Asian cinema trivia: Font of English language subtitles?
July 23, 2013 11:14 PM   Subscribe

What is the english language subtitle font used in many asian films, such as this one? Why is it so predominant, despite its lack of clarity? Any/as much information about it is appreciated.
posted by patr1ck to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: That is the style of the Latin characters in many Asian-language fonts. SimSun (a Chinese character font made by Microsoft) is a prime example.
posted by Aleyn at 11:22 PM on July 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Previously asked on Metafilter: Why does Chinese printing of Latin characters always use the same font?
posted by xil at 11:44 PM on July 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Both excellent answers.

xil, I searched before posting, but I think including the "subtitles" keyword was my big mistake. It's true – this font shows up on packaging, signs, and all kinds of places.

Thank you both.
posted by patr1ck at 11:54 PM on July 23, 2013

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