About Katibeh

Creator: KB Studio

License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Katibeh is a headline font based on the Naskh script, infused with some qualities of the Thuluth script. The small serif-like outstrokes make Katibeh remind us of archaic designs, but other aspects of the design are very contemporary touches. The result is something between tradition and today. Katibeh has ligatures that Arabic and Persian readers are familiar with, to make it comfortable for reading longer texts. Unlike many other Arabic fonts, Katibeh includes a Latin typeface designed for harmony with the Arabic to make it useful for multilingual texts.

The Latin is scaled to work best with the Arabic component.

The Katibeh project is led by KB Studio, a design studio in Los Angeles. To contribute, see github.com/Tarobish/Katibeh

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Use on the Web

The Katibeh webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Katibeh' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Katibeh', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Katibeh font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
Katibeh-Regular.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.