ARABIC AND ISLAMIC TYPOGRAPHY
Examples of Arabic Type Design by Mamoun Sakkal

Arabic Typesetting

Arabic Typesetting is an elegant printing Arabic Naskh typeface with finely tuned tashkeel marks,
it takes full advantage of OpenType technology to produce text that is legible, pleasing, and in accordance with traditions.

See samples of Arabic Typesetting in pdf file at
http://www.middleeastmedievalists.org/ArabType.pdf

Dr. Fiona Ross, who was a judge in the TDC2 2003 competition, selected Arabic Typesetting as her judges' choice typeface among the winning entries. "Arabic Typesetting is a well-conceived design that incorporates fine calligraphic practice with traditional typography to produce a classic typeface for the 21st century." She writes in the book Typography 24 (see below) "Its use of OpenType has introduced a new and much-welcomed chapter in the history of Arabic typography. It is my belief that this font will become a reference point for designers and users for new Arabic typefaces."

This typeface is featured in Typography 24: The Annual of the Type Director's Club, Harper Design International, New York, 2003,
pp. 290-291.

Winner of Award of Excellence in Type Design
TDC2 2003 : Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2002, New York.
This typeface was designed for Microsoft Corporation in collaboration with Paul Nelson for OpenType programming and John Hudson for Latin script. This font is included with current Microsoft Windows operating system.
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See examples of Arabic Typesetting in use here



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