Looking for a font that resembles/suggests Arabic Typography

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Miriam Rieckmann's picture
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Looking for a font that resembles/suggests Arabic Typography
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It should be legible.

Any suggestions?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Where on the Subtle <-> Cheesy axis should it be?
What's it for?

hhp

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Google for
font faux arabic

You'll find many choices.

- Herb

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Harold Lohner has a pretty good faux Arabic font called Alhambra, I believe; in a slightly different vein, but a decidedly Arabian vibe...

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/sheik-of-araby-nf/

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The classic is Legend, designed by Ernst Schneidler and published in 1937 by Bauer.
This was all I could find.

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Nick, here’s another version: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/profonts/legende/

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Thanks, that’s much better.

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w.typophile.com/files/QalamBartar%20(English).pdf

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Aziz: You may have misinterpreted Miriam's request. She's looking for a roman (ABC) font or fonts that appear to look like Arabic writing, not an Arabic font.
- Herb

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@ She's looking for a roman (ABC) font or fonts that appear to look like Arabic writing

So, a depth-in understanding of Arabic writing might be of help?!

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Quite the opposite. It would only be confusing! It would be like giving an analytical geometry textbook to someone who's looking for a geometric font ;)

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I would suggest GE SS.

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