Arabic font for Holy Quran
A high quality OpenType Font for Holy Quran
Pakistan Data Management Services is pleased to announce the release of an OpenType Font for writing Holy Quran text based on Unicode standard. The font features high quality glyphs and has support for all aeraabs/mark placements at proper places. All waqfs (special symbols) used for identifying different pauses in reading are also provided. ÔPDMS Saleem Quran FontÕ provides advanced Arabic typography - close to calligraphy while retaining the beauty and legibility of Quran Majeed Arabic text.
This font is developed according to rules used in Quranic calligraphy in Pakistan, following the style of Yameen Dehlvi, who is one of the finest Quran calligraphers of Pakistan. Guidance and calligraphy of basic glyphs for the font has been provided by Mr. Mohammed Saleem. He is a student of Mohammed Iqbal Saeed and Yameen Dehlvi. Mohammed Saleem is also inspired by work of Shafiq uz Zaman (master calligrapher for Masjid Nabbawi) and frequently consults him for guidance.
This font enables desktop and internet publishing of Holy Quran using existing software supporting OTF specifications, e.g. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Internet Explorer, etc. ÔPDMS Saleem Quran FontÕ is freely downloadable from www.pakdata.com/ArabicFont.
We are confident that ÔPDMS Saleem Quran FontÕ will appeal to all Arabic users, especially designers and publishers who will no longer be bound by the technological limitations of old Quran printing methods.
About PDMS: Based in Karachi, Pakistan, PDMS is developing Urdu Software products since 1986. The nationally acclaimed ÔNastaleeq NizamiÕ Ð Urdu Desktop Publishing software has boosted tremendously the use of computers in Pakistan by making them write beautifully in Nastaleeq script of Urdu language. More products include Urdu Computer Nizam, Ruqqa-UrduEmail, Urdu 98, Urdu Mahir, PDMS Jauhar, Quran Majeed CD. PDMS has also developed fonts for the regional languages like Sindhi and Pushto besides designing a number of Nastaleeq and Naskh fonts. PDMS is also constantly engaged in developing Internet website and portals and has designed a number of Urdu portals including UrduSeek.com, UrduNews.net, CityIslam.com. The area in which PDMS has technical expertise makes it a unique venture in Pakistan.
Pakistan Data Management Services
207 Fortune Center 45A Block 6 PECHS, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi
Phone: 9221-4559003, 9221-4316328, 9221-7012038 Fax: 9221-4316258
Email: [email protected]