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Thai Fonts

Fonts that support Thai Script

Linotype Sukothai
– available in Light and Bold weights

Sukothai™ Regular Sukothai™ Bold

Linotype Sukothai is a traditional Thai design based on early metal type. The classic and distinct forms make it excellent for setting text at small sizes or in large passages. Originally released by Linotype for digital photocomposition, now both the Light and Bold weights are available in OpenType format. This makes it possible to dynamically and precisely position the various levels of superscript and subscript vowel signs and tonal marks. In addition to this, the complete Unicode page range for Thai is covered to ensure flawless conversion between other OpenType fonts using Unicode. The accompanying Latin design matches well in scale and texture and supports most Western European languages making it ideal for setting bilingual texts.

Linotype Anuparp Thai™ Regular – only one weight

Anuparp Thai™ Regular

Linotype Sirichana™ Thai – available in Light and Bold weights

Sirichana™ Thai Regular
Sirichana™ Thai Bold

Sirichana is a monolinear Thai typeface with Light and Bold weights. The modern design is characterized by its traditional proportions but with almost geometric construction. Originally released by Linotype for digital photocomposition, it is now in OpenType format. This makes it possible to dynamically and precisely position the various levels of superscript and subscript vowel signs and tonal marks. In addition to this, the complete Unicode page range for Thai is covered to ensure flawless conversion between other OpenType fonts using Unicode. The accompanying Latin design matches well in scale and texture and supports most Western European languages making it ideal for setting bilingual texts.

Helvetica Thai – available in 6 weights

HelveticaThai

HelveticaThai

 

Helvetica Thai Light
Helvetica Thai Light Italic
Helvetica Thai Regular
Helvetica Thai Italic
Helvetica Thai Bold
Helvetica Thai Bold Italic

Helvetica has also learned to speak Thai: the Thai font designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon has created Thai versions of the classic typefaces Helvetica and Neue Helvetica. These versions are available in the weights Light, Regular and Bold, with the corresponding italic variants. Helvetica Thai harmonises perfectly with its Latin original and these two can thus happily be used in combination. With its pared-down and simplified form, Helvetica Thai replicates the appearance of modern Thai calligraphy.

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Chinese Fonts: Simplified and Traditional

Chinese is written in two different varieties of characters: Traditional and Simplified. The characters in Traditional Chinese are often more intricate composed of many strokes; while the characters in Simplified Chinese uses forms which have been reduced to fewer strokes. Beyond the graphical contrasts of the two characters, they are used in different areas and by different Chinese speakers. Simplified Chinese characters are officially used in Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and used in some overseas Chinese communities. Traditional Chinese characters are officially used in Taiwan, HongKong and Macau, and used by many Overseas Chinese communities. Most common font styles are Song, Fang Song, Kai, Hei, Li and Wei.
Hei is a popular font that pairs well with Helvetica.

Featured font: Linotype/Chinatype M Hei Simplified Chinese

M Hei PRC – Simplified Chinese

M Hei PRC Std is available in 4 weights. View font details. Order fonts >>>

Quick view of other Chinese fonts:

M Yuen Simplified Chinese

M Gentle Simplified Chinese
http://www.linotype.com/860398/MGentlePRC-family.html

M Elle Simplified Chinese

C Yuen Simplified Chinese

C Yuen 2 Simplified Chinese

C Hei 2 Simplified Chinese

C Hei 3 Simplified Chinese
Chei3

M Sung Simplified Chinese

C Wei Bei Simplified Chinese

M Kai Simplified Chinese

C Xing Kai Simplified Chinese
C Xing Kai

C Xing
C Xing PRC

C XLi Simplified Chinese
CXLi

View more Simplified Chinese fonts – Click here.
View more Traditional Chinese fonts – Click here.
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