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alm­fixed – Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed ex­tends -Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar to full Ara­bic Uni­code sup­port

Ara­bic-Latin Modern Fixed is an ex­ten­sion of -Gyre Latin Modern Mono 10 Reg­u­lar. Every glyph and OpenType fea­ture of the Latin Modern Mono has been re­tained, with mi­nor im­prove­ments. On the other hand, we have changed the ver­ti­cal met­rics of the font. Although the Ara­bic script is de­signed to use the same x-size as Latin Modern Mono, the for­mer script needs greater as­cen­der and de­scen­der space.

Every Ara­bic glyph in each Uni­code-code block is sup­ported (up to Uni­code 7.0): Ara­bic, Ara­bic Sup­ple­ment, Ara­bic Ex­tended, Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms A, and Ara­bic Pre­sen­ta­tion-Forms B.

There are two ver­sions of the font: otf and ttf. The ?penType ver­sion is for print ap­pli­ca­tions (and usu­ally the de­fault for ). The TrueType ver­sion is for on-screen ap­pli­ca­tions such as text ed­i­tors. Hint­ing in the ttf ver­sion is much bet­ter for on-screen, at least on Mi­crosoft Win­dows.

The unique fea­ture of Ara­bic-Latin Modern is its treat­ment of vow­els and di­a­crit­ics. Each vowel and di­a­critic (ALM Fixed con­tains a to­tal of 68 such glyphs) may now be edited hor­i­zon­tally within any text ed­i­tor or pro­ces­sor. The au­thor be­lieves this is the very first OpenType Ara­bic font ever to have this ca­pa­bil­ity. Edit­ing com­plex Ara­bic texts will now be much eas­ier to in­put and to proof­read.

Main­tainerIdris Sa­mawi Hamid

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