Arabic Type: a challenge for the 2nd millennium.

© Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares 1998


Fig. 1- Details from a poster / specimen sheet for the Decotype Professional Naskh font.


Fig.2- Arabe Maghrebin (Morrocan Arabic, also known as Western and North African style), font cut in 1850 at the Imprimerie Royale in Paris by Marcellin Legrand, 181 characters in 17 pt size.


Fig.3- Arabe Moyen (Naskhi style), font cut under the supervision and at the expense of Savary de Breves -ambassador of France in Constantinople from 1591 - 1605- 487 characters in 29 pt size.


Fig.4- Formal variations on the Unified Arabic font system, by Nasri Khattar, ca. 1956.


Fig.5- New Alphabet, by Wim Crouwel, ca. 1967.


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