15906, 16194-16267, 16270-16279, 16281-16282, 16299-16311, 16326-16327, 16329-16349, 16483-16490, 16497-16501, 16516-16526, 16528-16696, 16709, 16779-19129, 19236, 19312, 19346, 19500, 20077, 20079, 20094, 20098, 20105-20106, 20125, 20129, 20138, 20147, 20149, 20160, 20167-20168, 20175, 20179, 20181, 20183, 20187, 20192-20193, 20195, 20200, 20206, 20222, 20235, 20241, 20243-20244, 20248, 20252, 20263-20296, 20299-20371, 20961-21015, 21071-21074, 21371, 21558, 21722, 21933, 22920 o HeiseiMinStdN-W3 includes 17,440 glyphs, which is 8,086 more glyphs than HeiseiMinStd-W3 (pure Adobe-Japan1-3, with 9,354 glyphs), adds support for JIS X 0213:2004 and JIS X 012-1990, is JIS2004-savvy, and obsoletes HeiseiMinStd-W3H due to its support for JIS X 0212- 1990. This font is a superset of HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5, and includes the following Adobe-Japan1-6 CIDs: 0-9355, 9361-9395, 9398, 9400-9401, 9403-9407, 9410, 9412-9413, 9415-9434, 9436-9443, 9779, 9785-9789, 9827-9828, 9831, 10126-10135, 10244-10262, 10313-10364, 10413-10459, 10461-10477, 10479, 10486-10492, 10494-10495, 10502, 10514-10524, 11851, 11855-11856, 11859, 11861, 11864-11865, 11869-11870, 11874-11877, 11879, 11881-11882, 11884, 11886, 11888-11894, 11896, 11898, 11900-11907, 11909, 11912-11915, 11918-11921, 11924-11926, 11930, 11932-11947, 11950-11951, 11954-11956, 11958-11961, 11963, 11965-11966, 11968, 11970, 11972-11978, 11980, 11982, 11984-11991, 11993, 11996-11999, 12002-12005, 12008-12010, 12014, 12016-12031, 12034-12035, 12038-12040, 12089, 12091-12092, 12098-12101, 12106, 12108-12112, 12118, 12120-12122, 12129-12132, 12139-12142, 12176, 12179, 12181, 12184-12189, 12194-12195, 12200-12207, 12228-12229, 12237, 12239, 12241, 12254, 12259, 12639-12640, 12870-12871, 12877-12911, 12914, 12916-12917, 12919-12923, 12926, 12928-12929, 12931-12950, 12952-12959, 13320-13636, 13644, 13646, 13650, 13652-13653, 13673, 13681, 13694, 13698, 13701, 13720, 13731, 13757, 13760-13761, 13765, 13771, 13775, 13785, 13790, 13794, 13802-13803, 13835, 13839-13840, 13848-13850, 13852, 13856-13857, 13860, 13865, 13870, 13874-13876, 13880, 13882, 13884, 13892-13893, 13898, 13904, 13907, 13913, 13915, 13937, 13949, 13952-13953, 13964-13965, 13995-13997, 14000, 14013, 14047, 14056, 14066, 14074, 14083, 14087, 14092, 14094, 14096, 14099-14100, 14105, 14109, 14111, 14115-14116, 14119, 14122-14123, 14126-14127, 14130, 14133, 14138, 14143-14144, 14147-14148, 14150, 14153, 14157-14158, 14160-14167, 14171, 14173, 14176, 14179, 14181, 14183, 14191-14199, 14203, 14206-14208, 14210-14211, 14214, 14216, 14219, 14223, 14226, 14228-14232, 14234, 14238, 14248, 14253, 14259-14263, 14265-14266, 14271-14272, 14275, 14278, 14280, 14285, 14288, 14290-14291, 14296-14351, 14353-14392, 14394-14689, 14691-14743, 14745-14925, 14927-15106, 15108-15184, 15186-15257, 15259-15385, 15390, 15393, 15395, 15397-15398, 15403, 15405, 15407-15421, 15423, 15425, 15430, 15433, 15436, 15438, 15472-15479, 15486-15490, 15505-15515, 15725-15893, 15906, 16194-16267, 16270-16279, 16281-16282, 16299-16311, 16326-16327, 16329-16349, 16483-16490, 16497-16501, 16516-16526, 16528-16696, 16709, 16779-19129, 19140-19146, 19148-19171, 19173-19181, 19183-19249, 19253-19283, 19285-19289, 19291-19297, 19299-19300, 19302-19380, 19382-19441, 19443-19447, 19449-19507, 19509-19595, 19597-19615, 19617-19631, 19633-19645, 19648-20056, 20077, 20079, 20089, 20094, 20098, 20105-20107, 20112-20113, 20125, 20129, 20137-20138, 20147, 20149, 20160, 20162, 20167-20168, 20175, 20177, 20179, 20181, 20183, 20187, 20192-20193, 20195, 20199-20200, 20206, 20220-20222, 20235, 20239, 20241, 20243-20244, 20248, 20252, 20257, 20263-20296, 20299-20371, 20427-20472, 20587-20588, 20961-21015, 21071-23057 o The 1,110 proportional Latin glyphs, along with the glyphs for CIDs 740, 8270, 12639, and 12640 were taken from the following Adobe-owned fonts: HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5 <- KozGoPr6N-Medium HeiseiMinStdN-W3 <- KozMinPr6N-Light When comparing these StdN fonts with their Std (pure Adobe-Japan1-3) counterparts, the glyphs for the following 462 CIDs have been changed: 1-230 740 8270 8720-8949 o The following are characteristics of these two StdN fonts: - The UTF-32 and BMP-only UTF-16 Unicode 'cmap' tables are based on the UniJIS2004-UTF32-H CMap file (CMapVersion=1.011), aligned with Adobe-Japan1-6, Unicode Version 6.1, and JIS X 0213:2004 prototypical glyphs. - The 'cmap' table includes a Format 14 subtable that provides IVS support, and whose contents are based on the 12/14/2007 Adobe- Japan1 IVS set. Included are 13,165 and 10,071 default IVSes for HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5 and HeiseiMinStdN-W3, respectively, and 756 and 701 non-default ones for HeiseiKakuGoStdN-W5 and HeiseiMinStdN-W3), respectively. - The OS/2.FSType value is set to 8. - There are no /UIDBase values included, and only an /XUID array is in the 'CFF' table. - Includes Panose values in the 'OS/2' table. - The 'CFF ' table of all fonts have been subroutinized. - The following sixteen 'sfnt' tables are included: BASE, CFF, DSIG, GPOS, GSUB, OS/2, VORG, cmap, head, hhea, hmtx, maxp, name, post, vhea, vmtx - The following 26 GSUB features are included: aalt, afrc, ccmp, frac, numr, dnom, dlig, expt, fwid, hojo, hwid, jp78, jp83, jp90, nalt, nlck, pwid, liga, ruby, subs, sinf, sups, trad, zero, vert, vrt2 The 'aalt' GSUB feature is specifically designed to be a superset of the following 20 GSUB features: dnom, expt, fwid, hojo, hwid, jp78, jp83, jp90, nalt, nlck, numr, pwid, ruby, sinf, subs, sups, trad, vert, vrt2, zero The following eight GSUB features are identical to their full Adobe-Japan1-6 versions: ccmp, expt, hojo (only for HeiseiMinStdN-W3), jp78, jp83, jp90, nlck, trad The following 13 GSUB features, though a subset of their full Adobe-Japan1-6 versions, have identical content for both fonts: afrc, dnom, frac, fwid, hwid, liga, numr, pwid, ruby, sinf, subs, sups, zero - The following 4 GPOS features are included: halt, palt, vhal, vpal These are unchanged from their Std (pure Adobe-Japan1-3) versions. That is all.

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