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5 static fonts/styles
  • Regular
  • Medium
  • Semibold
  • Bold
  • Extrabold
1 variable font (Weight axis)
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                                About Nassim Arabic

                                Nassim is a contemporary typeface for multilingual text-setting. With its lively texture and balanced rhythm, Nassim is a proven workhorse for a vast array of applications, from literature to the sciences, scholarly publications to contemporary news.

                                Nassim has always been ahead of the curve, bridging the distinct typographic traditions of Arabic and Latin without forcing the typographer into compromise. Now, Nassim Arabic Pro pushes the limits of digital Arabic typesetting even further, incorporating extensive combinations of ligatures and smart contextual alternates that enhance legibility while maintaining the exceptional rendering that readers have come to expect.

                                The Normal edition covers the editorial fundamentals, while the Pro edition extends them with an intricate suite of new typographic tools. A comprehensive palette of swash variants give the typesetter refined control over justification that is authentic to Arabic, while ranging numerals and fractions enhance the representation of numerical data. Carefully engineered OpenType features like tooth-height alternation ensure that structurally similar letters are more readily distinguishable for an ideal reading experience.

                                Both editions of Nassim Arabic support more than 35 languages using the Arabic script, harmonizing with a well-balanced Latin, across five weights.

                                PDF Specimen

                                Get Nassim Arabic

                                Standard licence: Trial licence: Need more?
                                • desktop: 5 users
                                • web: up to 500K pageviews/monthly
                                • 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: 70–85 € Family of 12 fonts: 260 € Get Free Trial Fonts Contact the HQ
                                Standard licence:
                                • desktop: 5 users
                                • web: up to 500K pageviews/monthly
                                • OTF, TTF, and WOFF2 formats
                                See the licence text for details Buy Fonts Single font: 70–85 € Family of 12 fonts: 260 €
                                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

                                • The many prestigious design awards that Nassim has received are testaments to its fresh and contemporary design, and with its range of weights enabled us to achieve the typographic hierarchy we required.
                                  Kutlu Çanlıoğlu, BBC Future Media
                                • Nassim was designed to work in small sizes, in a dictionary, say, or newspaper columns—a rare achievement. With five weights and perfectly matched Latin letters, it’s almost too good to be true.
                                  Mario García, García Media
                                • You have no idea what you have done for the improvement of the Arabic/Persian web experience.
                                  Bruce Bahmani, Voice of America
                                • … the results demonstrated a 5x increase in reading speed. [… The new Persian VOA site] was extremely well received and many users commented on how much better the site looks and how much more readable the text appears; …
                                  Bruce Bahmani, Voice of America
                                • Nassim reads The Economist, not the Daily News; it has an opinion and sticks to it.
                                  Thierry Blancpain (Grilli Type) for Typographica
                                • - This font development is similar to the birth of Arial or Helvetica in English. “The results were stunning, added Bahmani. (…) Bahmani tested NASSIM against the TAHOMA font and concluded that “the results demonstrated a 5x increase in reading speed. (…) The new Persian VOA site (as shown in the graphic above) “was extremely well received and many users commented on how much better the site looks and how much more readable the text appears; there are no spacing, no kerning, and no proportion flaws, added Bahmani.
                                  April Deibert, Innovation Series
                                • Presented with the prospect of designing a cultural photography book on Mauritania, in Arabic, French and English, having never designed in Arabic, my client and I started researching contemporary Arabic type designers (for western designers). The results were surprisingly light at the time and many were visually not to the standard of museum art book typography to which I was accustom. We found Nassim being used by the BBC and it fit with our vision. I chose Le Monde Sans for the French which is sympathetic to Nassim, both English and Arabic.
                                  John Hubbard

                                Glyph table

                                OpenType features

                                Supported scripts and languages

                                Arabic

                                36 languages
                                • Aimaq
                                • Algerian Arabic
                                • Baharna Arabic
                                • Chadian Arabic
                                • Dari
                                • Dehwari
                                • Dogri (individual language)
                                • Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic
                                • Egyptian Arabic
                                • Gulf Arabic
                                • Hadrami Arabic
                                • Hazaragi
                                • Hijazi Arabic
                                • Iranian Persian
                                • Iraqi Arabic
                                • Libyan Arabic
                                • Moroccan Arabic
                                • Najdi Arabic
                                • North Levantine Arabic
                                • North Mesopotamian Arabic
                                • Omani Arabic
                                • Qashqa'i
                                • Saidi Arabic
                                • Sanaani Arabic
                                • Sindhi
                                • South Levantine Arabic
                                • Southern Uzbek
                                • Standard Arabic
                                • Standard Malay
                                • Sudanese Arabic
                                • Sudanese Creole Arabic
                                • Talysh
                                • Ta’izzi-Adeni Arabic
                                • Tunisian Arabic
                                • Uighur
                                • Urdu

                                Latin

                                310 languages
                                • Acheron
                                • Achinese
                                • Afar
                                • Afrikaans
                                • Amahuaca
                                • Amarakaeri
                                • Amis
                                • Andaandi, Dongolawi
                                • Anuta
                                • Ao Naga
                                • Aragonese
                                • Arbëreshë Albanian
                                • Arvanitika Albanian
                                • Asháninka
                                • Ashéninka Perené
                                • Asu (Tanzania)
                                • Atayal
                                • Balinese
                                • Bari
                                • Basque
                                • Batak Dairi
                                • Batak Karo
                                • Batak Mandailing
                                • Batak Simalungun
                                • Batak Toba
                                • Bemba (Zambia)
                                • Bena (Tanzania)
                                • Bikol
                                • Bislama
                                • Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo
                                • Bosnian
                                • Breton
                                • Candoshi-Shapra
                                • Caquinte
                                • Caribbean Hindustani
                                • Cashibo-Cacataibo
                                • Catalan
                                • Cebuano
                                • Central Aymara
                                • Central Kurdish
                                • Central Nahuatl
                                • Chamorro
                                • Chavacano
                                • Chiga
                                • Chiltepec Chinantec
                                • Chokwe
                                • Chuukese
                                • Cimbrian
                                • Cofán
                                • Congo Swahili
                                • Cook Islands Māori
                                • Cornish
                                • Corsican
                                • Creek
                                • Crimean Tatar
                                • Croatian
                                • Czech
                                • Danish
                                • Dehu
                                • Dimli
                                • Dutch
                                • Eastern Abnaki
                                • Eastern Arrernte
                                • Eastern Oromo
                                • Embu
                                • English
                                • Ese Ejja
                                • Falam Chin
                                • Faroese
                                • Fijian
                                • Filipino
                                • Finnish
                                • French
                                • Friulian
                                • Gagauz
                                • Galician
                                • Ganda
                                • Garifuna
                                • Ga’anda
                                • German
                                • Gheg Albanian
                                • Gilbertese
                                • Gooniyandi
                                • Guadeloupean Creole French
                                • Gusii
                                • Haitian
                                • Hakha Chin
                                • Hani
                                • Hawaiian
                                • Hiligaynon
                                • Ho-Chunk
                                • Hopi
                                • Huastec
                                • Hungarian
                                • Icelandic
                                • Iloko
                                • Inari Sami
                                • Indonesian
                                • Irish
                                • Istro Romanian
                                • Italian
                                • Ixcatlán Mazatec
                                • Jamaican Creole English
                                • Japanese
                                • Javanese
                                • Jola-Fonyi
                                • K'iche'
                                • Kabuverdianu
                                • Kala Lagaw Ya
                                • Kalaallisut
                                • Kalenjin
                                • Kamba (Kenya)
                                • Kaonde
                                • Kaqchikel
                                • Karelian
                                • Kashubian
                                • Kekchí
                                • Kenzi, Mattokki
                                • Khasi
                                • Kikuyu
                                • Kimbundu
                                • Kinyarwanda
                                • Kirmanjki
                                • Kituba (DRC)
                                • Kongo
                                • Konzo
                                • Kuanyama
                                • Kven Finnish
                                • Kölsch
                                • Ladin
                                • Ladino
                                • Latgalian
                                • Latin
                                • Ligurian
                                • Lithuanian
                                • Lombard
                                • Low German
                                • Lower Sorbian
                                • Lozi
                                • Luba-Lulua
                                • Lule Sami
                                • Luo (Kenya and Tanzania)
                                • Luxembourgish
                                • Macedo-Romanian
                                • Madurese
                                • Makhuwa
                                • Makhuwa-Meetto
                                • Makonde
                                • Makwe
                                • Malagasy
                                • Malaysian
                                • Maltese
                                • Manx
                                • Maore Comorian
                                • Maori
                                • Mapudungun
                                • Marshallese
                                • Matsés
                                • Mauritian Creole
                                • Meriam Mir
                                • Meru
                                • Mezquital Otomi
                                • Minangkabau
                                • Mirandese
                                • Mizo
                                • Mohawk
                                • Montagnais
                                • Montenegrin
                                • Munsee
                                • Murrinh-Patha
                                • Muslim Tat
                                • Mwani
                                • Mískito
                                • Naga Pidgin
                                • Ndonga
                                • Neapolitan
                                • Ngazidja Comorian
                                • Niuean
                                • Nobiin
                                • Nomatsiguenga
                                • North Azerbaijani
                                • North Ndebele
                                • Northern Kurdish
                                • Northern Qiandong Miao
                                • Northern Sami
                                • Northern Uzbek
                                • Norwegian
                                • Nyanja
                                • Nyankole
                                • Occitan
                                • Ojitlán Chinantec
                                • Orma
                                • Oroqen
                                • Otuho
                                • Palauan
                                • Paluan
                                • Pampanga
                                • Papantla Totonac
                                • Papiamento
                                • Pedi
                                • Picard
                                • Pichis Ashéninka
                                • Piemontese
                                • Pijin
                                • Pintupi-Luritja
                                • Pipil
                                • Pite Sami
                                • Pohnpeian
                                • Polish
                                • Portuguese
                                • Potawatomi
                                • Prussian
                                • Purepecha
                                • Quechua
                                • Romanian
                                • Romansh
                                • Rotokas
                                • Rundi
                                • Rwa
                                • Samburu
                                • Samoan
                                • Sango
                                • Sangu (Tanzania)
                                • Saramaccan
                                • Sardinian
                                • Scottish Gaelic
                                • Secoya
                                • Sena
                                • Seri
                                • Seselwa Creole French
                                • Shambala
                                • Shawnee
                                • Shipibo-Conibo
                                • Shona
                                • Sicilian
                                • Silesian
                                • Slovak
                                • Slovenian
                                • Soga
                                • Somali
                                • Soninke
                                • South Azerbaijani
                                • South Ndebele
                                • Southern Aymara
                                • Southern Qiandong Miao
                                • Southern Sami
                                • Southern Sotho
                                • Spanish
                                • Sranan Tongo
                                • Standard Estonian
                                • Standard Latvian
                                • Standard Malay
                                • Sundanese
                                • Swahili
                                • Swati
                                • Swedish
                                • Swiss German
                                • Tagalog
                                • Tahitian
                                • Taita
                                • Talysh
                                • Tedim Chin
                                • Teso
                                • Tetum
                                • Tetun Dili
                                • Tiv
                                • Tok Pisin
                                • Tokelau
                                • Tonga (Tonga Islands)
                                • Tonga (Zambia)
                                • Tosk Albanian
                                • Totontepec Mixe
                                • Tsakhur
                                • Tsonga
                                • Tswana
                                • Tumbuka
                                • Turkish
                                • Turkmen
                                • Tzeltal
                                • Tzotzil
                                • Uab Meto
                                • Ume Sami
                                • Upper Guinea Crioulo
                                • Upper Sorbian
                                • Venetian
                                • Veps
                                • Võro
                                • Walloon
                                • Walser
                                • Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
                                • Waray (Philippines)
                                • Warlpiri
                                • Wayuu
                                • Welsh
                                • West Central Oromo
                                • Western Abnaki
                                • Western Frisian
                                • Wik-Mungkan
                                • Wiradjuri
                                • Wolof
                                • Xhosa
                                • Yanesha'
                                • Yao
                                • Yapese
                                • Yindjibarndi
                                • Yucateco
                                • Zapotec
                                • Zulu
                                • Zuni
                                • Záparo

                                Credits

                                Leads

                                Titus Nemeth Design
                                Titus Nemeth is a type designer, typographer, and historian. His internationally recognised practice spans commercial and cultural work, with a focus on Arabic and multilingual design. Titus’s research interests revolve around Arabic typographic history, and the history of the book, technology, and design. His publications reflect his activity in two spheres and seek to bridge historical research and contemporary design practice. Titus has taught typographic design at schools in Austria, France, Morocco, Qatar, and the UK.