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Fontworks provides font embedding and custom font development for OEM solutions.

Font Embedding & Custom Font Development for OEM Solutions

Usability (UI/UX) is an important factor in deciding the value of products, and the trend is expected to grow much stronger in the future. Even in simple window navigation, designers must pay close attention to details, and ensure efficient, effective design.

One of the most important elements is the font (typeface). Good design depends on good fonts —something known by every graphic designer.

Our original fonts have been acclaimed by such leading designers and content creators from diverse fields including the Internet, games, and videos.

We are proud to offer the Fontworks Font Embedding Solutions based on our high-quality fonts.

UC Fonts (Universal Communication Fonts)

These fonts have unified design concepts and support Japanese, Latin, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese scripts.

The definition of font-integrated display devices continues to increase, reaching almost the quality of commercial printing. We have developed these "truly universal" fonts to handle the surging demand for the expanding UI/UX design world. They are your optimal choice for GUI design.

Product Features

■ The fonts can be flexibly customized for device properties.
■ All available languages can be supported under only one license (one-stop license).
■ We can offer different licensing for different products or projects, irrespective of production volume, period, or export destinations.


■ Beautiful structure ensures both good legibility and design quality.
Newly designed Latin, as well as Japanese, Chinese and Korean scripts provided by top-level font foundries in each country match the tastes of local users.

Unified design concept across the different languages
You can develop a uniform design applying across the different languages. Each font is available in three weights.

■ Wide variety of supported languages
Japanese, Chinese, Korean and European languages are supported in Unicode.

■ One-stop license
You can use all the fonts under one license. No other usage agreements are needed for use.

Universal Design Adoption
They have wider counters for better visibility, and yet neutral elegance together.

Different Languages

We currently supply primarily Japanese fonts, but also other fonts including Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean and Latin.

Japan is expecting an increase of inbound tourists, and surpassed ten million tourists in 2013, rising to over twenty-four million in 2016. The Japanese government hopes to welcome forty million visitors in 2020 for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

As a result, Fontworks is accelerating plans to enrich its lineup of fonts for multiple languages.

Supported Languages

■ Thai

Family name FWThai
Font name FWThai-R/DB/B
Character sets

MS Windows 1252 Western

MS Windows 874 Thai

ISO 8859-1 Latin1

ISO 8859-11 Thai

ISO 8859-15 Latin9

Number of characters 375 (Unicode code points) including the above sets

■ Hebrew

Family name FWHebrew
Font name FWHebrew-R/DB/B
Character sets

MS Windows 1252 Western

MS Windows 1255 Hebrew

ISO 8859-1 Latin1

ISO 8859-8 Hebrew

ISO 8859-15 Latin9

Number of characters 469 (Unicode code points) including the above sets

Multiple Languages Provided by Monotype LETS

Monotype LETS contains a wide variety of fonts supporting multiple languages, including 669 extended Latin fonts covering 89 languages with standard Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts, as well as 13 Devanagari, 119 Arabic, and 34 Thai fonts and more.

Languages Supported in Monotype LETS

OpenType Std—21 languages

Latin Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish, Scots), German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Sami (Southern), Spanish, Swahili, Swedish

OpenType Pro—33 languages

Latin Latin OpenType Std—21 languages
Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish

OpenType W1G (WGL)—89 languages

Latin  Latin OpenType Pro—33 languages
Albanian, Alsatian, Armenian, Asturian, Bosnian, Cebuano, Chichewa, Cornish, Corsican, Esperanto, Faroese, Filipino, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz (Latin), Galician, Greenlandic, Karelian, Ladin, Latin (Lingua Latina), Luba, Maltese, Moldavian (Latin), Occitan, Rheto-Romance, Sámi (Lule), Sámi (Northern), Sorbian, Turkmen (Latin), Vepsian, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu
Cyrillic Agul, Avar, Balkar, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Erzya, Gagauz, Ingush, Karachay, Khvarshi, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Lezgian, Macedonian, Moldavian, Nenets Tundra, Ossetian, Russian, Rutul, Serbian, Ukrainian
Greek Greek

OpenType W2G—93 languages

Latin OpenType W1G (WGL)—89 languages
Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Vietnamese
Cyrillic Azerbaijani, Kazakh
Hebrew Hebrew

■  Number of Languages Supported in Monotype LETS: European

Character set Supported Languages Fonts Included
OpenType Std 21 1,857
OpenType Pro 33 3,705
OpenType W1G (WGL) 89 657
OpenType W2G 93 22

■  Number of various fonts supported in Monotype LETS

Script Number of Fonts
Latin/Extended Latin 7,832
Cyrillic 934
Greek 932
Hebrew 91
Devanagari 13
Gujarati 5
Arabic 121
Armenian  8
Thai 34
Vietnamese 62
Japanese 4
Simplified Chinese 77
Traditional Chinese 150

Multiple Languages Provided by Housei LETS

Chinese fonts from Founder International Inc., a font vendor with a large share of the Chinese market, are available through our annual font subscription service Housei LETS.
GBK-compliant 4 fonts
approx. 2,1000 characters
GB2312-compliant 57 fonts
approx. 7,000 characters
GB18030-compliant (by the Housei Game LETS Extended License) 3 fonts
Big5-compliant (by the Housei Game LETS Extended License) 3 fonts

Font and Layout Engines for Multiple Languages

We support languages requiring complex layout such as Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, and Hindi. We also provide extensive support for devices ranging from low-spec to Android systems.

If you supply your products to many countries, we recommend our engines. They support TrueType and OpenVG formats.

Font Embedding & Custom Font Development for OEM Solutions

Font Engine FiT (Fontworks intelligent Type)

The FiT is our proprietary font engine, for display and output of characters in font-integrated devices ranging from consumer electronics to industrial equipment. We provide the source code written in C.

Content: rasterizer and Japanese font (FiT font)

  • Supports anti-aliasing (gray-scale)
  • Supports stem hinting
  • Supports bold and oblique styles
  • Supports OpenType (CFF) and TrueType fonts by optional features

Subset Font Generating Tool "GlyfPick"

This enables you to collect (pick up) required glyphs for your interface or menu display and generate a new font subset. It is most suitable for devices with limited capacity. You can also use it to create embedded fonts in electronic books.

Development of Embedded Fonts and Licensing

We develop and license optimal fonts for devices with displays, including smartphones, digital cameras, car navigation systems, portable music players, electronic dictionaries, handy terminals, arcade game equipment, video game consoles, measurement equipment, LED displays, and set-top boxes.

Outline Fonts
You can select desired fonts from our diverse, high-quality font library which is acclaimed in various fields (OpenType/TrueType).

Bitmap Fonts
We can customize fonts in different sizes for various device displays. We can also develop 4- or 16-shade grayscale fonts (anti-aliasing fonts).

Other OEM Font Services

Non-standard characters for ARIB/VICS/Music Shift-JIS 
We have character sets for special purposes.

<For example>
ARIB characters: a set of characters for terrestrial digital TV and one-segment broadcasting regulated by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). Fonts in various formats including bitmap (16×16 / 20×20 / 32×32 round Gothic style) or TrueType are available.