China’s Huawei adopts Dubai font for phones

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Microsoft’s first typeface to be created for a city, the Dubai Font, will be loaded as standard on a new Huawei smartphone to be launched later this year, the Chinese telecoms firm said.

A partnership agreement was signed by Dubai officials and the company Wednesday, within three months of the font’s launch by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Emirates’ Crown Prince. He described it then as a symbol of the city-state’s ambitious digital strategy and encouraged all government institutions to use it on official correspondence.

The font will be used in Huawei’s flagship smartphone launched first in the Middle East and Africa later this year before it is rolled out to the rest of the world, according to UAE state news agency Wam.



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