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''Amiri is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century''
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''Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text.''
  
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text. Its design is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century by Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.
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Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text.
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Amiri is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century by Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.
  
 
The uniqueness of this typeface comes from its superb balance between the beauty of Naskh calligraphy on one hand, the constraints and requirements of elegant typography on the other. Also, it is one of the few metal typefaces that were used in typesetting the Koran, making it a good source for a digital typeface to be used in typesetting Koranic verses.
 
The uniqueness of this typeface comes from its superb balance between the beauty of Naskh calligraphy on one hand, the constraints and requirements of elegant typography on the other. Also, it is one of the few metal typefaces that were used in typesetting the Koran, making it a good source for a digital typeface to be used in typesetting Koranic verses.
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Amiri project aims at the revival of the aesthetics and traditions of Arabic typesetting, and adapting it to the era of digital typesetting, in a publicly available form.
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Amiri is a free, open source project that everyone is encouraged to use and modify. See the license for more details.
  
  
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Revision as of 12:20, 28 October 2013

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Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text.


Description

Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text.

Amiri is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century by Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.

The uniqueness of this typeface comes from its superb balance between the beauty of Naskh calligraphy on one hand, the constraints and requirements of elegant typography on the other. Also, it is one of the few metal typefaces that were used in typesetting the Koran, making it a good source for a digital typeface to be used in typesetting Koranic verses.

Amiri project aims at the revival of the aesthetics and traditions of Arabic typesetting, and adapting it to the era of digital typesetting, in a publicly available form.

Amiri is a free, open source project that everyone is encouraged to use and modify. See the license for more details.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Amiri TTF,OpenType,woff OFL 1015701


Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
Naskh Quran ar


Caveats

Additional information

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