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.

One font from this typeface family is included in the Lateef release:

  • Lateef Regular

Type Sample

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

Type samples showing an inventory of some of the unusual of glyphs and features can be downloaded here:
Lateef Font Type Sample — This document was produced with LibreOffice 5.3.

An example of some text is shown below.

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Lateef provides a “simplified” rendering of Arabic script, using basic connecting glyphs but not including a wide variety of additional ligatures or contextual alternates (only the required lam-alef ligatures). This simplified style is often preferred for clarity, especially in non-Arabic languages.

SIL International is the creator of the Lateef font, and is the owner of all proprietary rights therein.