Adobe Releases Source Han Sans: Iwata Extends Japanese Ideographs & Adds Korean Ideographs
Adobe Systems Incorporated released Source Han Sans in partnership with Google, with Iwata responsible for designing additional ideographs for Japanese, along with those for Korean (July 15, 2014 PDT, July 16, 2014 JST).
Iwata Corporation (3-2-9 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Koichiro Mizuno) announced that the company has designed additional ideographs (kanji) for Japanese, along with those for Korean (hanja), that are included in Source Han Sans, whose release was announced by Adobe.
Source Han Sans is an open source Pan-CJK font family released by Adobe in partnership with Google. Source Han Sans forms a font family that supports the glyphs necessary for East Asia, meaning for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. Adobe partnered with Iwata to design glyphs that vary by language, appreciating the need to work with an established type foundry with such knowledge and experience.
Source Han Sans is designed to improve legibility on devices with small screens, such as mobile phones and tablets, but its use is not limited to such devices.
Adobe press release: Adobe and Google Announce a Digital Type Breakthrough
Adobe Typekit Blog: Introducing Source Han Sans: An open source Pan-CJK typeface
Google simultaneously released the same fonts under the name Noto Sans CJK as part of the Noto font family.
For more information about Noto Sans CJK, see the blog article issued by Google.
Google Developers Blog: Noto: A CJK Font That is Complete, Beautiful and Right for Your Language and Region