To begin with, your Macintosh accompanies 6 Arabic Magic Font as of now introduced, Geeza Professional Al-Bayans, Bagdad, Deco-Type Naskh, Kufi Standard & Nadeem. (On the off chance that you attempt to compose Arabic characters in a non- Arabic Magic Font like Circumstances or Lucida, they will by and large be shown in Geeza Star.)
Further, let us take a gander at fonts
(a) for each present Macintosh, old or new,
(b) free OpenType font for new Macintoshes, and
(c) business destinations and what data we can gather from them.
Fonts made for the Mac
As specified, fonts particularly made for Macintosh are uncommon on the Web. In any case, there are two extremely helpful bundles which give around 75 fonts that any Macintosh client can add to his accumulation. They are free and can be utilized as a part of any Arabic-proficient program on a “present” Macintosh (one purchased in 2001 or later): Download them from these locales, and introduce by double tapping the font file(s) you get.
The biggest bundle is the X Arrangement, named “Persian” yet similarly helpful for Arabic. There are two variants of this: the biggest gathering is on the Mellel website (More Arabic Magic Font), and covers around 65 unique fonts, both ornamental and body-content (naskh and thuluth). A more up to date X Arrangement 2 includes bolster for some more Asian dialects, and furthermore come in more weights (striking, italic) than the first. There are at present 20 fonts in Arrangement 2, half updates of Arrangement 1 fonts, the others new. The two renditions can be introduced close by each other.
The SIL (for “Summer Establishment for Semantics”) bundle contains just two fonts, Lateef and Scheherazade, however they are extremely valuable. They contain an extensive variety of Arabic-content characters both for other Asian dialects and e.g. Maghribi fa with dab underneath, and so forth. Scheherazade is likewise, in my view, a standout amongst the most rich body-content fonts accessible.
SIL gives these fonts both in Apple’s AAT arrange and in OpenType. On new Macintoshes, you can pick either; for pre-2007 Macintoshes, take the AAT adaptation. You can introduce the two forms nearby each other.
These two bundles, the X arrangement and SIL fonts, are in reality so valuable that even projects that lone apathetically bolster Arabic on the Macintosh and may not show Apple’s own fonts, will acknowledge these.
– “Font” here signifies “font families”. Numerous fonts come in various “weights” (customary, strong, italic, and so forth.) that together make up a “family”. A few locales consider each such weight one “font” – generally more right, however here “font” will dependably allude to a family.
Arabic Magic Font OpenType.
The fonts beneath, at that point, can be utilized as a part of many, yet not every single Arabic program in Macintosh OS 10.5 and later, and in Mellel and some different projects in OS 10.4 and prior. Once more, they are free and are introduced by double tapping the font record.
This is an exceptionally fluctuated rundown of destinations, some hold many fonts, others just a single or two. Inside and out, more than 250 workable fonts are recorded here. The vast majority of those are feature or ornamental fonts, in spite of the fact that there are several common naskh-thuluth and even nastaliq fonts at this time. A significant number of the fonts have comparable names, and are obviously gotten from standard font confronts, so extraordinary fonts may regularly look genuinely similar. Yet at the same time, the net outcome is a substantial assortment in shapes and conduct.