Font Designer – Ahmed Lakhdar-Ghazal

Ahmed Lakhdar Ghazal, Director of the Morocco Institute of Research et Studies on Arabization, was born on October 30th 1917 in Aïn Cheggag, Morocco. He died on November 13th 2008 in Rabat, Morocco.

Ahmed Lakhdar-Ghazal created the font ASV Codar® in 1999.

ASV Codar is a modern Arabic text typeface with two weights: ASV Codar Light and ASV Codar Bold. Both of the fonts ship in the OpenType format, and include Latin glyphs (Palatino® Roman and (Palatino Bold inside the font files, allowing a single font to set text in both most Western European and Arabic languages.

The two ASV Codar fonts include the Basic Latin character set (Western CP 1252 Latin 1/ANSI and Macintosh US Roman) and the Arabic character set (CP 1256), which supports Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. They include tabular and proportional Arabic, Persian, and Urdu numerals, as well as a set of tabular European (Latin) numerals.
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