Chinese Fonts

I just put up a new section for Chinese fonts. Feel free to download away. I’ve been using Chinese Windows for over two years, so if you have any questions about installing them on a machine running English Windows, I’m sorry, but I can’t help you. I’m curious, though. Do they work fine in English Windows if you have Chinese IME installed?

I also took the opportunity to play around with CSS a little on the new fonts page, so it has a totally different look.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. I found it so useful…just forwarded your link to two of my western friends..


  2. That’s dope! I bet it’s helpful.

    Why not put down the Chinese names of these fonts as well?

    BTW, am I the only person who finds it slower to open the ‘comments’ windows now?

  3. big up! i only had the standard fonts in the IME download but this is great! thanks!

  4. Yes, the fonts work fine on English XP. In fact, I don’t think you even need the IME installed…of course, then you wouldn’t be able to type in Chinese.

  5. I love how certain chinese extablishments always use the same font, Like internet cafes will always use the one with the lightning going through the middle and stores that sell girly crap use the childish looking one.

    i love it i tell you!

  6. Sweet! I’ve only got a couple on my system but some of these look really nice…good lookin’ out!

  7. Work well in Linux, too. Thanks John, these will come in handy.

  8. Da Xiangchang Says: December 10, 2003 at 7:45 pm

    Absolutely beautiful fonts. I particularly like the cutesy fonts you often see in the posters or paper mats at McDonald’s or KFC. I don’t know why, but everytime I see those cutesy fonts, I get all tingling inside. I think this is because of 2 reasons: 1) the more cutesy fonts there are, the more open China will become, and 2) Chinese is a beautiful language, one which should rightly be promoted via different fonts. Now, if I could only read some of these characters, cutesy or otherwise, that would be beautiful. Someday, someday . . .

  9. Everyone, glad you like.

    I didn’t put the Chinese names because I’m lazy. Slower opening comments windows is a small price to pay for no longer being dependent on an external server for comments.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Da Xiangchang,
    If you could read what the characters say in the font samples, you’d like them even more. 🙂

  10. Can’t download ‘M1GFM.TTF’, can you help me?

  11. yf611x,

    Thanks for pointing that out. The link is fixed.

  12. wow very nice font collection! thanks for posting that up! oh and there’s free chinese name translations at

  13. ‘MJ1GFM’ can’t use in Windows XP or is damaged?


  14. where else can I get some beautiful fonts?

  15. For more of Chinese fonts, you can visit

  16. weichenxi Says: August 24, 2004 at 1:08 pm

    Can you help me? MJ1GFM.TTF says that it is not a valid font file, as I try to put it into my fonts folder. An I missing something?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  17. The font contains too many errors for XP to load it. To fix this, run Font Creator (demo version) and choose menu Font->Validate. Check all the boxes in the wizard and wait for the program to fix the problems. Save the file and voila! It should work fine.
    Hope this helps…

  18. Thanks for these. I’ve found it tricky to find Chinese fonts, and I like these a lot.

  19. Sweet John! Cheers.

  20. If someone is interested, I’ve installed some of the fonts on a Mac (OS X.4.9) and they works fine, even if Bookfont says there’s a problem with the font mapping. The fonts are a little bit hard to find in the list, because Mac changed their names, but it’s not a really big problem once you’ve found the one you need.

    非常感谢送给我们一个汉代字体 !

  21. Nice fonts~ lol

    你也真他妈的很不错~ Kudos~!

  22. Clopper Almon Says: February 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

    The link to the fonts seems to be broken as of Feb 23, 2013.

  23. It looks like it had been done for a few years. Fortunately it is still accessible in the Internet Archive: – if you Google the names of the fonts on that page you can find downloads pretty easily.

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