DecoType specializes in Arabic typography, and has advanced the art to the point that their technology is often called Arabic calligraphy. Generally recognized as the finest technological solution the calligraphic nature of Arabic, DecoType licenses its software to Microsoft, Adobe and Apple. The organization was founded in 1985 by Tom Milo, an academic linguist (Russian, Turkish, Arabic, etc.) who also worked for the UN in the Lebanon, along with Mirjam Somers, an architect and Peter Somers, an aircraft engineer.