anyone designed sites in ARABIC fonts?

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wondering if anyone can recommend CSS font-families for ARABIC font display?

or is it best to specify no font and let the user agent pick the best?

particularly interested in hearing from those who have successfully launched
AR lang sites..



Re: anyone designed sites in ARABIC fonts?

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The latter. Just let the user choose and select the font family he wants
or has for arabic or just use the generic "sans-serif" for the font.
Browsers have setting, preferences users can choose for

language < -- > font-family

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I have. Just make sure that language, charset encoding in the webpage
and that the server is properly configured to serve the selected
character set/encoding.


<html dir="rtl" lang="ar">


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="ar">

You may have to check /
for the http header responses.

More on all this:

W3C internationalization

Introducing Character Sets and Encodings

Language on the web

Internationalization Quick tips /

Using Web Standards in your Web Pages (Updated Apr. 2007)

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