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Towards historically informed practice in contemporary Arabic typography

Project description

Best practices in Arabic typography

The period between 1840 and 1910 is considered an apogee in Arabic typography as Middle Eastern printers successfully adopted Western typesetting technology. This initiated the Arabic print culture. The EU-funded TypoArabic project will perform multidisciplinary research to unveil best practices in Arabic typography. The project will apply high-resolution imaging tools and digital reconstruction techniques to analyse Arabic design for reading, conventions of diverse textual styles, and micro-typographic considerations of legibility and craft conserved in archival sources of major research libraries. TypoArabic will engage professionals, higher education and the IT industry, involve end users in the research results, and publish a guide to Arabic typography with information on historical precedents.


Net EU contribution
€ 337 400,64
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00