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Font meta-family, multiple styles, for Japanese, English, and Korean, made with Metafont. Full coverage of hiragana, katakana, hangul, and Latin. Partial coverage of grade-school kanji. Also includes IDSgrep, a tool for querying kanji databases...

System Requirements

Precompiled OTF fonts work with recent versions of all currently-popular word processing and typesetting systems - including those used by Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

Building the fonts from source requires a Linux or Linux-like command-line environment, Perl, GNU Make, a C compiler, Metapost (included in most TeX distributions), and FontForge (the latest development version should not require local patching). Other resources recommended for build, or required for optional features, include XeLaTeX, Expect, KANJIDIC2, a Prolog interpreter, and a multi-CPU computer.

IDSgrep requires a C compiler, Perl, and (not strictly required but strongly recommended) the KanjiVG database, a Tsukurimashou build environment, or both. Recompiling the IDSgrep PDF documentation requires XeLaTeX and the Tsukurimashou Mincho font, which is included in the precompiled package.

Documentation is primarily in English.


configure ; make ; make install Show Howto Install


Install the fonts. Select a Tsukurimashou font in your word processor. Type text. Show Usage


win32 Windows (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 2.3 MB)
macosx Mac (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 2.3 MB)
android Android (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 2.3 MB)
linux Linux (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 10.2 MB)
unix_unknown UNIX (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 2.3 MB)
ios frs_pref_ios (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 2.3 MB)
source frs_pref_source (Date: 2014-08-18, Size: 10.2 MB)

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Tsukurimashou Font Family and IDSgrep
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