About Mada

Creator: Multiple Designers

License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Mada is a modernist, unmodulted Arabic typeface inspired by road signage seen around Cairo, Egypt, by Khaled Hosny. The Arabic component is characterized by low descenders, open contours, and low contrast forms, making it suitable for signage, small point sizes, and user interfaces. However Mada can work also as a display typeface, with a modernist and simplistic feeling. The Latin component is a slightly modified version of Source Sans Pro, led by Paul Hunt at Adobe Type.

To contribute, see github.com/khaledhosny/mada

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Use on the Web

The Mada 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=Mada' 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: 'Mada', 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 Mada 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
Mada-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
Mada-500.ttf
Download TTF
Mada-300.ttf
Download TTF
Mada-900.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.