Ten Mincho: To Boldly Go Where No Japanese Font Has Gone Before

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This presentation is intended to convey technical details of how the “Ten Mincho” — 貂明朝 in Japanese — typeface and its fonts, which is the latest Adobe Originals Japanese typeface design whose fonts were released at the end of 2017, were developed, and how they “boldly go where no Japanese font has gone before.”

The many ways in which the Ten Mincho fonts are unique or different from conventional Japanese fonts will be explored, such as the glyph set and Unicode coverage, kanji repertoire, incredibly rich Latin support to include italics, an incredibly large number of OpenType features some of which are language-sensitive, Unicode variation sequences, and even color SVG glyphs. The deployment format, which includes a separate style-linked italic face, is a space-efficient OpenType Collection.

About the speaker: Dr. Ken Lunde has worked at Adobe for over twenty-five years specializing in CJKV Type Development, meaning that he develops East Asian fonts, along with the specifications on which they are based. He architected the Adobe-branded "Source Han" and Google-branded "Noto CJK" open source Pan-CJK typeface families that were released in 2014 and 2017, is the author of "CJKV Information Processing" Second Edition that was published by O'Reilly Media at the end of 2008, and frequently publishes articles on Adobe's CJK Type Blog. His most recent speaking engagements include "Face/Interface: Type Design and HCI Beyond the Western World" (Stanford University, December 2017), IUC40 (Santa Clara, November 2016), and at a JCITPC seminar (Tokyo, October 2016).


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