Fonts Preferences

The Fonts Preferences section contains all of the font settings for Xodo PDF Studio.

To open the Fonts Preferences dialog:

    1. Go to  File Tab > Preferences
    2. Select  Fonts from the panel on the left of the preferences dialog to view or modify these preferences.


CJK Font Defaults

This section determines the default fonts to use when rendering unembedded CJK fonts

Type - Lists each of the CJK font types used in PDF documents.

System Font - The font that is currently being used for the selected CJK font types. To edit, select the CJK font type and then choose the font from the system to be used when the font is not embedded. For each type of CJK font (Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc...), users can select what local font to use among all the fonts installed on their system. If no CJK fonts are available within the system font combo box, you will need to find and install new CJK fonts on your system. It is usually possible to install new fonts in ttf or ttc format. By default Xodo PDF Studio will have the below settings.

Default CJK Font Substitution Settings

When rendering a PDF document where CJK fonts are NOT embedded, Xodo PDF Studio will try and find CJK fonts on the system .  We have examined recent versions of Windows, macOS and Linux to understand which CJK fonts are provided with the operating system.

From this information we have developed prioritized font lists for each OS.  Xodo PDF Studio  will look for the fonts and will select the first one that is found as the default substitute font for that CJK category.

Default CJK Fonts in Windows

Xodo PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Windows:

  • Chinese Sans Serif - Microsoft JhengHei
  • Chinese Serif - PmingLiu, MingLiu, SimSun
  • Chinese Simplified  - SimSun, NsimSun, Microsoft YaHei
  • Japanese Sans Serif - Meiryo, MS PGothic, MS Gothic, Yu Gothic Regular
  • Japanese Serif - MS PMincho, MS Mincho, SimSun, NSimSun
  • Korean Sans Serif - Malgun Gothic, Dotum, Gulim
  • Korean Serif - Batang, Gungsuh, Malgun Gothic

Default CJK Fonts on the Mac

Xodo PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Mac:

  • Chinese Sans Serif - Apple LiGothic Medium, PingFang TC, STHeiti
  • Chinese Serif - LiSong Pro, Biau Kai, STSongti-TC
  • Chinese Simplified - STSong, STFangsong
  • Japanese Sans Serif  - Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W3, Apple Gothic, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W4, Osaka
  • Japanese Serif - Hiragino Mincho Pro W3, PCMyungjo
  • Korean Sans Serif - Apple Gothic, AppleSDGothicNeoR00
  • Korean Serif - Appley Myungjo, PCMyungjo, PilGi

Default CJK Fonts in Linux

Xodo PDF Studio will use the following CJK fonts that ship with Linux:

  • Chinese Sans Serif - UMingTW, UMingHK, Source Han Sans TW, DroidSansFallback
  • Chinese Serif - UMingTW, UMingHK, Source Han Sans TW, DroidSansFallback
  • Chinese Simplified - WenQuanYiMicroHei, WenQuanYiZenHei, DroidSans Fallback, Source Han Sans CN
  • Japanese Sans Serif - Droid Sans Japanese, Takao PGothic, VL-Gothic-Regular, WenQuanYiMicroHei
  • Japanese Serif - Droid Sans Japanese, Takao PGothic, VL-Gothic-Regular, WenQuanYiMicroHei
  • Korean Sans Serif - Nanum Gothic, Nanum Barun Gothic
  • Korean Serif - Nanum Myeongjo

Font Substitution Rules

During conversion, if the source document contains a font that is not available, the following table can be used to define your preferred replacement font. For Word to PDF conversion with font embedding, the Fallback Font set in Conversion MS Office preferences will be used as a last resort if no matching font defined here is available.

Use the "Always" option to replace the specified font regardless of whether or not it is available.

NOTE: Font substitution can cause text layout differences if the substituted font's metrics differ from the original.

Add: Create a new font substitution rule

Edit: Edits the selected font substitution rule

Remove: Deletes the selected font substitution rule

Restore Defaults: when clicked restores the font rules back to the installation defaults