Tokyo CityFont Development Story 02: Harmony with Japanese

TP Sky Low Contrast is adopted for Japanese type. When the concept and design for Latin are fixed to a certain degree, work to harmonize with Japanese type begins. As Latin looked smallish in the trial stage, various sizes were tested to find an appropriate size.

Also, there was a problem where the narrow character width looked a little lifted at the time of typesetting Latin. To solve the problem, verifications were performed to lower the Latin to look more natural. Eventually, Basic was lowered 1%, Condensed was lowered 2%, and Compressed was lowered 3% to create greater harmony in use without making any larger-scale changes.

With a family configuration of 15 fonts released after verifications, Tokyo CityFont can display the required information efficiently and legibly corresponding to space. We would really like to see this font in a wide range of places in the future.


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