Hiragino Fonts Are Newly Available via US, Korean and Taiwanese Web Font Services - Morisawa’s TypeSquare Expands Its Localized Distribution of Hiragino -
November 12, 2018
SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has finalized arrangements with Morisawa Inc. for its Hiragino fonts to be distributed via the TypeSquare Web font service operated by Morisawa. From November 12, the fonts will be available via each of TypeSquare's localized US, Korean and Taiwanese sites.
SCREEN GA and Morisawa originally announced their plans to increase collaboration in relation to Web fonts in February 2014 and in the same month, Morisawa's TypeSquare service began to distribute the Hiragino typeface within Japan. The new release expands the regional availability of the fonts to include the US, Korea and Taiwan.
The Hiragino font family is a professional typeface that offers both a cool and contemporary vibe and excellent readability. It is bundled with the famous macOS and is used in a wide variety of applications ranging from advertising, publishing and broadcasting to highway signs and other types of signage. It is also increasingly being used for Web fonts.
Customers outside Japan have long called for Hiragino fonts to be made available for use. The expanded service area offered by TypeSquare means customers in the US, Korea and Taiwan are now able to access the Web font service, allowing them to display Hiragino fonts on any Web page.
New areas in which Hiragino fonts are available for purchase
United States, Korea and Taiwan
Hiragino fonts carried by TypeSquare
Hiragino Mincho W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8
Hiragino Kaku Gothic W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W9
Koburina Gothic W1, W3, W6
Hiragino Sans Old W6, W7, W8, W9
Hiragino Maru Gothic W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8
Hiragino Gyosyo W4, W8
Hiragino UD Serif W4, W6
Hiragino UD Sans W3, W4, W5, W6
Hiragino UD Sans F W3, W4, W5, W6
Hiragino UD Sans Rd W3, W4, W5, W6
Hiragino Sans GB W3, W6
Hiragino Sans TC W3, W6
Since its establishment in 1924 - the year it invented the first Japanese phototypesetting machine - Morisawa Inc. has never wavered from its commitment to undertaking leading-edge research and development in the field of typography. Today the company is involved in development and marketing of typesetting software; development and supply of digital typefaces; sales of web font services, embedded font, e-magazine/book solution, Morisawa Document Solution and more. Morisawa's mission is the expansion of the possibilities of type both now and into the future.
■ TypeSquare - Web font service
TypeSquare is a service provided by Morisawa Inc. to distribute fonts via the Internet. Using this service, fonts specified by the designer side can be displayed beautifully, even if the PC or mobile device at the viewing side does not have the specified fonts.
Information contained in the news release are current on the date of publication, but may be subject to change without notice.