Company History

Company Info

Established Fontworks International, Ltd.
Release of Postscript Japanese font "Rodin DB"

株式会社フォントワークスジャパン設立

Fontworks Friendship Meeting
Launched "New Character Legend" Packaging ATM

Launched "Future Letter Studio", a medium and low resolution version
Fonts Gaiji 718 characters are added to each typeface of Rodin / Matisse / Seurat / Cezanne / Greco and redesigned to Plus typeface

Expanded to Fontworks Friendship 83 stores
Product restructuring, value pack with great value

Release of "Fontworks ATM Font Classic Set 25", a 10th anniversary thank-you pack for Rodin

Fontworks collection appears as CID font (CD-ROM Volume 5.0)
Released “Fontworks Gaiji Master 1.0”
Fontworks Collection OCF font products Switch to build-to-order production
End of Support for old version OCF products "Installer ver 3.3 or lower printer font products" and "New character legend ver 1"
End of acceptance of upgrade from old version OCF products to Plus typeface (ver 4.5)

Fontworks Collection OCF Font Products Discontinued
Released "Fontworks CID Classic Set 26 ATM Exclusive Edition / Mid / Low Resolution Edition"
Released "Fontworks CID Classic Additional Typeface Pack" that includes Seurat CID-L/UB and Klee CID-DB
Released "Fontworks Gaiji Master NEO" (with this, the Gaiji Master 1.0 was discontinued)

Acceptance of "Pre-LETS", which precedes as part of the comprehensive font environment Support program "LETS", started
Release of "LETS Entry Pack CID ATM Exclusive Edition", a Packaging with a free LETS membership fee
"Pre-LETS" shipment start (OpenType font advance provision start to LETS members)
Full operation of "LETS" started
Launch of Packaging OpenType font products (Classic Series 29 typefaces for Mac / Win)
Fontworks Japan and Iwata announce business agreement on expanding font sales and technical cooperation

End of font sales by FBF
End of preferential sales of OpenType font Packaging products
Macromedia and Fontworks Japan strengthen cooperation to improve user convenience for Japanese fonts
Launch of "LETS for ASP server"
IWATA CORPORATION participates in LETS business
Iwata and Fontworks Japan form a business alliance regarding the LETS business

Launched "LETS for Mac OS X Server"
Started sales of "Iwata LETS"
End of Support OCF font Packaging products
Launched “Maiji”, a glyph conversion tool

Released Korean font "JIKJI LETS"

Launched the Windows version of the glyph conversion tool “Maiji”

End of upgrade service for Packaging products OCF fonts to CID fonts
Company name changed from "Fontworks Japan Inc." to Fontworks Inc.
Moved office from Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka to Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Scaleform and Fontworks form partnership to provide vector graphic fonts to Japanese game developers
Started sales of "Type Bank LETS"
Finished manufacturing and shipping floppy disk CID font products
Started sales of "Hosho LETS"
Released a freeware font management tool "LETS FontACE Lite" and started Downloads
"Tsukushi Old Mincho" and "Tsukushimaru Gothic" are "Tokyo TDC Award 2010" < TDC Award > Awarded

Started sales of "Shirafune LETS"
Mar. Ends manufacturing and shipping of external character creation tool "gaiji master NEO" Packaging products.

"LETS Entry Pack CID ATM Exclusive Edition" is no longer available
"Type Bank LETS" and "JIKJI LETS" services ended
Launched "LETS Member Certificate Issuing Service"

Capital tie-up with SB Technology Co., Ltd.

New service started under the concept of [LETS AS ONE]
LETS install kit renewal
Launched educational support program "LETS for students"
Web font function "FONTPLUS for LETS PUTK" started to be provided.

MOTOYA CO.,LTD. participates in LETS business
Motoya and Fontworks form a business alliance regarding the LETS business

Apataichi is appointed as President and CEO
Fontworks Universal Design font wins IA Universal Design Award 2016 Silver Award

Ai Harada appointed as President and CEO
Strategic business alliance with Monotype Co., Ltd.
Western / multi-Language start the typeface annual flat-rate font service "Monotype LETS"
Chikushi typeface series won the 2017 Good Design Award
Chikushi typeface won Tokyo TDC Award 2018 Type Design Award

Started select font service "mojimo". Started providing "mojimo-manga" as the first step.
Launched a lightweight font "Type-S / Type-XS" for embedded solutions
Launched the second pack "mojimo-kirei", "mojimo-kawaii" and "mojimo-oishii" of the select font service "mojimo"
Launch of mojimo-game, the third pack of select font service "mojimo"
Launch of the fourth pack "mojimo-joshi" of select font service "mojimo"

Solution for embedded devices Launch of "Type-D", a device font for ultra-small screens / Announcement of evidence of experiments in joint research conducted with Kyushu University for this font
Embedded solution Font "Type-D UD Kakugo_Small-M" for ultra-small screen devices launched Joint research materials with Kyushu University also released
5th pack "mojimo-live" and "mojimo-live Lite" of select font service "mojimo" started
Received the 18th Keinosuke Sato Award
As the 6th pack of the select font service "mojimo", the Maru Mincho type developed by Kinuta Type Co., Ltd. is now available as "mojimo-marumin".
Participated in the LETS business of SHOWASHOTAI Co.,Ltd. Showa typeface LETS provided
As the 7th pack of the select font service "mojimo", the typeface developed by Showa typeface is available as "mojimo-fude"
Launch of the 8th pack "mojimo-jewel ☆" of select font service "mojimo"
The 9th pack "mojimo-VR" of select font service "mojimo" is now available.
Event "Moji Fes. Mojito Motto Jyuuni" held in Shibuya
本社を福岡から東京へ移転、福岡の拠点を「Fukuoka Creative Lab」へ
組込向けソリューション 軽量フォント「Type-S/Type-XS」で丸ゴシック体(TypeS-UD丸ゴ_ラージ-L/B、TypeXS-UD丸ゴ_ラージ-L/B)を提供開始

AR環境下での文字情報提示手法の研究を、東京大学と共同で発表
韓国語フォントメーカーYoonDesign Group Inc.、LETS事業に参画。「YOON LETS」提供開始。
セレクトフォントサービス「mojimo」のiPad / iPhone向けパック「mojimo-select for iPad β版」提供開始
東京本社のオフィスが「Outstanding Property Award London」インテリアデザイン部門でPlatinumを受賞
『エヴァンゲリオン公式フォント マティスEB』のパッケージを「シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版」とのタイアップデザインとして販売
組込向けソリューション 軽量フォント「Type-S/Type-XS」で丸ゴシック体(TypeS-UD丸ゴ_ラージ-M/DB、TypeXS-UD丸ゴ_ラージ-M/DB)を提供開始
東京本社のオフィスが「MUSE Design Awards」インテリアデザイン部門でGoldを受賞
組込向けソリューション 中国向け簡体字フォント(方正電子共同開発)で「筑紫Aオールド明朝」「パール」などを提供開始
iPad / iPhone向け日本語フォントアプリ「mojimo」を開始 「mojimo-free」「mojimo-select」提供開始
iPad / iPhone向け日本語フォントアプリ「mojimo」にて「mojimo-manga」提供開始
東京本社のオフィスが「A' Design Award and Competition」INTERIOR SPACE AND EXHIBITION DESIGN部門でBronzeを受賞
東京本社のオフィスが「Novum Design Award」インテリアデザイン部門でBronzeを受賞
「ASPサーバー対応LETS」を「LETSサーバーライセンス」としてリニューアルし、提供開始
iPad / iPhone向け日本語フォントアプリ「mojimo」にて「mojimo-kirei」「mojimo-kawaii」「mojimo-oishii」提供開始
福岡オフィス「Fukuoka Creative Lab」が「MUSE Design Awards」インテリアデザイン部門でGoldを受賞
コーポレートサイトが公益社団法人日本アドバタイザーズ協会Web広告研究会主催「第8回Webグランプリ」企業グランプリ部門コーポレートサイト賞でグランプリを受賞
東京本社のオフィスが「Architecture MasterPrize」インテリアデザイン・オフィス部門でHonorable mentionを受賞
組込向けソリューション 中国向け簡体字フォント(方正電子共同開発)で「筑紫ゴシック」「筑紫オールドゴシック」「筑紫A見出ミン」「筑紫アンティークLゴ」「筑紫アンティークSゴ」を提供開始
iPad / iPhone向け日本語フォントアプリ「mojimo」にて「mojimo-jewel☆」提供開始

                 
「クレー」「ロックンロール」「レゲエ」「ドットゴシック」など8書体を「GoogleFonts」で提供開始
セレクトフォントサービス「mojimo」にて「mojimo-select」提供開始
年間定額制フォントサービス「LETS」をリニューアル、提供開始
東京本社のオフィスが「International Design Awards 」インテリア・デザイン部門でBronzeを受賞
Acquired ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management
年間定額制フォントサービス「LETS」にて、アプリ・ゲームにフォントを組み込んで使用できるライセンスを提供開始
『タイポグラフィ・アワード presented by フォントワークス×ViViViT』を開催
学生向けLETSリニューアル
未来を担う子どもたちを支援するフォントサービス「むすびも」を開始
「筑紫Aオールド明朝」「UD丸ゴ_スモール」など11書体を「GoogleFonts」で提供開始