Is there anyway to combine asian fonts like chinese, korean or japan fonts with english fonts then export as ttf? I heard that Adobe Framemaker can make this but is there any other way without Framemaker?

  • You can put all of the glyphs into one font, but the encoding would not match anything else, so you would be only user. – stark Jul 25 '12 at 17:06
  • Why do you believe this to be a better solution than allowing the font engine substitute as required? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 25 '12 at 17:10
  • @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams Arrived here. A possible answer (the reason I need to do it) to your question is that in some embedded systems you only get one font to use. The particular system I am using supports a unicode font, but you must choose what font to use. It is easiest to use a font with all needed characters. – Mark Ribau Dec 26 '12 at 14:25

Font editing software can probably be used to combine glyphs from multiple fonts to produce a new font (where font licences permit)

e.g. Fontforfge, Fontographer, etc

The task may require you to learn more about fonts than you wish to know.


Is seems that you are referring to a Unicode TrueType font?

There are some fonts (such as Arial Unicode MS) that are mapped to the Universal Character Set or Unicode, which allows them to store a glyph for any Unicode / UCS character. If you create a font that supports this, you will be able to use one font for characters from multiple languages.

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