There are some questions that come up again and again when typesetters and designers who are used to working with Roman fonts start to tackle Chinese typesetting. One perennial issue, which crops up even in professional fonts which supply several weights, is why are there no oblique cuts?
The short answer is because it’s bad and it’s wrong. Find some other way to emphasis or pick out text (or cheat and do it anyway – see the conclusion below).
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