KacstOne font v5.0

Just released version 5.0 of KacstOne font, the new release features a new bold version of the font, it should also be possible now to copy text from PDF files using KacstOne, also the problematic kern feature have been removed as it was causing more problems (both Qt and OpenOffice have bugs in handling of right to left kerning) and a simplistic font like KacstOne can do without kerning at all (I had to fix the advance widths of certain glyphs the needed kerning more). Download it from SourceForge.

KacstOne font v4.0

KacstOne is a simplified Arabic font originally released by KACST under GPL and then re-packaged by Arabeyes and released as part of our Khotot project.

أخطاء المترجمين

هذا مقتطف من مراجعة ترجمة عمرها 6 سنوات مر عليها ثلاث مترجمين آخرين خلال تلك الفترة ولم يلحظها أحد! والناس تتعجب لم أصر على مراجعة كل ترجمة جديدة تُرسل إليّ!



من المجارير أحدثكم، العمل في الخط الأميري على قدم وساق والتشكيل اكتملت مرحلة كبيرة منه.

دليل توطين البرمجيات الحرة

عملت مؤخرا على ترجمة دليل توطين البرمجيات الحرة وهو أحد مشروعات الشبكة الإفريقية للتوطين. الدليل موجه بالأساس لحديثي العهد بالترجمة وتوطين البرمجيات، مع التركيز على توطين البرمجيات الحرة، ويعطي نظرة عامة على أهم الموضوعات المتعلقة بها. الكتاب خفيف ولا يتطرق إلى كل التفاصيل، لكن يغطي أهم الموضوعات ويوجه المترجم إلى مصادر أكثر تفصيلا في كل موضوع للاطلاع أكثر.

الدليل من تأليف فريدِل وُلف وترجمتي ومراجعة أحمد غربية.

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).

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.

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:

It is no longer vapourware

Getting out of my Amiri cave, just to tell you Amiri is there, it is real, it is no longer vapourware ;)

Well, the is actually the only readable phrase that can be written with the font right now, and no, there is no download link this time too :P

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