Help understanding Chinese typography
April 22, 2008 7:20 PM Subscribe
Help me create easily readable Chinese typography
posted by mule to society & culture (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am designing multiple items which have display type in both Chinese and English and need to know which fonts to use for the Chinese portion of the text.
I have access to the default fonts on Mac OS X and can probably get others.
Most of my work is to be read on screen (but not in voluminous block), so equivalents to Verdana and Georgia would be nice along with knowing what are the "almighty" fonts like Fruitiger and Baskerville/Caslon of the Chinese font world.
Also can someone point me to a diagram or information on things such as leading and kerning for Chinese text.
I have Chinese bosses who I can show designs to but they know nothing about typography in either language so any help is appreciated.