Any Arabic type resources for beginners?

Hey guys,

I want to expand my knowledge and try design Arabic font.
Do you have any resources for me to learn the basics from as I don’t speak or read Arabic?
What is the Helvetica of Arabic type? Can you give me examples of good fonts to look at?

شكرا جزيلا
Thank you in advance :slight_smile:

Nadine Chahine does online Arabic design courses (college level stuff) once or twice a year. Follow her on twitter to keep up with the next session.

Titus Nemeth has some resources for arabic type on his website. You can find this page here