Meiryo font family


Meiryo is a very versatile modern sans serif type designed to give an exceptionally clean appearance on screen, as well as in print. It is optimized for on-screen reading. The letterforms are generously open and well-proportioned; legible and clear at smaller sizes, and dynamic at larger display sizes. The beauty of this face is that it sets text lines in Japanese with Roman seamlessly and harmoniously. The balanced inter-letter spacing enhances horizontal alignment, facilitating smooth reading flow. Meiryo has a very large character set with Japanese and Roman combined, fully scalable outline technology, making it extremely functional for all aspects of communication and publishing. It is a robust legible typeface yet compact enough to enable tight inter-line spacing which is good for space economy.

File name Meiryo.ttc
Styles & Weights Meiryo
Meiryo Bold
Meiryo Bold Italic
Meiryo Italic
Meiryo UI
Meiryo UI Bold
Meiryo UI Italic
Meiryo UI Bold Italic
Designers C&G Inc.; Eiichi Kono; Matthew Carter
Copyright © 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor Microsoft Corp.
Script Tags dlng:'Hani', 'Hira', 'Hrkt', 'Jpan', 'Kana'
slng:'Cyrl', 'Grek', 'Hani', 'Hira', 'Hrkt', 'Jpan', 'Kana', 'Latn'
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
932 JIS/Japan
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
OEM OEM Character Set
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
861 MS-DOS Icelandic
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
857 IBM Turkish
855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
852 Latin 2
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

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Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Windows 11 See the Windows 11 page.
Windows 10 See the Windows 10 page.
Windows 8.1 See the Windows 8.1 page.
Windows 8 See the Windows 8 page.
Windows 7 See the Windows 7 page.
Windows Vista 5.00
Windows Server 2008 5.00

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Meiryo sample