• International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES) transliteration system – link – redone
  • Brill’s Encyclopedia of Islam third edition (EI3) transliteration system – link
  • Work in Progress on a system that allows for a single letter Latin to represent a single Arabic letter. Arabic Transliteration System using single letter for transliteration: (ATS-slt) – preview
  • Use with caution:
    • American Library Association – Library of Congress transliteration system (ALA-LC) – complex system- link
    • ZDMG (Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft) system – linklink – alternate (link)
    • Automated transliteration systems: These are to be used with caution as they are in infancy stage and are not ready for academic or scholarly use. linklink

Wordprocessing Fonts and Resources:

  • Gentium – link
  • Noto – link
  • Unicode Consortium – link
  • Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources – link
  • Knut S. Vikør’s The Arabic Macintosh – link
  • Junicode – font for medievalists – link
  • Monotype – link

Typesetting Fonts:

  • Amiri Arabic typeface- link #
  • Monotype Baskerville (#Mac version only)
  • Monotype Bembo*
  • Brill Publisher’s typeface – link #
  • Charis SIL – link #
  • Adobe Caslon Pro
  • Adobe Cronos Pro* and Adobe Brioso Pro*
  • Adobe Garamond Premier Pro
  • Cormorant Garamond – link #
  • Adobe Minion Pro*
  • Latin Modern – link # – used by LaTeX
  • Martin Majoor’s Scala and Scala Sans typeface family
  • Alegreya font – from Huerta Tipográfica – link #

# denotes that font has native support for a full set of glyphs for transliteration and includes bold and italic typefaces;
* Modified versions exists that support a full set of glyphs for transliteration

Typesetting and Book Design References:

  • Morison, Stanley, First Principles of Typography. Cambridge University Press, 1951. link
  • Warde, Beatrice. The Crystal Goblet, Sixteen Essays on Typography. World Publishing, 1956. link
  • Tschichold, Jan. Die neue Typographie. English translation as The New Typography by Robin Kinross and published by University of California Press, 2006.(link)
  • Bringhurst, Robert. Elements of Typographic Style. Hartley & Marks, 2012. Originally published in 1992 and updated 8 times. Ironically the publisher now produces only blank books! (link)
  • Felici, James. Complete Manual of Typography. Adobe Press, 2003, 2nd ed. 2011. link
  • French, Nigel. Indesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe Indesign. Adobe Press, 2006, now it’s in its 4th ed. 2018. link
  • Blatner, David and Anne-Marie Concepción. Indesign Secrets. Website, podcast, book and courses. link
  • Birdsall, Derek. Notes on Book Design. Yale University Press, 2004. link
  • Hendel, Richard. On Book Design. Yale University Press, 1998. link
  • Helfand, Jessica. Design: The Invention of Desire. Yale University Press, 2016. Also her eloquent podcast on design. link
  • Lupton, EllenThinking with Type. Princeton Architectural Press, 2004, 2nd ed.2010. link
  • Squire, VictoriaGetting it Right with Type. Laurance King Publishing, 2006. link
  • Saltz, Ina. Typography Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Working with Type, Rockport Publishers, 2009 and 2019.
  • Bierut, Michael. Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007. link
  • Müller-Brockmann, Josef. Grid systems in graphic design: A visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers. Niggli Verlag, 1996. The classic book in the field. (link)
  • Smara, Timothy. Making and Breaking the Grid. Rockport Publishers, 2002, 2005, and 2017. (link) (lecture)

General References:

The process of installing fonts depends on your operating system. Here are some links that may be helpful:

  • Metal typesetting
  • Linotype and Monotype
  • Phototypesetting
  • Electronic Typesetters
  • Linux – link
  • Windows – link
  • Mac – link