Photoshop provides several options for working with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean type. Characters in Asian fonts are often referred to as double‑byte characters.
Your operating system must support the languages in which you wish to work. Consult your system software manufacturer for more information.
By default, non-Chinese, Japanese, or Korean versions of Photoshop hide options for Asian type that appear in the Character panel and Paragraph panel. To view and set options for working with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean type in these versions of Photoshop, you must select Show Asian Text Options in the Preferences dialog box. You can also control how font names are displayed—in English or in the native language.
Tsume reduces the space around a character by a specified percentage value. As a result, the character itself is not stretched or squeezed. Instead, the space between the character’s bounding box and the em box is compressed. When tsume is added to a character, spacing around both sides of the character is reduced by an equal percentage.
Measures the spacing between lines of type from the top of one line to the top of the next line. When you use top‑to‑top leading, the first line of type in a paragraph is aligned flush with the top of the bounding box.
For horizontal type, measures the space between lines of type from the type baseline. When you use bottom-to-bottom leading, space appears between the first line of type and the bounding box. A check mark indicates which option is selected.
The leading option you choose does not affect the amount of leading between lines, only how the leading is measured.
Tate‑chu‑yoko (also called kumimoji and renmoji) is a block of horizontal type laid out within vertical type lines. Using tate‑chu‑yoko makes it easier to read half-width characters such as numbers, dates, and short foreign words in vertical text.
Mojisoroe is the alignment of characters in Asian type. When a line of text contains different sizes of characters, you can specify how to align text to the largest characters in the line: to the top, center, or bottom of the em box (right, center, and left for vertical frames), to the roman baseline, or to the top or bottom of the ICF box (right or left for vertical frames). ICF (Ideographic Character Space) is the average height and width used by the font designer to design the ideographic characters that comprise a font.
A. Small characters aligned to the bottom B. Small characters aligned to the center C. Small characters aligned to the top
Em box Top/Right, Em box Center, or Em box Bottom/Left
Aligns the small characters in a line to the specified position of the large character’s em box. In vertical text frames, Em box Top/Right aligns the text to the right of the em box, and Em box Bottom/Left aligns the text to the left of the em box.
Asian OpenType fonts may include a number of features that aren’t available in current PostScript and TrueType fonts. It is usually best to use any weights of KozMinPro and KozGoPro OpenType fonts. These fonts have the largest collection of glyphs of the Asian fonts produced by Adobe.
(Windows) From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map.
(Mac OS) From the Input pop-up menu at the right side of the menu bar, choose Show Character Viewer.
(Mac OS) If the Input menu does not display in the menu bar, choose Apple menu > System Preferences > Language & Text, then click Input Sources, and select Keyboard & Character Viewer.
(Windows) In Character Map, select the Advanced View option, choose All from the Group By menu, and then choose Unicode for Character Set.
A. View menu B. Font menu C. Character Information D. Insert With Font button
Substitutes the half-width and the full-width glyphs with the proportional glyph.
Substitutes the standard kana glyph with the horizontally optimized kana glyph for horizontal layout. However, the differences are often very subtle.
For more information, see Apply OpenType features.
Mojikumi specifies Japanese text composition for spacing of Japanese characters, roman characters, punctuation, special characters, line start, line end, and numbers. Photoshop includes several predefined mojikumi sets based on the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) X 4051‑1995.
Kinsoku shori specifies line breaks for Japanese text. Characters that cannot begin a line or end a line are known as kinsoku characters. Photoshop includes weak and maximum kinsoku sets based on the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) X 4051‑1995. Weak kinsoku sets omit long vowel symbols and small hiragana characters.
From the Paragraph panel menu, choose Kinsoku Shori Type and then choose one of the following methods:
Push In First
Moves characters up to the previous line to prevent prohibited characters from ending or beginning a line.
Push Out First
Moves characters down to the next line to prevent prohibited characters from ending or beginning a line.
Push Out Only
Always moves characters down to the next line to prevent prohibited characters from ending or beginning a line. A push-in is not attempted.
Burasagari lets single‑byte periods, double‑byte periods, single‑byte commas, and double‑byte commas fall outside the paragraph bounding box.