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Dubai teams up with Microsoft to develop special font named after the emirate
January 9, 2016, 4:32 pm

Dubai will work with Microsoft to develop an electronic font named after the emirate. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council said: “The Emirate of Dubai, as usual, and with its ongoing efforts to occupy the top rank internationally in various areas, will create a new and memorable imprint in the digital world through this initiative, which is in line with its clear strategy based on a solid foundation in a move designed to reflect the vision of our wise leadership to achieve leadership and innovation.”

The font will be in Arabic and English versions and will be released under the collective name of Dubai, the WAM news agency said. State news agency WAM reported, that the development of the package will be the first phase of the initiative to include the distinctive fonts of the Emirate of Dubai in both Arabic and English, and in line with the latest international standards for fonts used in the field of information technology.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Abdullah Al Shaibani, Secretary-General of the Executive Council and Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of the Microsoft Corporation. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will provide the necessary technical support for the design and management of the font.

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