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Frutiger Arabic

Frutiger Arabic is designed by Lebanese designer Nadine Chahine as a companion to the Latin typeface Frutigerâ„¢ and with the consulting of Adrian Frutiger. It is based on the Kufi style but incorporates aspects of Ruqaa and Naskh in the letter form designs. This results in what could be labeled as a humanist Kufi, a Kufi style that refers to handwriting structures and slight modulation to achieve a more informal and friendly version of the otherwise highly structured and geometric Kufi styles. As with the Latin Frutiger, the design is targeted towards signage applications but is also quite suited for various applications from low resolution display devices to advertising headlines to corporate identity and branding applications. The font includes the basic Latin part of Frutiger and support for Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. It also includes proportional and tabular numerals for the supported languages.

Frutiger Arabic is available for download from Linotype.

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Update on Aug 14, 2009:

Frutiger Arabic gets 4 new condensed fonts