Discussion in 'THE WATCH BOOKS' started by RobertArvanitis, May 17, 2008.

  1. RobertArvanitis New Member

    In "Jingo" Terry Pratchett uses an elegant, Arabic-looking font to indicate conversation in a foreign language.

    Anyone know the name of that font? Source?

    Many thanks
  2. Katcal I Aten't French !

    This has been bugging me since i saw this post because I knew I had used that font before, and it is a very nice one, but the name just wouldn't come back to me. I finally found it, and of course, the name is completely obvious. It's called Aladdin. Aladdin Font | dafont.com
  3. RobertArvanitis New Member


    Many thanks for the fast and accurate response.

    Closest font I found until you wrote was "Caliph" on "MyFonts." Not as good as yours: Caliph font family : MyFonts

    And it was exceedingly clever the way Pratchett uses faux-Arabic to indicate conversation in a foreign language.
  4. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Yes, Caliph is very close too... Aladdin is free though :D
  5. randywine Member

    The guys who did the Astrix the Gaul books also used different fonts to show the different languages that were being spoken. - at least in the English translations...

    I've just installed that font and it's really very groovy...thanks Kat (and Robert for asking the question)
  6. Katcal I Aten't French !

    Yep, they did the same in the original French ones, the egyptians spoke in hieroglyphs :D

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