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            About Mehraban Avestan

            Mehraban Avestan is a typeface designed for the Avestan script used in Zoroastrian works and in historical Middle-Persian texts from the Sassanian period of the 3rd to 7th century CE. It is a companion to Mehraban Book Pahlavi, developed to integrate well in typesetting projects that employ both scripts or to serve on its own.

            Avestan and Book Pahlavi share a history, and are frequently found together in manuscripts of the time, but each evolved in its own, distinctive direction. Avestan’s letterforms are unconnected, feature full vowel characters, and do not take on the ligatures common in Book Pahlavi. Although many of the characters in the two scripts share related anatomical constructions, Avestan letters exhibit their own proportions and treatment.

            Designer Amir Mahdi Moslehi studied manuscripts that incorporate the two scripts together. He developed Mehraban Avestan to reflect the same calligraphic lineage featured in Mehraban Book Pahlavi, but adapted its forms and dimensions to serve Avestan typesetting’s contemporary needs.

            * For more information regarding typing Avestan on your keyboard, see our Help page.

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            Standard licence:
            • desktop: 5 users
            • web: up to 50K pageviews/month
            • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
            See the licence text for details Buy Fonts Single font: 60 €
            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

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            Supported scripts and languages

            Avestan

            1 language
            • Avestan

            Latin

            106 languages
            • Afar
            • Alekano
            • Amahuaca
            • Amarakaeri
            • Amis
            • Andaandi, Dongolawi
            • Ao Naga
            • Asháninka
            • Asu (Tanzania)
            • Batak Dairi
            • Batak Karo
            • Batak Mandailing
            • Batak Simalungun
            • Batak Toba
            • Bemba (Zambia)
            • Bena (Tanzania)
            • Bikol
            • Bislama
            • Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo
            • Buginese
            • Candoshi-Shapra
            • Cebuano
            • Chiga
            • Chokwe
            • Congo Swahili
            • Eastern Arrernte
            • Eastern Oromo
            • Fijian
            • Gilbertese
            • Gusii
            • Hani
            • Hiligaynon
            • Huastec
            • Indonesian
            • Ixcatlán Mazatec
            • Jamaican Creole English
            • Japanese
            • K'iche'
            • Kalaallisut
            • Kalenjin
            • Kekchí
            • Kenzi, Mattokki
            • Kimbundu
            • Kinyarwanda
            • Kituba (DRC)
            • Kongo
            • Kuanyama
            • Ladino
            • Luba-Lulua
            • Luo (Kenya and Tanzania)
            • Makhuwa-Meetto
            • Makonde
            • Makwe
            • Malaysian
            • Maore Comorian
            • Mauritian Creole
            • Minangkabau
            • Murrinh-Patha
            • Mwani
            • Naga Pidgin
            • Ndonga
            • Ngazidja Comorian
            • Nobiin
            • North Ndebele
            • Northern Qiandong Miao
            • Northern Uzbek
            • Nyankole
            • Orma
            • Paluan
            • Pampanga
            • Pintupi-Luritja
            • Pohnpeian
            • Rotokas
            • Rundi
            • Rwa
            • Samburu
            • Sena
            • Seselwa Creole French
            • Shambala
            • Shawnee
            • Shipibo-Conibo
            • Shona
            • Soga
            • Somali
            • Soninke
            • South Ndebele
            • Southern Qiandong Miao
            • Standard Malay
            • Swahili
            • Swati
            • Taita
            • Tedim Chin
            • Tok Pisin
            • Tsonga
            • Tumbuka
            • Tzeltal
            • Tzotzil
            • Upper Guinea Crioulo
            • Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
            • Warlpiri
            • West Central Oromo
            • Wik-Mungkan
            • Wiradjuri
            • Xhosa
            • Yindjibarndi
            • Zulu

            Credits

            Leads

            Amir Mahdi Moslehi Design

            Amir Mahdi Moslehi is an Iranian type designer, calligrapher, and researcher, currently based in France. He completed his post-master’s degree in typographic research from the Atelier national de recherche typographique (ANRT) at ENSAD in Nancy. His Arabic-script typefaces are based on thorough research practices and his extensive background in calligraphy. Several of his typefaces are distributed by the Iranian type foundry Marayamsoft. Amir’s typefaces have received numerous awards, including both a TDC certificate of excellence and a second prize from Granshan for his Nasta’liq text typeface Mirza, and a first prize from Granshan for his Ekhtiar Arabic display typeface.

            Assistance

            Johannes Neumeier Font engineering

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