New fonts and broadened script support
In this newest batch of fonts from three of our foundry partners, we’re delighted to expand our support for Arabic, Devanagari, Hebrew, Gujarati, and Armenian. Latin script tends to be overrepresented in the typography world, and we’re eager to better represent the true range of scripts used all over the globe on Typekit.
Arabic type from Rosetta
Titus Nemeth started with the Arabic when designing Aisha, and adapted the Latin afterwards. He credits this approach for the fluid character of Aisha in both scripts. Check the Rosetta site for a great overview of the development process for this gorgeous and adaptable typeface.
Eskorte Arabic by Elena Schneider is designed for all kinds of editorial use, intended for clear and crisp reading quality at any size.
All of these fonts from Rosetta are available for purchase on Typekit Marketplace. Fonts on Marketplace can be purchased without a paid Typekit subscription, and once purchased are synced like any other font from our regular subscription library.
Arabic type from TypeTogether
Adelle Sans is one of our most beloved type families, and we’re delighted to welcome Azza Alameddine’s Adelle Sans Arabic to the library. It’s built to be flexible and adapt well to a number of different settings, and with eight weights you’ll be pressed to find a space where it can’t perform well.
Arabic type from URW++
Designer Volker Schnebel worked for 12 years on Schnebel Sans, aiming to create something clear and legible for body text while retaining an ability to “generate the necessary tension when set as headlines.” Schnebel Sans supports Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin text.
From Khajag Apelian, we’re delighted to offer Arek Armenian from Rosetta. Drawn with a calligraphic touch, this typeface is the result of many hours of researching old Armenian manuscripts — and it comes in ten styles to support an enormous range of editorial needs. All weights are available for purchase on Typekit Marketplace.
Skolar Devanagari was designed with the intention of meeting the need for more text typefaces in Devanagari, one of the major scripts of India. We recommend the fantastic blog post from Rosetta showcasing the careful consideration that designers Vaibhav Singh and David Březina put into this typeface.
Nimbus Sans Devanagari from designer Pria Ravichandran for URW++ offers a completely different energy and rhythm for Devanagari; indeed, the whole Nimbus superfamily is optimized for situations like signage and mobile displays where legibility is a must.
The Gujarati typeface Rasa was co-developed alongside the Latin typeface Yrsa in one of Rosetta’s more ambitious undertakings. Designed by Anna Giedryś and David Březina, Rasa was built to excel in text settings requiring continuous reading across lines — and with five weights, works well if you also need to set headlines or captions apart from running body text. The whole project is fascinating, and we recommend reading the whole story on their Github page.
Much of Rasa was adapted from David Březina’s Skolar Gujarati, which is now available for purchase on Typekit Marketplace.
Stay tuned for more! If you have questions about finding fonts that support the languages you need, reach out anytime on Twitter or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help you out.