Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi mystic and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and other languages of southern Asia.
Lateef is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and other languages of southern Asia. A type sample showing an inventory of some of the unusual of glyphs and features can be seen here: design type samples.
This font uses state-of-the-art Graphite font technology including variant glyphs for a number of characters for use in particular contexts. Read more about our smart font features.
The Lateef font does not contain complete coverage of all the characters defined in Unicode for Arabic script. The character set for this font is aimed at those language using the Sindhi style of Arabic script. Read more about our character set support.
The most obvious difference is that Lateef only provides OpenType support and LateefGR only provides Graphite support. For a complete list of the differences, you can read the Release 1.200 announcement.
See Character Set Support for the full listing.
See complete Lateef - FAQ list.