*Arabic editorial/fashion fonts*

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Cian O'Sullivan's picture
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*Arabic editorial/fashion fonts*
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Hi All – I'm looking for arabic fonts that might compare to western editorial or fashion fonts such as 'Didot' or 'Monotype Modern'?

Also does anyone know a resource, where I can find out which arabic fonts are supported by which browsers? (web safe etc.)

Thanks,
cian

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Be careful, such fonts often turn out as disrespectful caricatures.

hhp

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If you want to explore web fonts, this overview from Sylvia Egger provides a good overview of the major services and which languages are supported.

Monotype's web fonts service includes a significant number of Arabic fonts in different styles and would be worth checking out.

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OK thanks Hrant – I don't really want to be disrespectful. I guess what I'm really looking for is good classic arabic headline/display typeface... something that would look good for editorial headlines.

Karl –thanks I've been looking here:
http://webfonts.fonts.com/en-US/Project/ChooseFonts?Languages=W44#langua...

I found 'Jalal' and 'mitra' to look good... any thought on these or others?

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I would consider Thuraya, and also investigate Typotheque's webfont service, which might simplify the technical challenges.

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What about Midan for the main text?