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4–7 September, 2019

Friday, 6 September | | Miraikan Hall

Talk | Presented in Japanese

The History of Hiragino’s Development from a Technical Perspective

Hiragino, one of the best-known typeface families in Japan, is ubiquitous. It was also among the first typefaces to have migrated from CID to the OpenType font format, and thus a number of dedicated tools had to be developed in order to produce it. What tools were used to make the family when there was no Japanese OpenType font? What obstacles had to be overcome, and how was the work evaluated? Masahiro Ochiai looks back on the history of Hiragino’s development from an engineer’s perspective.