The Bustani™ typeface is a typographic interpretation of Naskh.
In his words.
Kamal Mansour is a Linguistic Typographer for Monotype. Since the mid 1990s, Kamal has worked on the typography of many languages from around the globe. During that time, he has been involved in the development of the Unicode Standard, which enables the digital support of all the world’s languages. In addition, he has extensively developed code necessary for the correct typographic shaping of many complex writing systems.
Kamal has also played a leading role in the Google Noto project, whose goal is to create fonts for all the languages of the world. Since 2006, he has served on the Board of Advisers of the Script Encoding Initiative of UC Berkeley. An early multilingual education served to stimulate Kamal’s interest in languages, alphabets, and later on, typography. His studies have spanned Computer Science, Linguistics, and Product Design. He has also taught a linguistics course at Stanford University titled “Writing Systems in the Digital Age”.
The Bustani™ typeface is a typographic interpretation of Naskh, a principal calligraphic style of Arabic script. Designed by Patrick Giasson and Kamal Mansour, Bustani is the first OpenType® font to offer full classical Naskh contextual shaping, while supporting all the numerous languages that use the Arabic writing system without the need for auxiliary plugins (an OpenType compliant application is required).
David Hadash™ Biblical
The Estate of Ismar David has sought to revive this jewel of Twentieth-Century design by granting an exclusive license to Monotype to implement it in industry-standard format. Never before has the typeface in its full set of sub-styles been made available to the design community.