Kamal Mansour.
Linguistic Typographer.

In his words.

Imagine if we were to call Latin script blue, while calling all others non-blue. We would be gathering the remaining colors of the spectrum into one group without differentiation.

Kamal Mansour is a Linguistic Typographer for Monotype. Since the mid 1990s, Kamal has worked on the typography of many languages from around the globe. During that time, he has been involved in the development of the Unicode Standard, which enables the digital support of all the world’s languages. In addition, he has extensively developed code necessary for the correct typographic shaping of many complex writing systems.

Kamal has also played a leading role in the Google Noto project, whose goal is to create fonts for all the languages of the world. Since 2006, he has served on the Board of Advisers of the Script Encoding Initiative of UC Berkeley. An early multilingual education served to stimulate Kamal’s interest in languages, alphabets, and later on, typography. His studies have spanned Computer Science, Linguistics, and Product Design. He has also taught a linguistics course at Stanford University titled “Writing Systems in the Digital Age”.

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Kamal Mansour