Yakout Light

$165.00

 
Yakout Light
Part of Yakout Complete Family Pack (2 fonts)
Yakout is an Arabic text face that was developed by Linotype & Machinery in 1956 for hot-metal typesetting. Similar to the typewriter fonts created during this period, it utilises a limited range of letterforms to represent a full Arabic characer set, thus forming a style of type design known as Simplified Arabic. The skilful reshaping of letterforms demanded by the constraints of the original restrictive technology has given Yakout a very dynamic effect, and has helped to produce a design whose overall pattern works particularly well in newspaper setting.

Digital technology has enhanced the original design by permitting the introduction of wide characters and some additional letterforms, and by improving the joining of the strong, slightly curved baseline.

Yakout is available in two OpenType weights: Yakout Light and Yakout Bold. Both of the fonts include Latin glyphs (from Times Europa Roman and Times Europa Bold, respectively) inside the font files, allowing a single font to set text in both most Western European and Arabic languages.

Yakout incorporate the Basic Latin character set (Western CP 1252 Latin 1/ANSI and Macintosh US Roman) and support all languages that use the Arabic script. They include tabular and proportional Arabic, Persian, and Urdu numerals and a set of tabular European (Latin) numerals.

Keywords: Yakout Light, anno 1910, OpenType, arabic text, Traditional Arabic, Arabian

SKU: 36843021

Product ID: 34721

Yakout Light Font Information

Version:1.16
Family Name:Yakout Linotype
Weight:400
Glyphs:955
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:3/21/2003
Modified Date:3/8/2006
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Arabic
General Punctuation
Superscripts And Subscripts
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1256 Arabic
Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
7-13 Hinted
14-38 Hinted and Smoothed
38+ Smoothed