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Custom Arabic fonts

A few days ago I was having difficulty in getting a custom Arabic font to work.

I was using the Webfont Generator to convert Droid Arabic Kufi to all the magical font types1 but as much as I tried it wouldn’t work.

In the end I found this thread on Stack Overflow which had the solution.

You need to choose Expert mode and then select Custom Subsetting or No Subsetting2.

  1. All the font types for all the browser support. How to use CSS @font-face

  2. I started looking into font subsetting but ended up banishing this thread to Instapaper: Subsetting a TTF font - How to do efficiently