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Omar Type

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Omar Type Foundry has the most advanced and unique Arabic fonts ever created on computer platform with awesome calligraphic beauty, true calligraphic tatweel and extreme typographic richness. The foundry offers typefaces in Arabic Script.

Fonts:
Muhammad Musa Albazi Naskh
Zuhair Albazi Naskh
Online at www.omar-type.com

Looking for Arabic fonts to combine with Gill Sans in headlines and with Scala or sth similar in the long copy

Hello everybody,
Right now I'm designing an academic online magazine, and I'm looking for
1) an Arabic font to pair with Gill Sans for headlines (light) and sub-heads (reg)
2) an Arabic font to pair with a humanist serif like Scala (it must be a font that supports Greek) in the long copy.

I've been doing some research, and came across some stuff that I liked, but I know really only a little bit about Arabic typography (I'm really not a typography specialist anyway), so I thought I'd try to get some professional's opinion (besides my partner's, whom I'll pester with my questions tonight, too).
I especially enjoyed reading this discussion: http://typophile.com/node/92658

Simplified Arabic

Titus Nemeth's article titled "Simplified Arabic: a new form of Arabic type for hot metal composition" was recently published in "Typography papers 9."
This is an excellent review of the development of Simplified Arabic since its inception in the 1950's. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of Arabic typeface design. It would be even more useful if some of the figure were published large enough to show the details of the typefaces featured. Perhaps, Reading or Nemeth could publish these images in high resolution on the Internet for those of us who desire to learn more.

Nastaleeq (ttf) subsetting missing ligature

Hi All,

My first post, so abt me:
I'm a programmer (c/c++/python/perl), but fonts are my hobby. So, please forgive me for any gaps in my knowledge on fonts.
I've successfully converted a free nastaleeq font to woff and am able to use it on my server and results are great.
Now, I'm trying to optimize the load time of the page, which is obnoxious given the fine nastaleeq font.
So, I got into subsetting. I'm using a script to subset based on text I'm going to send out, and the resulting font looks fine to me.
I checked it in FontForge and compared with the original to the best of my (sparse) knowledge. Things look OK to me.
However, the text that looks correct (using ligatures) with the original ttf or woff, renders with isolated forms with the subset font.

Granshan 2013 Conference and Competition

CONFERENCE:

Based on the success of the Granshan non-Latin typeface design competition held each year since 2008, the Granshan 2013 non-Latin conference will travel to Southeast Asia for its second incarnation:
http://www.granshan.com/

Organized by Typographische Gesellschaft München (tgm) and its partners*, the core of the event is comprised of four days at the end of July featuring workshops, presentations, exhibitions and a symposium. With presenters and attendees from all corners of the world, Granshan is the only conference focused on non-Latin typefaces. As such, it has itself become a focal point of this rapidly growing and maturing field.

* http://www.granshan.com/en/good-ideas-strong-partners

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Eskorte

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Eskorte is a hardworking Latin-Arabic type family with an uncomplicated, regular appearance that conveys a crisp, businesslike tone. Its compact range of styles has been designed for easy use by non-designers in offices of legal and academic institutions, and corporate environments. Eskorte supports Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and over ninety languages using the Latin script.

The various styles were designed together, resulting in a smooth, coherent style across the family. The italics take on livelier, more fluid forms that echo the design of the Arabic, allowing them to sit perfectly together, while the extrabold adds punch to official announcements and notices.

The Arabic was designed in consultation with Titus Nemeth.

•  How can I correctly recuperate/extract Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew text?

Hello -

Context:
As a packaging designer, my clients are often requesting that we add Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew texts on packaging.
More often than not, I receive 4 different types of text sources :

— 1.
A .PDF containing a scan of the text needed (so nothing more than a picture).

— 2.
A .PDF whereby I can select the text and copy it into MS Word® but the sentence is no longer the same as what I had copied from the .PDF file! (e.g. some of the characters are replaced by strange ones).

— 3.
A .PDF file where the client has inserted an annotation which displays correctly in the Acrobat® but the moment that I do a copy/paste into MS Word®, the whole sentence is inversed (text appearing left to right instead of right to left -> For Arabic).

— 4.

My other 'new' blog is Generative Arabic Letterism

I came up with a new concoction which is a cross between Arabic Letterism and Generative Art.

Arabic Letterism has been around in the Arab countries for more than three decades now. The works of one its most notable artist, Nja Mahdaoui, have inspired me very much when I saw them, and one of my first abstract art works in 1984 was a Letterism piece in which I tried to copy Mahdaoui's style.

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Mandarin equivalents of Verdana, Georgia etc?

Hi, I'm working on a multi-lingual project for the first time and have been asked to find out if there are any standardised web fonts for each of the following languages:

• Hindi
• Urdi
• Arabic
• Mandarin

Similar to what we have in fonts such as Verdana, Georgia, and...say it quietly....Arial.

Really appreciate any help from the members of the board who may have experience in this field of typography. Of course, and insights from speakers of those languages would be deeply appreciated, as well. :)

Many thanks in advance!

Nastaleeq Font

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Inspite of the claims of some of them, no Urdu font is complete for use in Kashmiri. A couple of years ago, I edited Scheherazade, named it as Narqalam, and used it on my web site kashmirilanguage.com. 3 characted, not having unicode, where made by substitution.
Kashmiri, a small minority language, needs a good Nastaleeq font. I am trying to update Paktype Nastaleeq (perhaps open license, or could be referred to owners when complete). I need help with adding the required character from someone experienced in the field. Please help in this purely education, non-profit effort.

Georgia and matching Arabic system font

Hello, my friend designer works on a corporate identity for a large client. They decided to use Georgia as the alternative typeface family for office use. Could you please recommend me a compatible Arabic typeface available as a system font on a Windows platform? Thanks.