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In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'

Dubai Font fills a design gap between Arabic and Latin texts and presents harmonious typefaces combining the two scripts seamlessly

In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
An attendee looks at computers showing the 'Dubai Font', the first typeface developed by Microsoft for Dubai, during a conference to announce its launch on April 30, 2017, in the United Arab Emirate. The new font, the first to bear the name of a city, will be available to 100 million Office 365 users around the world in both Latin and Arab script. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
Attendees look at computers showing the 'Dubai Font', the first typeface developed by Microsoft for Dubai, during a conference to announce its launch on April 30, 2017, in the United Arab Emirate. The new font, the first to bear the name of a city, will be available to 100 million Office 365 users around the world in both Latin and Arab script. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
Attendees look at computers showing the 'Dubai Font', the first typeface developed by Microsoft for Dubai, during a conference to announce its launch on April 30, 2017, in the United Arab Emirate. The font, the first to bear the name of a city, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users in multiple languages around the world. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
(From L to R) Dubai Executive Councils assistant secretary general, Ahmad al-Mahri, Regional General Manager of Microsoft Gulf, Samer Abu Ltaif, and Monotype's type director and legibility expert, Nadine Chahine, hold a press conference in Dubai on April 30, 2017, to announce launch of Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'. The font, the first to bear the name of a city, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users in multiple languages around the world. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
An attendee takes a picture during a press conference a press conference in Dubai on April 30, 2017, to announce launch of Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'. The new font, the first to bear the name of a city, will be available to 100 million Office 365 users around the world in both Latin and Arab script. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
(Back, From L to R) Dubai Executive Councils assistant secretary general, Ahmad al-Mahri, Regional General Manager of Microsoft Gulf, Samer Abu Ltaif, and Monotype's type director and legibility expert, Nadine Chahine, hold a press conference in Dubai on April 30, 2017, to announce launch of Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'. The font, the first to bear the name of a city, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users in multiple languages around the world. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
Attendees look at computers showing the 'Dubai Font', the first typeface developed by Microsoft for Dubai, during a conference to announce its launch on April 30, 2017, in the United Arab Emirate. The font, the first to bear the name of a city, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users in multiple languages around the world. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'
Dubai Executive Councils assistant secretary general, Ahmad al-Mahri, speaks during a press conference in Dubai on April 30, 2017, to announce launch of Microsoft's typeface 'Dubai Font'. The font, the first to bear the name of a city, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script and is available to 100 million Office 365 users in multiple languages around the world. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)