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where can I found arabic true type fonts

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hi all,
can any body tell me where to find arabic true type fonts for linux fedora core 6?
I'm newbie to that so can any body tell me if there is difference between *.ttf for windows and  *.ttf for linux and is there difference in them between distributions?
best regards
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     There is no difference between True Type Fonts for Windows and True Type Fonts for Linux ( or Mac OS or UNIX and so on).
    The only difference when you're buying TTF for your operating system ( platform) is in setup routines that determine where and how fonts are stored within  different OS file systems hierarchy. And that's it.
I have personally installed numoreous TTF typefaces from CDs and other free and commercial sources aimed primarily for Windows users.
     What I used to do is to copy true type font to my Linux home directory  open the typeface I want to install with Kfont viewer ( I'm using KDE desktop not Gnome) and install it .
      With Kfontviewer you ca install font systemwide or for just one user .
 This is where you canobtain limited number of Arabic TTF and they are all in
RedHat Linux  RPM formated packages.
http://www.icewalkers.com/rpm/cat/system_fonts_true-type/mandriva-2007.0.html 

http://www.linux-plus.com/core1/arabic-fonts.php
Some Arabic WEB sites ( like  this one , for example http://www7.bev.net/civic/icb/ICB_Arabic.html )
use to offer free TTF fonts to their visitors so they can access and read  pageswritten inArabic. Ther'es no reason to not to use those free fonts as well. Just download them , decompress and copy to your Linux font folder.
 
to access pages written in Arabic  
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does there are arabic true type fonts that supports unicode ?
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I'm not sure what they have in their offerings but this WEB site claims their
TTF ( including Arabic fonts)  conforms to UTF-8 ( unicode)
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html#arabic
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