PF DIN Text® Arabic
Copyright © 2010
Designer: Panos Vassiliou /Hasan Abu Afash
PF DIN Text® Arabic was designed back in 2010 in order to complement Parachute’s popular DIN series (published in 2002) which is considered the most comprehensive set of DIN superfamilies today. This matching Arabic family contains a powerful array of features which was recently enhanced with a series of 95 practical Arabic and Western symbols for packaging, public areas, environment, transportation, computers, fabric care and urban life.
DIN Text Arabic was designed in collaboration with designer Hasan Abu Afash in 8 weights/styles from Hairline to XBlack. It supports Latin as well as all variations of the Arabic script such as Persian, Urdu and Pashto.
Two versions were originally designed, DIN Text Arabic which is the basic Arabic version that includes Latin, whereas the second version DIN Text Universal supports simultaneously Latin, Arabic, Greek and Cyrillic. The latter version combines the powerful DIN Text Pro with DIN Text Arabic bringing the number of glyphs to a whopping 3320 per font. It supports 30 advanced opentype features and kerning for all languages. Altogether DIN Text Universal supports hundreds of languages, proving to be an essential tool for corporations which are seeking to strengthen the presense of their products in international markets. DIN Text® Arabic has participated in several exhibitions worldwide and was featured in Arabesque2, a book about contemporary Arabic art and design, published by Gestalten.