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Matching English and Japanese Typefaces


I'm currently working on a project at university, trying to create a typeface in both English and Japanese that work with each other seamlessly. What Im curious to find out is;

- Your thoughts on the idea
- Any suggestions or recomendations
- Any really good or even really bad examples of these two languages at play.

Thanks for your help.

A Truly Global Typography Lesson?

I am looking for a good primer on Global Typography, i.e. the 'ins' and 'outs' of working with multiple translations and language/character sets (English, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc)

could be as simple as a break down of terms: 'what's a sans serif' equivalent called in Chinese simplified? to more technical side of working with fonts across languages (addressing missing characters, accessing and using fonts etc.)

anyone have some good reference sites or pointers?

many thanks