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SF Old South Arabian Font

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SF Old South ArabianDesigner: Sultan Maqtari
Publisher: Sultan Fonts
SF Old South Arabian was developed by Sultan Maqtari and released by Sultan Fonts. SF Old South Arabian consists of 2 designs and family bundle alternatives. p > Historic Background

Old South Arabian Script (OSA) was used before the Islamic era not just in the southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula, however actually in

the whole Peninsula. In addition, samples of OSA have actually been discovered as far as Uruk in Mesopotamia, Delos in Greece, and Giza in Egypt. Archaeological finds reveal that as far back as

the 8th century BCE, OSA was utilized in trade, spiritual writing, and in civil records. Following the spread of Islam in Yemen, the decrease of OSA began in the 7th century CE as it was

gradually supplanted by Arabic script.

OSA was generally understood by the name of the then-dominant peoples in the Southern Peninsula.

At different times, it was called Sabaean, Qatabani, or Hadramite, among others. Although it was used for a range of languages, OSA is most highly associated with Sabaean. Many

Peninsular languages obtained OSA prior to introducing more changes of their own. Prime examples are the Thamudic, Safaitic, and Lihyanite scripts which ultimately established into

independent scripts.

The westward migration of the Sabaean individuals into the Horn of Africa introduced the South Arabian consonantal alphabet into the area. The transplanted script formed the roots of the

Geez script of Ethiopia, which, in time and under probably external influences, established into a rich syllabary unlike any other Semitic script in history. Even a general examination of the

letter kinds of Modern Ethiopic writing expose a striking resemblance to South Arabian Script.

OSA inscriptions usually reveal a dominant right-to-left directionality, although there are also numerous cases of rotating instructions, referred to as boustrophedon writing. Figure 1 is a great example of this design of composing. OSA inscriptions were found early in the 19th century. Quickly afterwards, 2 orientalists, Gesenius and Rödiger, made great strides towards understanding the script.

Styles of Writing

Old South Arabian inscriptions have actually survived primarily on stone, ceramic, and metallic surface areas. Numerous artifacts have actually been found and, to this day, continue to be found. A few of the best examples number of inscriptions on softer products, such as wood and leather, have also been discovered.

Although there is a significant difference between the designs of letters on the tough surfaces and those on the soft.

Old South Arabian (Musnad) is composed of 29 letters, that is one letter more than the Arabic alphabet, which is between "S" and "Sh", and names "Samekh". Aspects of distinction between Musnad and today Arabic writing is that Musnad is composed in separate letters, and the shape of the letters do not alter according to its location in the word. Nevertheless, some letters alter according to the beginning of the writing. Musnad is either prominent, or deep. Prominent works are for important works and deep writings are for normal. The product on which the Musnad was written were stones, rocks, wood, and metal. In the course of its development the Musnad use appeared in the "Lehyanite', "Thamudic", "Safaitic", pen to which numerous changes and amendments were made. And from it "Habashi' composing was born.

As concerns his location among the Arabs of the Peninsula, when we look at the web and its role in cultural discussion, the Arabs of the Peninsula thought about Musnad inscription which was indisputably their nationwide writing up until the dawn of Islam. It was utilized by individuals in all parts of Arabia in their homeland and abroad. It was their means of chronology and record of their magnificences and history.2- Functions of Musnad Script:

1. It is written from best to left and vice versa. 2. Its letters are not signed up with. 3. Shape of letters are uniform in spite of their positions in the word. 4. Words are separated by vertical lines. 5. A letter is doubled in case of assertion. 6. No points and punctuations. 7. Easy to be found out by beginners.

My OSA Musnad Font

My style and technical work is just a treatment of the OSA Musnad as a sign of composing. And it is possible to utilize in computer system. My style is not aimed at showing the linguistic and intellectual structure of the Old South Arabian (Musnad). It is so basic that it might be easy to find out by learners and those who are interested in the OSA Musnad letters in computer system. The basis of such value is that it spares a lot of effort and time for scientists and trainees in this field. Previously they used to compose the Musnad texts either by handwriting or scan them, Today they can quickly compose its texts in OSA Musnad by utilizing keyboard straight, so that they can alter, amend and satisfy quickly and accurately. So, we used speed, easiness and precision. And anyone interested in the South Arabian history in any part of the world can due to this design read and write OSA Musnad letters most easily. This design will likewise be utilized by historians and archeologists., along with professional linguistics. The style likewise demonstrates the aesthetic appeals of the Himyarit writing.

About this font style family

Old South Arabian is An Arabic, Old South Arabian and Latin typeface for desktop applications, for websites, and for digital advertisements.

Old South Arabian font family consists of 2 types: Old South Arabian and Old South Arabian serif.

The typeface consists of a style that supports Arabic, Old South Arabian and Latin languages.

Old South Arabian typeface features lots of opentype functions.

Font Family:
· Sf Old South Arabian Normal
· Sf Old South Arabian Serif

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