Continental Arabic typewriter

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Title

Continental Arabic typewriter

Description

The Latin alphabet has a relatively limited number of letters compared to Arabic, where connections between letters each require a separate printing matrix. This posed a particular challenge in the design of an Arabic typewriter. In 1899, two separate patents were filed for an Arabic typewriter: One by Philipe Waked, and the other by Selim Haddad.

Relation

https://kerningcultures.com/a-tale-of-two-inventors/

Language

Date Created

circa 1930

References

https://www.instagram.com/typelab_auc/?hl=en

Provenance

On loan from Ahmed Ellaithy

Files

IMG_6561.JPG

Citation

Wanderer Werke, Germany, “Continental Arabic typewriter,” AUC Libraries, accessed August 14, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/30.