19901Fontworks International, Ltd. established.
12Releases Postscript Japanese font Rodin-DB.
19938Fontworks Japan, Inc. established.
19948Fontworks Friendship inaugurated.
12Releases the ATM font package Shinmojidensetsu.
199511
  • Releases the mid-low resolution font package Miraimojikobo.
  • Adds 718 Fontworks nonstandard characters (gaiji) to each Rodin, Matisse, Seurat, Cezanne, and Greco font, creating the “Plus” character set.
19975Sets up the Fontworks website.
19984
  • The number of Fontworks Friendship shops increases to 83.
  • Reorganizes the product lineup and releases a specially-priced value pack.
19997Releases Fontworks ATM Font Classic Set 25, a special package to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of Rodin.
20002
  • Releases the Fontworks Collection as CID formatted fonts (CD-ROM Volume 5.0).
  • Releases Fontworks GaijiMaster 1.0.
7Switches to producing Fontworks Collection products in the OCF format on a made-to-order basis.
12
  • Drops support for older OCF products such as printer fonts with installers earlier than version 3.3 and Shinmojidensetsu version 1.
  • Terminates upgrade service from older OCF products to Plus fonts (version 4.5).
20013Discontinues production of the Fontworks Collection OCF font products.
6Redesigns the Fontworks website.
7Releases Fontworks CID Classic Set 26 for ATM/Mid-Low Resolution.
10Releases Fontworks CID Additional Classic Font Pack including Seurat CID-L/LB and Klee CID-DB.
11Releases Fontworks GaijiMaster NEO (GaijiMaster 1.0 is discontinued).
20025Starts accepting advance orders for Pre-LETS, part of comprehensive font environment support program LETS.
6
  • Releases a special package LETS Entry Pack CID for ATM, including exemption from LETS enrollment fee.
  • Starts shipping Pre-LETS (advance delivery of OpenType fonts to LETS members starts).
9LETS officially goes into service.
10
  • Releases packaged OpenType font products (29 Classic Series fonts for Mac and Windows).
  • Fontworks Japan and IWATA Corporation announce an agreement to work closely to expand font sales and provide technical cooperation.
12Releases 12 CID fonts including 6 New Rodin family fonts for Fontworks LETS members.
20033Releases 110 OpenType fonts, excluding the 29 Classic, for Fontworks LETS members.
20041
  • Releases 6 new fonts (TsukushiMincho-L/LB, TsukushiAMidashiMin-E, TsukushiBMidashiMin-E, Skip-B, and Humming-B) for Fontworks LETS members, as 2003 LETS new fonts.
  • Terminates sale of fonts by FBF (Font By Phone) service.
3Terminates sale of special discount OpenType font packages.
10Macromedia, Inc. and Fontworks Japan agree to improve their cooperative stance to improve the convenience of Japanese font users.
11Launches ASP Server LETS.
12
  • IWATA Corporation participates in the LETS business,
  • IWATA and Fontworks Japan agree to form business tie-up for the LETS business.
20052Launches Mac OS X Server LETS.
3
  • Launches Iwata LETS.
  • Terminates support for OCF font packages.
9Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2005 for LETS members.
11Releases MyJiKei glyph substitution tool.
20061Releases 4 new fonts (TsukushiGothic-L/R/M/D) for Fontworks LETS members, as 2005 LETS new fonts.
4Launches JIKJI LETS for Korean fonts.
9Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2006 for LETS members.
12Releases 7 new fonts (TsukushiGothic-B/E/H, two types of DotMincho, and two types of DotGothic) for LETS members.
20073Releases 5 new fonts including IwataOldMinchoExtrabold and IwataNewspaperGothicMedium for Iwata LETS members.
5Releases MyJiKei glyph substitution tool for Windows.
9Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2007 for LETS members.
12Releases 7 new fonts (TsukushiMincho-B/E/H, ManyoGyosho, ManyoSosho, and two types of NewCinema and TsukushiMincho Pr5-L/R/M/D/LB/RB) for Fontworks LETS members.
20083Terminates upgrade service from packaged OCF fonts to CID fonts.
7Changes the corporate name to “Fontworks Inc.” from “Fontworks Japan, Inc.” and relocates to Kamikawabata-machi in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka from Tenjin in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka.
10Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2008 for LETS members.
12Releases 8 new fonts (TsukushiOldMincho-R, two types of TsukushiMaruGothic, two types of ManyoKoin, Kurokane-EB, ComicReggae-B and ComicMystery-DB), and also 38 extended fonts supporting JIS 2004, for Fontworks LETS members.
20091Scaleform Corporation and Fontworks agree to cooperate in introducing vector graphic fonts to Japanese game developers.
2Launches TypeBank LETS.
3
  • Discontinues manufacture and shipping of floppy disc versions of CID fonts.
  • Releases 13 Gakusan fonts supporting AJ1-4 (Pro) for Iwata LETS members.
6Launches Housei LETS.
7Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2009 for LETS members.
8Releases LETS FontACE Lite, free font management tool, and makes it available for downloading.
10Releases a total of 20 fonts, including 15 Iwata UD fonts, for Iwata LETS members.
12
  • TsukushiOldMincho and TsukushiMaruGothic win the “2010 Tokyo Type Directors Club Award” (TDC award).
  • Releases 11 new fonts (TsukushiGothic-U, Oedokanteiryu-E, Humming-L/M/D/E, Kakurei-L, Lyra-DB, Stick-B, Rampart TL-EB and Shadow TL-B) for Fontworks LETS members.
20102Launches Hakusyu LETS.
3
  • Releases 7 IwataUDMincho fonts and Hitsujun fonts for Iwata LETS members.
  • Discontinues manufacture and shipping of the GaijiMaster NEO gaiji (end-user-defined character) creation tool package.
8Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2010 for LETS members.
12Releases a total of 24 fonts including 10 new fonts (TsukushiAMaruGothic-L/R/M/D/E, ModeMinchoA-B, ModeMinchoB-B, Kakurei-M, Comet-B, and Carat-UB), and also 14 extended fonts (TsukushiMincho-B/E/H and TsukushiGothic-L/R/M/D) to support AJ1-5 (Pr5) and JIS 2004 (Pr5N), for Fontworks LETS members.
20113
  • Releases the second new font collection (a total of 16 fonts including 7 Design Fudemoji Series fonts) for Hakusyu LETS members.
  • Releases new fonts for 2011 (a total of 59 fonts such as IwataUDNewspaper) for Iwata LETS members.
5Releases new fonts for 2011 (a total of 18 fonts such as ChibiRoundGothic) for TypeBank LETS members.
7Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2011 for LETS members.
12Releases a total of 67 fonts including 11 new fonts (TsukushiBMaruGothic-L/R/M/D/E, Pearl-L, RaglanPunch-UB, KafuPenji-L/M, KafuMarker-B, KafuNagomi-B), 26 Korean fonts, 18 Chinese fonts, 12 extended fonts (TsukushiMincho-L/R/M/D/LB/RB) to support AJ1-6 (Pr6) and JIS 2004 (Pr6N), for Fontworks LETS members.
20123Releases new fonts for 2012 (a total of 30 fonts such as Iwata AJ1-6 Series of IwataUDGothic fonts) for Iwata LETS members.
6Releases the third new font collection (a total of 11 fonts including 4 Design Fudemoji Series fonts) for Hakusyu LETS members.
7Terminates sale of  the LETS Entry Pack CID for ATM.
8Terminates the sale and service of TypeBank LETS and JIKJI LETS.
10Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2012 for LETS members.
12
  • Starts "LETS Licensed Member Certificate Issuing Service".
  • Releases a total of 17 fonts including TsukushiAOldMincho-L/R/M/D/B/E for Pr6 and Pr6N each, TsukushiBOldMincho-R for Pr6 and Pr6N each, KafuTechno-E/U, and Yuruka-UB for Fontworks LETS members.
20133
  • Releases 6 new fonts for 2013 such as IwataGothic-tai for Iwata LETS members.
5Releases the fourth new font collection (a total of 5 fonts including 2 Design Fudemoji Series fonts) for Hakusyu LETS members.
6Forms a strategic business partnership with SoftBank Technology Corp.
10Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2013 for LETS members.
2014 1New LETS Service Launched as "LETS AS ONE" with new installation kit.
The new release brings LETS members 17 new Japanese fonts (TsukushiCOldMincho-R Pr6 and Pr6N,TsukushiOldGothic-B,Skip-L/M/D/E, TelopMincho-D/B/E/H Pro and ProN, Arc-R, and KafuTechno-H), as well as 48 Hakusyu fonts and 5,530 Latin fonts.
1Launches "LETS for Students" academic service.
3Launches "FONTPLUS for LETS PUTK" web font service.
8Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2014 ▶ 2015 for LETS members.
8Redesigns the LETS Membership website.
20152Releases a total of 18 fonts including TsukushiAntiqueLMincho-L, TsukushiAntiqueSMincho-L, TsukushiBMincho-L(Pr6/Pr6N), Aokane-EB, BabyPop-EB, UDMincho-L/M/DB/B, UDKakugo_LargePro-L/R/M/DB/B, and UDMarugo_LargePro-L/M/DB/B for Fontworks LETS members.
3Releases a total of 15 fonts including UDKakugoCondense80Pro-L/R/M/DB/B, UDKakugoCondense70Pro-L/R/M/DB/B, and UDKakugoCondense60Pro-L/R/M/DB/B for Fontworks LETS members.
Releases new fonts for 2015 (a total of 47 fonts such as Iwata Shin KaishoH) for Iwata LETS members.
6Releases 3 Hakusyu fonts (Gekai07, Gekai11, and Gekai15) for Fontworks LETS members.
7Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2015 ▶ 2016 for LETS members.
12MOTOYA CO., LTD. participates in the LETS business, MOTOYA and Fontworks agree to form business tie-up for the LETS business.
20161Releases a total of 21 fonts from the Fontworks Collection, including TsukushiAntiqueLGothic-B, TsukushiAntiqueSGothic-B, UDKakugo_Small-L/R/M/DB/B(Pr6/Pr6N), UDMarugo_Small-L/M/DB/B(Pr6/Pr6N), and Gospel-EB for Fontworks LETS members.
Releases new fonts for 2016 (a total of 9 fonts including IwataMinGo) for Iwata LETS members.
3Releases a total of 14 fonts from the Fontworks Collection, including ModeMinchoA_Large-L/R/M/D/B/E/H and ModeMinchoB_Large-L/R/M/D/B/E/H for Fontworks LETS members.
5Releases a total of 10 fonts from the Fontworks Collection, including Tsubame-R and Yoon Gothic 710/720/730/740/750/760/770/780/790 for Fontworks LETS members.
8Releases a total of 11 fonts, including TsukushiCMidashiMin-E from the Fontworks Collection, Yoon Mincho 710/720/730/740/750/760/770/780/790, and Hakusyu HigeRei from the Hakusyu Collection for Fontworks LETS members.
Releases LETS Power Up Tool Kit 2016 ▶ 2017 for LETS members.

Note: The number of fonts shown on this page includes JIS2004-savvy fonts (N fonts).