Ruwudu is the Manga word for “writing”. This style of writing is used by the Manga people in Niger, West Africa. This font was initially designed as a lighter or companion version of Alkalami Regular. See below for more details about the design of Ruwudu.
The design is very much influenced by the Rubutun Kano style, but was based on samples of footnotes from the market edition manuscripts. These were made with a monoline tool, likely a ball point pen or something similar. 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 OpenType font technology, including variant glyphs for a number of characters for use in particular contexts. It also prevents in-word collisions by switching out default glyphs for alternates. Read more about our smart font features.
This font supports the characters known to be used by languages written in this style of Arabic script, but may not have the characters needed for other languages. Read more about our character set support.