Recombination of Kanji and Kana 01: “Existing Recombination”

A method of recomposing kanji and kana to different typesetting is often utilized in Japanese typesetting.

As previously introduced in this blog, Mincho typeface is made of a composition between kanji and kana of different origin. As an example of another convention, there is manga typesetting.
For typesetting manga captions in Japan, using the combination of Gothic typeface for kanji, and typeface with an impression of brush close to kana in Mincho typeface for kana is common.
Among the Japanese fonts, there are families with multiple kana fonts for one font including kanji, assuming usage of the recomposition of kanji and kana, and kana-only font series.


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