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Arabic Fonts

Need to create a font for honorifics.

Peace be upon all my friends!

I want to create my own font for honorifics, to use in my website.

The challenge is that I would like to create ligatures to ensure that entire phrases are replaced by glyphs.

Could you guide me on which is the best tool for this purpose? I am new to this, and would love to have a tool that is intuitive. Paid options will also do.


Arabic-Script font designing and its difficulty

Dear all,

This is my first post on this site. I’m beginner in designing Arabic fonts.
For a long time I was looking for a design guide for Arabic fonts on internet for accomplishing my own design of nastaaliq-shekasta, but didn’t find ANYthing else than a few companies that just sell their products. I have many troubles with Arabic OpenType features especially mkmk, mark and kashiada[?].
*Could you introduce me a free guide or handbook about Arabic fonts, or a complete OpenType features guide?
* How can I learn about mkmk and mark? could you help me?
* Which programs you are using to design OTF tables?
* Can I ask some more questions here? or this forum is just for experts?


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A private foundry and consulting firm, specializing in Arabic type and lettering designs, and related typographic software solutions. Founded by Arabic type designer Saad D. Abulhab in 2003, Arabetics is best known for producing open, innovative, and inspiring non-traditional Arabetic fonts. However, we have almost two decades of experience producing both traditional and non-traditional Arabetic fonts. Our passion to preserve the power, elegance, and competitiveness of Arabic and other derived scripts, within a dynamic and global computing environment, is our main driving force.