Ismaaniya

ismaaniya Medium

  • Heavy boxes perform quick waltzes and jigs
  • TrueType

Category
Handwriting
License
MIT (X11) License
Family
Ismaaniya
Designer
 
Foundry
 
Description
In the 1920s, there was a national campaign in Somalia to make a standard written form for the Somali language (which had many ways of writing it but no standard accepted form). Osman Yusuf Kenadid, who was the ruler of Majerteen Sultanate, answered this by making a phonetic script for the language. This script was the official script for Somali until it was replaced by the Latin script in 1972. "Ismaaniya" is based on the early samples of the Osmanya written script and surprisingly is very readable in small sizes. On web pages, it will perform its best in small (basically the body of the HTML) to medium font sizes. Today, there are no Osmanya fonts that replicate the samples as closely as this one.
No Language Support
 

Use this font

To use this font in your website add the following code to the head of your html page:

<link rel="stylesheet" media="screen" href="https://fontlibrary.org/face/ismaaniya" type="text/css"/>

Now you can use this font in your css file. Here is an example of a paragraph set in ismaaniya Medium.

p {
   font-family: 'ismaaniyaMedium';
   font-weight: normal;
   font-style: normal;
}

If you are interested in working on Ismaaniya, please read our guide on how to contribute to an existing font.

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History

Active
2012-10-05
Updates
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