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Arabic font development

 

As part of Linotype’s Arabic Type Design Competition, I prepared a short introduction into the development of Arabic OpenType fonts as a guide for those who used Illustrator for the sketches and had no knowledge of font development. However, more work is required to produce a fully functional OpenType font. Microsoft’s VOLT (Visual OpenType Layout Tool) must be used. More info on the required OpenType features for Arabic and VOLT are found here:

Linotype’s guide for Arabic OT

Microsoft Typography