Arial (arial.ttf, arialbd.ttf, arialbi.ttf and ariali.ttf)

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Font Specifications and Notes

Source: Arial is designed by the Monotype Type Drawing Office - Robin Nicholas, Patricia Saunders (1982). It is a commerical font, © 1990-1992, The Monotype Corporation, and is supplied with the Service Pack 2 update for Windows XP.
Stats: Version 3.00 has 1,674 glyphs and 909 kerning pairs.
Support: Arabic script (Arabic including dialect-specific letters, Azeri, Balochi, Berber, Brahui, Hausa Ajami, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Kirghiz Kurdish, Lahnda, Malaysian Jawi, Ottoman Turkish, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi Shahmukhi, Sindhi, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek), Cyrillic (Russian plus other Slavic and non-Slavic languages), Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Vietnamese.
Note: Also supports Arabic letters with Unicode usage notes of "Adighe" (Adyghe), "Dargwa", "Ingush", and "Turkic".
OpenType Layout Tables: Arabic (default, MAR).

Warning: Older versions of Arial support only Arabic and Persian.


License Info: (from the font:) "Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited to your workstation for your own publishing use. You may not copy or distribute this software."

Text Sample

Shah jo Risalo, "Sur Ramkali", III (1)-(6), from the compilation edited by Kalyan Advani, published on-line by Abdul-Majid Bhurgri (

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