Source Han Sans Read Me


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Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
Font versions
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions

For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.

Font versions

To check that you have the correct font file, compare the font version of your font file to the font version provided in the Release Notes section below.

Family information

History

The design of Source Han Sans—named 源ノ角ゴシック in Japanese, 思源黑体 in Simplified Chinese, 思源黑體 in Traditional Chinese, and 본고딕 in Korean—is moderately modern in style with simplified strokes and a monolinear quality. This makes text clearer and more readable on smaller devices such as tablets and smart phones. Despite its simplification, Source Han Sans retains much of the elegance of a traditional sans serif typeface design, providing a high level of readability for text consisting of single lines or short phrases as found in software menus, as well as for longer texts as found in ebooks.

Source Han Sans provides glyphs for the characters that are generally needed in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and Korea. National character set standards supported in Source Han Sans include those for the following regions:

All Adobe-Japan1-6 kanji are supported, and thus also the Adobe-Japan1 IVD Collection. Source Han Sans has broad Unicode coverage, including Latin, CJK symbols, CJK Unified Ideographs (all of the URO and Extension A, and parts of Extensions B through E), as well as Korean hangul letters and syllables, both contemporary and archaic.

Source Han Sans is the product of cooperation between Adobe and Google, and involved work by four type foundries: Adobe, Changzhou SinoType (China), Iwata (Japan), and Sandoll (Korea). Ryoko Nishizuka, a Senior Designer for Adobe, directed the design work. Dr. Ken Lunde, a Senior Computer Scientist for Adobe, coordinated the development and managed the font production. Masataka Hattori, a Senior Designer for Adobe, managed the overall production for the Japanese glyphs.

Source Han Sans can be adapted and redistributed according to the terms of the Apache 2.0 license agreement. Google has released this typeface family under the name Noto Sans CJK according to the terms of the same license.

Menu Names And Style Linking

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.

Source Han Sans is actually comprised of several separate familes, each of which are intended for use in a particular encoding locale.

Families in the OTF fonts:

Families in the TrueType Collection fonts:

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Source Han Sans: version 0.609 created on Tue June 10 13:25:00 2014.

version 0.609 created 2011/04/04

Known issues

Customer care

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Other resources

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created 2014 June 10