for Transliterated text:
A special font called Al-Arial is required to view the Transliterated
No need to download and install the font file if you are using MS-IE4 browser.
We support font embedding, the necessary font is downloaded automatically
when needed. You can still download and install the font if you wish to
view the pages locally while disconnected from the Internet.
It is available free for Windows 3.1/95/NT only.
If you are using Netscape to download this file, please download the zip
version, and use WinZip or another
zip utility program to unzip the file.
This font is based on the Arial font and has been developed by the Ahlul
Bayt DILP to assist in our aim of presenting quality Islamic resources
on the Internet. All rights to it are reserved and you are required
to have your own copy of Arial truetype font (available freely from Microsoft)
in order to use this derivative. If you wish to use this font on
a website, please acknowledge its source and provide a link to the Al-Islam
Download and save the font (right click on one of the links above and choose
'Save target as ...' or a similar option)
Again, no installation is necessary if you are using MS-IE4 browser to
view the documents while connected to the Internet.
Save the font into your \Windows\Fonts directory (Win95) or \Windows\System
Install the font once from Start | Settings | Control Panel | Fonts; select:
File | Install New Font from the menu.
You may have to restart your browser and/or your Windows session for the
font to take effect, however this is a one-time procedure and will not
be necessary each time you wish to view these pages.
It is recommended that you enable font smoothing, if you use 16-bit colors
or higher. This improves the looks of both Arabic and English fonts including
the Transliterated Al-Arial font. Under Windows 95, if you use the
PLUS! pack, simply check the Smooth edges of screen fonts option in the
Display Properties - Plus! property sheet. If Plus! is not installed in
your system, you may download a free utility (W96Gray.exe)
that does the same thing from the Microsoft site.
You can read more about it in Microsoft's Font
If Transliterated text does not appear when you print the document, then
select the "Print TrueType as graphics" setting, by right clicking on your
Printer name in Start | Settings | Control Panel | Printers (Fonts Tab).
Al-Arial is currently not available for the Macintosh.
This page may be viewed using either MS-Internet Explorer or Netscape.
After doing Refresh or Reload of the page you should be able to view the
Transliterated text properly.