Noto Sans Arabic is an unmodulated (“sans serif”) design for texts in the Middle Eastern Arabic script.

Noto Sans Arabic has multiple weights and widths, contains 1,642 glyphs, 12 OpenType features, and supports 1,161 characters from 6 Unicode blocks: Arabic Presentation Forms-A, Arabic, Arabic Presentation Forms-B, Arabic Extended-A, Arabic Supplement, Basic Latin.

Supported writing systems


Arabic (العربية) is a Middle Eastern abjad, written right-to-left (660 million users). 2nd- or 3rd-most used script in the world. Used for the Arabic language since the 4th century, and for many other languages, often in Islamic countries or communities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, like Persian, Uyghur, Kurdish, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balti, Balochi, Pashto, Lurish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Rohingya, Somali, Mandinka, Kazakh (in China), Kurdish, or Azeri (in Iran). Was used for Turkish until 1928. Includes 28 basic consonant letters for the Arabic language, plus additional letters for other languages. Some letters represent a consonant or a long vowel, while short vowels are optionally written with diacritics. Variants include Kufi with a very simplified structure, the widely-used Naskh calligraphic variant, and the highly cursive Nastaliq used mainly for Urdu. Needs software support for complex text layout (shaping). Read more on ScriptSource, Unicode, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, r12a.