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I dislike MS Mincho: it's too thin, doesn't get anti-aliased, and has an excessive amount of hooks.

Unfortunately, anything that is full-width gets rendered in MS Mincho by default on any program.

I've been looking all over the place, including in the Microsoft IME settings, to no avail. Where can I change the default CJK font from Mincho to something else?

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  • You should list some programs where you find this issue, as examples.
    – user3169
    Jun 28 '15 at 4:00
  • @user3169 Every program handles fullwidth this way.
    – oldmud0
    Jun 28 '15 at 4:01
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There's no registry key to do this; I believe it's hardcoded.

So I settled with MacType, which hooks to processes and overrides ClearType.

One feature it has is to allow you to override/replace specific fonts, including CJK ones, with other fonts, or to just turn on regular ClearType for those specific fonts.

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