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Arial Unicode

Type Foundry: Monotype

The Arial® Unicode® designs, also known as Arial Unicode MS and Arial Unicode MS Bold, are Unicode compliant fonts that contain nearly 50,000 characters and support many languages. The Arial Unicode fonts include support for the Asian languages (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean) as well as for all the languages used in major commercial markets. The Arial Unicode font is distributed with the Microsoft Office suite of products and is used to provide default language support for many languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi (Devanagari) and other Indic languages. Arial Unicode is a contemporary sans serif design with humanist characteristics designed by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders. The overall treatment of Arial's curves is softer and fuller than in most industrial-style sans serif faces. The Arial Unicode font has terminal strokes that are cut on the diagonal, which helps to give the face a less mechanical appearance. The Arial Unicode typeface files are approximately 22MB in size, containing glyphs for all code points within The Unicode Standard, Version 2.1. This makes the Arial Unicode designs a valuable resource for software developers. (Developers can obtain font licensing information from Monotype Imaging

Arial Unicode