Looking for free Chinese fonts with Pinyin or free fonts with Zhuyin or Bopomofo? Here is a collection of fonts that are free for personal and commercial use. In many of our children’s books, the text is printed too small or the publisher has chosen a font that is very hard to read, especially if you are learning Chinese. I have selected these fonts because they are easy to read and phonetic characters (Pinyin and Zhuyin) are not too big compared to the Chinese characters. With these fonts, you can create your own worksheets, flashcards, and other learning materials.
*Download from the original sites at your own discretion using the external links below. Once the external link opens, translate the page to find the download button. If your web browser allows, right-click on your mouse and select “translate to English”.
Fonts with Zhuyin (Bopomofo)
Zhuyin (注音) is a set of phonetic symbols most commonly used alongside Traditional Chinese characters. Zhuyin is also known as Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) and originated in Taiwan as a transliteration system to teach Taiwanese Mandarin, known as Guóyǔ (國語) and Taiwanese Hokkien, Tái yǔ (台語).
How to change the Zhuyin for different pronunciations
Chinese characters that have different pronunciations are called 破音 (Pò yīn) and will have different zyuyin for each pronunciation. When available, the font will have multiple variants. Select the font that has the correct zhuyin you are looking for.
Fonts with Pinyin
Pinyin (拼音) is a romanization system for the pronunciation of Mandarin. Pinyin uses letters from the English alphabet to sound out Chinese characters and aid in learning Chinese.
More Chinese Fonts
For standard fonts without Pinyin and Zhuyin, I highly recommend using Google Fonts. They are 100% free for personal use and commercial use. Google fonts can be used in your print documents, digital designs, website, and more. Google fonts offer Simplified Chinese characters and Traditional Chinese Characters for both Hong Kong and Taiwan.
See my tutorial on how to search for Chinese fonts on Google Fonts.