Hassan Bold


Hassan Bold
Part of Hassan Complete Family Pack (2 fonts)
Hassan is a traditional-style Arabic text face designed by Mr. Hassan Sobhi Mourad, an experienced calligrapher and teacher of the art. First produced by the Linotype Design Studio (U.K.) as a PostScript font in 1993, the family is now available in OpenType format.

An individual Naskh style, Hassan cleverly combines elegant proportions ­ echoing an inscriptional Thuluth in its tall vertical stems and deeply rounded final jim and ain. The effect of verticality is enhanced by the tense, reined-in kerning strokes of ra and waw, the well-poised lam-alif, and the compactly drawn ligatures.

The broad-band strokes of Hassan Bold smooth some of the angularity and relax the tension apparent in the Light. The traditional-style ligatures are rendered with an easy flow.

Because of the economical character count, Hassan Light and Bold text may be headed by the compact titling styles in the range (Hisham, Mariam) as well as designs like Ahmed or Kufi which answer to the inscriptional qualities of Hassan. In addition to other uses, Hassan would be particularly suited to document text-setting

Hassan's two OpenType weights include Latin glyphs from Janson Text Roman, and Janson Text Bold, respectively, inside the font files, allowing a single font to set text in both most Western European and Arabic languages. The OpenType glyph ranges incorporate Basic Latin (Western CP 1252 Latin 1/ANSI and Macintosh US Roman) and the Arabic character set (CP 1256), which supports Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. The fonts include tabular and proportional Arabic, Persian, and Urdu numerals, as well as a set of tabular European (Latin) numerals.

Keywords: Hassan Bold, anno 1990, arabic text, Traditional Arabic, Arabian, Urdu, Farsi

SKU: 36843077

Product ID: 34735

Hassan Bold Font Information

Version:1.10 Build 110
Family Name:Hassan LT
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
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
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)