Noto Sans Adlam is a joining (cursive) unmodulated (“sans serif”) design for texts in the African Adlam script.

Noto Sans Adlam has multiple weights, contains 362 glyphs, 8 OpenType features, and supports 149 characters from 3 Unicode blocks: Adlam, Basic Latin, General Punctuation.

Supported writing systems


Adlam (𞤀𞤣𞤤𞤢𞤥 𞤆𞤵𞤤𞤢𞤪) is an African bicameral alphabet, written right-to-left. Used for the Fulani (Fula, 65 million speakers) language in Guinea, which previously used Latin and Arabic. Created around 1989 by two teenage brothers, Ibrahima and Abdoulaye Barry. One of indigenous scripts for specific languages in West Africa, currently taught in Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and other countries. Adlam has 28 letters, each in four forms. The unjoined variant is suitable for headlines and for educational content. The cursive variant, in which letters join the same way as in Arabic and N’Ko, is suitable for most texts. Needs software support for complex text layout (shaping). Read more on ScriptSource, Unicode, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, r12a.