New year—new, faster fonts. In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, the Google Fonts catalog now includes five Simplified and two Traditional Chinese fonts—the Chinese written language differs according to country—for designers and developers working with Chinese text. Since Chinese fonts often contain more than 10,000 characters, single font file delivery is unacceptably slow. Building on earlier launches for Korean and Japanese, Google Fonts has analyzed character usage over millions of public web pages to build optimized font ”slicing” patterns for both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. This allows modern web browsers to only download the portions of a font—typically a very small fraction of the complete set—containing the characters that they need.
Head over to Google Fonts to check out—and try out—the Simplified Chinese
and Traditional Chinese