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Insectosaurus

Hi,

 

I'm reading the Monster manga online and I'm a bit puzzled by what font is being used. Here is the link: https://www.manhuagui.com/comic/1119/9710.html#p=4.

 

Some characters remind me of older traditional Chinese (and also Japanese), and at first I thought this is how characters are written in Hong Kong but that doesn't seem to be the case? Is this a common font?

 

Thanks.

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Tomsima

just off the top of my head it looks like a pretty standard noto sans japanese font. The 真 written with the additional 豎折 is typical of japanese fonts, but can also turn up in traditional fonts from Taiwan and HK fairly often too

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mungouk
2 hours ago, Tomsima said:

pretty standard noto sans japanese font.

 

"Noto Sans" is actually a bespoke font that was designed for Google with aim of being able to use it for "all" languages and writing systems. 

 

https://www.monotype.com/resources/case-studies/more-than-800-languages-in-a-single-typeface-creating-noto-for-google

 

The East Asian equivalent of a sans-serif font is 黑体 hēitǐ in Chinese or (apparently) ゴシック体 goshikku-tai in Japanese.  


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_Gothic_typeface

 

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Tomsima

ha oops, no wonder ive always thought of it as 'standard', it would appear the goal was indeed to set an international standard

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