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.