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small font in Arabic

Postby hyunwoo » June 15th, 2008 4:26 am

This might be a very stupid question ^_^ but even if it is, please forgive me because I'm an absolute newbie in learning the fabulous language of Arabic! :)

When I come to or go to some other websites where Arabic is written, I kind of feel that the font is very small and the letters are a bit hard to tell compared to English or other languages...

Is it only me?

And if it's not only me, can every Arabic speaker read the small-fonted letters (to my eyes at least) without any problem? :)


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Postby Fawzy » June 15th, 2008 9:42 am

Well, you're not alone, I believe the Arabic script has been coded with a default small size compared to the Latin script

To answer your question, yes, I can read the small sized font without any problems because I'm used to it :)

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Postby hasenj » July 12th, 2008 8:19 am

Arabic in Arial font is very annoying when it's small like this. I find it annoying, althu I can read it, but I really hate reading it in a small font like that.

In Tahoma font, arabic looks fine when small, and I actually love it at 10pt!

For Arial font, it needs to be 12pt and bold to be readable.

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Postby Courtney29 » October 6th, 2010 6:44 am

Hi! I struggle with that too, as I don't have a lot of experience reading Arabic, so I often just zoom in on arabic text when it's written so small.

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