This project, will attempt to identify as many Arabic fonts as possible and develop a grouping system similar to the basic system used in ISO 9541-1 (International Standard Organization). Fonts will be classified according to their visual design in a three-level hierarchical structure. The highest level of this hierarchy is the class the most general level. Each class is divided into subclasses the second level of this grouping system. Subclasses are divided into groups the third level and the most specific level. The purpose is to cover as many design variations as possible within the same class. I will compare the elements in my grouping system with the ones in the ISO 9541-1, and establish a relationship between the two systems. The result of this comparison can be utilized in any multi-lingual printing and publishing job using Arabic and any of the scripts used in ISO 9541 grouping system.
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School of Print Media (CIAS)
Tawil, Mohamad, "Proposed Arabic grouping system and cross-map with the International Standard Organization ISO 9541 Grouping System" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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