Dubai becomes the first city to get its own Microsoft font

Dubai has become the first city to get its own Microsoft-designed font.The typeface comes in both Latin and Arabic script, and will be available in 23 languages.Government bodies have been told to use it in official correspondence.But given the human rights record of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, eyebrows will be raised at claims it is a font of “self-expression”.Dubai’s government said the typeface’s design “reflects modernity and is inspired by the city” and “was designed to create harmony between Latin and Arabic”.