arabic

I'm searching for a nice Arabic font to be used in a book aimed at teaching beginners the language.

The stock fonts are all pretty ugly however I've come across some nice ones online. Since this is aimed for beginners new to the language, the font has to be clean, easy to understand and written correctly.

What is important is that the letters be clearly distinguishable and that the positioning of the dots be correct.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A rare opportunity to dip your toe (and your pen) into the vast ocean that is Arabic calligraphy.

Society of Scribes in NYC is offering a 5 week course in the study of Thuluth
on March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

for more info and to enroll:
http://societyofscribes.org/workshops.htm

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce "Aratypo", a dedicated group for Arabic Typefaces creation, development and learning activities (only in Arabic).

Aratypo group members work also on the application of Arabic typography in Hard and electronic content: DTP, Web Design, etc.

We worked in the last six months to prepare the first contributions, and we will be glad to receive original contributions, thoughts, or questions from Arabic Typography lovers.

All the best,

Aratype,

www.aratypo.net

http://twitter.com/aratypo


Rosetta Type Foundry (Press release)
Strong focus on multi-script typography

Brno, Czech Republic (February 2011) The new independent type foundry Rosetta released its website (www.rosettatype.com) and online store on January 2011. The foundry intends to provide typefaces for new and rapidly growing markets that require special language support for particular orthographies, languages and writing systems.

Rosetta was created by David Březina and the prolific duo responsible for the successful foundry TypeTogether (www.type-together.com), Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. The three Co-Founders are graduates of the University of Reading, which has a long standing tradition of research in non-latin typography.

Rosetta is an independent foundry, created by David Březina, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian, with a strong focus on multi-script typography. It is a response to the increasing interest and need, within the global market, for multi-script typefaces that are both technically and aesthetically of the highest standard. Rosetta is committed to promoting research and knowledge in that area and to support excellence in world script type design.

Rosetta Type Foundry announced (Press release)
Strong focus on multi-script typography

Brno, Czech Republic (February 2011) The new independent type foundry Rosetta released its website (www.rosettatype.com) and online store on January 2011. The foundry intends to provide typefaces for new and rapidly growing markets that require special language support for particular orthographies, languages and writing systems.

Rosetta was created by David Březina and the prolific duo responsible for the successful foundry TypeTogether (www.type-together.com), Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. The three Co-Founders are graduates of the University of Reading, which has a long standing tradition of research in non-latin typography.

hello,
i would be very glad if you have a recomendation for an arabic font that will suite to the other hebrew (progtextGOLD by Fontype) and english font (ST. Ryde by Sascha Timplan).
(macintosh offcourse).

I am looking for a way to describe in detail an Arabic 3 (٣) http://digs.by/dmKpa9 but I do not know the proper typography terminology. I have been trying to find a way to describe the difference between the top of the ٢ and ٣ basically the difference between one looking like a U and other a W.

Do you have some resources or refences/cheat sheets that you can point me to?

We are looking for a Design Development Associate (this means a designer who has management skills as well, and can contribute to business development) to work out of our partner company Merson Sign Design in Surrey, UK, and the University of Reading. The designer will working alongside the MSD team to develop their expertise in the field of multi-script airport wayfinding and sign design; there is also a brief to broaden the skills and knowledge within MSD, and to explore Middle East sales opportunities and management methods.

The post is for two years, with further potential at the end of that contract. Full details here:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ABW333/design-development-associate/

Salam,

I want to use arabic font in my web. I used cufon javascript to embed it. It has rendered the fonts but not showing properly. Font can be downloaded from here
http://pakdata.com/products/arabicfont

Seeking some help if you can

Have a nice weekend.

Sheikh Naveed

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Arabic text help

I'm working on a multilingual identity for a conference and one of the languages is arabic. I have Din arabic but no idea about how to generate some arabic text in a programme such as freehand or illustrator - do these programmes support arabic, or would I need a middle eastern version? for the actual identity I need 5 words as vectors in the three weights of Din arabic that I have... can anyone help/advise me on this?

thanks!

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More Languages in Indesign

Has anyone experience with this Indesign Plugin? It should enable Indesign to deal with a lot more languages like arabic and CJK.
http://in-tools.com/wordpress/indesign/plugins/world-tools-cs5-with-me-and-cjk-support

Georg

I'm working on a packaging in arabic and I'm having troubles with illustrator. The ingredients list is given to me pasted in a word document and properly written in arial. Once I copy it and paste it into illustrator the whole text changes. I guess it's because it switches it as if it was written from left to right instead of right to left. It obviously can't be fixed by flipping it horizontally or reflecting it.

If you've had this issue before or have any idea of how to solve it I'd be really grateful.

Thanks a lot!!!

I'm working on a packaging in arabic and I'm having troubles with illustrator. The ingredients list is given to me pasted in a word document and properly written in arial. Once I copy it and paste it into illustrator the whole text changes. I guess it's because it switches it as if it was written from left to right instead of right to left. It obviously can't be fixed by flipping it horizontally or reflecting it.

If you've had this issue before or have any idea of how to solve it I'd be really grateful.

Thanks a lot!!!

I am looking for a good primer on Global Typography, i.e. the 'ins' and 'outs' of working with multiple translations and language/character sets (English, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc)

could be as simple as a break down of terms: 'what's a sans serif' equivalent called in Chinese simplified? to more technical side of working with fonts across languages (addressing missing characters, accessing and using fonts etc.)

anyone have some good reference sites or pointers?

many thanks
/brad

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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Arabic Fonts

I am looking for the arabic font 'simin'. Does anybody know where to find one for mac?

I'm trying to find three arabic fonts in order to print theatre book in arabic language. I'm looking for three elegant and easily legible fonts. One of the fonts is for the main text, another for the headings, titles..., ando another one to substitute italics. I think the Arabic language doesn't use italics and we need this kind of font in order to write stage directions. We need a type of font which clearly differentiate the main text from the stage directions, but which also complement each other in style.
We will also use latin words in some cases, so we need to find three arabic fonts and three fonts, if the arabic fonts don't already have latin characters, which match each one of the arabic font.

Of interest to most designers here on Typophile. I've shot more examples of Arabic versions of Western Identities (some are actually dual designs from the ground up.) Additional packaging/consumer good examples forthcoming.

http://www.graphicology.com/blog/2010/2/10/288-more-arabic-western-ident...

Older sets from last year can be found within the article too. Enjoy.

JJ

www.graphicology.com

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