Reading according to Qunbul


The Narration of Qunbul on the authority of Ibn Kathir:

It is one of the Narrations that the students and others who specialize in Modes of Qur'anic Readings benefit from.

Font Introduction

It is one of the computer fonts that is dedicated to displaying the Qur'anic text in conformity with the Uthmanic Script. It is a computer font that was built in accordance with the unified international coding Unicode, which is a global system that enables data to move across different systems and devices, without displaying it in a distorted form, no matter how many companies manufacture systems and languages, and the countries that this data passes through. With the grace of Allah, this computer font was built and developed fully by the Research and Development Unit work team in the Information Technology Department at King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex.

The Developmental Stages of Building the Font: 
Qunbul’s font was built with the Uthmanic Script, through the following work stages:

[1] determining the work team, studying and analyzing the project requirements, bearing in mind the problems and errors discovered in the common Arabic computer fonts, including a number of well-known computer fonts such as the Traditional Arabic font from Microsoft, Lotus font from Linotype, and other popular fonts.

[2] Preparing a time-bound plan for the implementation and review phases, and implementing the amendments and improvements proposed during the examination and audit phases.

[3] Writing the single letters and all other combinations by the calligrapher of al-Madinah Musḥaf, Shaikh ‘Uthmān Ṭaha.

[4] Starting the programming work by specialized programmers, under the supervision and review of the calligrapher of the Qur’an.

[5] Launching first editions and making them available for download from the website that is dedicated to the computer fonts of the King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex.

A typical sample of the Narration of Qunbul on the authority of Ibn Kathir: