We have two sets of fonts used for displaying subtitles on TV sets:
- A set of seven fonts for Closed Captioning as specified in the EIA 708-B specification. This is the requirement of The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990, consequently they are mainly used in the American TV sets.
The letters and symbols used in this specification are roughly equivalent to Latin 1 or Code Page 1252 or Standard encoding.
For detailed description please Close Captioning fonts for TV
- A set of four fonts adopted by the European market.
These fonts are from the same family (Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic) and can be used for any European language, be it Latin, Cyrillic or Greek - some 70 languages in total. These fonts are particularly useful for manufactures of TV sets in our global market.
For detailed description and encoding specification please Screen fonts for TV