Dynamic Arabic Mathematical Fonts

  • Mostafa Banouni
  • Elyaakoubi Mohamed
  • Azzeddine Lazrek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3130)


This paper describes a font family designed to meet the requirements of typesetting mathematical documents in an Arabic presentation. Thus, not only is the text written in an Arabic alphabet-based script, but specific symbols are used and mathematical expressions also spread out from right to left. Actually, this font family consists of two components: an Arabic mathematical font and a dynamic font. The construction of this font family is a first step of a project aiming at providing a complete and homogeneous Arabic font family, in the OpenType format, respecting Arabic calligraphy rules.


Mathematical font Dynamic font Variable-sized symbols Arabic mathematical writing Multilingual documents Unicode Post- Script OpenType 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mostafa Banouni
    • 1
  • Elyaakoubi Mohamed
    • 2
  • Azzeddine Lazrek
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics Department, Faculty of SciencesUniversity Ibn ZohrAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Department of Computer Sciences, Faculty of SciencesUniversity Cadi AyyadMarrakechMorocco

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