Font Review | Adobe Arabic

August 27th, 2006


I just found this font on my pc by chance; I just loved it from the first sight. Adobe Arabic is a typeface designed by Tim Holloway. The most amazing thing about this font is the touch of Orientalism. The shapes and curves of Arabic letters is somehow a mix between Farsi and Naskh. On first sight, you might see it as a traditional Arabic typeface, but I believe that this font is a modernization of a classical font. This typeface works well for body text and headlines. Also it can be used for display graphical calligraphy. For screen usages, the font is amazing. Regarding magazines and books, this typeface would be a good choice. It works well with classic and modern English serif fonts. The family of this font includes regular, bold, italic and bold italic… which gives you a quite good choice for headlines and body text.

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10 Responses to “Font Review | Adobe Arabic”

  1. fish da3i Says:

    i just have to say this,for your sake,really,i like you!
    what “DOES” sha3teely stand for (not ‘is’)
    read and delete

  2. Moey Says:

    Nice, i love it

  3. Wael Attili Says:

    fish da3i: if you can go to the top menu in my blog, next to home link there is “The sha3teely” link. you can read more about where did this name came from… :)

  4. Reem Says:

    mmmm,,, Interseting

  5. fish da3i Says:

    yaa Mr. sha3teely,
    u cant say :
    what is sha3teely stands for?
    what does sha3teely stand for?
    bas :)

  6. adel Says:

    i think we need arabic fonts..when you buy adobe products (the arabic editions) you find the very standard arabic we need more creative arabic fonts.

  7. Wael Attili Says:

    fish da3i: Yeslamo 7abibi.. sal7anaha

  8. Qwaider قويدر Says:

    Wael, This is beautiful.
    I might have never said this anywhere, but my father actually is a master calligrapher. and as they say, “لحم كتافي من خطه”
    The problem with all computer generated fonts, despite the fact that they’re gorgeous. They lack the human touch. It’s like the difference between Oud and the keyboard if you know what I mean. There’s a certain allure to hand written words that add not only the beauty of calligraphy but also the emotions behind them
    Nevertheless, this font is gorgeous

    Maybe you can give me a pointer or two on how to use these on my all English PC with no Arabic enabled Photoshop.

    So beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing

  9. els3ede Says:

    thanks for u

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