Ahmed Outline

$165.00

 
Ahmed Outline
Part of Ahmed Complete Family Pack (2 fonts)
Ahmed is a modern Arabic headline face, first produced by Linotype-Hell Ltd. in the early 1980s.

Originally developed as a simplified face, its design recalls the inscriptional and decorative tile work lettering of the medieval period. The strong treatment of the tails of certain characters departs from the more traditional style of tapering these finials, introducing a modern feel to the design.

The contrasting proportions of the tall vertical strokes and the rather elongated counters lend a monumental look to Ahmed, allowing its effective use in titling. During the later 1980s Ahmed was developed into a traditional typeface, with the introduction of medial forms to improve character spacing and balance. Recently, Ahmed has been converted into the OpenType font format, ensuring its continued popularity as a heading face for newspaper typesetting.

The Ahmed typeface contains two weights, Ahmed and Ahmed Outline. Both of the OpenType fonts include Latin glyphs from Clearface Gothic Roman inside the font files, allowing a single font to set text in both most Western European and Arabic languages

The two Ahmed OpenType 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.

Keywords: Ahmed Outline, Headline, anno 1970, modern arabic, Arabic Headline, Arabian, Urdu, Farsi, Contemporary

SKU: 36843070

Product ID: 34728

Ahmed Outline Font Information

Version:1.10 Build 110
Family Name:Ahmed LT
Weight:400
Glyphs:545
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:2/28/2006
Modified Date:2/21/2008
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
Arabic
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1256 Arabic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
7-12 Hinted
13+ Hinted and Smoothed