Adelle Sans Arabic

Adelle Sans Arabic is Azza Alameddine’s expansion of the original family’s forms into a versatile tool for countless situations — branding, signage, paragraphs, and advertising. The spirited and graceful Arabic design expands the family’s overall functionality, tone, and global use.

Includes support for Arabic, Farsi and Latin.

تقع «المنطقة 51» (Area 51) في الجزء الجنوبي من ولاية نيفادا غربي الولايات المتحدة

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وتشير تقارير عديدة إلى أنه يقع في منتصفها مطار عسكري سري لاختبار طائرات التجسس، ولكن لا تزال الولايات المتحدة تنفي وجود تلك المنطقة ويتكتم مسؤولوها لسنوات عديدة عند الإجابة حول طبيعتها.

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وتداولت مواقع وقنوات عالمية عديدة صورا وفيديوهات لطائرات من نوع غريب تحلق في تلك المنطقة، واستخدمها البعض للتأكيد على وجود كائنات فضائية في تلك المنطقة. ولكن تقارير أخرى أشارت إلى أن تلك الطائرات، ما هي إلا طائرات اختبارية تختبرها الولايات المتحدة في تلك المنطقة العسكرية السرية. وما زاد من حدة الغموض هو إصرار الإدارات الأمريكية المتلاحقة، المحافظة على غموض Area 51، وعدم كشفهم عن طبيعة الأعمال التي تقام فيها بأي حال من الأحوال.

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The Backstory

Adelle Sans Arabic

An inherently organic Arabic sans that is flexible and personable in all text environments.

Adelle Sans Arabic is Azza Alameddine’s translation of the Latin’s forms into the voice of about 230 million people. The original Adelle Sans, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian’s award-winning sans serif, provides a more clean and spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. As is typical with TypeTogether typefaces, the most demanding editorial design problems were taken into consideration when creating Adelle Sans Arabic. The combination of lively character and unobtrusive appearance inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for every imaginable situation. Whether for branding, signage, editorial, or advertising, the keyword behind Adelle Sans Arabic’s use is flexibility.

Adelle Sans Arabic is available in eight weights that capitalise on legibility and provide the designer a wide range of text emphasis within their layout. By creating weights from Ultra Thin to Heavy, the Arabic is a perfect counterpart to the Latin in tone, vertical proportions, and functionality. This ensures an harmonious fit between both type families in the same block of text and a pleasing change of texture when used at similar point sizes.

Rooted in the belief that broad language support is crucial to modern type design, Adelle Sans Arabic is yet another push in TypeTogether’s ongoing multilingual efforts. Adding language support is not a simple act of matching geometry stroke for stroke; each script must harmonise with the others while still maintaining its own identity. Arabic script is inherently more organic than Latin, with a mix of round and straight shapes that are built with connected, flowing strokes. The rigidity of Adelle Sans Arabic is therefore softer than its Latin counterpart. The Adelle family’s naturally clean and spirited shapes lend themselves to a graceful Arabic translation of the colour and feel of the Latin, matching the overall functionality, purpose, and cultural awareness.

Across the entire multilingual family — Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian, and now Arabic, with more on the way — each has been engineered to optically match the proportions of its counterparts. Adelle Sans Arabic's exhaustive character set and OpenType support delivers consistent, flexible, and personable results in digital and printed multilingual documents and multicultural branding.

CREDITS
Lead design and concept:
Arabic by Azza Alameddine
Latin by Veronika Burian & José Scaglione

Engineering:
Azza Alameddine
Joan Carles Casasín

Quality assurance:
Azza Alameddine

Graphic design:
Elena Veguillas & Roxane Gataud

Copywriting:
Joshua Farmer

Consultancy on Arabic:
Borna Izadpanah

Special thanks to Fiona Ross for her help.

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