Which software is best for Arabic, Urdu font?

Hello everyone, 
I just want to know which software is best to create Urdu or Acabic font with accents and where should I learn it to develop a font? I am really new to this, I hope your help will guide me to succes in this. 

Thank you so much!

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  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,569
    Glyphs has great support for developing Arabic fonts. Check out the tutorial: https://glyphsapp.com/tutorials/arabic
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 1,442
    I recommend contacting Omar Type Foundry in Lahore. They make what I consider the best OpenType format Arabic script fonts, in terms of both design and technical capability.

    That said, if you are interested in making a nastaliq font, be aware that the OpenType format wasn't designed to handle cascading styles of Arabic script, and it is very ill-suited to controlling the relationships of mark positioning and inter-lettergroup spacing in such styles, especially where the Urdu ے (barree yeh) letter is involved.
  • AzizMostafaAzizMostafa Posts: 19
    edited August 14
    >  if you are interested in making a nastaliq font, be aware that the OpenType format wasn't designed to handle cascading styles of Arabic script.

    @ That's why we developed the tool Qalambartar to handle the dynamic Arabic script, especially this Nastaliq http://maryamsoft.com/product/fontshop/main/wm_mirza-jali-htm/
    To see how Qalambartar works, just have a look at
    and the attached QB-English.pdf

  • Vasil StanevVasil Stanev Posts: 204
    @AzizMostafa

    This looks amazing! 
  • I recommend contacting Omar Type Foundry in Lahore. They make what I consider the best OpenType format Arabic script fonts, in terms of both design and technical capability.

    That said, if you are interested in making a nastaliq font, be aware that the OpenType format wasn't designed to handle cascading styles of Arabic script, and it is very ill-suited to controlling the relationships of mark positioning and inter-lettergroup spacing in such styles, especially where the Urdu ے (barree yeh) letter is involved.
    Thank you so much John, I finally learned URDU and Arabic font development by another person. It was technical and complex but just time taking. :)
  • @AzizMostafa

    This looks amazing! 
    Hi, 
    I know what is your point now as I learn later and this post was old. :)

    Thanks!
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