Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering

Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2165- 7866


Multilingual Fonts for Arabic Script

Jamil Khan

This paper is about developing a multi-lingual font for Pashto, Arabic, Urdu and Persian in such a way that the text for these four languages can be typed in it. Main purpose for developing fonts was to handle and remove many problems faced in earlier fonts. Fonts developed as a part of this work are ligature-based and text for all four languages (Pashto, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian) can be written in a single font. The paper is structured as follows: Shortcomings of existing fonts based on Arabic script and some text editors are discussed in Section-I. Section-II discusses the proposed solution to all those limitations. In Section-III, is about implementation of suggested solution, and Section-IV discusses features of the suggested solution. Section-V concludes the paper and Section-VI discusses future work discussed for Arabic typography.