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Palsam Arabic

Palsam Arabic by Abjad
Individual Styles from $45.00
Complete family of 10 fonts: $400.00
Palsam Arabic Font Family was designed by Ali Almasri, and published by Abjad. Palsam Arabic contains 10 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Palsam Arabic Light
Palsam Arabic Light
Palsam Arabic Light Cursive
Palsam Arabic Regular
Palsam Arabic Regular Cursive
Palsam Arabic Medium
Palsam Arabic Bold
Palsam Arabic Medium Cursive
Palsam Arabic Bold Cursive
Palsam Arabic Extra Bold
Palsam Arabic Extra Bold Cursive

Palsam Arabic Light - Glyph Count: 558

This is a listing of all 558 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

Palsam Arabic Light image
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    Palsam Arabic Light
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    Palsam Arabic Light Cursive
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    Palsam Arabic Regular
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    Palsam Arabic Regular Cursive
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    Palsam Arabic Medium
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    Palsam Arabic Bold
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    Palsam Arabic Medium Cursive
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    Palsam Arabic Bold Cursive
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    Palsam Arabic Extra Bold
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    Palsam Arabic Extra Bold Cursive
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  • Palsam Arabic Light image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Light
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 558
    File Size: 63460
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Light Cursive image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Light Cursive
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Light Cursive
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 732
    File Size: 96240
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp clig dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Regular image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Regular
    Family Name: PalsamArabic
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 558
    File Size: 66512
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Regular Cursive image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Regular Cursive
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Cursive
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 732
    File Size: 103288
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp clig dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Medium image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Medium
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Medium
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 558
    File Size: 65032
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Bold image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Bold
    Family Name: PalsamArabic
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 558
    File Size: 65940
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Medium Cursive image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Medium Cursive
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Medium Cursive
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 732
    File Size: 102600
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp clig dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Bold Cursive image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic Bold Cursive
    Family Name: PalsamArabic Bold Cursive
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 732
    File Size: 103588
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp clig dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Extra Bold image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic ExtraBold
    Family Name: PalsamArabic ExtraBold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 558
    File Size: 62684
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic
  • Palsam Arabic Extra Bold Cursive image
  • Full Font Name: PalsamArabic ExtraBold Cursive
    Family Name: PalsamArabic ExtraBold Cursive
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 732
    File Size: 97728
    OT Features: aalt case ccmp clig dlig dnom fina frac init kern lnum locl mark medi mkmk numr onum pnum rlig sinf subs sups tnum
    Supported Languages: Arabic

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Palsam Arabic Desktop EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Pay Once

You get a monthly pageview allowance for your webfonts. This license does not need to be renewed.

For example, if you order a license that covers 10,000 monthly pageviews, you will remain within your license as long as you do not get more than 10,000 views per month.

If the website starts getting more traffic, simply place a new order for the additional monthly pageviews you require, as Pay Once webfont pageviews are cumulative.

Palsam Arabic WebFont EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

This font's app license is:

For One Year

Up to 25,000 registered users for one year.

Palsam Arabic App EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Palsam Arabic ePUB EULA

Server: for applications that produce a deliverable with fonts embedded

A server license is required for sites, web apps, or services that allow a non-licensed user to utilize the font to create a product (for example, personalized t-shirts, PDF receipts, business cards, and pictures with captions, et cetera).

This license is valid for one year and is renewed each year that the font remains in use.

The price is based upon the number of servers on which the font is installed. Development servers do not count toward the limit. A font downloaded with this license cannot be used in SaaS, where the service is the product rather that the item that is created.

Not to be confused with…

The 'Server' name can be a bit slippery. Server fonts can be installed on a server and used by remote users or automated processes to create items. These licenses are fairly common for e-commerce websites that allow their customers to interact with the font via the business' webpage interface, customize a printed hard-good product, and they'd purchase/receive the hard-good product.

This is not to be confused with multiple multi-user Desktop licenses. Desktop font licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed.

Palsam Arabic Server EULA

Digital Ads: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Palsam Arabic Digital Ads EULA

About Palsam Arabic Font Family


Since the beginning, Palsam was intended to be a super multilingual family, with a real cursive Arabic companion, and a display cut. The typeface was designed to be used for setting text and titles of contemporary Arabic content, specially magazines, and websites. The Arabic and Latin scripts were designed at the same time, to make a true authentic bilingual typeface. Both scripts have affected each other in several ways through the entire design process, which happened within ten years.


Palsam has an inviting, approachable, fashionable and humanist look. Thanks to its low contrast, open apertures, detailed calligraphic strokes, and smooth counters, which also make it easy to read at smaller sizes.


The main highlight for Palsam was the Cursive companion. For the first time, the calligraphic Ijaza style was used as a model for designing the Arabic cursive. Since the Ijaza is a hyper combination of Naskh and Thuluth, which makes it perfect to be a companion for the upright Naskh. Moreover this script was used in margins, and to highlight specific content inside a paragraph in older manuscripts.


With true cursive companions in five weights, and many opentype features, Palsam grants all the tools needed to set complex information and editorial designs applications. More than 1000 characters are included per weight, including small caps, fractions, old style and lining numbers, ligatures, contextual ligatures, and discretionary ligatures. It supports over 40 languages that use the Latin extended, as well as Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu Languages. PalsamArabic only covers the Arabic script.


The latin script was designed in collaboration with the Slovenian type designer Alja Herlah.

Designers: Ali Almasri

Publisher: Abjad

Foundry: Abjad

Orignial Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: Abjad

MyFonts debut: Apr 8, 2020

Palsam Arabic