Mada is a modernist, low contrast Arabic typeface based largely on the typeface seen in Cairo metro old signage which was designed by Professor Fathi Gouda of Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University.
Mada is characterised by low descenders, open contours and low contrast forms making it suitable for small point sizes, user interfaces, signage or low resolution settings.
Mada can work also as a display typeface giving modernist and simplistic feeling.
Mada comes in 7 weights (ExtraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, SemiBold, Bold and Black), as well as an interpolatable variable font that can provide any intermediate weight on the fly.
If you are building from cloned Git repository, you will need to update the git sub modules:
git submodule update --init
You need GNU Make and a few Python packages. To install the Python requirements, run:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Then to build the fonts:
make otf # CFF-flavoured fonts make ttf # TTF-flavoured fonts make vf # Variable font, TTF-flavoured