Arabic Typesetting is an Arabic typeface meant for long passages of text, such as books, periodicals, newsletters, and reports. It is a modern interpretation of the traditional Naskh style, using OpenType technology to bring some of the subtleties of Arabic calligraphy to a computer typeface. It is suitable not only for the Arabic language but for other languages that use the Arabic script, including Farsi, Urdu, and Sindhi. The Latin letters in Arabic Typesetting are designed to work harmoniously with the Arabic in multilingual text.

Arabic Typesetting’s graceful curves and its contrast between thick and thin strokes make it lively and readable. It has been designed to be consistent, open and readable at small sizes, and with all the alternate forms and shapes of letters needed for proper Arabic typesetting.

Type designers Mamoun Sakkal, Paul C. Nelson, and John Hudson collaborated on the design of Arabic Typesetting for Microsoft.

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