Bulaq type case

Bulaq type case

From my last trip to Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Calligraphic Center :)

Amiri 0.003

This is third release in the alpha series, another bug fix release. Download from the usual place, and check the release notes (in Arabic).

Amiri 0.002

This is second release in the alpha series, mainly a bug fix release. Download from the usual place, and check the release notes (in Arabic).

أول إصدارة (ألفا) من الخط الأميري

رفعت للتو أول إصدارة ألفا من الخط الأميري:

  • دعم الحروف فقط:
    • لا تشكيل
    • لا علامات ترقيم
    • لا أرقام
  • دعم اللغة العربية فقط:
    • لا دعم للغات الأخرى التي تستخدم الحرف العربي (وإن تكن البنية التحتية موجودة)
    • لا دعم للعلامات القرآنية الخاصة
  • المسافات بين الحروف ليست مضبوطة، ويوجد دعم أولي لاقتران الحروف
  • النقاط مازالت بحاجة للضبط
  • بعض التراكيب تحتاج للتغير

كما أصبح للمشروع موقع مستقل.

First (alpha) release of Amiri Font

I just uploaded the first release of Amiri, an alpha release.

* Only alphabetic characters:
    * no vowel marks
    * no punctuation
    * no numbers
* Only Arabic languages is supported:
    * no support for other Arabic script languages, though the underlying structure is all there
    * no support for special Koranic marks
* No proper spacing, there is some primitive kerning that needs more work.
* Dot positioning still needs more work
* Some combinations need more work

We now also have a web site, which also acts as a showcase for the font.

More progress...

More progress...

Now basic dot positioning for Arabic is done (with preliminary other Arabic script based languages), and basic spacing (no kerning yet). No vowel marks yet, almost no punctuation and no numbers, still it looks beautiful :)

Since I've been promising a release for ages, expect an alpha soon. I just need to do some clean-up, steal a front page design from somewhere and make a public launch :)




الامتياز خلص آخر الشهر اللي فات، يعني اتخرجت رسمي، والنهارده طلع تكليفي في بني سويف. رجعنا للخناقات تاني، اتخنقت خلاص ومش عارف هعمل إيه.

Packaging XITS font

Since the first public announce of the XITS font, there have been 6 beta releases and I think the font is now more or less ready for more widespread use. The font is derived from STIX fonts and is thus under OFL, the development repository is hosted on githup. So all wonderful distribution packagers out there, please let me know if there is anything that needs to be done to facilitate packaging (anything but make files, patches are welcomed, though).

Arabic, Arabic and Arabic

Thanks to the separation of dots and base glyphs approach, Amiri font can be easily extended to cover all additional characters required for other Arabic script using language. For example, here are all Arabic Wikipedia logos set in Amiri:


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