Meiryo is a modern sans serif Japanese typeface developed by Microsoft to offer an optimal on screen reading experience and exceptional quality in print. The Japanese letterforms are generously open and well-proportioned; legible and clear at smaller sizes, and dynamic at larger display sizes. The beauty of Meiryo is that it sets text lines in Japanese with Roman seamlessly and harmoniously. Meiryo was designed by a team including C&G Inc., Eiichi Kono, Matthew Carter and Thomas Rickner. It won a 2007 type design prize from the Tokyo Type Directors. Meiryo supports JIS X 0213:2004, and includes regular and bold weights with italics (note: only the Latin alphabet portion in Meiryo is italic and not the Japanese glyphs). This version of Meiryo has the SS20 feature disabled, and is distributed by Monotype under license from Microsoft.