Boutros, author of Arabic for Designers, enlists his
professional peers to examine the global context for Arabic design and
The thematic thread that runs through every article, case study and
illustration in Talking About Arabic is how technological
advances have furthered, and changed, the use of Arabic throughout the world,
whether in print or online.
Detailed accounts of how advances in font technology have permitted
digitized Arabic to accurately represent the Arabic calligraphic tradition
provides a discourse for non-Arabic speakers to consider the language's
cultural, religious and aesthetic issues in a 21st century context, including
teaching Arabic in a global context, the development of contemporary Arabic
fonts and multilingual Web design.