Alkalami is a font for Arabic-based writing systems in the Kano region of Nigeria and in Niger. This style of writing African ajami has sometimes been called Sudani Kufi or Rubutun Kano. It is vastly different from script traditions of the Middle East. The bulk of the design of Alkalami was based on what are known as ‘market edition manuscripts’.

Two fonts from this typeface family are included in the Alkalami release:

  • Alkalami Regular
  • Alkalami Light

Type Samples

Type samples showing some of the inventory of glyphs can be found here:
Alkalami Type Sample.

Two examples of some text is shown below.

Alkalami Sample - Genesis 11
Alkalami Sample – Genesis 11

Alkalami Sample - Genesis 11
Alkalami Sample Using Light – Genesis 11

Character Set

For a complete list of characters included in Alkalami, see Character Set Support.

Font Features

Alternate glyphs that are available through features are demonstrated in the Features document.