Al Harf Al Jadid™ font family

Designed by Ismet Chanbour in 1980

About Al Harf Al Jadid™ font family

Al Harf Al Jadid is a traditional-style Arabic display typeface. Al Harf Al Jadid Two is an outline version of Al Harf Al Jadid One. Although their design is ultra bold, its forms remain a readable Naskh, in response to the needs of secular lettering for emphatic headlines and signs. Al Harf Al Jadid One and Two are characterized by a distinctive, strong baseline-stroke, reminiscent of a similar hand-rendered technique traditionally used in Arabic calligraphy to achieve a bold appearance.

Initially developed as digital fonts by Linotype-Hell Ltd. in the mid-1980s, Al Harf Al Jadid One and Two have remained amongst the most popular heading faces used in Arabic magazine and newspaper publication. In 2005 these typefaces became available in the OpenType format. The two fonts incorporate the Arabic codepage (CP 1256), and support Arabic and Persian. They include tabular Arabic and Persian numerals.


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Al Harf Al Jadid

2 Typefaces

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Al Harf Al Jadid™ One

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From US$ 179
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Al Harf Al Jadid™ Two

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