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8 static fonts/styles
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Semibold
  • Semibold Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Extrabold
  • Extrabold Italic
2 variable fonts (Weight axis)
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                              About Arek Armenian

                              Arek is Rosetta’s award-winning collection of Armenian and Latin families. Its design draws on extensive research in traditional manuscripts, exploring and emphasising the distinctive, calligraphic roots of Armenian. The pioneering cursive style broke new ground in Armenian typography for the digital age, offering an original secondary companion for the upright to widen the typographic repertoire. Originally conceived for school books with young readers in mind, Arek offers a lively sensory experience on the page, with angular details breathing dynamism into the comfortable constructions desired for continuous reading.

                              The styling of details such as serifs and terminals is shared with Arek Latin. This visual harmony is enhanced by common vertical proportions, and the modest x-height in the Latin is sensitively engineered to work alongside the Armenian.

                              Arek equips the typographer with eight styles addressing a wide range of editorial and other challenging typesetting environments. The family also provides expert features such as ligatures, lining and ranging figures, and contextual alternates.

                              PDF Specimen

                              Get Arek Armenian

                              Standard licence: Trial licence: Need more?
                              • desktop: 5 users
                              • web: up to 500K pageviews/month
                              • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
                              See the licence text for details
                              • desktop: 1 user
                              • only for evaluation and testing
                              • OTF with some characters removed
                              See the licence text for details
                              • more desktop/web users
                              • app/game embedding
                              • broadcasting licencing
                              • OEM licencing
                              Buy Fonts Single font: 60 € Family of 10 fonts: 290 € Get Free Trial Fonts Contact the HQ
                              Standard licence:
                              • desktop: 5 users
                              • web: up to 500K pageviews/month
                              • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
                              See the licence text for details Buy Fonts Single font: 60 € Family of 10 fonts: 290 €
                              Trial licence:
                              • desktop: 1 user
                              • only for evaluation and testing
                              • OTF with some characters removed
                              See the licence text for details Get Free Trial Fonts

                              What others say

                              • It’s vivacious and playful in large sizes, and also full-proportioned, open, and effortlessly readable in text sizes, adding an undercurrent of frenetic energy to the flow of body copy.
                                Mark Jamra for Typographica
                              • The Armenian typography has old history but it’s still too young compared to Latin computer fonts. There is not enough fonts for making layouts, and we are always looking for something interesting and new. So when I’ve accidentally found Arek it was a good luck for us.
                                Gegham Vardanyan, Yerevan magazine
                              • … it melodiously announces that a multi-script typeface need have neither a servile non-Latin component, nor a Latin that’s either swiped or a generic afterthought.
                                Hrant H Papazian for Typographica

                              Glyph table

                              OpenType features

                              Supported scripts and languages

                              Armenian

                              2 languages
                              • Eastern Armenian
                              • Western Armenian

                              Latin

                              222 languages
                              • Acheron
                              • Achinese
                              • Afar
                              • Afrikaans
                              • Alekano
                              • Amahuaca
                              • Amarakaeri
                              • Amis
                              • Anaang
                              • Andaandi, Dongolawi
                              • Anuta
                              • Ao Naga
                              • Aragonese
                              • Arbëreshë Albanian
                              • Arvanitika Albanian
                              • Asháninka
                              • Ashéninka Perené
                              • Asu (Tanzania)
                              • Balinese
                              • Basque
                              • Batak Dairi
                              • Batak Karo
                              • Batak Mandailing
                              • Batak Simalungun
                              • Batak Toba
                              • Bemba (Zambia)
                              • Bena (Tanzania)
                              • Bikol
                              • Bislama
                              • Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo
                              • Breton
                              • Buginese
                              • Candoshi-Shapra
                              • Caquinte
                              • Caribbean Hindustani
                              • Cashibo-Cacataibo
                              • Catalan
                              • Cebuano
                              • Central Aymara
                              • Chamorro
                              • Chavacano
                              • Chiga
                              • Chiltepec Chinantec
                              • Chokwe
                              • Chuukese
                              • Cofán
                              • Congo Swahili
                              • Cornish
                              • Corsican
                              • Danish
                              • Dehu
                              • Eastern Abnaki
                              • Eastern Arrernte
                              • Eastern Oromo
                              • English
                              • Ese Ejja
                              • Faroese
                              • Fijian
                              • Filipino
                              • Finnish
                              • French
                              • Friulian
                              • Galician
                              • Garifuna
                              • German
                              • Gheg Albanian
                              • Gilbertese
                              • Gooniyandi
                              • Guadeloupean Creole French
                              • Gusii
                              • Haitian
                              • Hani
                              • Hiligaynon
                              • Hopi
                              • Huastec
                              • Icelandic
                              • Iloko
                              • Indonesian
                              • Irish
                              • Italian
                              • Ixcatlán Mazatec
                              • Jamaican Creole English
                              • Japanese
                              • Javanese
                              • K'iche'
                              • Kabuverdianu
                              • Kalaallisut
                              • Kalenjin
                              • Kaonde
                              • Kekchí
                              • Kenzi, Mattokki
                              • Khasi
                              • Kimbundu
                              • Kinyarwanda
                              • Kituba (DRC)
                              • Kongo
                              • Konzo
                              • Kuanyama
                              • Kven Finnish
                              • Ladino
                              • Latin
                              • Ligurian
                              • Lombard
                              • Low German
                              • Luba-Lulua
                              • Luo (Kenya and Tanzania)
                              • Luxembourgish
                              • Makhuwa
                              • Makhuwa-Meetto
                              • Makonde
                              • Makwe
                              • Malagasy
                              • Malaysian
                              • Manx
                              • Maore Comorian
                              • Mapudungun
                              • Mauritian Creole
                              • Meriam Mir
                              • Meru
                              • Minangkabau
                              • Mohawk
                              • Murrinh-Patha
                              • Mwani
                              • Mískito
                              • Naga Pidgin
                              • Ndonga
                              • Neapolitan
                              • Ngazidja Comorian
                              • Nobiin
                              • Nomatsiguenga
                              • North Ndebele
                              • Northern Qiandong Miao
                              • Northern Uzbek
                              • Norwegian
                              • Nyankole
                              • Occitan
                              • Ojitlán Chinantec
                              • Orma
                              • Oroqen
                              • Paluan
                              • Pampanga
                              • Papantla Totonac
                              • Papiamento
                              • Pedi
                              • Pichis Ashéninka
                              • Piemontese
                              • Pijin
                              • Pintupi-Luritja
                              • Pipil
                              • Pohnpeian
                              • Portuguese
                              • Potawatomi
                              • Purepecha
                              • Quechua
                              • Romansh
                              • Rotokas
                              • Rundi
                              • Rwa
                              • Samburu
                              • Sango
                              • Sangu (Tanzania)
                              • Saramaccan
                              • Sardinian
                              • Scottish Gaelic
                              • Sena
                              • Seri
                              • Seselwa Creole French
                              • Shambala
                              • Shawnee
                              • Shipibo-Conibo
                              • Shona
                              • Sicilian
                              • Soga
                              • Somali
                              • Soninke
                              • South Ndebele
                              • Southern Aymara
                              • Southern Qiandong Miao
                              • Southern Sami
                              • Spanish
                              • Sranan Tongo
                              • Standard Estonian
                              • Standard Malay
                              • Sundanese
                              • Swahili
                              • Swati
                              • Swedish
                              • Swiss German
                              • Tagalog
                              • Taita
                              • Tedim Chin
                              • Tetum
                              • Tetun Dili
                              • Tiv
                              • Tok Pisin
                              • Tonga (Zambia)
                              • Tosk Albanian
                              • Tsonga
                              • Tswana
                              • Tumbuka
                              • Tzeltal
                              • Tzotzil
                              • Uab Meto
                              • Upper Guinea Crioulo
                              • Võro
                              • Walloon
                              • Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
                              • Waray (Philippines)
                              • Warlpiri
                              • Wayuu
                              • West Central Oromo
                              • Western Abnaki
                              • Western Frisian
                              • Wik-Mungkan
                              • Wiradjuri
                              • Xhosa
                              • Yanesha'
                              • Yapese
                              • Yindjibarndi
                              • Yucateco
                              • Zulu
                              • Záparo

                              Credits

                              Leads

                              Khajag Apelian Design
                              Khajag Apelian is a lettering artist, type and graphic designer. Having grown up between Dubai and Beirut, and being raised in an Armenian family, Khajag has an affinity for different languages and writing systems, which he has applied to the development of typefaces in Arabic, Armenian, and Latin. He currently operates under the name Debakir (Armenian term for “printed type”) and has worked with various international brands including IBM, Apple, Samsung, Twitter, HP and Disney ME. He also teaches design courses at the American University of Beirut.

                              Assistance

                              David Březina Production Johannes Neumeier Font engineering