Arabic Typesetting font family

Overview

Arabic Typesetting is an OpenType typeface designed as a modern interpretation of the traditional Naskh style. This font is a testament to the quality achievable when applying rigorous standards to modern digital typography.

This typeface is particularly well suited for traditional book typography, an area neglected by digital type. The font provides fine typographic control by marrying the latest OpenType technology to traditional calligraphic and typographic models. It achieves maximum readability by opening bowls and counters, balancing the proportions of stroke and white space in letters that typically cause problems at small sizes, and by contextually differentiating similar forms. The font contains over 2,100 glyphs, including contextual alternates, ligatures, and language-specific forms. Great care was taken in the design and digitization of all outlines. The graceful curves, the dynamic of blunt and rounded terminals, and the contrast between thick and thin strokes are consistent and lively throughout the typeface. In addition to providing all the correct shapes for quality Arabic typesetting, the same care and consistency has been applied in glyphs used for the many other languages, such as Farsi, Urdu, Sindhi, etc., that are written in variants of the Arabic script. This means that documents incorporating several language will have a harmonious appearance. The Arabic glyphs are accompanied by Latin letters designed to achieve a balance of color, weight and proportion between the two scripts. Typically, the trend in co-ordinating Arabic and Latin types has been to unhappily force the Arabic to match the proportions of the Latin.

File name Arabtype.ttf
Styles & Weights Arabic Typesetting
Designers Mamoun Sakkal, Paul C. Nelson and John Hudson
Copyright © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor Microsoft Corp.
Script Tags dlng:'Arab'
slng:'Arab', 'Latn'
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1254 Turkish
1256 Arabic
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Fixed pitch False

Licensing info

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version Fonts
Windows 7 5.91 All
Windows 8 5.92 All
Windows Server 2008 5.01 All
Windows Vista 5.01 All

Style & Weight Examples:

Arabic Typesetting

Arabic Typesetting