This application allows you to explore various Urdu Fonts, eventually helping in choosing the right one. This project is additionally intended to make you appreciate why Nastaliq script should be a natural choice for Urdu content on mobile devices. Long story short, it can assist you in making a better decision on choosing the right Urdu font for your Android app or mobile app in general.
سلیقے سے ہواؤں میں جو خوشبو گھول سکتے ہیں
ابھی کچھ لوگ باقی ہیں جو اُردو بول سکتے ہیں
The font is always a key element of the User Interface which impacts user's first impression of the app. It is believed that choice and attractiveness of the font makes the application visually appealing. The beauty, aesthetics and size of a font are one of the key factors. The choice of font matters a lot because it makes the text more natural to read and fairly easy to understand.
نہیں کھیل اے داغ یاروں سے کہ دو
کہ آتی ہے اُردو زباں آتے آتے
Until now, many potential app developers and Urdu content producers might have hesitated before publishing it, for several reasons. For example, there were no Urdu Fonts available according to the needs of modern web publishing and mobile applications. Furthermore, there is the challenge of displaying text in Nastaliq script, Urdu's default writing style but one of the world's most challenging writing styles. Recent progress has resolved several issues faced by community in recent past.
بعدِ نفرت پھر موحبّت کو زُبان درکار ہے
پھر عزیزِ جان وہی اردو ُزبان ہونے لگی
Urdu Font Comparator is designed for Urdu speakers all over the world such as Pakistan, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, US, UK and Germany where people read Urdu content on Android devices. There was a solid motivation behind this project: To encourage app developers and mobile content producers to start creating content in Urdu and also using the right Urdu Font to achieve better results.
★★★★ App Features ★★★★
➝ Explore various Urdu Fonts available and pick anyone of them
➝ Visually see how sample text looks like in each font style
➝ Adjust font size using the slider
➝ Swipe the sample text area to switch fonts more conveniently
➝ See details of each font which provides important pointers about that font
➝ Give feedback via rating which eventually helps other users to get an idea of popular fonts
➝ More importantly, see and appreciate why Nastaliq script should be a natural choice for Urdu content on mobile devices.
➝ Application (at point of writing) includes 9 Fonts in total containing 6 from Nastaliq, 2 from Naskh and 1 from Riqa script.
You can read more about the project: http://wahibhaq.com/projects/urdu-font-comparator-app/
Project code available as open-source on Github https://github.com/wahibhaq/urdu-font-comparator-app