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Arabic type course
UNESCO - 2 November 2005
As part of UNESCO's DigiArts initiative Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès will be offering an online course on “Arabic typography and design culture.”

Arabic compo extended
Germany - 31 October 2005
The Linotype Arabic font competition deadline has been extended through November 11.

Linotype’s Arabic type page
Germany - 10 October 2005
Linotype's Arabic offerings and ambitions are reflected in this new section on their Web site. More details...

Diwan sponsors Arabic font fest
Dubai - 27 September 2005
Diwan has announced its sponsorship of the upcoming Arabic font conference.

Bitstream news
Cambridge, MA. - 22 June 2005
Bitstream teams up with Mamoun Sakkal and with C-DAC, to bring non-Latin fonts to developers. More details...

Linotype Arabic font compo
Beirut, Lebanon - 19 April 2005
Linotype invites you to take part in its 1st Arabic Type Design Competition.

Typo Beirut report
Beirut, Lebanon - 19 April 2005
Dan Reynolds reports from Beirut.

Conference deadline extended
Beirut, Lebanon - 22 November 2004
TYPO.GRAPHICS.BEIRUT, the 3-day, first of its kind conference, has extended it's deadline for papers. More details...

TYPO.GRAPHIC.BEIRUT
Beirut, Lebanon - 24 September 2004
This 3-day conference will be the first ever major graphic design event of its kind to be held in the Middle East. More details...

Eye on the Arabic Univers
London, England - 31 December 2003
An abstract from Paul Khera's article has been posted at eyemagaizine.com. The full piece appears in Eye issue 50More details...

Diversity in Harmony
Dearborn, Michigan - 11 August 2003
Mamoun Sakkal, co-designer of Microsoft's award winning Arabic Typesetting font will speak at the opening of Diversity in Harmony a national exhibit by artists of Arab and Middle Eastern heritage. More details...

Arabic Linotype fonts
Germany - 19 August 2001
Linotype has posted an article, talking about their range of Arabic fonts. More details...

New VOLT supplementals
Redmond, WA. - 27 April 2001
Following the recent release of our OpenType for Arabic fonts spec we've updated VOLT's supplemental files download adding a new version of Uniscribe and a sample Arabic OpenType font. More details...

Arabic OpenType spec posted
Redmond, WA. - 9 April 2001
Our Creating and supporting OpenType fonts for Arabic scripts specification has been published. More details...

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