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Hi,

My partner and I were recently married and are having wedding bands made.

Wabi-sabi is a concept that resonates strongly with both of us - my spouse, in particular, is a talented artist and furniture maker.

We want to have the characters representing wabi-sabi engraved on our wedding bands but were told by our jeweler that they need a truetype font and the appropriate keystrokes in order to add these characters to our bands.

I noticed in admiring your website that you seem to have a great deal of facility with the characters and wondered if you could steer me in the right direction to locate the requested truetype font and keystrokes?

Apologies for the out-of-the-blue question; hope it is not too great an imposition.

With gratitude for your consideration,

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thomas

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Are you looking for engravings in Japanese or in modern Latin characters?
 

Mike Cash

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You can write the characters in any number of Japanese fonts, just as you can write any English word in countless fonts. You need to pick a Japanese font you like.

Installing a Japanese IME (input method editor) should bring with it several fonts. You can try installing the Japanese language package for your OS, or you might try the Google Japanese IME.
 

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Your jeweler may also be able to handle a vector-based image, which could circumvent the need to provide a font. I am attaching a PDF file which shows the Japanese characters for wabi-sabi, expressed in a variety of different fonts. If there is one you like here, the jeweler may be able to extract it directly from this file. I am also separately providing (in a ZIP file) an .svg format and an .eps format file for these characters in one of those fonts: HanWangShinSuMedium. If the jeweler cannot work with the PDF file, he/she may be able to work with one of these other files. By the way, although I cannot certify it, all of the fonts in the PDF file should be free to use.
 

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