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Arabic webfonts now available

Arabic Type (+)   14/09/2010

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An afternoon with Hermann Zapf

Arabic Type (+)   02/06/2010

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Novum: 7 Arabic typefaces you should know about

Arabic Type (+)   17/04/2010

Is Tramadol A NarcoticDrug Interaction Of TramadolTramalPainkiller TramadolTramadol TabletsWhich Is Better Vicodin UltramTramadol Hci TabletsTramadol EuphoriaMedication Called TramadolWhat Type Of Drug Is TramadolUltram AbuseTramadol Drug TestsTramadol Ca (+)


Recently…

Arabic Type (+)   17/02/2010

Is Tramadol A NarcoticDrug Interaction Of TramadolTramalPainkiller TramadolTramadol TabletsWhich Is Better Vicodin UltramTramadol Hci TabletsTramadol EuphoriaMedication Called TramadolWhat Type Of Drug Is TramadolUltram AbuseTramadol Drug TestsTramadol Ca (+)


Frutiger Arabic gets 4 new condensed fonts

Arabic Type (+)   14/08/2009

Is Tramadol A NarcoticDrug Interaction Of TramadolTramalPainkiller TramadolTramadol TabletsWhich Is Better Vicodin UltramTramadol Hci TabletsTramadol EuphoriaMedication Called TramadolWhat Type Of Drug Is TramadolUltram AbuseTramadol Drug TestsTramadol Ca (+)


Janna on Al-Jazeera English

Arabic Type (+)   11/07/2009

Here is an interesting interview with Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares on Arabic typography and Arab-Dutch collaborations. Janna, which is not one of the Khatt projects but was featured in the Typographic Matchmaking book, can be seen at 02:30.The text is the U (+)


Arabic fonts for mobile

Arabic Type (+)   06/06/2009

I read an interesting article on type design for mobile devices. What are the characteristics that one should look for in a font? What works best? As type designers, we’ve been mostly preoccupied with print design because that’s the biggest playing field (+)


A big day for Arabic on the web

Arabic Type (+)   02/06/2009

Monotype Imaging has announced support for the use of Embedded OpenType (EOT) for non-commercial websites (full press release is here). This covers the whole Linotype, Monotype, and ITC typeface libraries. Why is this so great for Arabic? The Linotype Lib (+)


Arabic Font Specimen Book

Arabic Type (+)   11/05/2009

The book has been in the works for several years and it is now finally available. All the Linotype typefaces are of course included. I haven’t gotten my copy yet but I’m looking forward to it! Judging from the release photos it looks like there’s more tha (+)


The story of Koufiya: Part III

Arabic Type (+)   11/04/2009

One of the best things of studying at Reading was the trip we took to Rome and Florence, and that has nothing to with my fascination with all things Italian! We spent 5 days in Rome and 2 days in Florence looking at the best examples of Latin inscriptions (+)


Fonts don’t grow on trees, so stop raiding my garden!

Arabic Type (+)   08/04/2009

For the past 2 weeks I just keep coming across instances of illegal font usage of my fonts. One was Koufiya extracted from my Reading dissertation and available for download on a forum. The audacity is that they complained about a technical error in a unf (+)


Koufiya on Facebook

Arabic Type (+)   27/03/2009

My Arabic+Latin typeface Koufiya is now on Facebook. The benefits of that is that we can easily share comments and discussions without the hassle of all that spam… (+)


iPhone OS 3.0 to support Arabic?

Arabic Type (+)   25/03/2009

Here is an interesting discussion of what it means to support a right-to-left reading direction. I’m not impressed with the UI font for Arabic, though. Wouldn’t it be cool if my Frutiger Arabic was in there? I wish! (+)


The story of Koufiya: Part II

Arabic Type (+)   03/01/2009

The program at Reading benefits from having great staff that are there to patiently instill design awareness into our souls. If it weren’t for Gerard, Gerry, and Fiona, where would we all be today? It’s always fun to go back to the early sketches and wond (+)


The story of Koufiya: Part I

Arabic Type (+)   30/12/2008

Koufiya is not a typeface. Koufiya is an idea born through a war-torn childhood, a struggling region, and a great passion for design. Culture, politics, and design come together to mesh into a wish for open communication and equal status. Koufiya is about (+)


“A job well done on all your fonts!”

Arabic Type (+)   27/10/2008

Thank you to everyone who is sending these wonderful messages of support. I recently got great feedback from Mustapha Sabra from Qatar and it went like this:“Hello Nadine,This is just an email to say thank you! Your typefaces have inspired me as a designe (+)


Yes the triplets ARE here…

Arabic Type (+)   13/08/2008

Koufiya has finally arrived!! And so did Janna and Badiya! More info here. (+)


The story of Palatino Arabic

Arabic Type (+)   29/06/2008

I joined Linotype in February 2005 as an intern working on Arabic fonts. As many people know, Prof. Hermann Zapf has a great working relationship with Linotype and he comes to the office quite often. Shortly after I joined, Bruno Steinert introduced me to (+)


Palatino Arabic proportions

Arabic Type (+)   14/04/2008

Though this might look like a typeface struck down with a bad case of measles, the red dots are the guidelines for the overall proportions of Palatino Arabic.Palatino Arabic follows the proportions of classical Naskh as can be seen in the image above. Th (+)


Award-winning Palatino Arabic is now available

Arabic Type (+)   10/04/2008

I’m happy to report that Palatino Arabic is now available via the Linotype channels. (+)


The story of Frutiger Arabic

Arabic Type (+)   30/03/2008

In early 2004, I was asked by the American University of Beirut to design an Arabic companion to the typeface Frutiger that they had chosen for their internal signage system. I started working on the design soon after and by that summer, the master weigh (+)


Palatino Arabic won a TDC award

Arabic Type (+)   25/02/2008

I am very happy to report that Palatino Arabic, which I had worked on with Prof. Hermann Zapf, has won an Award for Excellence in Type Design from Type Directors’ Club in New York!!!Palatino Arabic is in the style of classical Naskh but with a Thuluth fl (+)


Frutiger Arabic is now available

Arabic Type (+)   16/02/2008

Finally the day is here! My Frutiger Arabic is now available for purchase from Linotype. The direct link is here. (+)


Candidate for a PhD in Legibility Studies for Arabic

Arabic Type (+)   14/11/2007

This is an announcement long overdue: As of of Sept 2007 I am a PhD candidate at Leiden University. My research tackles legibility studies on the Arabic script. I wasn’t late in posting for lack of excitement, quite the opposite! I’ve been very busy late (+)


















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