Reference Guide PDF (ja) displayed with inappropriate font

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asked Feb 27, 2021 in Question / help by ryota-abe
Hi PlantUML team,

Can you embed a Japanese font in the reference guide PDF?

The Japanese version of the reference guide (PlantUML_Language_Reference_Guide_ja.pdf) contains a Chinese font SimSun, but no Japanese fonts.
As a result, some characters are displayed with Chinese glyphs.
It is possible to read it, but I (and probably many Japanese) feel uncomfortable with the font.

"Whεn I rεαd τhε PDF, ιτ lοοks sοmετhιng lιkε τhιs. I hοpε τhιs gιvεs yου sοmε υndεrsταndιng."

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answered Mar 1, 2021 by plantuml (294,660 points)
edited Mar 1, 2021 by plantuml

Many thanks for your feedback! We are sorry about that : I must say that we cannot read neither Japanese nor Chinese.

However, we fully understand the issue and we want to fix it. So we've made a quick try with "MS Mincho" font. See

There is also a version in "Arial Unicode MS"

This is not the final versions, but can you tell us which font is more comfortable for you ?

Thanks again !
commented Mar 2, 2021 by ryota-abe
Thanks for your quick response.

The Japanese glyphs are now displayed correctly in both versions.
I think the MS Mincho version is the more legible.
commented Mar 2, 2021 by plantuml (294,660 points)
Great. We've just updated

(You may have to refresh the page with CTRL-F5)

Tell us if it's not ok. Thanks !