29LT KAFF, A NEW MUL­TI­LIN­GUAL TYPE­FACE

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the font set is also suit­able for the ev­ery­day use for any kind of project. Each weight in­cludes 1150-plus glyphs that ac­com­mo­date Ara­bic, Per­sian, Urdu and Western and East­ern Euro­pean lan­guages. The Ara­bic char­ac­ter set, de­signed by Zoghbi, is in­spired from the Naskh cal­li­graphic styles, while the Latin, de­signed by Party, is based on a neogrotesque sans serif ro­man style. It is type fam­ily cre­ated for max­i­mum leg­i­bil­ity and easy us­abil­ity. The let­ter­forms are drawn with ex­treme re­fine­ment and low con­trast be­tween the thick and thin pen strokes. A num­ber of el­e­ments bring both scripts to­gether: the de­sign ap­proach, pro­por­tions, weight and con­trast. Zoghbi and Party didn’t want to sac­ri­fice the value or es­thet­ics of one scripts to the other, hence they ap­proached the same de­sign brief of an ad­e­quate type­face from the dif­fer­ent as­pects of Ara­bic and Latin scripts. They ac­knowl­edged the dif­fer­ences be­tween the two scripts and re­spect them in­stead of com­pro­mis­ing one for the other.

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