I Like Big Fonts & I Can­not Lie!

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Off to the great­est chal­lenge in Ara­bic UXD – Ara­bic Type­face. As it rep­re­sents a key fac­tor in the us­abil­ity of the in­ter­face, the UX de­signer has to be very in­tri­cate when it comes down to mak­ing the type­face choice.

The hur­dle here is the fol­low­ing: Ara­bic char­ac­ters are shorter and wider than Latin char­ac­ters, and they also take up a lot of hor­i­zon­tal space as they are not read­able if used in the same for­mat of English let­ters. So, in or­der to achieve leg­i­bil­ity, the Ara­bic type should be 4 points larger than the English type. This im­plies that your Ara­bic UXD should take into ac­count the nec­es­sary space re­quire­ments for the Ara­bic copy.

Keep This In Mind

There is no mono­lithic way to cre­ate Ara­bic UXD. Test­ing and it­er­at­ing should al­ways be placed on a pedestal, as it is your gate­way to the fi­nal an­swers; it’s the mean to fully un­der­stand how your users in­ter­act with your de­signs and what they re­ally want out of them.

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