Two new Arabic projects of note

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Arabic Graffiti book by Pascal Zoghbi to be published this week.

‘Arabic calligraphy and type design’ article by Kristyan Sarkis published on Typotheque website, showing development of the Thuraya typeface.

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The Graffiti book looks nice. But I don't get the cover at all...

Thuraya's baseline-shift trick is cool.

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Thuraya's baseline-shift trick is cool.

You mean the unitisation of the baseline shift, or the cursive attachment mechanism in general. The latter is not new, and has been implemented in other OT fonts, but the unitisation in Thuraya is interesting because unlike various historical forms of type unitisation it isn't a technical requirement or limitation but a positive feature of the design.

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I meant the discrete stair-stepping, which seems like an elegant simplification.

hhp

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Very interesting.
Yes 'stair-stepping' might be very convenient in design development.

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Kashida-free + stepping font that typesets uneven word + line spacings?!
http://typophile.com/node/81970

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السلام علیكم جناب محترمی جان ہڈ سن
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والسلام
ضیائ الحسن واسطی

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What a great find! How does it come I didn't see this thread before? A very informative article, with a lot of hard work put into those illustrations. Looking forward to buying a copy of Zoghbi's Arabic Graffiti.