Gulim and GulimChe are typefaces designed for typesetting the Korean language using the Hangul script. It has a rounded and friendly style, while maintaining straight lines and clarity of form. Gulim was the default typeface for the Korean user interface in Windows XP, and it remains one of the most widely used Korean typefaces online, as it is commonly available. It was designed first for legibility onscreen, but it can be used in a variety of documents and scenarios.
Gulim was designed by the HanYang type foundry in 1994. Both Gulim and GulimChe include capitals and lowercase for the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic alphabets, in both full-width and half-width form, as well as Japanese hiragana and katakana characters, Hanja (Chinese) characters, “square” Latin letter combinations (to fit within the square shape of the Korean and Chinese characters), characters (both Latin and Hangul) in circles or in parentheses, math symbols, and other symbols such as a telephone, a pointing hand, and a hot springs. Gulim’s Latin letters have normal, variable widths; GulimChe’s Latin letters are monospaced (each letter has the same width).