About Using Asian Big Font SHX Files

About Using Asian Big Font SHX Files

Asian alphabets contain thousands of non-ASCII characters. To support such text,
the program provides a special type of shape definition known as a Big Font file.
You can set a style to use both regular and Big Font files.

Asian Language Big Fonts Included in the Product

Font File Name



Japanese vertical font (a few characters are rotated to work correctly in vertical


Japanese font, subset of characters


Traditional Chinese font


Japanese extended font, level 1


Japanese extended font, level 2


Simplified Chinese font


Korean font


Korean font


Korean font


Korean font

When you specify fonts using the STYLE command, the assumption is that the first name
is the normal font and the second (separated by a comma) is the Big Font. If you enter
only one name, it’s assumed that it is the normal font and any associated Big Font
is removed. By using leading or trailing commas when specifying the font file names,
you can change one font without affecting the other, as shown in the following table.

Specifying fonts and Big Fonts at the Command prompt

Enter this …

To specify this …

[font name],[big font name]

Both normal fonts and Big Fonts

[font name],

Only a normal font (Big Font unchanged)

,[big font name]

Only a Big Font (normal font unchanged)

[font name]

Only a normal font (Big Font, if any, removed)

ENTER (null response)

No change


Long file names that contain commas as font file names are not accepted. The comma
is interpreted as a separator for an SHX font-Big Font pair.

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