Open Source, multi language / unicode fonts

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We need a selection of fonts that we can use in PDFs.

Our PDF library only works with TrueType fonts, and we want these fonts to be as multi language friendly as possible – i.e Chinese/Japanese support ideally, at the very least a wide range of European characters.

unicode implementation: many fonts, or one large font?

Has some recommendations (Gentium), but can anyone recommend a few interesting fonts that meet this criteria? Especially a handwritten looking font, that'd be great!

Best Solution

http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/design/index-en.html is a good selection of free Latin and Japanese fonts, to get you started. The fixed-width variant is especially good, being both useful in the console and also stylishly modern.