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Source Han Serif is a modern Mincho-style typeface family, which is a counterpart to Source Han Sans. The family has seven weights. As each font is a Pan-CJK font supporting Japanese, Chinese and Korean, (and for Chinese, both Simplified and Traditional Chinese glyphs including those used in Hong Kong are supported), this typeface is recommended for users who need multilingual fonts. In the case of the Source Han Serif - Pan-CJK Japanese fonts, the glyphs displayed by default are for Japanese, but glyphs for the other languages can also be used in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Version: 2.002
Simplified Chinese: All hanzi for GB 18030 2022 Implementation Level 2 which includes the 8,105 hanzi of Tōngyòng Guīfàn Hànzìbiǎo (通用规范汉字表)
Traditional Chinese — Taiwan: All Big Five hanzi (aka CNS 11643 Planes 1 and 2), all HKSCS-2016 hanzi (the glyphs may or may not adhere to the Taiwan MOE glyph standard), seven ETen hanzi, 15 additional hanzi
Traditional Chinese — Hong Kong: All Big Five hanzi (aka CNS 11643 Planes 1 and 2),all HKSCS-2016 hanzi, seven ETen hanzi, 15 additional hanzi
Japanese: All Adobe-Japan1-6 kanji (a superset of those in JIS X 0208, JIS X 0213 & JIS X 0212)
Korean: All contemporary (11,172) and 500 high-frequency archaic hangul syllables, conjoining hangul jamo (with full archaic hangul support), all KS X 1001 and KS X 1002 hanja (7,476), 466 additional hanja

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Adobe Originals

The Adobe Originals program started in 1989 as an in-house type foundry at Adobe, brought together to create original typefaces of exemplary design quality, technical fidelity, and aesthetic longevity.

Today the Type team’s mission is to make sophisticated and even experimental typefaces that explore the possibilities of design and technology. Typefaces released as Adobe Originals are the result of years of work and study, regarded as industry standards for the ambition and quality of their development.

Open source details

Source Han Serif - Pan-CJK Japanese is available via an open source license. You're free to use it with your Adobe Fonts account just as you would any other font in the Adobe Fonts library. For information regarding other uses of Source Han Serif - Pan-CJK Japanese, see copyright and license details for Source Han Serif ExtraLight, Source Han Serif Light, Source Han Serif Regular, Source Han Serif Medium, Source Han Serif SemiBold, Source Han Serif Bold, and Source Han Serif Heavy.

Licensing Information
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.


In application font menus, this font will display:

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To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

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