Persian-, Arabic- & Osmaninc-fonts?
ECL6TAM at lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk
Wed Apr 26 14:00:28 UTC 1995
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 11:56:24 BST
>Reply-to: indology at liverpool.ac.uk
>From: "Johannes B. Tuemmers" <ami0209 at rs1.rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE>
>To: Members of the list <indology at liverpool.ac.uk>
>Subject: Persian-, Arabic- & Osmaninc-fonts?
>Does anybody know about ftp-sites or addresses where one can download/order
>true-type-fonts (winword 6.0) useful for writing arabic, persian
>and osmanic tetxts? Any help is welcome!
>Johannes B. Tuemmers
A good way to find such things is to use the World WIde Web. There
is a program called Archie which allows you to search for specific
files by name.
I know of 6 Arabic and/or Persian True Type fonts on FTP archives.
Their names are CheeChest, Geezah, Nadeem, Pars Ziba, Sahand and
Baghdad. (The last one usually appears in ATM or Mac format; I have
converted it into TrueType format, but I have not used it, because I
cannot discover who owns the original copyright, or whether it was placed on
the archives with that person's permission.)
Some of these fonts form part of utilities which allow limited
right-to-left typing. The names of the utilities might not be the
same as the names of the fonts.
Try using Archie to look for these fonts, and you might well find
other Arabic/Persian materials in the same directories.
Remember that filenames are short, so it is best to look for BAGH in
a filename, instead of BAGHDAD in full.
You might find other fonts in Mac archives. One which might be useful
is the Yamada archive. The URL is:
Unfortunately, the files on this site seem to be stored only in
Macintosh HQX format, so even the files which are useful on PCs must
be downloaded and "unpacked" on a Mac.
An excellent source of information about multilingual computing is
the Languages homepage:
(The ~ appears on my screen as a tilde.)
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