From paper to digital, DIN Serif Arabic’s visual rhythm is enhanced
Solid and simple, DIN Serif was originally designed as a low contrast typeface with functional and distinct novelties. This very nature of it directed the development of its Arabic counterpart away from the traditional calligraphic styles, towards a more simplified contemporary design mixing Naskh characteristics with early Kufi style.
DIN Serif ® Arabic letterforms carry through the feel of the original design by using attributes of DIN Serif such as the tension and contrast without copying the curves of the Latin script in its entirety."Its Arabic letterforms carry through the feel of the original design whilst several basic characters originated on paper after many tedious trials with a traditional calligraphic bamboo pen. This provided a deeper understanding of its structure and visual rhythm, before converting the letterforms into a digital form” commented Parachute’s Panos Vassiliou.
The descenders are short to match the proportions of the Latin version. The contrast between the thick and thin is maintained although inverted.Finally, it has carefully designed open counters that match the colour of the original. DIN Serif Arabic is fresh, clean, reliable and quite legible. Therefore, it is highly recommended for newspapers, magazines and other printed matter.
This version takes into consideration the new Unicode standard and supports additional languages such as Persian, Tajik, Kurdish Sorani, Kurdish Kirmanji, Pashtu, Baluchi, Urdu, Punjabi, Azeri, Kazakh, Tatar, Uighu.Furthermore, each font style includes several Arabic practical symbols as well as swashes. All weights from Regular to Extra Black were meticulously hinted for excellent display performance on the web.