Amiri fonts

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Amiri is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century


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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.

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.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
http://www.amirifont.org/ TTF - OpenType (Apparently using many advanced features, but no clear documentation found) OFL


Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
(It actually has 'slanted' rather than 'Italic') ar


Caveats

Additional information

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