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    Default What's the name of this Japanese font?

    This font is really good. (Or at least when compared to the damn MS Mincho/MSGothic set that came with IME ;_

    Anyway, does anyone know its name?
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    Where you got this ?
    might be an idea to ask there...

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    Actually, those are the lyrics of a doujin song. Well, a part of the lyrics, since I cropped the image. The whole image is a scan of the CD booklet. It's not mine. Someone showed it to me, and I liked the font. Well, maybe it's not that good, but I'm bored to death of seeing MS Mincho and MS Gothic everyday! ;_;

    Since we're at it, can someone recommend me some good Japanese fonts? (Yeah, might be the wrong thread to ask, but I searched the forum and seems there isn't a thread about Japanese fonts.) I want fonts that look similar to the one in the image, or ones that look like handwriting. I want one with smooth, elegant lines. I don't want ones that look like MS Mincho or MS Gothic at all.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    I have several full character set fonts, but I wouldn't remember off the top of my head where I got them from. Maybe Google-san can tell you:

    AoyagiKouzan
    APJapanesefont
    ArmedBanana
    asukifontLP
    ElmerFont
    HabaDasa
    Holiday-MDJP02
    HONYA-JI
    KFhimaji
    kirieji
    mikachan_o
    mofuji
    onryou
    Sea font-pro
    UNAO JAPON
    uni font
    zatuji

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    If they're from a CD booklet, they could be handwritten or created specifically for the booklet.
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    @Petrol Gas: There's no chance that this is handwritten because the instances of the same character are exactly identical. But the characters do look very similar to real Japanese calligraphy and they're very nice, which makes me think that it's either a custom font that was created specifically for this booklet like you said, probably by a calligrapher, or that it's a common font but I don't know it because I only have the goddamn MS set.

    I still need to check that list posted by ArtemisA... >_> I like fonts that look like real Japanese calligraphy. And I don't like "Gothic" fonts, which are just thicker and have no serif. I don't Sans Serif or Gothic fonts for Japanese characters, but at the same time I hate fonts with ugly Serifs or ones that look like they were written by a robot. (MS Mincho is a perfect example of an ugly Serif Japanese font.)

    If someone knows a specific Japanese font that qualifies to my specifications (;D), I'd be very grateful if you tell me.
     

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    http://blog.solwyvern.net/2009/01/09/japanese-fonts/

    Try on there, they have a large 2 part japanese font pack, which may include the font you are looking for (only downer is that it is around 100MB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by isaacsol View Post
    http://blog.solwyvern.net/2009/01/09/japanese-fonts/

    Try on there, they have a large 2 part japanese font pack, which may include the font you are looking for (only downer is that it is around 100MB)
    Woah nice. Just what I need, more fonts.
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    Hmm that font looks a little like Sword Kanji. I could be wrong though. :x

    Quote Originally Posted by isaacsol View Post
    http://blog.solwyvern.net/2009/01/09/japanese-fonts/

    Try on there, they have a large 2 part japanese font pack, which may include the font you are looking for (only downer is that it is around 100MB)
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    @isaacsol: Wow... Those are very nice fonts! Thank you.
     

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    Hey, I found that font, it is one my default Windows 7 fonts. It is called DFKai-SB Regular. Here is a preview of the text:



    I have attached it to this post if anyone wants it.
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