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Khaled Hosny [Khaled Hosny]

Khaled Hosny is a physician in Egypt. He loves Arabic and its type, and is interested in every aspect of letter forms and typography. A hobbyist translator, programmer and font developer, he supports software freedom and is actively participating in the free software community. Sourceforge link<--a>.

Designer of Punk<--a> Nova<--a> (2010), a free OpenType implementation of Don Knuth's Punk font, based on modified Metapost sources by Taco Hoekwater and Hans Hagan, dating from 2008. Hosny writes: Punk is a dynamic font, every time a glyph is requested Matafont draws a unique instance of it. On the other hand, OpenType is static, glyph outlines are drawn once and stored in the font and the renderer can not alter those outlines. To emulate the dynamic nature of Punk, we generate several alternate shapes of each glyph and store them in the font. Alternate shapes are mapped to the base character using OpenType [Randomize<--a>] feature (rand), which tells the renderer to select glyphs randomly from the list of alternate shapes.<--i> Pick up the free Punk Nova from CTAN<--a> or Open Font Library<--a>.

XITS<--a> (2011) is a Times-like typeface for mathematical and scientific publishing, based on STIX fonts. The main mission of XITS is to provide a version of STIX fonts enriched with the OpenType MATH extension, making it suitable for high quality mathematic typesetting with OpenType MATH capable layout systems, like MS Office 2007 and the new TeX engines XeTeX and LuaTeX.<--i> This free OFL package was developed by Khaled Hosny. Inside the fonts, we read Copyright (c) 2001-2010 by the STI Pub Companies, consisting of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Physics, the American Mathematical Society, the American Physical Society, Elsevier, Inc., and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. Portions copyright (c) 1998-2003 by MicroPress, Inc. Portions copyright (c) 1990 by Elsevier, Inc.<--i>

Euler OTF<--a> (2010) are OpenType Math fonts based on Hermann Zapf's Euler and implemented by Taco Hoekwater, Hans Hagen, and Khaled Hosny. Named Neo-Euler (2009-2010), it covers Latin, Greek and has a full blackletter set of glyphs. Copyright Hosny and the American Mathematical Society. Open Font Library link<--a>.

In 2010-2011, Hosny developed the free Amiri font<--a> (OFL; dedicated web page<--a>): Amiri font is an open font revival of the Arabic Naskh typeface designed and first used by Bulaq Press<--a> in Cairo (also known as Amiria Press) in the early part of the twentieth century. Amiri's uniqueness comes from its superb balance between the beauty of Naskh calligraphy and the requirements of elegant typography. Amiri<--a> is most suitable for running text and book printing.<--i> See also CTAN<--a>, Google Web Fonts<--a>, and at OFL<--a>. Dedicated web page<--a>.

In 2015, he created the free<--a> calligraphic Arabic typeface (in Ruqaa style) Aref Ruqaa. The Latin part is based on AMS Euler. Google Fonts link<--a>.

Home page of Khaled Hosny<--a>.

In 2015, Khaled Hosny and Santiago Orozco cooperated on the Latin -- Arabic typeface Reem Kufi<--a>. Github link<--a>. Khaled, who designed the Arabic part, explains: Reem Kufi is a Fatimid-style decorative Kufic typeface, as seen in the historical mosques of Cairo. It is largely based on the Kufic designs of the late master of Arabic calligraphy, Mohammed Abdul Qadir, who revived this art in the 20th century and formalized its rules.<--i>

In 2016, Khaled Hosny designed Mada (Google Fonts<--a>), a modernist, unmodulated Arabic typeface inspired by road signage seen around Cairo, Egypt. The Latin component is a slightly modified version of Source Sans Pro, led by Paul Hunt at Adobe Type.

Khaled Hosny contributed to and maintained the free Libertinus<--a> font package between 2012 and 2020.

In 2021, Hosny released Qahiri<--a> at Google Fonts and Github<--a>. Qahiri is a Kufic ypeface based on the modernized and regularized old manuscript Kufic calligraphy style of the late master of Arabic calligraphy, Mohammad Abdul Qadir<--a>.

Github link<--a>.

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