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FS Albert Arabic

FS Albert Arabic

is the harmonious type
5 fonts / Standard / Desktop / Web / App
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Family £300.00 / Single weight £150.00

FS Albert Arabic Family

FS Albert Arabic Features

To create a truly global font family, FS Albert needed an Arabic script sibling. Emanuela Conidi set about the delicate task of creating an alphabet to harmonise visually with its Latin sans serif counterpart so that the two could be used side-by-side in bilingual publications. Working with the Kufic style of script, with its simpler, geometric forms, Emanuela sculpted letters with the a similar optical size, weight and rhythm as FS Albert, with open counters and monolinear strokes.

Brother

But there’s more to FS Albert than a simple, geometric structure. To match Albert’s cheery, charming character, FS Albert Arabic needed an injection of warmth and informality. Emanuela incorporated some of the more expressive, calligraphic shapes of the Naskh script style, which lent the letterforms a looser, softer, more handwritten quality, while remaining functional and structured. The Naskh influence is most noticeable in the bowl of characters such as Jim, Qaf and Nun, in the curved tail of Waw and Reh, and the deep joining of Tah.

It never hurts to Naskh

The end result is an Arabic script that’s the perfect partner to FS Albert: open counters, monolinear strokes and a friendly, rounded appearance. FS Albert Arabic is available in Opentype format, in five weights from Thin to ExtraBold. It supports Persian and Urdu, with proportional and tabular numerals for both, plus full vocalisation and the Hijra feature.

Follow the script
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Standard Vs. Pro

Fontsmith offers two kinds of fonts: Standard and Pro. If you work exclusively with Latin-based languages our Standard character set is designed to meet your requirements. However, if you work with Cyrillic and Greek typography please use our Pro fonts.

Standard Vs. Pro
General
Arabic
Uppercase
Lowercase
Mark Positioning
Mark To Mark Positioning
Discretionary Ligatures
Figures
Arabic Proportional
Arabic Tabular
Persian Proportional
Persian Tabular
Urdu Proportional
Urdu Tabular
Tabular Lining
Superiors
Fractions
Stylistic Alternatives
Urdu Contextual Alternates
Language support
Standard
Arabic Yes
Uppercase Yes
Lowercase Yes
Mark Positioning Yes
Mark To Mark Positioning Yes
Discretionary Ligatures Yes
Figures
Arabic Proportional Yes
Arabic Tabular Yes
Persian Proportional Yes
Persian Tabular Yes
Urdu Proportional Yes
Urdu Tabular Yes
Tabular Lining Yes
Superiors Yes
Fractions Yes
Stylistic Alternatives
Urdu Contextual Alternates Yes
Language support

Both Standard and Pro font versions include a wealth of typographic features and are available to use in supporting OpenType applications such as Adobe Illustrator®, Indesign® and Photoshop®.