*Arabic editorial/fashion fonts*

SULL1VAN's picture

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.)


hrant's picture

Be careful, such fonts often turn out as disrespectful caricatures.


Karl Stange's picture

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.

SULL1VAN's picture

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:

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

John Hudson's picture

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

froo's picture

What about Midan for the main text?

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