Tasmeem and its exclusive range of fonts are now available for the newly released Adobe InDesign CS5 Middle Eastern version. Used by Arabic publishing houses, graphic designers and educational institutions, among many others, Tasmeem 5 helps users compose professional Arabic typography and design page layout for print and web directly in the Middle Eastern version of InDesign CS5.
The Tasmeem collection has been reconfigured to meet the needs of different users with two packages: the Dubai Pack and the Cairo Pack. The Dubai Pack offers a range of modern, fun and graphic fonts along with several more traditional fonts, giving graphic designers and illustrators the freedom to express their creativity in print. The Cairo Pack offers traditionalists the beauty of classical Arabic typography. The packs allow users to have an increased number of fonts at more attractive price than previously.
“Tasmeem 5 is a continuation of our work to express the refinement of Arabic script in digital documents,” said Kamel Gaddas, WinSoft International CEO.
Available with English or French menus according to the version installed, Tasmeem adds calligraphic variety and typographic accuracy to Arabic text, without compromising any InDesign functionality. If desired, users may also use any Opentype font along with their installed Tasmeem fonts and the text remains editable and searchable.
“I think WinSoft International has done a lot for Arabic designers in the sense that it adapted high tech digital products for us and made them relevant for the script, the culture and the medium of design. It allowed contemporary Arab designers to produce products as sophisticated as the rest of the world, by adapting the tools to their needs,” says Arabic speaker and graphic designer Samar Makaron. “The more I work with Tasmeem, the more I realize how useful it is; it is kind of like working with a calligrapher who will change the text according to the designer’s needs.”
With Tasmeem 5, users may:
· Choose between a wide variety of font designs and styles: from classical to modern
· Find a range of integrated design tools like the word and text shaping presets
· Design advertisements, front pages, greeting or business cards
· Create sophisticated Arabic literary or academic books
· Highlight prose, shape poetry, design catchwords or form rings
Tasmeem’s top features have been conceived in both respect of the Arabic typographic heritage and modern design tools and applications. They include Arabic spacing tools, word and text shaping presets, the position tuner, selection helped, rings, catchwords and special Tasmeem characters.
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