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 His Excellency the Minister for Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah and Guidance, General Supervisor of King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex has approved of the launching of the computer font, Uthmanic Orthography (Hafs).

It is one of the computer fonts compatible with Unicode designed to write the text of the Mushaf according to the reading of Hafs ‘an Asim as it appears in the Mushaf al-Madinah al-Nabawiyyah.

 This font was designed and programmed by the Research and Development Unit in the Directorate of Computer of the Complex. Its letters and various ligatures were written by the Complex’s calligrapher, Dr Uthman Taha, and the programme was revised and approved by the Scholarly Committee for the Scrutiny of the Noble Mushaf in the Complex.

 This project aims at supporting Islamic software designed to write the text of the Noble Mushaf according to the Uthmanic Orthography as it appears in the Mushaf al-Madinah al-Nabawiyyah in TTF format after scrutiny and correction. It is easy to use in software and computer applications, word processors and internet websites.

 The Complex plans to publish this software and distribute it free so that it can replace other versions. o Work is in progress to design computer fonts compatible with the Uthmanic Orthography to write the Mushaf according the other readings.

Salient Features

  • It is compatible with Unicode. • Its small size (the file doest not exceed 250 KB). • It has been scrutinized and approved by the Scholarly Committee for the Scrutiny of the Noble Mushaf of the Complex.
  • It has been typeset by using the normal keyboard without using symbols not compatible with Unicode. This means that this text can be used to count the words, letters and signs pertaining to dabt and rasm.
  •  It is accompanied by a Word Document containing the entire text of the Noble Mushaf according to the Uthmanic Orthography as it appears in Mushaf al-Madinah al-Nabawiyyah. It has also been checked by digital signature.
  • The Uthmanic Orthography Font (Hafs) is compatible with all operating systems, Internet browsing and programmes supporting Open Type.
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