Arial Unicode MS font family


Arial Unicode MS was originally commissioned by Microsoft Office as an extended version of the Arial typeface to support a large set of international characters. The font was included with Office but not Windows. Over time the Unicode standard grew to the point where it was not possible to include all encoded characters in a single font file, so today most applications rely on font linking or font fallback to provide appropriate language support when a selected font doesn’t include the characters you need. We stopped servicing and updating Arial Unicode and no longer install it as part of Office. However, updated versions of the font are available from Monotype. Follow the links below if you have dependencies on it.

File name Arialuni.ttf
Styles & Weights Arial Unicode MS
Designers Original design: Robin Nicholas, Patricia Saunders. Extended glyphs: Monotype Type Drawing Office, Monotype Typography.
Copyright Digitized data copyright (C) 1993-2000 Agfa Monotype Corporation. All rights reserved. Arial® is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
Font vendor Agfa Monotype Corporation
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1255 Hebrew
1256 Arabic
1257 Windows Baltic
1258 Vietnamese
874 Thai
932 JIS/Japan
936 Chinese: Simplified chars--PRC and Singapore
949 Korean Wansung
950 Chinese: Traditional chars--Taiwan and Hong Kong SAR
1361 Korean Johab
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
OEM OEM Character Set
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
864 Arabic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
862 Hebrew
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
708 Arabic; ASMO 708
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

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Style & weight examples

Arial Unicode MS

Arial Unicode MS