Source Han Mono

Source Han Mono, which is derived from Source Han Sans and Source Code Pro, is an OpenType/CFF Collection (OTC) that includes 70 font instances—consisting of seven weights, five languages, and two styles—and is a Pan-CJK version of Source Han Code JP. This open source project provides all of the source files that are necessary to build this OpenType/CFF Collection by using the AFDKO makeotf, tx, sfntedit, and otf2otc tools.

Downloading the Super OTC

The 70-font OpenType/CFF Collection, SourceHanMono.ttc, which is called a Super OTC due to its large number of font instances, can be easily downloaded from the Latest Release.

Please be advised that the ZIP file for the Latest Release, which includes all of the source files and other collateral, is approximately 3.25GB.

Building the Super OTC from source


To build the Super OTC from source, you need to have installed the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO). The AFDKO tools are widely used for font development today, and are part of most font editor applications.

Building the source OTFs and Super OTC

In this repository, all necessary files are in place for building the source OpenType/CFF fonts and the Super OTC. The COMMANDS.txt file provides the command lines that are used to build the source OTFs and Super OTC. Because the source OTFs are considered the source for the Super OTC, they are included in pre-built and fully-functional form.

Getting involved

Send suggestions for changes to the Source Han Mono project maintainer, Dr. Ken Lunde, for consideration.

Further information

For information about the design and background of Source Han Mono, please refer to the ReadMe (PDF).