May 1, 2017

Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font

Given the human rights record of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, eyebrows will be raised at claims it is a font of "Self-expression". Dubai's Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum said he had been personally involved in "All the stages" of the development of the font. "We are confident that this new font and its unique specifications will prove popular among other fonts used online and in smart technologies across the world". "Self-expression is an art form," says the blurb accompanying the launch of this font. "The Dubai Font does exactly that. It is a new global medium for self-expression."

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