Typography of the Arabic Alphabet System

Keywords: arabic font, typography, set, printed art.


Many archival and museum artifacts
of print production published in Ufa,
Kazan and Orenburg were typeset with Arabic
fonts. Relying on these sources, the author
of the article arrives at the conclusion that
in the printing offices of the examined area
the functions of the designers and layoutmakers
were carried out by the master-typesetter
who was in command of the rules
for filing a sheet. Here not only the skill
and experience of the typesetter were revealed,
but also his ability to follow the requisites
of preservation of certain traditions.
On the basis of the facts presented
in the article, it is logical to assert that by
the end of the 19th century there existed almost
a century-long tradition of typographic culture
in the aforementioned region.

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