To be honest, Asian language fonts that is free are really hard to find, especially Japanese fonts. There are many Japanese fonts that can be type with English input but not the real actual Japanese input fonts. Plus, the system installed Japanese typefaces are so damn boring and too formal. But today I found a cute Japanese font free for download 😀 !
The font name is call “KFHimaji”. This font is multi-talented, because you can type alphabets, punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana and even Kanji and many more. The font example is shown below. The font was roundish, cute and happy. This is really one rare free font. So what are you waiting for? Just go to this page and download the cute font! [Direct Font Link] 😀
In order to use this font, assuming you are using Windows XP, you need to have Asian text languages and input text installed into your machine. Then you can go to Control Panel and double click Regional and Language Options. Then click the Languages tab and click the Details button. In the Settings panel, click Add, then find and select the Japanese Input Languages and click “Ok”. Now, Japanese input is in your input panel. Now, you can type Japanese characters in MS Words, Photoshop etc by selecting the “JP” at the Language Toolbar.
More Japanese fonts goodies
Hunger for more custom Japanese fonts? Just go to 4galaxy.net where the webmaster had compiled a list of whopping 46 free Japanese fonts that able to display Kanji characters for download! One setback is some fonts listed there required you to register thou.
From here I want to introduce you other sites that provide English alphabet input fancy Japanese fonts. First up the Maniackers Design Font. Talented Japanese designers had joined their effort to design and produce some nice and usable fonts for download.
GAU+ also have a nice collection of nice Japanese font for both cute and techno style.
You can download some nice and creative fonts at here too! Hosted by Kotaroh Hataro from Gray Graphics. Just click on those small squares!