2016 年 53 巻 3 号 p. 180-188
IWATA UD font released in 2006 was the custom-made font of Panasonic Corporation. A product family of UD font that spread into the printing industry and electronic manufacturers includes several font styles, such as Gothic, round Gothic, and Mincho fonts. The UD font was said to be specially in demand. The UD font got accepted because of not only the efforts of the font dealer but also the matching of the UD font concept to the period background. This report explains the UD font and its distinctivity from other fonts by showing the improvement in the conventional product. Finally, some problems based on a variety of uses and difficulties in producing UD fonts are explained.