If your computer can’t render the title of this post, you need to install the correct Chinese. The process is pretty straight-forward except for some small things.


Chinese fonts are quite unique and in Linux, you need to install some specific fonts to make the rendering more clear. The following fonts will make Chinese Characters rendering better on your Linux machine.

Adobe Source Sans Sans

The Source Han Sans is a set of OpenType/CFF Pan-CJK fonts.Its an open source project that provides all of the source code files. You can check out the Github repo for the project.

Its interesting to note that this repo is about 1.6GB. This fonts were last updated in 2017 so they are good.

sudo pacman -S adobe-source-han-sans-cn-fonts adobe-source-han-sans-tw-fonts adobe-source-han-serif-cn-fonts adobe-source-han-serif-tw-fonts

In the above commands, cn and tw means Chinese and Taiwan. Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters. The first pair are sans while the second pair are serif fonts. The whole package is about 145MB.

The Wen Quan Yi Project Fonts Set

A Chinese friend recommended to me this set. Its a project that seeks to create high quality open-source bitmap and outline fonts for all Chinese Japan and Korean fonts.Since its open source, most distros have adopted this set. The name when translated to English means, the spring of letters. More about the project can be found on the website. Wikipedia has a great article on the project too.


On Archlinux, you can get 3 types of wqy fonts:- wqy-microhei, wqy-zenhei, wqy-bitmapfont




Adob​​e Source Sans Sans

Source Han Sans是一套OpenType / CFF Pan-CJK字体。它是一个提供所有源代码文件的开源项目。你可以查看该项目的[Github](https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-han-sans)回购。有趣的是,这个回购约为1.6GB。这些字体最后在207年更新,因此它们很好。

sudo pacman -S adobe-source-han-sans-cn-fonts
sudo pacman -S adobe-source-han-sans-tw-fonts
sudo pacman -S adobe-source-han-serif-cn-fonts
sudo pacman -S adone-source-han-serif-tw-fonts



一位中国朋友向我推荐了这一套。它是一个旨在为所有中国日本和韩国字体创建高质量开源位图和轮廓字体的项目。自开源以来,大多数展示机构都采用了这一套。翻译成英文时的名字意味着信件的春天。有关该项目的更多信息可以在[网站](https://www.wenq.org)上找到。 Wikipedia上也有一篇很棒的文章(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WenQuanYi)。


在Archlinux上,你可以得到3种类型的wqy字体: - wqy-microhei,wqy-zenhei,wqy-bitmapfont